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  • Blog Post: Rare Co-Founder Shows Photo Of Computer That Made First DK Country Demo

    Ever heard of Tim Stamper ? He co-founded Rare, retired, then re-entered the gaming industry last year as the head of mobile developer FortuneFish. More importantly, he directed Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. Earlier this morning, Stamper revealed photos of the computer that created the original demo... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country: A Game That "Teaches Girls About Physics"

    Did you think Donkey Kong Country was just a fun platformer? Wrong! The satirical site Clickhole has posted a video exposing the true purpose of Rare's classic: teaching young women about science. Clickhole's funny video review touches on all of the important physics-focused (and feminine) features... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Land, Country Roll Onto Virtual Console

    Nintendo has released a barrel-blasting series of games onto its 3DS and Wii U Virtual Consoles. The first three entries in the Donkey Kong Land and Donkey Kong Country games are now available for download. Donkey Kong Country , Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest , and Donkey Kong Country... More
  • Blog Post: Former Rare Developers Form Playtonic Games, Announce Project Ukulele

    A programmer on Donkey Kong Country, a character designer on Banjo-Kazooie, and other former Rare members have formed new studio. The studio is called Playtonic Games, and though the new studio has a website , there isn't much else to report on just yet. There is the teaser image you see above with... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Enjoy A Challenge?

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released yesterday, and as we note in our review , it’s tough. Do you like a challenge? Or does difficulty turn you away? Games like Dark Souls, and recent successes like DayZ show that there is definitely a market for challenging games. Are you in that market... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Holding Giant Block Of Frozen Bananas Contest In Canada

    Nintendo has put together a strange contest for Canadian fans of Donkey Kong Country to guess the number of bananas in this gigantic frozen block of ice. You can check out the video below where they unveil the block of ice filled to the brim with bananas. If you can guess the number of bananas correctly... More
  • Blog Post: Cranky Will Be A Playable Kong In Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

    Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime made an appearance at VGX Live to announce Cranky as a playable Kong and a release date for Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Fils-Aime showed off two new levels from the game, and revealed it will release on February 21 on Wii U. Cranky Kong will play differently than... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Pushed To 2014

    During this morning's Direct presentation, Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata announced the unfortunate delay of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Citing the need for a little bit more time to make the game better, Iwata said the game will be available in February 2014 exclusively on Wii U... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Confirms Release Dates For Fall First-Party Lineup

    In conjunction with the Wii U price drop and 2DS announcements, Nintendo has confirmed the dates and prices for its fall 2013 titles. Here's when you can expect both The Legend of Zelda titles, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, and more. Here's the info straight from Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3DS Coming This May

    Nintendo announced that Donkey Kong Country Returns would be coming to the 3DS sometime this year, and now we have a release date. What are you doing this May? The official release date is May 24. Nintendo didn't have much else to add, so they provided the above image of a gorilla messing around... More
  • Blog Post: Retro Studios Not Developing Donkey Kong Country Returns For 3DS

    We learned in February that the top-notch Wii DK sequel, Donkey Kong Country Returns, will be coming to the 3DS this summer. Now we've learned the developer of the Wii game, Retro Studios, isn't working on the 3DS version. Instead, the 3DS adaptation is being handled by Monster Games, the same... More
  • Blog Post: Score Donkey Kong With A Bunch Of Bananas

    Chances are you won’t get a chance to cash in on this deal, but it’s humorous nonetheless. UK shop GAME is soliciting a very bizarre trade for Donkey Kong Country – the game for a bunch of bananas. Only 20 people per location can nab the deal on Friday, and the participating stores... More
  • Blog Post: Quick 15: Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is a blast. It's a nostalgia-soaked romp through some of the most difficult platforming that you'll see this generation. It's like being choked out by your baby blanket. Check out the video below (which picks up where Reiner and Phil left off) to get an idea of... More
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