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  • Blog Post: Going Back In Time In More Ways Than One With Rare's Collected Anthology

    During Microsoft's post-conference event, we got a chance to play some Rare Replay, take in its crisp new visuals, and experience some subtle, helpful changes to classic games. Only a few games were available to play, including Banjo-Kazooie, R.C. Pro-Am, a pair of Battletoads games, and Kameo –... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Phil Spencer Shares Hopes For Banjo-Kazooie In Super Smash Bros.

    Nintendo recently opened the door to fans to suggest Super Smash Bros. guest characters which excited everyone, including Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer. Responding to a tweet directed at Spencer by twitter user @PedroDarkinson , Spencer said he thinks, "it would be cool" is Banjo... More
  • Blog Post: Playtonic Games Clarifies Intentions To Collaborate With Rare On Project Ukelele

    In a recent interview with The Guardian , Playtonic Games' Gavin Price spoke of a hopeful collaboration with former employer Rare, and wanted to offer some more details and clarity on exactly what he meant. If you're unfamiliar with Playtonic Games and Project Ukelele, it's a recently formed... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Should Microsoft Do With Banjo-Kazooie?

    This weekend saw two pieces of Banjo-Kazooie-related news, which prompts the discussion: What should Microsoft be doing with the bear and bird? Playtonic Games, a studio made of folks who worked on Banjo-Kazooie, offered some more details on Project Ukelele – a self-professed spiritual successor... More
  • Blog Post: Former Rare Developers' Playtonic Games To Unveil Project Ukelele Next Month

    Playtonic Games, which is comprised of former Rare developers, will reveal its project next month at the EGX Rezzed event. Playtonic Games revealed itself as a studio earlier this month , but didn't detail much about the project it is working on other than its code name, Project Ukelele. Next month... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Mashes Up Iconic Video Game Characters Young And Old

    Commissioned by a friend of an artist known only by reddit username, karlijoy , these three pieces mash up a number of video game characters for use as backgrounds on a three-monitor setup. When asked about more of his work and whether he takes freelance submissions, karlijoy said "I'm primarily... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Promises 'Historic' Franchise Reappearance From Rare At E3

    Today's Xbox One presentation was light on games, but it sounds like Microsoft has surprises up its sleeves for E3. Speaking with Polygon , Microsoft's Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer confirmed that one of Rare's established franchises will be making an appearance at E3 this... More
  • Blog Post: Banjo-Kazooie Composer Wishes For New Banjo-Kazooie On Wii U

    Grant Kirkhope, composer for Banjo-Kazooie and dozens of other Rare games, recently appeared on the web show Game Grumps, where he professed his hope for a new Banjo Kazooie game. You can check out the episode here , which contains many interesting tidbits about the complicated sound design of Banjo... More
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