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Rare Releases Making Of Video For Perfect Dark
on December 24, 2015 at 03:44 PM
As part of their Rare Revealed series, Rare has released a Making Of video for the classic first-person shooter Perfect Dark. The video is just shy of being 15 minutes long but covers a lot of ground, including how the game's concept came to be and an interview with the voice of Joanna Dark herself...
Weekend Warrior 7/3/2015
on July 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM
While a lot of us are having to swap to our handhelds while we enjoy the 4th of July with family, both Batman and The Witcher 3 still seem to be our weekend favorites. Are you spending your weekend at a lake with patriotic explosives or are you celebrating America's birthday by defending Gotham City...
Illustrator Creates Pokémon Movie Posters To Celebrate X & Y
on October 28, 2013 at 12:34 PM
This stunning Pokémon art is the work of Marinko Milosevski, whose many talents include creating stunning video game movie posters. We’ve featured Milosevski’s Star Fox poster and Pokémon prints in the past. His latest posters commemorate the recent release of Pokémon...
Microsoft Promises 'Historic' Franchise Reappearance From Rare At E3
on May 21, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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...
Banjo-Kazooie Composer Creating Music For Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD
on April 27, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Grant Kirkhope, best known for his work on Rare titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Goldeneye, is creating the music for the upcoming Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD remake . Apparently he's pretty far along, too. Yesterday Kirkhope tweeted that he was finishing his final piece...
Update: Complete List Of Avatar Awards
on September 12, 2012 at 09:48 AM
The list has been updated with new Avatar Awards for Halo 4, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Darksiders II, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. If you'd rather spend your hard-earned cash on games rather than clothing for your Xbox 360 Avatar, yet still like the idea of dressing him or her in video game...
Joanna Dark, Baird Get Minecraft 360 Skins
on August 10, 2012 at 05:00 PM
A slew of new Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition skin packs are slated to hit the Xbox Live Marketplace and there might just be a few familiar faces. There are 45 new skins on the way for the popular Mojang title. Some of them will be from other games. Agent Level 5 from Crackdown 2, Joanna Dark of Perfect...
The Essential Xbox Live Arcade List
on April 21, 2012 at 12:58 PM
PlayStation 3, Wii, iOS, and multiplatform downloadable games have had their shot. Today is all about the Xbox 360. This week, we've outlined some of the best games across the life of the major console download services. With an eye towards including the important early games on the service as well...
Top 10: Spiritual Successors
on April 06, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Some games series die before their time, but that doesn't always mean the end. Occasionally, fate takes a turn and resurrects yesteryear's gaming glory. Here are ten of the best unofficial sequels in gaming history. This list originally appeared in issue 228 of Game Informer Magazine. BioShock...
Eurogamer Details The Troubled Marriage Of Microsoft And Rare
on February 09, 2012 at 08:26 PM
In a new article, writer Simon Parkin examines the history of Microsoft's acquisition of Rare, and ponders the decline of the studio. It's a well-researched article, entitled "Who Killed Rare?" It's peppered with quotes from insiders like former Rare programmer Martin Hollis, who...
Canceled Perfect Dark Sequel Revealed In Prototype Footage
on March 22, 2011 at 11:32 AM
While the original Perfect Dark for Nintendo 64 is regarded as a classic and a worthy successor to Goldeneye 007, its sequel for Xbox 360 didn't earn the same praise. Perhaps that's why Rare's planned sequel, titled Perfect Dark Core, never saw the light of day. This sequel would have placed...
Crackdown 2's Agent Surfaces In Perfect Dark
on July 02, 2010 at 12:30 PM
Crackdown 2 hits store shelves next week, and gamers who buy it will get a nice little bonus – assuming they've also bought Perfect Dark on Xbox Live Arcade. As a hidden easter egg, an agent from Crackdown will automatically become a playable character in Perfect Dark's multiplayer mode...
XBLA Block Party Deemed A Success
on April 27, 2010 at 12:01 PM
XBLA downloads saw a surprising jump in sales last month – credited to the successful promotion of the service’s Block Party. In a report just released by the Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment group ( FADE ), sales grew 41% in March when compared to the same time last year....
XBLA Block Party Games Priced And Dated
on February 22, 2010 at 05:59 PM
If you’ve enjoyed Microsoft’s last two Summers of Arcade, then you’re probably excited for their upcoming Block Party. Want to know how much the HD overhaul of Perfect Dark is going to run you and when it’s coming out? Read on. March 3: Toy Soldiers (1200 MS points) March 10:...
New Perfect Dark XBLA Trailer and Screens
on February 12, 2010 at 02:41 PM
Are you psyched for the XBLA remake of Perfect Dark? If so this new trailer should bring back fond memories. Not only have the graphics gotten an HD overhaul, but now the game runs at 60 frames per second, which if I’m remembering the original correctly, is probably about 55 frames per second faster...
Hands-On Impressions Of Perfect Dark XBLA
on February 11, 2010 at 07:25 PM
Fans of the Nintendo 64 classic Goldeneye have been clamoring for an Xbox Live Arcade re-release for years, but legal issues have prevented it from becoming a reality. Thankfully, the licensing issues that plagued a 007 revival don’t apply to its spiritual followup Perfect Dark. At the X10 conference...
XBLA Block Party In March Includes Perfect Dark, Game Room
on February 11, 2010 at 04:40 PM
Microsoft has made a yearly tradition of pushing major Xbox Live Arcade releases over the course of a month that they call "The Summer of Arcade." Now it sounds like they're hoping to start a whole new monthly tradition with March's Xbox Live Arcade Block Party. Microsoft has announced...
Expect More Rare Remakes After Perfect Dark
on January 19, 2010 at 12:43 PM
Fans of GoldenEye and Banjo Kazooie creator, Rare, have something to look forward to. There is more coming from the company in terms of Xbox Live Arcade games after Perfect Dark hits. Rare told CVG that there are “no shortage of possibilities” for classic games to remake for XBLA after Perfect...
New Perfect Dark Screens, Release Date Confirmed…Sort Of
on December 11, 2009 at 05:47 PM
Rare is giving its fans an early Christmas present in the form of some new screens of the XBLA remake of Perfect Dark. As you can see, the game has gotten a considerable graphic overhaul compared to the original, which is cause for celebration in and of itself. Even better? Rare told us when to expect...
Rare Looks To Innovate FPS With Natal
on November 03, 2009 at 06:23 PM
Perfect Dark was far from perfect, but that's not stopping U.K. developer Rare (creator of the legendary GoldenEye) from trying to take another stab at the first-person shooter genre. In an interview with MCV regarding the genre, Rare studio head Mark Betteridge put forth the developer's intention...
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