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Dream Would Have Been Rare’s Super Nintendo RPG

By Jenni . December 22, 2015 . 11:30am

Before Banjo and Kazooie, there was a boy named Edson and his dog, Dinger, in Dream.

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Rare Replay Won’t Come To The Wii U

By Jenni . December 14, 2015 . 11:30am

Despite a tweet from Microsoft that said a port could happen, Rare has confirmed the Rare Replay collection is a Xbox One exclusive.

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Rare Releases Conker: Gettin’ Medieval Concept Showcase Video

By Jenni . September 28, 2015 . 12:30pm

Conker: Gettin’ Medieval would have been a multiplayer game with medieval versions of future war characters.

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See Rare’s Unreleased Kameo 2 And Sundown

By Jenni . August 7, 2015 . 2:30pm

The Rare Replay Previously Unseen videos let players see Rare games that could have been.

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Microsoft’s “Rare” Xbox 360 Family Friendly Bundle

By Spencer . May 5, 2010 . 2:20am

Microsoft has an answer to Nintendo’s Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort package.

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Cranky Kong Shows His True Colors

By Spencer . November 15, 2009 . 2:04pm

This is what happens when Cranky Kong gets tired of giving Donkey Kong tips.

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts: Putting Together The Nuts And Bolts

By Louise . December 11, 2008 . 10:38am

Unlike previous Banjo-Kazooie games, Nuts and Bolts is not a platformer.  Or rather, it’s not just a platformer.  Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts is vehicle creation game.  The game presents itself through a series of short missions. Most of these missions can only be completed with the aid of vehicles.   Luckily for me and […]

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Wake Up To A Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Demo

By Spencer . October 29, 2008 . 7:44am

Late last night Microsoft put a demo of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Before you download the 1 GB file forget all the jumping you did in the Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie games. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is about building vehicles and using them in challenges to earn jigsaw pieces. While the […]

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Killer Instinct Lives Via Viva Piñata

By Spencer . October 16, 2008 . 2:33pm

Rare may never make another Killer Instinct again, but you can see Black Orchid again if you have Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise and an Xbox Vision camera. Three Killer Instinct Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise cards are up online for everyone to download, print, and use to put Fulgore, or “a suitable Piñata approximation […]

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Here’s where you can get the Banjo-Kazooie XBLA bonus

By Spencer . August 19, 2008 . 6:27pm

I’m sure this news is everywhere now, but if you haven’t heard you get Banjo-Kazooie for Xbox Live Arcade for free and a few weeks early if you pre-order Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The press release didn’t say which retailers were participating in the promotion. We asked a Microsoft representative and found out Gamestop, Amazon, […]

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts has huge levels and a slow bear

By Spencer . July 16, 2008 . 8:55am

Brandon Sheffield from Insert Credit asked me why Banjo moved so slowly while I was playing the E3 demo. I didn’t have an answer for him at the time, but after completing a few puzzle piece challenges I figured it out. Rare designed Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts as a game where you drive you-construct-them vehicles […]

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Live at the Microsoft E3 press conference (Last Remnant date, Star Ocean 4)

By Spencer . July 14, 2008 . 10:14am

I'm sitting under the green lights at the Microsoft press conference waiting for it to start. Before attendees take a seat there is a chance to scribble drawings or web addresses that are projected on the screen. So far its been rated G.   In a video of "Xbox 360 street talk" people interviewed on […]

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Viva Pinata as a Trojan horse for the Xbox 360

By Spencer . July 3, 2008 . 2:25pm

In a first for a Microsoft gaming franchise, Viva Pinata will have new installments on the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo DS out in North America this September. THQ hasn’t announced a concrete date for Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise, but Microsoft confirmed Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise will come out on September 2nd in North […]

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Portable Viva Pinata synergizes with Xbox 360 sequel

By Spencer . May 13, 2008 . 7:58pm

Touch screen controls probably fit Viva Pinata better than a cursor controlled by an analog stick. We'll find out soon if this is an accurate assessment when THQ publishes Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise on the Nintendo DS. The portable version will go on sale this fall, around the same time as Viva Pinata: Trouble in […]

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Build mechs in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

By Spencer . May 13, 2008 . 11:09am

Banjo-Kazooie is Microsoft’s family oriented holiday title for the Xbox 360 this year. It’s scheduled to come out in November with user generated content as a key feature. Instead of building stages, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts gives the bird-meets-bear-in-a backpack mascot character a set of tools. Player place wheels, wings, springs, egg guns and engines […]