Banjo-Threeie in All But Name – Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Threeie in All But Name – Yooka-Laylee

May 2, 2015

Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the fondly remembered and still available 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie series that has not seen a new game since the polarizing Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. It’s being made by Ex-Rare staff at Playtonic Games and funded through Kickstarter, which has surpassed the £1,000,000 (which is $1,513,850...

In Tune with Grant Kirkhope

In Tune with Grant Kirkhope

Jun 18, 2013

Grant Kirkhope is the melodic mastermind behind Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and a bunch of other musically inclined video games. He’s been composing since the Nintendo 64 days, meaning that you probably have one or seven or his songs trapped in your brain somewhere, whether you know it or not. Wonderfully enough, he took a...

No Tune Unturned: Christmas Special

No Tune Unturned: Christmas Special

Dec 25, 2012

Merry Christmas and welcome back to another episode of No Tune Unturned, a feature in which a dude with no musical training beyond boring childhood piano lessons elaborates on why, precisely, he likes video game music so much. The last instalment was way back during the Dreamcast’s birthday, but stalwart fans of No Tune Unturned (hello, legion of stalwart...