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...

Microsoft’s Killer Instinct Rape Joke Apology

Microsoft’s Killer Instinct Rape Joke Apology

Jun 12, 2013

During the Microsoft E3 conference there were some rather mean-spirited bits of trash talk during the Killer Instinct announcement and demo. The demo was played on-stage, live but scripted, between a man and a woman. While the man was winning by quite a large margin, he spouted the words “Just let it happen, it’ll be over soon.” Incredibly poor...

No “interest” amongst publishers for innovative FPS games, says Steve Ellis

No “interest” amongst publishers for innovative FPS games, says Steve Ellis

May 3, 2012

Originality and innovation look to be under attack amongst retail titles. This seems to go double for the FPS genre. That said, a lack of innovation doesn’t automatically equal a lack of quality; I for one can’t wait for the next instalment of Call of Battlefield: Modern Medal! It’s not a new idea, but one of the most discussed (and likely)...

Rare to develop Natal FPS?

Project Natal aims to get gamers holding conversations with their televisions (if Milo is anything to go by) and insists that “you are the controller”. But how on earth would an FPS with no control pad work? It seems that perhaps Rare are already giving this serious consideration. The latest issue of trade weekly MCV carries a feature on first person games,...