Yooka-Laylee

August 11, 2017

Sweating the Small Stuff: Are Indie Games the Industry’s Future?

Many fans and critics alike have commented on the relative monotony of the AAA games industry to no end – why is it that we get a new Call of Duty or Madden every year when each installment is essentially the same? Why is Skyrim being re-re-released for VR consoles […]
February 28, 2017
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Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase gives us more reason to be excited for the Switch

More than 60 quality indie games are confirmed for Nintendo Switch this year alone, and many games take advantage of unique Nintendo Switch features,
January 8, 2017
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Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 (Part Two)

2016 saw the release of a good handful of titles which seemed to be stuck in the perpetual loop known as "Development Hell". Games like Final Fantasy XV, DOOM, Owlboy, and even The Last Guardian all managed to sneak out and finally see the light of day.
January 8, 2017
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Our 30 Most Anticipated Games of 2017 (Part One)

Coming up with a list of our most anticipated games of the year seems like a bit of a fool’s errand. Game development is a long, and excruciating process, and more often than not, video game release are delayed.
December 21, 2016

Nintendo’s Newsworthy – Even More Switch, Nintendo’s Theme Park, and More

Super Nintendo World will be coming “before the 2020 Olympics” according to Nintendo. These Olympics are being held in Japan, so the release of Super Nintendo World will be sure to attract some tourists.
December 16, 2016

Rapid-Fire: ‘Yooka-Laylee’ Finally Gets a Release Date, ‘Valkyria Revolution’ Coming West

Playtonic has finally announced the release date of Yooka-Laylee, the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, as April 11, 2017.
September 30, 2016
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The Return of the 3D Platformer

So…the 3D platformer. If there is one genre to influence the industry more, only to vanish into the void of history, it is the stomping ground of Mario, Sonic, Spyro and friends. Of course, Mario remains as full of life as he did 10 or 20 years ago, albeit jumping limply […]
July 31, 2016

‘Yooka-Laylee’: Pre-Alpha Toybox Preview

Since the disappointing release of Mighty No. 9 last month, there’s naturally been an increase in weariness over other crowd-funded games fueled by nostalgic properties. Fortunately, the veteran developers at Playtonic Games have calmed those fears by releasing their pre-alpha build [named “Toybox”] of Yooka-Laylee to backers of the project. […]
January 25, 2016
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‘Yooka-Laylee’ and six design choices we hope Playtonic Games implements

I backed Yooka-Laylee within hours of it being revealed by a group of former Rareware developers [now calling themselves “Playtonic Games” ]. I grew up on Rare’s 3D platformers, and the possibility of game industry veterans making a spiritual sequel to Banjo-Kazooie has me legitimately more excited than any other […]
December 12, 2015
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Five Reasons Why ‘Fast Racing NEO’ Is the Best Holiday Release

I love my Wii U but let’s be honest, the system has been starving for games as of late. That’s not to say there aren’t any new games worth purchasing, but they are few and far between. Thankfully Shin’en’s latest Wii U game, FAST Racing NEO, a sequel to a […]
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