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Miyamoto wanted the killing removed from N64’s Goldeneye

If Nintendo had had its way, James Bond would have killed none of his enemies in the hugely successful Goldeneye on N64. Bond is a violent franchise and making that fit with Nintendo, which is very much family-friendly, was a challenge,” the game’s co-designer Martin Hollis explained to an audience …

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Rare in the community

Put the Rare Replay compilation disc into the Xbox One and you’ll be greeted by a song and dance routine. Classic Rare characters – from Banjo Kazooie to the Great Mighty Poo – have been recreated in 2D puppet form, and they all start singing a self-referential ditty. It’s daft, …

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The remaster plan: Is it time for publishers to leave the past alone?

Dark Souls, Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda, Resident Evil, God of War, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Grim Fandango, Borderlands, Gears of War, Journey, Saints Row… 2015’s release schedule reads somewhat like a greatest hits of the games industry. These aren’t really new releases, of course. They’re titles from the last three decades …

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Rare co-founders to receive top honour at Develop Awards

Tim and Chris Stamper will be jointly named as this year’s Development Legends at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards on the night of July 15th. The video games icons join an elite few who have picked up the prestigious accolade over the years. Previous recipients include the likes of Mark …

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How did Xbox do? The UK games industry delivers its verdict

You know what we thought about Microsoft’s 2015 E3 press conference (spoiler: It was good), but what about the rest of the games industry? We asked leading figures in retail, development and publishing to deliver their analysis of Microsoft’s epic E3 showcase. Here is what they said: A strong and …

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MICROSOFT: Rare announces brand new Xbox One IP, Rare Replay collection

Banjo-Kazooie creator Rare has come out in full force at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. The studio unveiled Sea of Thieves, an ambitious open-world title taking place in a Caribbean-like sea-and-island world. The announcement trailer for the game showed multiple players crewing a pirate ship and exploring an island, finding treasure …

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E3 2015: When is the Xbox conference?

Microsoft’s pre-E3 press conference will start at 5:30pm in the UK on Monday, June 15th – 9:30am in Los Angeles. The conference will last 90 minutes and takes place at The Galen Center on 3400 South Figueroa Street, for those attending on the day. If you are planning to attend, …

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