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E3 2018: Battletoads reboot teased for 2019
5 months ago

E3 2018: Battletoads reboot teased for 2019

A new Battletoads game was confirmed at Microsoft’s E3 presentation complete with a very brief teaser trailer. No gameplay was shown but we do know that the game will include …
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The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016
3 years ago

The 25 biggest Xbox games of 2016

Another year has come and gone, and with 2015 now firmly in the rearview, it’s time to look forward to the biggest Xbox One game releases of 2016. Well, the …
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Rare Replay review: Rare gems
3 years ago

Rare Replay review: Rare gems

I’m going to level with you here: I loved Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. Yeah, it was an absolutely awful sequel, but if you look past the dressing it’s a great …
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Rare Replay available for pre-order
3 years ago

Rare Replay available for pre-order

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If you never experienced the challenge of Battletoads or the magic of Banjo-Kazooie now is your chance. Rare Replay is available for pre-order via the Xbox dashboard or Xbox.com. Featuring …
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Microsoft exclusive Rare Replay for Xbox One coming in August
3 years ago

Microsoft exclusive Rare Replay for Xbox One coming in August

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Microsoft announced that in honor of Rare’s 30th anniversary it would be releasing Rare Replay, a collection of 30 Rare games.

Included in the collection are Perfect Dark, …
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Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee soars past Kickstarter goals

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The Kickstarter for Yooka-Laylee, a spiritual successor to the original Banjo-Kazooie 3D platformers, met its $270,000 goal in just 40 minutes last Friday, May 1. Now, only three days later, it sits at over $2 million.

Yooka-Laylee will feature large worlds to explore using a variety of special moves and abilities to collect numerous goodies and fight bosses. Yooka is a chameleon with a long tongue to grapple with, and Laylee is a bat with a sonar blast. Laylee can flap his wings to add a bit of distance to Yooka’s jump, just like Kazooie did for Banjo back in the day. With additional stretch goals now met, Playtonic also plans to add a quiz show level, mine cart levels, transformations and multiplayer modes. Clearly, Playtonic is sticking to as many elements from the classic games as possible.

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Phil Spencer doesn’t want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports
4 years ago

Phil Spencer doesn’t want the Rare brand to mean Kinect Sports

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Phil Spencer revealed while talking to CVG that Rare was in fact working on a new title. In recent years Rare had been seen as the “Kinect team” …
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Best of the rest: Perfect Dark HD
5 years ago

Best of the rest: Perfect Dark HD

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Last week, XBLAFans ran down the 25 best XBLA games to be released on the Xbox 360. This week, some of the games that didn’t make the cut get …
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New Killer Instinct trailer features Sadira with a bonus teaser
5 years ago

New Killer Instinct trailer features Sadira with a bonus teaser

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Sadira is the first completely new character revealed for the 2013 reimagining of the classic, Killer Instinct. The name Sadira is Persian in origin and means lotus tree, which is …
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Last chance to own over 50 spooky Minecraft skins; support a great cause
6 years ago

Last chance to own over 50 spooky Minecraft skins; support a great cause

What’s better than new Minecraft skins? Halloween-themed Minecraft skins, of course. Oh, better than that? Halloween-themed Minecraft skins for charity? No? Halloween-themed Minecraft skins for FOUR charities?

That’s exactly what’s on the table in this, the final week, of Crafting for a Cause — the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition event where all proceeds of the limited edition Halloween Skin Pack go directly to charity. Our friends over at PlayXBLA want you to know that Microsoft, 4J Studios and Mojang have selected four great causes, to which they’ll donate the full 160 MSP ($2) value of every pack sold.

In an amazing show of support, the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition community has already purchased over $700,000 worth of the Halloween Skin Pack in the three short weeks this event has been running, but there’s still time to donate/get-your-hands-on-these-exclusive-skins. Each skin was handcrafted by the hardworking folks at some of the best development studios around, including: 343 Industries, Twisted Pixel, The Behemoth, Climax Studios, Rare, Tequila Works, Mojang and 4J Studios themselves.

In order to whet your appetite, XBLA Fans has lovingly compiled all 55 skins into easy to digest, alphabetically ordered slides for you to peruse at your leisure. Hit the jump for the goods. If even one of these great skins catches your eye, please consider purchasing the pack for 160 MSP before it’s too late! Crafting for a cause will continue to collect contributions until Monday, November 26. You really can make a difference!

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