Microsoft Spring Showcase News


Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts Preview

By Aaron Linde, May 13, 2008 9:19pm PDT

After the floodgates broke on coverage of Rare's new Banjo-Kazooie game, you might've found yourself wondering whether this was the Banjo you...


"I've got high hopes for this game. The original Banjo Kazooie was one of the best games on the ..."

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Gears of War 2: CliffyB Presents the Third Chapter

By Nick Breckon, May 13, 2008 9:08pm PDT

Earlier today at the Microsoft Spring Showcase in San Francisco, I got a chance to check out an entire early level of Gears of War 2. The...


"Cliffy B is the main writer on the games, he talked about the story and what it meant to him ..."

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CliffyB Teases 4-Player Co-op for Gears of War 2; Creator Promises 'Bigger and Better' Multi

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, May 13, 2008 7:49pm PDT

During Microsoft's Spring Showcase today, Epic Games employee and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski teased that the much-anticipated...


"I loved the small teams from GOW, it forced you to play as a team. I just want a Halo like ..."

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MS Spring Showcase Coverage

By Shack Staff, May 13, 2008 7:37pm PDT

As evidenced by our countless posts, a ton of stuff was shown at Microsoft's Spring Showcase. It's a lot to take in, we understand. Thus, we...


One More Thing: Viva Pinata 2 Footage

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 2:31pm PDT

Wrapping up the deluge of media from Microsoft's Spring Showcase is this footage of Rare's garden-tending, pinata-rearing sequel Viva Pinata:...


"my gf is freaking out :( I just hope no other good games are released at the same time "

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MS Spring Showcase: Banjo Kazooie Footage

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 1:57pm PDT

First there were screenshots, then there was an official name and gameplay details. Now there is gamepay footage of Rare's Xbox 360 platformer...


"Just download it, it takes 20 seconds to download and install."

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Too Human Footage Highlights Reduced Co-op

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 11:35am PDT

The good news? Silicon Knights is finally bringing its long, long in development action RPG Too Human (X360) to retailers on August 19. The bad?...


"the camera is customizable....you set it to suit your play style (high up for a berserker or ..."

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Screens Have So Much Blood

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 11:06am PDT

Continuing its Spring Showcase blowout, Microsoft has released concept art and a number of screenshots from Team Ninja's slash 'em up sequel Ninja...


"Hey cool the bodies actually have wounds, but this still seems so "kill bill"-ish, just hackin' ..."

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MS Spring Showcase: New Fable 2 Media

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 10:28am PDT

The latest media out of Microsoft's Spring Showcase relates to Lionhead's open-world RPG Fable 2 (X360). Microsoft claims that the game world of...


"I've been listening to people all year telling me that this is the year of the PS3 and the 360 ..."

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Ninja Gaiden 2 Launch Trailer

By Maarten Goldstein, May 13, 2008 9:53am PDT

Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden 2 (X360) will be released in three weeks, and to mark the occasion Microsoft has released a launch trailer. The video...


"They really need to make a name for that scream. It is just as recognizable and ubiquitous, but ..."

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Banjo Kazooie Gameplay Details Revealed

By Aaron Linde, May 13, 2008 9:27am PDT

Publisher Microsoft has unveiled plot and gameplay details for UK-based Rare's recently dated platformer Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (X360)....


"You collect jiggies (they act to open worlds), and notes (acts as currency). The vehicle parts ..."

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MS Spring Showcase: New Gears 2 Screenshots

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 8:32am PDT

Microsoft and Epic Games have released new screenshots from Gears of War 2, apparently captured from the same session as the recently-released...


"Easy there dude. I'm not starting a pissing contest. I'm just commenting on the fact that the ..."

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MS Spring Showcase: Too Human Arrives August 19

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 8:32am PDT

Microsoft has announced that Silicon Knights' long-in-development action-RPG Too Human (X360) will finally hit North American retailers on August...


"haha the Silicon Knights Engine? Have you heard nothing about the Silicon Knights/Epic battle? ..."

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Penny Arcade Adventures on XBLA, PC Next Wed.

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 8:25am PDT

Hothead Games has revealed that its webcomic-inspired downloadable RPG Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode...


"It's better than some of the other crap that comes out on XBLA why not throw these guys a bone ..."

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MS Spring Showcase: Banjo Kazooie This November, Viva Pinata 2 in September

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 8:07am PDT

Beginning an avalanche of media and details, Microsoft has revealed that Rare's Xbox 360 action-adventure title Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360)...


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