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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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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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:...

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"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...

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

- navelskrutt see all 26 comments

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?...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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)....

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"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...

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"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...

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

- MamiyaOtaru see all 11 comments

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...

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"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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"Dunno where to post this because all these posts are separate but did they say anything about ..."

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