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Banjo Kazooie-like Platformer Yooka-Laylee Gets a Release Date

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 13, 2016 9:20am PST

Pepperidge Farm remembers N64 platformers.


"It's also hitting Xbox One and PS4 the same date. (Note the Wii U version got changed into a ..."

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Battletoads for Xbox One may have just been leaked

By Daniel Perez, Jul 11, 2016 7:22am PDT

An image of Battletoads on the Xbox Store has surfaced, giving fans high hopes that they'll be Smash Hitting their enemies soon.


"If this game is true original I have a feeling so many shack posts "this game is too hard" If ..."

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E3 2016: Sea of Thieves Gameplay and Interview with Mike Chapman from Rare Studios

By Shack Staff, Jun 28, 2016 11:30am PDT

Mike Chapman of Rare Studios stopped by Shacknews' E3 Booth to show us Sea of Thieves gameplay and chat with Steve Watts about the game.


"Out of everything I've seen at E3 this is what I want to play the most. I think Ubisoft screwed ..."

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E3 2016: Rare debuts gameplay for Sea of Thieves

By David Craddock, Jun 13, 2016 10:45am PDT

New footage delved deeper into Rare's pirate world.


"I'm really looking forward to this! Reminds me of Guns of Icarus, which I love"

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How Ratchet & Clank Could Lead the Resurgence of 3D Platformers

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 14, 2016 11:45am PDT

Ratchet and Clank, Yooka-Laylee, and Psychonauts 2 are all returns to the roots of the 3D platformer. So which other games should follow suit and resurrect on current-gen platforms?


"3d platformers of a decent quality sure aren't ... so happy ratchet and clank are back in style."

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Conker's Bad Fur Day sequel 'Young Conker' may have just been leaked

By Daniel Perez, Feb 01, 2016 1:11pm PST

Will Conker be as belligerent as we was in Conker’s Bad Fur Day? We certainly hope so.


Rare highlights Conker: Gettin' Medieval concepts in new video

By Daniel Perez, Sep 28, 2015 12:01pm PDT

Rare released a new video that takes a look at the one Conker game that got away, Conker: Gettin' Medieval.


Shack Reels: Top 5 games to uninstall from Rare Replay

By Shack Staff, Aug 04, 2015 12:30pm PDT

Out of a full-blown collection of 30 games, not all of them are going to be winners. Today, Shacknews Showcase's Andrew Zucosky discusses which games from Rare Replay belong in the scrap heap.


Rare Replay Review: Rare Game Preserve

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2015 6:00am PDT

Rare Replay is an easy recommendation for value-conscious gamers, but it has a surprising amount of historical heft as well. Our review.


"I haven't touche RC Pro-Am, yet, but I dd play through some of Conker's. And they changed the ..."

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E3 2015: Rare Replay Hits Xbox One August 4, 2015

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 10:45am PDT

Rare has announced a $30 collection of 30 of their most popular games ever on the Xbox One, coming this year.


"It makes me so sad that they don't make great games anymore. They were THE third party developer ..."

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Conker's Big Reunion drunkenly stumbles into Project Spark in April

By Daniel Perez, Mar 20, 2015 8:45am PDT

Conker is back, and this time, it's personal?


"So.. I need to download the Free Project Spark game and then I buy this on top of it? Confused ..."

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Shack Snack: May 19, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 19, 2014 6:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.


"this was actually pretty interesting. not a fan of the preview stuff at the beginning of the ..."

- Jikim see all 11 comments

Rare suffers layoffs following Kinect Sports Rivals launch

By Steve Watts, May 19, 2014 10:00am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals studio Rare has reportedly suffered layoffs in light of lower-than-expected sales of the game.


"I try not to think of what could have been had Rare stuck with Nintendo. The great games they ..."

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What will Rare do next without Microsoft's Kinect?

By Robert Workman, May 16, 2014 1:45pm PDT

What's Rare's next move now that motion gaming is optional on Xbox One?


"Viva Pinata with some Kinect support could have worked out very well. "

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Kinect Sports Rivals gets Sponsor Story Packs and other DLC

By Robert Workman, May 09, 2014 11:30am PDT

Kinect Sports Rivals gets a dose of classic gaming goodness in new DLC packs.