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Yooka-Laylee Gamescom Trailer

We have yet another trailer for the upcoming Yooka-Laylee that went live in time for Gamescom this weekend. Today we get to have a look at the main antagonist, Capital B, a new factory level, some underwater, racing action, and much more!

Check it out below!

Yooka-Laylee will be released Q1 2017 for Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux, XBOX One, and PS4!


Lobodestroyo is Back in Action!

Usually we would have been on this straight away, but with the merger and E3 clouding our sights, only now have we had time to share this… better late than never though, right?

For those who are not in the know, Lobodestroyo is a game that was funded on Kickstarter around two years ago. The game takes a Mexican stylised approach on bringing back the 3D Collect-a-thon games we all know and love from the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube era, think Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, and Super Mario Galaxy. They have also taken inspiration from other games such as the boss battles from Mega-Man. Travel forwards two years later, and you would’ve found that the team went radio silent. Did this mean the end of Lobodestroyo as we know it?

I think not! The guys at Lefthanded Games recently published a new backer update, that has been unlocked for the world to see, to explain that they are very much still alive and kicking. They’ve apologised for the lack of updates, saying how there has been a phase of lowered motivations and other commitments getting in the way of development. Though times have been tough, Jamie, the Creative Director on the project is confident that a newly reenergized attitude and dedication will keep development going strong. New additions to the team including Project Manager Scott Malo will help keep the team’s efforts on track and moving forward.

Lefthanded Games has recently published a new website that acts as a hub for updates, as well as other content such as streams, podcasts, and even some editorials by yours truly. They have already made a new character reveal on the website! But enough from me, check out the update in its entirety to find out just what has been been said regarding Lobo’s resurgence!

Backers! It’s been a while


Weekend NintyBeats – Kickstarted Platforming Goodness

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

With Yooka-Laylee shaping up pretty nicely (as you can see from the most recent trailer), it reminds me of other Kickstarters I have backed which are also in the Banjo-Kazooie spirit. So this week’s NintyBeats will focus on just that. Be prepared to be blown away by tracks from Yooka-Laylee and two other Kickstarted platformers, plus an exclusive (almost) reveal… after the break!

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WIN – Favourite E3 Memories!

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E3 is just a week away. Be prepared for big announcements, new gameplay, and more. Even though Nintendo isn’t holding a conventional conference or Digital Event, we are still excited none-the-less! While we wait patiently over the next seven days, we thought it would be pretty fun to get our readers to share their fondest E3 memories… with some prizes!

Yes, we have three Amiibo figures up for grabs for you lucky lot, and all you have to do is tell us your fondest memories from E3. From now until the 13th June 2016, just post your memory on this thread on the forums, and you’ve got yourself a chance to win one of three Amiibo figures of your choice. We will also publish a selection of memories in a future article. Don’t have an account? You can create one for free here!

Check out all the terms and conditions after the break!

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Yooka-Laylee Gets New Trailer and Release!

Old Rare fans [not saying the fans of Rare are rare] rejoice. The fellows over at Playtonic Games have recently revelled the first proper trailer for their Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee. The trailer is packed full of platforming goodness. See Yooka roll! Gaze as Laylee takes flight [or glide]! And tremble at the duo’s almighty flower transformation! You can catch all this and more in the trailer below.

Some of you observant lot may realise that the video mentions that the titular duo will be shipping during Q1 2017, which is unfortunately a few months after the initial planned release [October 2016]. However, Playtonic were nice enough to provide a statement of why the game will be delayed. You can view this statement after the break, along with some brand new screenshots and art!

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The Big E3 Round-Up [Strong Language]

Well thank Christ it’s over. This shouldn’t have been my reaction to the end of the biggest gaming conference on the world, but it was… The bad and mediocre vastly outweighed the good, but what was good, was on the whole a very positive thing for the industry. So in case you missed it here is a round-up of the E3 conference.

EDITOR’S NOTE – Be warned, our new writer does not withhold any punches and can be very… uhh, vocal about it. If you are a sensitive fanboy and dislike the use of some explicit language, turn away now. If you feel you are strong enough, check out Snowy’s brilliant write-up after the break!

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