Not all sequels are destined for greatness. Tag along as we remember the follow-ups that time forgot...
Earlier this year we pointed out how many series reboots were on the way. NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, GoldenEye and Splatterhouse are just a few of the once-relevant names being dug up for the 2010-2011 season, plus the Sly Cooper/ICO HD remakes for PS3. In short, reviving prior successes is all the rage right now, and seeing these long-lost series with a new lease on life has kicked our nostalgic hearts into overdrive. So make with the reboots and bring these overlooked, formerly triumphant franchises back from the dead...
The legendary developer behind GoldenEye, Viva Piñata, and Donkey Kong Country rings in its 25th Anniversary with pure sterility...
Some games just never stand a chance, do they? Hated on from the moment they’re announced for a variety of reasons, they’re critically stoned by journos and gamers long before anyone lays finger on pad. The following titles all fall into this category of pre-release hatred. Whether they betrayed their series’ heritage, alienated PC gamers or their developer simply shouted his big fat mouth off too much; these games loved
DOWNLOAD (Right-click, select "Save Link/Target As")MySpace | iTunes | TalkRadar forums 04-01-09 | 04:52 | Intro song by AnamanaguchiWARNING: Explicit ContentTalkRadar ArchivesTHE VOICES Legend of Zelda MovieIt’s finally happening thanks to the folks at Fox.Sonic in Super Smash Bros?We weigh in on the utter impossibility.Mushroom Kingdom HeartsKeyblades clash
In case you missed TalkRadar 28 (and shame on you if you did), we couldn’t fathom why Giant Bomb awarded MK vs DCU a five star rating (their highest score). That led to forumites on both sites to start a-feudin’ an’ a-fussin’ about integrity and other such nonsense, so we simply called Jeff Gerstmann up and now you can hear the results of said conversation. Hint: we’re bitter enemies now.
Nuts & Bolts truly is the return of Rare. Enough with the papery menagerie, let’s get back to N64 basics: the wordplay, the self-deprecating humor (pops are taken at their own distastr-o-game Grabbed by the Ghoulies), the design philosophy that states ‘object + googly eyes = endearing thing’. And in a winter of bleak, dreary games, the lightness of touch is very, very welcome indeed.
The new Banjo-Kazooie is not a racing game. It is, despite appearances, very much a platformer. Even for a Rare title, the blend of concept and gameplay is a bizarre one, and, we’re not going to lie to you, it doesn’t feel much like the comparatively simple Banjo games of the N64 era. Nuts & Bolts is a brand new start for the franchise, and based on what we’ve seen, we reckon its quirky approach might just work...
You know the problem with E3? You have to wait months before you find out if a game that looked great in July is going to kick ass or blow goats when it finally arrives in November. And it it sucks, you feel deflated. If only you could read, right here and right now, which games are really worth eagerly anticipating and which you should just start fitting for cement shoes right now. Wouldn't that make the world a better place? Here, for the very first time, are the exclusive first reviews for all of the games you're most excited about this very E3.
Having trouble keeping track of the info-burst coming from Microsoft's spring media summit? You can find it all here in a condensed, confusion-free lump.
Back in April Microsoft invited a handful of press to spend a day inside the barns of Rare's HQ for the world's first look and play of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. They made us sit through Viva Pinata 2 first, but it was still worth it. Because when Willy Wonka opens the doors to his factory, you drop everything and make travel arrangements. This was the moment we'd been waiting for since the game was announced in September
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts is up there with Gears of War 2 as far as 360's monster games of 2008 go for us. We've seen a bit about Gears 2 already, and now Rare's finally lifted the cauldron lid on Banjo's third adventure.To get an idea on what we can expect, check out our hands-on preview. But to find out how the change in direction came about, read this very exclusive interview with Rare's head of design, Gregg
UK developer Rare has revealed the first story details of its upcoming Xbox 360 only adventure, Banjo Kazooie. The only problem is, the cheeky monkeys have buried it amongst a load of hoax plotline untruths and we've no idea which one be the real deal!
Amid rumours circulating the net, Microsoft UK has confirmed that the Xbox 360 edition of Banjo-Kazooie is "still on target" for 2008, and will be out later this year."As announced at E3 last year, the next installment in the popular Banjo franchise is still on target for 2008," a Microsoft spokesperson tells us."We share the excitement of Banjo fans worldwide as anticipation 'builds' for the game's release later this year."The confirmation
Sept 5, 2007 10) Fable 2 It's what we've always wanted out of life - grow a 'stache, embark on epic adventures, bag yourself a lady friend and er... raze entire villages to the ground. After Pete Molyneux shocked the gaming world by revealing a pet dog, he described the potential of a next gen, living, breathing Albion. We bought the dream,