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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES FOR 13TH APRIL – 3RD MAY

Hello one and all; my sincere apologies once again for a lack of blogging output over the last month or so, but I’ve been kind of busy…buying and moving into a house! What you will find below if some of the choicer stories that made the headlines over the past month.

Headlines For 27th April to 3rd May

If you remember a couple of months back, a group of former Rare employees broke off to create their own studio, Playtonic Games, with the intent to create a spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. The project was subsequently revealed to be Yooka-Laylee, a colourful platformer featuring a chameleon and it’s bat sidekick in a 3D enviroment packed with good old collectibles.

A Kickstarter campaign was set up to help fund development of the game to the tune of £175,000. They raised that total in less than 45 minutes.

As I write this article now, I’m delighted to say that the figure stands at a whopping £1,480,866 – that amount means that a number of stretch goals were met that will result in the game having a 2-4 player multiplayer mode, an N64 style shader mode and a simultaneous release across PC, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U platforms. While the game is only set to come out in October next year, the incredibly positive feedback towards the project does put a smile across my face – it suggests that the love and enthusiasm for the classic platformer genre isn’t quite dead as feared.

As soon as they mentioned that you get a retro manual, I was in. Remember how awesome manauls were back in the day?
As soon as they mentioned that you get a retro manual, I was in. Remember how awesome manauls were back in the day?

If you want to stump up some cash towards the project (which is now mighty close to reaching its final stretch goal of having an orchestral soundtrack from musical geniuses David Wise & Grant Kirkhope), then you can visit the Kickstarter page here Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES FOR 13TH APRIL – 3RD MAY

WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11TH – 17TH AUGUST

Headline Of The Week

The past week has been understandably dominated by news rolling out from Cologne, as GamesCom took centre stage in the gaming world and managed to spring more than a few surprises.

Both Microsoft and Sony hosted live conferences which I’ve linked below in their entirety for those of you who missed them first time around, but I’ll be highlighting some of my personal picks from the announcements later on in the article.

Microsoft at GamesCom 2014

Sony at GamesCom 2014

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