Banjo Kazooie

A Hat In Time

'A Hat in Time' is the N64 Throwback 'Yooka-Laylee' Was Trying to Be

The new 3D platformer feels like a throwback to a forgotten time, in a good way.
Danielle Riendeau
10.5.17
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

In 'Mario + Rabbids,' Banjo-Kazooie's Composer Has Another Great Soundtrack

It sounds just like the beloved N64 games and for good reason—they have the same composer.
Danielle Riendeau
8.29.17
free play

Explore an N64-Style Wonderland in This Colorful Game

‘Gone Wandering’ is a colorful, pretty reminder of the Mario 64 era.
Danielle Riendeau
7.17.17
YouTube

Game Criticism Had Problems Long Before Dunkey Made a Video About It

One of YouTube's sharpest, funniest critics took aim at the media over the weekend. He wasn't kind.
Patrick Klepek
7.11.17
Speedrunning

From Banjo-Kazooie to Dark Souls, Here Are the Best Speedruns from SGDQ

Here are a few of the very best runs from the charity event.
Danielle Riendeau
7.10.17
Sexy Brutale

The Sexy Brutale Is the Rare Game That Yooka-Laylee Wasn't

Cavalier Game Studios' stylish whodunnit evokes the classics without mimicking them.
Kate Gray
4.14.17
Yooka-Laylee

Don’t Hate on 3D Platformers Just Because 'Yooka-Laylee' Didn’t Deliver

Playtonic’s attempt at an N64-style platformer was a misstep, but the genre still deserves bright ideas and fresh eyes.
Danielle Riendeau
4.12.17
Yooka-Laylee

'Yooka-Laylee' is Breaking My Damned Heart

3D Platformers are my favorite thing, but Playtonic’s spiritual successor to 'Banjo-Kazooie' falls flat.
Danielle Riendeau
4.8.17
Podcasts

We Use ‘Yooka-Laylee’ to Discuss Nostalgia on Waypoint Radio

Plus, an update on Austin Walker’s thoughts on birds.
Patrick Klepek
4.7.17
Yooka-Laylee

‘Yooka Laylee’ Is a Game Out of Time, for Better or Worse

There’s a lot to love about Playtonic’s throwback platformer, but where does it really fit in the gaming landscape of 2017?
Mike Diver
2.28.17
Retro Gaming

In Praise of Video Gaming’s Old Dalliance with Distance Fog

It’s a problem rarely faced today, but the necessary mistiness of fifth-generation games could sometimes be a blessing.
Jamie Mackay
2.7.17
Gaming

Goodbye, Xbox 360, and Thanks for the Memories

Normally, console discontinuations wash over you, but there is something especially sad about the end of the 360's run.
Jonathan Beach
4.28.16
0102