Interactive Banjo-Kazooie Experience Opens The SXSW Game Awards

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This year, the SXSW Video Game Awards opened with an interactive Banjo-Kazooie experience.

It wasn't built by Rare, and it's unclear if it will ever be an actual video game available to consumers, but it was interactive and it featured never-before-seen Banjo-Kazooie "gameplay" that the audience at the show was able to participate with.

Thanks to @AudienceE for creating a great experience exclusively for the crowd at the @SXSWGaming Awards tonight! #SXSWGaming

Stability Improvement Update Available Now For Grand Theft Auto V

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Stability Improvement Update Available Now For Grand Theft Auto V

A new title update has been delivered for Grand Theft Auto V on all platforms to help facilitate getting online.

On Rockstar's website detailing the update, the patch notes state simply, "Fixes for GTA Online to improve stability, and other minor fixes for both GTA Online and Story Mode." If you've been having trouble getting online to do heists or play otherwise, try getting the latest update to see if it helps.

As of yesterday night, we were still having problems accessing GTA Online's new heists, but we still were able to put togetjer some impressions, which you can read here.

Keiji Inafune's KAIO: King Of Pirates Cancelled

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After Keiji Inafune left Capcom, one of the first projects he announced with his new studio was KAIO: King of Pirates. That title has been cancelled.

In a press release from Marvelous, the publisher announced the title has been scrapped after investing 461 million yen (about $3.8 million) into the project, according to translations from Gematsu and Siliconera.

Though details were never entirely clear about what the game was meant to be, we do know it was being developed for 3DS, was inspired by Journey to the West, and starred anthropomorphic pirate animals.

Fans Find Hidden Character In Playtonic's Project Ukelele Art

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Earlier today, Playtonic Games (made of former Rare developers) offered some new details about its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, and it hid some extra clues in the art.

Two piece of work in progress art were shown during Playtonic's presentation at EGX Rezzed, and then subsequently released online. The art shown during the presentation, however, was slightly different from the art officially released.

Below you will find the two pieces of art – the officially released art and the art shown during the presentation.

Former Rare Developers' Playtonic Games Show More Of Project Ukelele, Kickstarter Coming Soon

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Playtonic Games, a recently formed team of former Rare developers, is still being vague about its Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, but there are new images, and a Kickstarter is planned.

As part of its presentation at EGX Rezzed, Playtonic showcased its design philosophy for what the still codenamed Project Ukelele will be, and shared a few images of the game, which you can see above and below. Playtonic also announced the game will be supported with a Kickstarter, which launches in May.

And the big news: our ambitions for Project Ukulele are bigger than ever, and to make them come true we're launching a Kickstarter in May!

Life Is Strange: Episode 2 – Out Of Time Arrives This Month

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Life Is Strange: Episode 2 – Out Of Time Arrives This Month

Dontnod entertainment has announced the release date for the second episode of its episodic title, Life is Strange, and it's a little over a week away.

The second episode, titled Out of Time, launches March 24, as announced during the EGX Rezzed convention, which is currently happening.

As announced at @EGX #Rezzed, Life is Strange Episode 2 will be released March 24 on all platforms. pic.twitter.com/fJcoLn8U1J

Grab Ori And The Blind Forest's Soundtrack From iTunes

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Grab Ori And The Blind Forest's Soundtrack From iTunes

Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful game with a beautiful soundtrack, and now you can now grab the latter separately.

The composer for the game, Gareth Coker has an interesting educational background that sent him all over the world to hone his craft after graduating from Royal Academy of Music in London, which he has put to good use for Ori. You can check out a video showcasing how the music for the game came together below.

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Game Boy Advance's F-Zero: GP Legend Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

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The F-Zero game with a story that released on Game Boy Advance in 2004, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console.

Based on an anime of the same name, F-Zero: GP Legend gives a few of the game's 34 different playable characters racing-focused missions with story moments. The game also has the standard Grand Prix, Time Trial, and other modes.

Recently, the Virtual Console got a huge influx of games with a full collection with Donkey Kong Country and Land games.

PSA: Humble Store Slashing Prices On Space Games This Weekend

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In space, no one can hear you save. This is a shame, because there are reasons you might want to share this news.

Humble Bundle is running a weekend sale feature space games, with prices cut on recent blockbusters and indie gems. The highlight of the sale is Alien: Isolation for $16.99.

You’ll also find Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid, Kerbal Space Program, EVE Online, The Swapper and many more on sale. You can check out the entire list of offerings on the Humble Store.

Hi-Rez Unlocking All Smite Gods On Xbox One This Weekend

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If you have a Smite alpha code for Xbox One, you might want to carve out some time to play. This weekend offers up a special treat.

Hi-Rez shared via Twitter today that it is unlocking the entire roster of playable deities. There are currently 63 playable gods, so if you want to figure out which suits your playstyle best, you’ve got your work cut out for you. You have until Sunday, March 15, to test out the roster.

For more on Smite on Xbox One, check out two different hands-on previews from PAX East. You can read up on my newcomer perspective and Dan Tack’s veteran viewpoint.