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It’s Mr Pants Quick Rinse – Darren suffers many a pant disaster

It’s Mr Pants Quick Rinse – Darren suffers many a pant disaster

The game that was at one stage called Donkey Kong: Coconut Crackers became this Rare GBA puzzle oddity, It’s Mr Pants. Listen out for Darren’s digression into the realms of revealing peanut packs and sordid visits to the lav. Here […]

Music Monday: Banjo-Kazooie

Music Monday: Banjo-Kazooie

In the latest issue of the Cane and Rinse podcast dedicated entirely to Rare’s bear and bird we feature some of and celebrate Grant Kirkhope’s wonderful Banjo-Kazooie music. Music plays a huge part in that game’s atmosphere, charm, theme – […]

Banjo-Kazooie – Cane and Rinse 137

Banjo-Kazooie – Cane and Rinse 137

“It really does sound quite absurd, adventure of a bear and bird!” Rare’s ursine-avian twosome are the subject of this issue of the podcast. Not only do Leon, Ryan, Brian and former Rare employee Darren discuss the original, much-loved Banjo-Kazooie, […]

Iain Angus Burnout Paradise interview

Iain Angus Burnout Paradise interview

Iain Angus was lead gameplay programmer on Burnout 3: Takedown, Burnout Revenge, Burnout Paradise and designer on Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010). Now at Konami, Iain kindly gave us some fascinating insight into the development of Burnout Paradise and […]

Music Monday: Burnout Paradise

Music Monday: Burnout Paradise

Away from headliners Guns  N’ Roses and Avril Lavigne (pronounced La-vig-knee as far as I’m concerned) the selection of ‘EA Trax’ that make up Burnout Paradise’s extensive playlist features a smattering of quality tunes that I’m happy to have as […]

Burnout Paradise – Cane and Rinse 136

Burnout Paradise – Cane and Rinse 136

“You’re so fine, I want you mine, you’re so delicious, I think about you all the time, you’re so addictive…” Bringing our journey through the Burnout series to a close we come to Criterion’s final ‘proper’ game bearing the name, […]

Darren Gargette talks local multiplayer gaming in 2014

Darren Gargette talks local multiplayer gaming in 2014

Darren Gargette muses upon and celebrates the current resurgence of local multiplayer gaming.

Music Monday: Borderlands

Music Monday: Borderlands

To coincide with the latest issue of the Cane and Rinse podcast (Volume Three, number 135: Borderlands 2), here are some tracks – including those well-selected opening themes and some of those effective in-game ambient pieces – from Gearbox/2K’s brace […]

Borderlands 2 – Cane and Rinse 135

Borderlands 2 – Cane and Rinse 135

“Hey, wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote? Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub. DROP! Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub.” For this weeks show […]

Over 9000 Zombies! Quick Rinse

Over 9000 Zombies! Quick Rinse

Guess what? Someone else (Loren Lemcke) made a game with zombies in it. Over 9000 Zombies! in fact. Darren Gargette takes a look. Over 9000 Zombies is available on Steam right now. If you like these Quick Rinse videos you […]

Shovel Knight Quick Rinse

Shovel Knight Quick Rinse

Darren shows you how to shovel your nights away. Explore the world map, the towns within and of course, enjoy some 8-bit style platforming in Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight. He apologises for the inconsistency in his pronunciation of console names. […]

Music Monday: Laura Shigihara

Music Monday: Laura Shigihara

The latest issue of the Cane and Rinse podcast closes with the tender, touching Everything’s Alright, composed by Laura Shigihara (a self-confessed “giant nerd”) for her friend Kan Gao’s game, To the Moon. Laura has also provided pieces for, and […]