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Did You Know Gaming - Banjo-Kazooie secrets

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding the Banjo-Kazooie franchise, including Banjo Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64 (N64), and the duo's inclusion on Super Smash Bros Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.

DOOM 64 "multiplatform" classification pops up in Australia

Are we DOOMed?

Not that long ago, we shared news of a Euro classification for DOOM 64. That listing stated PC and PS4, but many think it'll be coming to Switch as well, since the ratings for DOOM Classic and DOOM II stated the same. Now we have another listing for the game, this time for Australia. It's listed as multiplatform, but Australia tends to do this with almost all their ratings. Hopefully it's just more proof in general that the game is coming soon.

Modders aim to remake Super Mario 64 within Super Mario Odyssey

Yo, dawg...I put some Mario in your Mario

Super Mario Odyssey had a few nods to Super Mario 64, but fans aren't happy with just a couple tributes. They want to see a full-fledged remake, which is why a team of modders is trying to make that happen. The video above shows off their efforts so far, which gives us a look at Super Mario 64 remade within Super Mario Odyssey. It's looking pretty promising so far, but there's still a ton of work to be done.

First sub-50 minute any% speedrun in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask hit thanks to new glitch

To play us out?

The any% speedrun community for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask just got a major shot in the arm thanks to a recently-discovered glitch. This lets a player use the Ocarina over and over again in order to access a hidden debug menu, which can be used to gain necessary items long before you should have them. Now that the trick has been discovered, you can expect many other speedrunners to put it to good use and keep whittling down the overall time.

IGN Video - Every N64 Controller Ever

We check out all the common, rare and legendary N64 controllers that ever existed, including a few that we suspect are probably just made up tbh.

Smash Bros. tournament to provide therapy dogs to help players dealing with performance anxiety

Heavy petting

An upcoming Smash Bros. tournament is going to be adding in therapy dogs for players to utilize. These dogs will be on-hand for players to spend some time with both before and after their tournament action in order to ease any anxiety they have. All together, there will be 5 different dogs on-hand providing some escape for nervous players.

I'm down with Smash Bros. tournaments in general, but throw some dogs in there, and it turns into must-attend event to me!

Gory Detail's Conker’s Bad Fur Day spiritual successor shelved for now, The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup Switch port may be in limbo

A double punch to the gut

At one point in time, Gory Detail was working on a spiritual successor to Conker's Bad Fur Day. For those who don't know, Gory Detail is headed up by Rare veterans Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile, so they were definitely the right people to tackle a spiritual successor. Unfortunately, we find out through a VideogamesChronicle interview with Chris Seavor that plans for that a successor have been shelved.

“The good news is, there’s a new game in the pipe-works. I’ve pretty much finished the concept and game loop, even have a good name for it… Now just the minor task of 1,000 graphic assets and a million lines of code to make it all work! Oh, and it’s not Project3… That’s shelved for now… Project4 has more broader appeal. Anyway, it will be a while before we’re ready to announce anything but happily it’s well suited to Early Access, so might be available to play earlier than you’d think.”

What about the Switch port of The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup? It also seems like that one has been shelved, if it ever comes out at all.

“I’ve lived and breathed Rusty Pup for nearly four years now, day in day out, so I needed a bit of a break to work on other things and the longer you leave something behind the more difficult it is to return to it. Gory Detail doesn’t have the luxury of farming conversions to others, but it’s moot anyway as I wouldn’t trust anyone to get it just right.”

Nightdive Studios says Switch port of Shadow Man is possible

Lurking in the shadows

I have very fond memories of playing Shadow Man on the N64. There really wasn't anything else like it on the platform. A game about a possessed man who stalked criminals in the spirit world. It had such an interesting vibe, and was actually really fun as well! Now it seems there's a chance this N64 hidden gem could be making its way to Switch.

Nightdive Studios, the team behind Turok and Turok 2 on Switch, also handled a Steam release of Shadow Man back in 2013. When the studio's CEO was asked if we could ever hope to see Shadow Man on Switch, he responded simply be saying it's possible. Hopefully if enough fans make noise, this will move from possible to definite!

Digital Foundry - Turok 2 Switch/N64/ PC comparison

Just how big of an improvement is there?

The original Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a landmark release. Its sequel? Not so much. However, the new remaster fixes most of the original release's issues and is now on Switch, alongside PC and Xbox One. In this video, Turok fans John Linneman and Alex Battaglia discuss the game in its various incarnations - and John shows the game running on original 3DFX Voodoo Graphics hardware! Plus: just how bad was N64 performance back in the day? Spoilers: pretty poor...

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