YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #183

Up this week: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PS4, 2019) – line up for some side-scrolling action as Yooka and Laylee help members of the “Beetallion” and save the day! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4, 2020) – it is about time we see what Crash and the gang have been up to in…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #182

Up this week: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (PS4, 2019) – line up for some side-scrolling action as Yooka and Laylee help members of the “Beetallion” and save the day! Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (PS4, 2020) – it is about time we see what Crash and the gang have been up to in…

Listmas 2020: The Duck’s Top Games from 2020

The Duck played a whole bunch of games this year, partly thanks to some really good sales, allowing me to download a good deal of digital games for sometimes as low as $5 or even $2!  Now that’s one heck of a deal!  Since I didn’t exactly buy that many games that were actually released…

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Renews My Hope in the Franchise

Back in 2017, I played and reviewed the original Yooka-Laylee game, the spiritual successor to the much-loved Banjo-Kazooie series, made by the very same people who brought us the famous bear and bird duo back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  I had some mixed feelings about the game, and owing to the fact…

Listmas 2019: Top 5 Favorite Idle Animations

As you no doubt know (but I need an intro), idle animations have always served as fun little Easter eggs in select games.  In platformers in particular (but not always), I’ve always enjoyed just standing still and watching what my characters do when they’re bored.  Honestly, they’re a great way to add extra personality to…

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair Gets a Release Date!

When Yooka-Laylee was first announced on KickStarter all those years ago (like 2015 or something, I think), I was more than a little excited. I was all jazzed and ready for a proper successor to Banjo-Kazooie, and it was just a matter of waiting for the release date. I was also, like many others, quite…

Yooka-Laylee’s 64-Bit Tonic is Finally Ready!

Despite a mostly lukewarm reception upon its release in 2016, Playtonic games has been faithfully supporting their debut title, Yooka-Laylee, for the past three years. This dedicated support has mostly taken the form of ports to additional platforms, bug fixes, quality-of-life updates, and such. All of these are very important, and they definitely show that…

A Trio of Silly Glitches

Sometimes, even our games like to play little pranks on us.  And seeing as it is April, what better month to call out my games on their immature behavior?  Below we will be discussing three silly glitches I encountered during my recent gaming endeavors.

Listmas 2017: The Duck’s 2017 Gaming List

Merry Listmas, dear readers!  With the end of the year growing ever nearer, I thought it would be fun to look back on all the games I had played in 2017.  It’s been a great year for gaming, not to mention an extremely productive one.  I mean, wowie!  Fifteen games?  How did I manage that!

Tricks, Treats, and Feats: Yooka-Laylee’s Crystal Skulls

When we used to go trick-or-treating as kids, there was always a surprising element to what kind of candy each house would offer.  Whether good or bad, the surprise was always there, and in a way, sometimes video games offer us a similar experience in the form of secret items we had no idea to…