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Ooga booga! ‘Crash Team Racing’ is getting a remaster

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20 years since the original ride, Crash Bandicoot is back in the driver’s seat. 

Activision announced Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled at the 2018 Game Awards on Thursday, a remaster of the 1999 classic.

“Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is built from the ground up and remasters the original Crash racing game by bringing the characters, karts, tracks and arenas to modern console HD graphics,” Activision said in a statement.

Adventure, Arcade Single Race and Cup Race, Time Trials and Battle Mode are back, plus online multiplayer allows you to race friends.

Of course, it follows the remaster of the original Crash Bandicoot games, which were released as part of the N. Sane Trilogy last year.  Read more…

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Crash Bandicoot has an ‘Australian accent’ and our ears are bleeding

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Crash Bandicoot, the apple of one’s eye for kids who grew up with a PlayStation, didn’t really say much more than “woah!” in the game.

But in Netflix’s new Skylanders Academy show, the Wumpa Islands resident has an Australian accent — in a manner of speaking. 

His dialogue’s been compiled by YouTube user ARD and honestly, it’s really terrible.

In fact, Crash’s Aussie twang is the absolute worst thing you’ll hear today. 

Like so many international takes on the accent in years gone by, it keeps changing between Australian, American and some kind of “shine your shoes, Guvna” style of Dickens speak. Read more…

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