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Banjo patched with SDTV text option

Writing's on the tall.

Rare has reportedly patched Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts so that dialogue boxes and prompts are easier to read on standard-definition TVs.

The latest auto-downloading title update turns on large text by default, according to forumites, and introduces a toggle to the brightness and contrast options menu.

When it launched in late October, Banjo was criticised for its tiny on-screen text, which was difficult to make out on smaller SDTVs, impossible to adjust, and important to making progress.

It's the same problem that affected Capcom's Dead Rising in 2006, although to Rare's credit the developer responded to concerns with an update, whereas Capcom didn't.

Sadly we don't have a copy of Banjo in the office, but images on numerous blogs and widespread reports from users confirm its existence.

For more on the game, which transplants Rare's lovable bear and bird character combo into a build-your-own-racer, check out our Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts review.

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