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Offline Pat

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So..What's the deal with Rareware?
« on: February 15, 2003, 01:56:59 AM »
They joined Xbox exclusively but..what games are they making? Perfect Dark Zero. O.o What else? Anything that doesn't have to do with fuzzy animals searching around the world for either:

A) Puzzle Pieces.
B) Coconuts.
C) Beer. (Heh heh heh. )

o.O?! What's the deal?!
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Offline Grey Ninja

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2003, 02:42:31 AM »
Rare isn't even a shadow of their former selves.  The founders, and the majority of the employees are now gone.  They still have a few franchises, and that's about it.  IIRC, here's the lineup:

GBA:
Diddy Kong Pilot
Sabrewulf

Xbox:
Kameo
Perfect Dark 0

Somehow I think I am missing a whole lot of games, but I seriously can't be arsed to figure out which ones.  I probably won't buy any GBA games, and I could seriously care less about the Xbox ones.
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Offline manunited4eva22

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2003, 06:16:13 AM »
Conker's Bad Fur Day 2 will be either a Xbox game or a Xbox2 launch game, imo.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2003, 07:36:21 AM »
no the stampers are still there...they are extremley rich now too.....
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Offline Grey Ninja

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2003, 10:09:28 AM »
Are you sure?  I thought that they had retired on all the money that MS gave them?

And Rare officially canned Conker's Other Bad Fur Day a while back, so I wouldn't bet on it.  They might change their minds, but I doubt it.  The game really didn't sell that well...  (even though I loved the game)
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Offline Ace

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2003, 12:33:49 PM »
Yeah, Rare did cancel CBFD sequel eariler, but remeber conker was in the promo video when mico$oft bought rare.  Now that I think of it, we can't Banjo-Kazooie
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Offline Termin8Anakin

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2003, 08:48:29 PM »
I just want Rare to suffer now that they're with Microsoft. And I heard from a Nintendo Gamer that the Stamper Bros. HAVE retired from Rare, thus leaving Rare with basically nothing except franchise names. Basically all the original staff have gone (the ones that made the games we all love, like Banjo, GE/PD, and even Conker). A Banjo game SHOULD be underway, as is Kameo and PD0. I dunno about Conker or Killer Instict.

But I'll bet you anything that Rare are going to make up for this 'lack of talent' by creating new games of OLD franchises like Battletoads and RC Pro-Am.

For Xbox fans though, I think they should wait until Rare make a high action, gritty, mature, bloody, ultra-sexy, high course language sequel to their retro hit: SLALOM....

.....or should it be JetPac?

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Offline couchmonkey

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2003, 12:01:10 PM »
There seem to be a lot of sour grapes and rumours around here.  I can't say any of them are wrong, but I haven't heard about the Stamper brothers retiring or key employees leaving.  I wish Rare plenty of luck, even though I hate MS.
In addition to Kameo and PD0, Rare has announced a "racing game" (probably based on DK Racing, I'm thinking) and a MMORPG.  They have also hinted at Conker and Banjo sequels, but I'm guessing they aren't very far along.  Microsoft was claiming five games from Rare in two years, I don't believe it, but I do believe that there are at least five Xbox games in development right now.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2003, 08:48:28 AM »
Rare helps out the SNES and saves the N64, and now they suck. Wow!