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Rareware and Nintendo

Discussion in 'NF Archives' started by The_4th Himself, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. The_4th Himself Gameplay Ambitious

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    Does anyone know the true story behind it? Why did Rare leave Nintendo for Microsoft , Or sell themselves to Microsoft?

    I remember one day just hearing Rare leaves Nintendo , but never did find out why.

    To those who dont know who Rare " they made"
    Killer Instinct(SNES)
    All the Donkey Kong Series( SNES)
    Starfox( 64)
    Starfox Adventures
    Donkey Kong(64)
    Goldeneye 007(64) = Amazing btw
    Perfect Dark
    Banjo Kazooie/Tooie and currently working a new Banjo (360)
    Conkers Bad Fur Day(64/xbox)

    and others Which I current dont remember :(

    Kind of sad really, they've been around a while.
    Sorry if this has been answered before.
     
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  2. crazymtf The Owner of The Whity Show

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    Good question, i don't know, rare isn't to bad though, but a bit overrated IMO. They got some excellent games like golden eye and perfect dark but when put up against capcom and konami? What the...lol. But yeah i wanna know the story too, anyone who knows get's rep :)
     
  3. Stumpy Ǧ̴͚͠ǒ̳̹̘̄̈́ǫ͚̪͊ͬ̄̿ͮ̍͑ ́͢d̥ ̤̼̈̀͌

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    microsoft bought rare from nintendo. i guess they offered nintendo
    ALOT of money

    but rare games started to decline after microsoft bought them, so
    sucks for them. (except banjo-threeie, hope its good)
     
  5. crazymtf The Owner of The Whity Show

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    Anyone know the offical story? otherewise i give the rep to kyubi since he has some story :p
     
  6. The_4th Himself Gameplay Ambitious

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    Maybe a lil overrated , but I do remember the Goldeneye team split into Edios Studios I think and Made Time splitters 2-3. The old Rare team.

    But ive heard that the Really old rare team is long gone :(

    You see Konami and capcom Been here LONGER than Rare, since NES
    Capcom= Mega man series
    Konami= MG/ Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 = Win
     
  7. Stumpy Ǧ̴͚͠ǒ̳̹̘̄̈́ǫ͚̪͊ͬ̄̿ͮ̍͑ ́͢d̥ ̤̼̈̀͌

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    Spoiler:

    Some stuff I found on Wikipedia if you want to believe it.

    )
     
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    microsoft probably needed to buy rare to get more 'family-friendly'
    games and get a broader audience, since the xbox mostly had
    teen/mature games

    what? rare lost their goldeneye team??

    that explains alot..
     
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  10. The_4th Himself Gameplay Ambitious

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    Thanks stump for clearing that up.

    Yeah the second spoiler explains the departure of Rare's goldeneye team splitting up. Which is Good:p

    Now they're called Free radical design , who made Time splitters1-3, thats why you see similarity in Music/Fps design/Themes in thier FPS from Goldeneye.

    Well its no wonder Perfect Dark Zero was no match for the original Goldeneye/Perfect dark on n64.... the originals left. Pretty sad though.

    I hope rare doesnt mess up Banjo's new game.

    Now that you've mention it , thats why Donkey Kong racing never came out.
     
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    Time Splitters 3 was great...it doesn't get enough credit...maybe I'll make a thread on it.
     
  12. Ronin0510 i love da hole wurld

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    Yeah when Goldeneye team members left, Nintendo put Rare on the market to the highest bidder, and of course Microsoft snatched them up with pretty much no competition, but then again look at what came of that (PDZ).
     
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    I don't know why people say that, Starfox Adventures was pretty crappy, and PDZ and Kameo were both solid games.

    But it is only because Microsoft bought them, so I don't expect to see any of the rare owned properties on the VC, which is pretty much everything except DK and Star Fox.
     
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    Yeah goldeneye , perfect dark , jet force gemini nor any of the Banjo will be on the VC :(
     
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    Starfox Assault wasn't too good either...When you left the cockpit the game got pretty lame.

    Why can't the Starfox team just take a que from Namco's Ace Combat team and realize that yes, you can make a game purely on flying a plane and shooting the crap out of stuff.
     
  16. Donkey Show Bukkage

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    Rare also made Battletoads, one of the hardest fucking games I've ever played. XD
     
  17. Ronin0510 i love da hole wurld

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    EDIT: Rare right now actually, is making a game for the DS. I will try to find a link to it and show proof, but I am sure about it none the less.

    Correction:
    thats the link, but it does say that they wont be "MAKING" games for the home consoles.However, I am not sure were that leaves the preivously developed games. As for Goldeneye, EA actually owns the 007 rights "including the Golden Eye name" So that would be one heck of a legal bind anyways. LOL
     
  18. The_4th Himself Gameplay Ambitious

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    Battletoads?

    GOD.... i could barely get through the stomach stage... jumping through those boards.... god then ITS THE ice stage? jeez hardest game IMO

    agreed!

    Speaking of Goldeneye 007

    this is a really good spoof

    Link removed

    posted it before , the music brings back so many memories! :cry
     
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  19. NeoDMC Shell-Head

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    Haha...Battletoads! Talk about capitlizing on whats popular at the moment eh?

    Screenshot:

    Yeah they should make a new one for Nextgen :oh
     
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    XBLA or Virtual Console, pls.
     
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    yeah it does lol. All the 007 games suck ass except for the first one. EA sucks at making it. And i wondered why Kameo and Diddy Kong Racing never came out. I forgot for a while cause i waited and waited and wait :-(. Wish they will come back. This is what happens when people want more money. Arnt they doing worse now than they were doing when they were with Nintendo?

    but it seems like they wont be offering any games on the virtual console on Nintendo Wii. They're going with Microsoft :-(.

    Plus it would be cool if they could put Banjo in SSB:Brawl :-)

    it seems like they're trying to go for the most popular console. They're making a game for Nintendo again called diddy kong racing ds
     
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    I always thought that nintendo just sold them because they barely make any games, i mean they would take 3-4 years for one game that barely sold O_o
     
  23. Stumpy Ǧ̴͚͠ǒ̳̹̘̄̈́ǫ͚̪͊ͬ̄̿ͮ̍͑ ́͢d̥ ̤̼̈̀͌

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    Goldeneye was one of the N64's best selling games. At least it was on the charts for a while. Don't know about the other games.
     
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    A game as good as Goldeneye? No, that isn't possible in this day and age, simply because FPS is a solid genre on console now. TS: Future Perfect was a great FPS with a great story and good mechanics, but it didn't bring anything especially great to the genre, and lets face it, Halo fanboys are the loudest fanboys in the history of fanboism, trying to suggest that their could be a better FPS to them is like trying to convince a Brick Wall that it can walk.

    As for 007 game following Goldeneye? Nightfire and Everything or Nothing were fine. It's just games like Rogue Agent and From Russia With Love, that have suxxed recently.
     
  25. slimscane King Slime Scane

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    Rare also made SNAKE RATTLE 'N ROLL! :nuts I just remembered!
     
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