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Submitted by mrbojingles 637d ago | rumor

Rumor: Microsoft is considering changing Rare’s name

Rumor has it that, from an editor at N1ntendo in the Netherlands, that Microsoft is considering a name change for Rare. He says Microsoft doesn't know if the studios name and loaded is history is a good thing or not. (Industry, Microsoft, Rare, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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iXenon  +   637d ago
Maybe to something a little more...common...

/badjoke
MaxXAttaxX  +   637d ago
Gold.
camel_toad  +   637d ago
New name should be "Exctinct" since they no longer make good games.
shivvy24  +   637d ago
haha iXenon ! awesome comment
TheFinalEpisode  +   637d ago
It's not gonna make them better devs... -_-
Godmars290  +   637d ago
Sorry, but I have to laugh at that. LOL in fact.

Have to guess that the next move, once people have forgotten, will be to close the "new" studio's doors.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   637d ago
To what exactly? The names traditional, you can't change the name of a traditional company that's been around for 28 years? That's re-branding and changing the very existence of RARE.

Please don't let this be true....

EDIT: BUT if this means MS is gonna utilize rare and re-brand them for all the right purposes. And start delivering AAA games regularly for MS then honestly, by all means let the name change happen.

No name change, no games. New name/re-branding more games.

I'll go for the second option.
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neogeo  +   637d ago
This only makes me more sad. If MS want to fix Rare then they should find all the people that quit or got let go and get down on there knees with a fat paycheck and beg them to return and write up a contract promising them 100% creative freedom.
KMCROC  +   637d ago
Change the name ,but hold on to the Rare trademark name so no one can use it in any form to make a buck or draw attention to whatever they're trying to sale or get off the ground.
Belking  +   637d ago
Will always be Rare to me. Still one of the greatest to me.
shivvy24  +   637d ago
So first they kill a great dev team then they change the name !
Tito08  +   637d ago
Likely the gonna change the name from RARE to STRANGE, IDK, or something related to the Kinect!!
Max-Zorin  +   637d ago
I don't see that happening.
K1W1  +   637d ago
I agree. This won't happen.
Gridloc  +   637d ago
Kinecticyde?
j4re  +   637d ago
Rare died a long time ago. It doesn't matter what they name it. The core group has long since gone.
-MD-  +   637d ago
It's almost like Microsoft bought Rare specifically to destroy them.

Oh...
Pillsbury1  +   634d ago
They should change there name as the old rare we knew and loved that made games like goldeneye and dk are gone.

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