According to former Rare employee and “Conker’s Bad Fur Day” director, Chris Seavor, Microsoft mistakenly thought they owned the Donkey Kong franchise after they bought Rare.
This makes me appreciate the fact that we're getting another donkey kong country from Retro even more. Because if microsft did end up owning DK, we wouldn't be seeing much of him.
You know that how exactly? DK is a huge franchise, Microsoft would milk it if anything.
@UNGR He knows because Banjo-Kazooie.
Banjo-Kazooie was a big franchise as well, but we don't see much of them now do we? Except for a game that left a majority of fans disappointed, Microsoft hasn't taken advantage of any of Rare's major Ips. Killer Instinct is a step in the right direction, but whether it's good or not is yet to be known.
Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Well they milked Halo, which wasn't even special in the first place.. already has more sequels than Half Life or Doom.
They'd make a Donkey Kong & Master Chief save the world game
Darn, I was really hoping to see "Donkey Kong: Forced XBL and Kinect Features, and Bolts" /s Thank God Nintendo retained that IP.
He knows because Killer Instinct. My favourite game of all time became my graveyard. Or at least forgotten :(
Soon they will think that they own Zelda. Facepalm
ok look how long for killer instinct it took missing a whole generation just to finally do a game...I think donkey kong would have been shelved because so many gamers on 360 were mostly into shooters I may be wrong but its my opinion.
@Flying fox. That is the most ridiculous comment I have read on here in a while..
im sorry but the only one who can make a donkey kong game is nintendo.. it needs certain magic that only nintendo has...
@karl To be honest though, every DK game worth playing and wich became popular has been made by rareware. The 80's Nintedo DK games are pretty mediocre,.
im not even a fan of Donkey Kong, but im glad they did not get them.....what a bunch of morons! lol...
Rare isn't even developing KI, it's being outsourced to another company. Rare will never be the company they were
Miyamoto created not Rare.
Miyamoto made up a generic gorilla but the DK we know today that fights crocodiles for bananas and wears a tie was made by Rare.
lol. they would have made a kinect donkey kong.
How many Kinect games did you see @ E3?
That Wii Bongo version of Donkey Kong was a ton of fun
Microsoft isnt even letting Rare do the Killer Instinct game either. Lol poor rare, altough Im sure at this point rare is just a name, I cant imagine most of the original employees have stayed there.
None of them are there.
Seriously? No one from the original Rare is there. They gave it to a new team that was ambitious and hungry. Rare had a shot and look what they did to Perfect Dark Zero. They just didnt have what it took to be what they were. Some developers regress and Rare was one of them. Killer Instinct took a long time because of legal issues, it wasn't because of MS. When MS was granted the IP the first thing they did was secure the domain name.
As ridiculous as that is, my xbot buddy thinks you can download mario games from xbox live and he believes Microsoft own EA. I try my hardest to educate him but I think he likes deluding himself.
IS HE 7
Maybe he's thinking all of his Ron Jeremy videos are Mario irl. It's a me MARIO: http://ronjeremy.com/
Can't say you don't try. He isn't the only Xbox owner to think Mario is available on the 360.
Ask him to prove it ;-)
They must of over paid for rare then if they thought DK was part of the deal lol. I joke. Did they think they got golden eye too.
HA lol As the terminator said in the gunshop "Wrong"
Well, they do own Killer Instinct, which for some reason "adapted" the same exact art style from Street Fighter 4.
yea, but donkey kong is a totally different beast. born in the arcade by nintendo, -gave birth to mario, and the princess. This is Nintendo[s baby, and how M$ thought they could just buy it ,, is hilarious,. (rare developed KI)
Your hilarious lol are u on this site all day?? Are u getting paid by sony to rag on M.S all day? U have something negative to say on just about every subject that has to do with M.S or u will find a way to involve M.S into your comments lol CRAZY!!
@gamerchik Until MS earns back the respect of gamers, that deserve every bit of static they receive. They have accomplished nothing in this industry with third and last place finishes for a few console gens but are somehow arrogant enough to try and screw over loyal customers. The last few months has shown the world that MS is a s$$$ company that throws piles of cash at problems instead of fixing them and is willing to inconvenience consumers at every turn. After the xbone, ALL MS hate is justified. As for the topic, MS did what they always do. Drop a huge chunk of cash and hope for the best.All they got in return is Conker and a depleted Rare that's really in name only.
Donkey Kong was the 1st platformer ever made and it is without any doubt one of the most influential and revolutionary games ever made. Donkey Kong's legacy is much bigger than just Mario or Peach. Donkey Kong is the "father" of every platforming game ever made.
w0e , calm down there REP.manager. , I'm just keeping it real,, not my fault. M$ makes daily mistakes.
gamerchik is there anything good to say about MS? and WTF has DK to do with Sony, you must feel threaten you silly fangirl!
One exec!?! Surely not even a rabid fanboy can delude themselves into thinking one naive exec equals an entire company. You are delusional like any other fanboy. This site is getting unbearable.
Donkey Kong is the first appearance of Mario. Anyone who thought that Microsoft could possibly have bought it should not be working in the Xbox division of Microsoft.
What does Donkey Kong have to do with Mario? Just because Mario was in the original game has nothing to do with the character Donkey Kong. Donkey Kong can be sold without Mario you dummy. If Rare bought the Donkey Kong IP and MS bought it from them then DK would be owned by MS. Learn something. Did you see Mario in Donkey Kong Country? No, so why would one have anything to do with the other? How old are you? It wasn't MS that thought they owned DK, it was some idiot thinking they did because of Rare's name on the DKC poster. Same can be said when morons in here make dumb assumptions
@Syntax-Error His point wasn't that Nintendo couldn't sell the Donkey Kong IP without selling Mario, it was that they WOULDN'T! Donkey Kong was Nintendo's first major successful release in the video game industry and it is one of the most iconic games and IPs of all time. Anybody who thought Nintendo would sell that IP without doing a complete firesale of the entir company's assets was being delusional.
Now you're over-thinking the comment. NOWHERE in his comment did it say what you said. He said "DK is the first appearance of Mario.." He didnt mention anything about DK being Nintendo's first major hit. Stop thinking for someone else and worry about why you're sounding like a fanboy trying to sugarcoat his ignorance. Also, you don't know what they would do concerning an IP. Miyamoto wasn't part of DKC and Rare made the game NOT Nintendo, so don't think Nintendo is exclusive with its IP's
How can that even be a mistake?
This has got to be a joke...
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yewles1 I'm just glad they don't!!!!
I wish Microsoft didn't get banjo :( nuts and bolts still haunts me.
Hey, they had to have something to try and compete with Little Big Planet, lol
Wow... Just wow
LOL. I wonder how much did they spend on buying Rare ?
Wiki "On September 24, 2002, Microsoft paid a total of $375 million to own 100% of the company. Because of this, Rare is now a first-party developer for Microsoft's Xbox and its successor, the Xbox 360."
Nintendo made them waste their money lol
Funny but bad for gamers interest
I bet that MS exec was like "Cool, we can finally make that Donkey Kong FPS I've been dreaming of!"
...Microsoft is going down like the Hindenburg right now.
You'd think so, but pre-orders are sold out at a lot of stores. Lol check if u don't believe me. http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
Pre-order levels are insignificant vs the amount of availability Sony has been able to offer. It's very easy to "sell out" when you only get a few available for pre-order.
Cool story bro. Very typical fanboy twist on things. No link, no surpise.
@jeffgoldwin http://www.xboxonevspsfour.... I just go with what's right in the gaming industry, and looking at the numbers. You're the very few still in denial.
Your link showed nothing to do anything at all with this thread and supply number of units. Everyone is now more stupid for having read your post. TY.
Oh what I wouldn't give to have a new Conker's game, or at the very least a re-mastered HD version of Conker's Bad Fur Day.....(*looks at display pic...starts to cry*)
Conker HD, Blinx remake and Voodoo Vince 2
Conker HD I agree but Blinx didn't live up to its hype so I'd rather they try and make a new one that's actually good.