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Rare was working on Avatars "before Miis were part of gaming scene"

From Eurogamer:

"Rare has vigorously denied suggestions that its Avatars for Xbox 360 are a deliberate attempt to copy Nintendo's popular Mii template, claiming that it began work on the project before Wii had launched."

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Defectiv3_Detectiv33322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

I love the way MS always tries to say they were working on everything before anyone else. There is a difference between throwing ideas around and actually developing something.

Maybe its a good thing Rare didn't create these originally, it probably would have just sucked like everything else they do(Here's looking at you Kameo, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero) But hey guys, how bout that new Banjo *sarcasm

JsonHenry3322d ago

I hate "miis" and avatars. I would not admit to this.

GodsHand3322d ago

Seeing how Rare always takes a long time to release a game. I can see this being true. It's microsofts fault for giving them the time to make avatars.

Rock Bottom3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

"Seeing how Rare always takes a long time to release a game..."

What? they released three games in the past 2 years(Kameo, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark Zero), and they will be releasing another 2 in the next few months (Viva Pinata 2, Banjo).

Wouldn't count anything under three years per game as "long time" for game development.

GodsHand3321d ago

Well I was talking about Rare in it's nintendo era. Seeing how it's not the same team, they may be faster, but maybe not, with microsofts wallet being able to get outside help or inside depending on how you look at it.

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iMad3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

Mii was funny for me and all my older family. Avatars will be the same or even better because Mii's have not so many options to customise.

iceice1233322d ago

Rare is one of the best. I, for one, fully believe them.

butterfinger3322d ago

LMAO. Does Rare think that Nintendo just all of a sudden slapped miis on their console at launch? I'm sure they were working on it as well. Seriously though, what is the big deal if it is a blatant copy of miis? The 360 avatars will be better, and people copy each other in this industry all the time. This would be like Sony saying that they thought of all the features Live has before they had to put them in a FW update every other month. lol. I can't wait for the Fall update!!

chrisnick3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

sure they were working on it doesn't explain y they didn't have it first though......should have been simple enough

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