VG247: VG247 has learnt that Rare are working on a fitness title for Project Natal.
I cant c many over-weight teenage Americans tradin in there copy of Halo 3 4-this
hardcore gamers like me may not like this but it could sell alot of 360s
going out and trying to duplicate the Wii Fits success
hate to say it but this is probably going to sell like crazy
Lol... Sorry to be a jerk, but I LOL at Rare if they are doing this.. Wow what a fukin downgrade lol. I remembered them as the ones rumored to be creating a FPS for Natal and then we see them making a Wii fit clone LOL. I can see M$ marketing this to counter Wii Fit... But still I feel M$ is running into a mid life identity Crisis.. First it wants to be the most hardcore console out there and now it chases the Casuals. People still perceive 360 as a hardcore console and frankly I don't see the Granny's and Fat Moms who ran out and bought the Wii buy this... Too intimidating for them lol.
I really feel sorry for Rare. They used to be one of the best in my book in the days of the n64, but now they seem more or less of a workhorse for Microsoft. Still have many fond memories of Jet Force Gemini and Banjo Kazooie.
microsoft are just chasing money and what sells right now is the wii and its shovelware, i guess i dont blame them but this is just a downgrade for RARE, pure and simple i can imagine being one of RARE's devs thinking "okay, we get to make a natal FPS soon, this could be awesome" only for microsoft to say "erm..no, your making a wii fit clone" what a waste of talent
Hardcore gamers aren't the only kind of gamers, guys. This is just something new (and different) for the 360. No harm in that.
Now 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and get those sit ups right and Tuck your tummy tight and do your crunches like this Give [email protected]?#, stop breathe Get up, fix your weave... lol :)
I don't think you could call anyone who'd buy Wiifit or whatever Rare's project will be called as a gamer. Where I come we'd call the a schmuk.
Now there IS a HD Wii.
To be honest I would love a fitness game for my 360, And its not like Rare ain't up for the challenge. Before Microsoft bought them they made about half of Nintendo's great games. They should have some of that old Nintendo creativity left in them even if it has dimmed a little. I would rather have one for the PS3 though truth to told since I don't use my 360 in the living room. My PS3 is my house media hub so all the add-ons I would rather get for that. I still haven't got around to getting a Wii for some reason. Most likely something to do with having to pay alot more money for a re-boxed gamecube.
i seriously broke out laughing when i read this im not even joking lol rare really isn't what they used to be they stopped being good after the N64 (my opinion) heck they are only rare in name most of the original people left rare already
oh how the world has changed....we are in the land of of self righteous and the self proclaimed "hardcore gamer" who goes around with their controller knighting what is and is not a game. Some of you really need a reality check on gaming....or at least go back to the roots. Now, with that rant out the way...I would prefer that Rare be working on Kameo 2; if indeed this "rumour" is true.
You may laugh, but I would probably buy some kind of fitness game if I had Natal. In my old age, my waistline has expanded a little and a game of this nature might be a fun way to keep fit? Who knows? The fitness industry certainly is a massive market. How many stay at home moms wouldn't love a 'zumba' or 'thai bo' NATAL interactive fitness game in the comfort of their own home? I think there is a massive market for this kind of thing. MS may be onto a winner here...
Can we honestly believe this article? Its ridiculous just some lame story or idea I don't know what it was?
Poor Rare, is this what MS has you doing these days? Poor, poor Rare...
The haters are out in force today, all this does is add more flexibility to the 360. It's funny how people are hating on Rare because they are making a exercise game instead of a shooter. We already know you don't give a damn about Rare anyway, you're just saying you feel sorry for them as a backhanded way of bashing them. I commend Rare on their flexibility and their ability to do that is assigned to them. Shows versatility; besides the games rare made for the SNES can now be done on an iphone, I assure you there is more involved in making a 360 game than an SNES game. I will go out on a limb and say at some point Sony is going to make an exercise game for the PS3 and we'll see what you haters have to say them; as a matter of fact, let me make a note of your names so that I can find your comments later.
WTF RARE? Keep making Banjo kazooie games instead of that [email protected]
LOL @ the "poor Rare" comments. Rare now has the opportunity to tap into the same Wii Fit market...which could produce millions of revenue for MS. Rare has already said that they have a bunch of titles in the pipeline and Rare is well known for their games that are targeted at the casual market...so have is Rare making a work-out game any different than the other casual games they made?
I could actually see this working unlike wiifit since you are not limited by a controller and a board.
This is a no brainer. I go to the gym every week and I will be one of the first to pick this up. I actually like Ricochet as a fitness game.
Attacking Rare for making a fitness game and implying it is beneath them to make a fitness game is the most stupid argument I can remember ever hearing. How the heck do you know it is a we fit clone. Natal and the Wii work completely different. You might have to worry about getting Wii clones on the PS3 when the Dildo wand is released, as the mechanics of the wand and the Wii mote are the same. Natal is a full body tracking device. The Wii and the Dildo do single point tracking.
The only thing sadder than the once great Rare adopting M$'s "me too" attitude is Xbox fanboys pretending it would be great the see a previously awesome developer wasting their time on a waggle "game." I cant even say "game" there without gritting my teeth. Admit it, if Naughty Dog we're going to spend the next year on a WiiFit clone you'd all be there yelling shameless sellout, and I'd be inclined to agree with you. There talents are best spent elsewhere. Rare need to prove they still have some talent, ambition and most of all passion for this industry since they left Nintendo. Seriously, from DKC, GE and PD to this? I know you think I'm just a hater, but Rare used to be so cool and their best game since going to M$ is Viva Pinata? Not good enough.
i don't think Naughty Dog this gen are known for their "casual" games. Rare has ALWAYS been catering their games to the casual market. So for Rare to make a casual game is really not outside their norm. Where with Naughty Dog, it would look rather odd, especially after releasing Uncharted 2. When you think Naughty Dog, you think GOTY Uncharted 2. The Crash days are long over. R&C are not selling to the casual market as they once did.
lol just as sad as Wii Fit..but it will sell tons of 360 consoles and Natal and thats what they want
This is important only to Fat-boys and/or Shareholders, but seriously who cares if this thing sell or don't sell a [email protected], when gamers can't get any benefit...
not cool. what's the difference between this and the fitness DVD they sale on TV? I hope this is really a rumour because MS is waisting RARE's talent as DEVS right now.
coker bad fur day :( Banjo-kazooie (pre Car thing) :( jet force gemini :( Killer Instic :( Kameo :( Grabbed by the ghoulies :( I want those games from rare. not this
goldeneye, perfect dark... anway rare are rubbish now and they have been since half of them left to make free radical back in 2000 (until EA made them make haze). MS only bought them for the IP.
blast corpse :( killer instinct :( donkey kong....HUGE :(
This won't sell any consoles. You people really don't get it, do you? Nintendo OWNS this market, people buy Wii on name.
I agree, Nintendo has had a few years unopposed to conquer that market (casuals), they have quite a foothold now. It would take something revolutionary and not just copy-cat me-too in order to have a chance to make a dent. We will have to wait for the Natal and Arc games to come out (yes, I'm lumping them together for now) to pass judgment but I'm not holding my breath.
thats the way it should be. but microsoft have a much bigger marketing budget, I think ms could share in about 30% of nintendo's market.
when you go to a bar, and you are distracted / don't know what you want to drink / don't know what there IS to drink - you just ask for a Coke and you get a Coke, and it never lets you down. MS is going to be Pepsi...and thats not a good thing =/
Hehehehe........... *sigh* Couldn't MS have put ANY other developer on this? I mean Rare's gotta be able to come up with something MUCH better.
Xbox 360 fit. Xbox 360 sports. Halo kart. Superhalogalaxy. Sooooo....microsoft clearly have a whole bunch of innovative titles i guess lined up from their best developers. I dont know whether to laugh or cry hearing how the mighty rare have fallen. Sigh.
This is what Natal will be all about games like this, the paint throwing thing and kick ball with Milo. Don't expect very much for core gaming or you are setting yourself up for a big big let down.
Wow rare got demoted to making avatars and a fitness game how the mighty have fallen. Nintendo owns this market everyone knows it like soccer mom will buy a 300 dolar console +50 dollars for a special controller ye not gonna happen talking about both consoles.
why did microsoft even buy RARE? seriously, i have no game development back ground but from what i see from wii fit, you dont need the greatest dev team to create games like that so why waste RARE's manpower on that instead of making sequels to their impressive back catalog?
The flopbox provides wonderful exercise and stress relief. 1 2 3 4 knees bent, chest extended and pull that rrod flopbox into a bin and lift, raise and throw into brick wall--- and repeat. You will be as fit as a fiddle in no time!
ahahah 1-2-3-4 ..... tipical game for natal? http://www.neogaf.com/forum... or this? http://www.shacknews.com/on...
LOL, M$ can't compete with Wii Fit.
Look up eyetoy Kinetic on amazon.
cool this will go good with my Mii... ummm I mean avatar.
How the mighty have fallen. Poor Rare. One of the greatest developers reduced to making a fitness game. But then again, after looking at their recent output, maybe it's the best thing for them. Blast Corps will always be one of my fave games.
FTW. how the mighty have fallen =/...
There is that dumb repeat what the previous guys says thing that's becoming so popular yet totally unnecessary and stupid.
;-D + 'RARE' were Brilliant in their 'N64' days. Shame...
Perfect Dark Fitness Program - "let's get Kazooie" confirmed!!
rare and fitness?...
Meanwhile... I think Rare could make a great fitness game. I have faith in this company in making a good product. Why not try it out?
Exactly! I think a fitness game designed by them would be amazing. I've never been a fan of these fitness games but being the Rare fanboy that I am I'm pretty pumped for it.
who's still "pumped" about this game?! xD
a fanboy like ^ will eat poop on a platter from what they worship
I'd eat Rare's poop.
From RARE... THAT'S YOUR SUPERIOR NATAL SOFTWARE STUPID ANIMALS!!!!!!! those are gonna be your hardcore games, copies of the fvcking WII, instead of working in another Fvcking Killer Instinct for the Craptal, Rare decided to d a fitness game... IM SO GLAD YOU WILL HAVE THIS POS while we will have superior games on the PS3
I'm glad we get Natal too. You guys can stay obese.
i hate the wii cause of the motion crap,i love my xbox but wit natal ima hate it too.im too old for motion crap what i look like playing like if im playing with a imaginary friend my gf is going to look at me like if im idiot child jumping around and swinging my arms motion blows
Wow I hadn't realised how messed up Rare is. One of the greatest game companies corrupted by Microsoft's idiotic ideas. I don't blame them. I am just sad to see these once great companies fall into mediocricy like this. Rare thanks for Donkey Kong, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie
I think MS is a bit late to the party for a fit game to make any kind of impact (and Sony too if they make one). The wii fit has sold so well because its perfect for the casual crowd who might own a console, but might not do a ton of hardcore gaming on it. It's an add on thats perfect for them. No soccer mom or senior has any interest in a 360 or PS3. And any guy who wants to really actually "work out" is not gonna use a fitness game lol. Their going to hit the gym.
Damn Rare has become a shell of it's former glory.
Teh DEFINITIVE fitness game!!!!!
Wow, how the mighty have fallen the once King of games Rare now doing this is just sad, I understand Nintendo but rare come on!
2010 the year microsoft went casual.