Would you believe Banjo Kazooie is almost 10 years old now? That makes IGN feel old. But it probably makes Rare, the company also behind GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Kameo and many other quality games, feel like part of the game development woodwork. The company has come a long way since Jetpac and Battletoads - some might agree that, as of late, the company's releases have definitely flown under the radar or, with the exception of Viva Pinata, lacked that certain Rare quality that set the Stamper brothers' company apart from the flock.
It's not fair to say this is a company that has lost its touch - it's just a very different studio to the one IGN fondly recall from 1998. It's with this understanding in mind that IGN are taking a few pot-shots at what Rare are up to between now and 2010 - outside of the announced Viva Pinata DS and PC games.