Rare's Problem Is Not Microsoft

Hardcore Gamer: Rare’s problem isn’t what you think - it’s not that they left Nintendo, and it’s not that they joined Microsoft. Rare’s main flaw is entirely of their own creation.

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ValKilmer1556d ago

It's not having a new Banjo Kazooie.

badz1491556d ago

the problem is not Microsoft? it's like saying DICE's problem is not EA. IT FREAKING IS!

Necro_5591556d ago

Its not MS's problem at all. Not only that but Rare would be completely dead if it wasnt for MS. Nintendo has no intentions to buy them and they were going under. MS came in and saved the day. Its a fact.

Eonjay1556d ago


How can that be when RARE is completely owned, funded and staffed by Microsoft.

Sony Santa Monica apparently had been working on a project for years that wasn't making progress. They ended that projects funding, fired the staff and reorganized the studio. So that studios mistakes become Sony's problem by extension.

badz1491556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )


so? your point is? when something you own have problem, you're part of the problem too.

-Foxtrot1556d ago

Yeah but Microsoft didn't help.

If they saw the studio was falling on hard times and loosing talent then it's up to the company that bought them to replace that talent and make the studio what it was in the good old days.

Not to mention Microsoft should of never agreed on Nuts and Bolts.

GamingSinceThe80s1556d ago

It may not have been a True Banjo game but I for one rather liked Nuts and bolts.A 9 out of 10 in my book.

LAWSON721556d ago

I agree it was very fun especially online. IMO if Banjo Threeie happened it should of course be a platformer but also have a dedicated online mode like N&B

Ps4marksthespotnotX1556d ago

It's RARE they make a good game these days

FlyingFoxy1556d ago

Perfect Dark 64 came out in 2000...

LAWSON721556d ago

Perfect Dark 2000
Banjo Tooie 2000
Conker BFD 2001

Also these good games they also made in the 2000s

Viva Pinata
Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise
Banjo N&B (you may not like it but critically it was well received and I personally thought it was a very well made game)

This list is not as great as the 90s and sadly they apparently only make Kinect Sports games these days and I don't think they will ever make a good game again. But they certainly had some good games in the 2000s.

Gezmoyassine1556d ago

I see what you did there.Brilliant XD

DallasTrout1556d ago

Most of the people who made Conker, Banjo Kazooie and Goldeneye don't work at RARE anymore.

BVFTW1556d ago (Edited 1556d ago )

Gregg Mayles, lead designer of Banjo-kazooie, Battletoads and DKC2 works there, lead designer of Killer Instinct and former voice of Jago Kenn Lobb works in Microsoft Studios as creative director and oversees the new "KI" development, Leigh Loveday wrote the script of the dkc games and blast corps is still there. Rare still has lots of its former talent.

Muadiib1555d ago

I really hope that Ken Lobb oversees more games using Rare IP's, he has done an excellent job with Killer Instinct, imo the only game worth getting a next-gen console for till Destiny comes out (really hope both come to the pc).

Aldous_Snow1556d ago

Wow... I'm glad Batman knows what he's talking about

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