The Rise and Fall of Rare
The Gamer from Mars will go over the rise and fall of one of the most famous developers in gaming history.
So now you're generalizing all gingers as being good people?
A little bit of internet fun I guess. :)
Or maybe I'm just making a non serious remarks. Gingers are awesome people :D
And according to the sane internets and brains not fried yet, that comment is the equivalent of douchebaggery and hatin'.
Words from the mouth of an inspiration follows: What you doin' hatin'? STOP HATIN'!!!
You can blend your own bacon after you have done the above words of inspiration.
1. Ah. So what you're saying is that this legal impossibility of liscencing happened because.....
2. And then ignored it, telling them to work on a decade old character.
but according to the internets, gingers have no souls...
1. Nintendo did fund them.
2. It may not have been there first choice, but Nintendo did ask for there input.
FRD downfall was much bigger than Haze. It was Ubisoft doing deals behind their back, change in management at Lucasarts, Activision leading them on... etc.
Have a read of this http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-04-free-radical-vs-the-monsters
My lecturer at university used to work there and sometimes talks about development of Haze and Star Wars so in some ways, I should be thankful.
That's true. Rare wanted to make a Mario game and Nintendo said no and told them to use Donkey Kong. They probably invented Diddy because the original plan was to have Mario and Luigi on screen together and he needed a partner.
So there's still hope for the game to come. I for one hope this will happen.
Loved the presentation. It was very accurate and entertaining.
Wow,SAD day. I didn't know that Rare was not just off the radar but pretty much gone. I'll never see an amazing game stamped with their seal again. Sad day...
I don't think it has to do with being a Ginger.
But he does look a little like Destin.
"THE FALL" "MICROSOFT"
That's all you had to say.
Well, you're dead wrong about Nintendo funding them at all in the NES days. If that were remotely true, LJN, ACCLAIM, Gametek and so on wouldn't have been able to publish those games in other terriroties, thereby taking the profits from sales. And Nintendoo also likely wouldn't have allowed most of the games to be ported to the Megadrive.
Also, I've never once heard of them actually choosing Donkey Kong. Stories I've heard involves Nintendo telling them to use the character, as they hadn't been able to sell the stuff much after 89
You mean wikipedia XD
In all honesty I read a couple retrospectives and interviews and took what I felt was interesting.
I'd like to see your research on this.
LJN are producers and Publishers. Rare are Developers.
You don't really get how videogames work, do you?
At least they became Crytek UK afterward.