Official M$ Press Release On Rare

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  1. DeathKnight

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    Is RARE worth 350,000??? Kameo is that RPG right?
     
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    You beat me to it :(

    http://www.xbox.com/cms/asx/news/rareannouncement-0001-Hi.asx (cheesy)

    zurich
     
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    Cool! Something interesting...

     
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    let's see what will happen.

    Too bad we don't have any insight infos about Rare, I bet a few peoples will leave, and most of the time, it's the best guys which leave the first.
    (They can find a job/create a firm more easily)

    I've seen a few firm buyout, and it often go wrong.
     
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    Yay, now we finally know everything.

    I hope Kameo is as good as I think it's going to be, and I hope that they don't make it "darker" for Xbox.

    I suspect that Rare will be exactly the same way they've always been, sans Nintendo licenses. This is a good thing.

    Thank goodness that Sony didn't buy Rare! High-end graphics have always been their forte, and IMHO, PS2 doesn't cut it. I got SFA today, and it rocks. Amazing graphics, great gameplay.. high production value. Rare = t3h win!
     
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    Ingenu,

    Sounds to me like plenty of people are happy with the change at Rare.


    [url]http://www.rarenet.com/cgi-bin/ib/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=34 [/url]
     
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    Maybe they'll be able to keep the magic 30 frames per second now :D
     
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    Rare team meeting:

    director: Who was sending those negative comments to Rarenet again?

    *cricket chirping*

    director: Now, send some more comments while I'm here. Thank you.

    :)
     
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    oooh, MS got the rights to JFG. I hope this means we can expect a sequel.
     
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    Killer Instinct :eek:
     
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    zurich, that news item quote that you posted, where is that from?
     
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    yeah sure rare need a xbox to do that :



    http://www.rareware.com/html/kameo/shots.html
     
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    You can download a video clip of Kameo running on xbox here.

    ftp://209.164.21.30/pub/kameo/kameo_sep02.mov

    As far as i can tell, Rare hasn't lost a thing these days. This is a pretty impressive looking title. Just like starfox.
     
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    Thats Kameo? Ehhh..

    Looks like their fur rendering technique got a little botched in the GC -> Xbox transition.

    I have a feeling that Rare was hard pressed to show _something_ on the Xbox, and this is what they showed. :-?

    Time cures all..

    zurich
     
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    They are using the same technique but I don't think they wanted the thin fur effect...
     
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    Most of Rare's games struggled like that on N64.. but if you're referring to SFA's framerate.. it's 60fps.

    For the most part, anyway. I've noticed some minor slowdown mostly when turning the view. Lots of stuff to render.

    SFA = gorgeous. The Xbox, being somewhat faster than the 'Cube, should be a great place for Rare to show off.

    Just give 'em time. BTW, I'm not sure.. but I think those Kameo shots are early and on the Xbox. As I said, give 'em time.
     
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    Nintendo owns the rights to Killer Instinct. That news quote is the first I've heard of Rare getting the rights to it. None of the official announcements mention KI, and unless Nintendo sold the rights, Rare doesn't have them.
     
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