Entries in 'rare' (38)

Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason free to all Xbox One owners

Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason free to all Xbox One owners

A free trial version of Kinect Sports Rivals will be made available as a download for all Xbox One owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2013 at 3:24PM in News
MICROSOFT: Kinect Sports Rivals available at Xbox One launch

MICROSOFT: Kinect Sports Rivals available at Xbox One launch

Rare's best-selling sporting mini-game collection will return when Xbox One launches this November.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 10th 2013 at 7:39PM in News
George Andreas departs Rare for Sony

George Andreas departs Rare for Sony

Industry vet George Andreas has left Microsoft-owned developer Rare for Sony Europe.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2013 at 6:30AM in News

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Rare's Henson becomes new Lionhead boss

Rare's Henson becomes new Lionhead boss

Industry verteran Scott Henson has been named as the new head of operations at Fable studio Lionhead.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 10th 2013 at 3:23PM in News
Kinect's next big challenge - natural speech

Kinect's next big challenge - natural speech

The next big challenge for Kinect developers is natural speech, says Rare engineer David Quinn.

by Seth Tipps
on Jun 26th 2012 at 10:44AM in News
Rare hires Sega design chief

Rare hires Sega design chief

Former Sega design chief Simon Woodroffe has joined Microsoft-owned UK developer Rare as its new creative director.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2012 at 2:07PM in News
Rare Skylanders figures sell for £827 on eBay

Rare Skylanders figures sell for £827 on eBay

Activision’s toy-based console title Skylanders has demonstrated its incredibly loyal fan following after an auction for some rare figures reached £797 on eBay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2012 at 1:48PM in News

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A gaming Holodeck for your home? It’s on the way, says Rare

A gaming Holodeck for your home? It’s on the way, says Rare

Total immersion in a believable and completely customisable digital world. The vision offered by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Holodeck represents the ultimate gaming nirvana, and Rare boss Scott Henson ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2011 at 11:11AM in News
Super Meat Boy hits retail next month

Super Meat Boy hits retail next month

Cult download hit Super Meat Boy will arrive in the form of two UK retail special editions on August 26th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 1:13PM in News
E3 2011: Rare developing voice-focused Kinect title

E3 2011: Rare developing voice-focused Kinect title

Rare is reportedly working on a new Kinect title where voice control is a big focus.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2011 at 2:17PM in News
Reports signal job losses at Rare

Reports signal job losses at Rare

UK studio Rare is at the centre of conflicting accounts of layoffs across its art department.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2011 at 3:19PM in News

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Kinect Sports gets Facebook app

Kinect Sports gets Facebook app

Microsoft has launched a Kinect Sports Facebook application that offers integration with the motion-sensing game.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 11th 2010 at 3:22PM in News
Rare teases possible 3DS development

Rare teases possible 3DS development

Though it’s now a wholly-owned Microsoft studio, UK developer Rare has hinted that it may yet return to rival platforms for future handheld projects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2010 at 10:03AM in News
Rare: Look out – Kinect will be amazing

Rare: Look out – Kinect will be amazing

The new manager of Microsoft owned UK developer Rare has told MCV that the progress made in Kinect game development over recent months points to an amazing future for the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Rare now focused on Kinect

Rare now focused on Kinect

Scott Henson, the new studio manager of Microsoft owned developer Rare, has told MCV that he expects the studio to work exclusively on Kinect-compatible software going forwards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2010 at 1:00AM in News

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Rare gets new studio boss

Rare gets new studio boss

Microsoft has revealed that experienced company man Scott Henson has become the new studio manager of owned UK developer Rare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2010 at 1:00AM in News
Activision tried to buy Rare

Activision tried to buy Rare

Ed fries, the man central to Microsoft’s record-breaking $375 million acquisition of Rare, revealed to Develop that Bobby Kotick’s Activision made an princely offer for the GoldenEye studio – one ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2010 at 3:21PM in News
Rare refutes Kinect 'downgrade' claims

Rare refutes Kinect 'downgrade' claims

Microsoft’s innovative controllerless peripheral, Kinect, has not been downgraded during its evolution from concept to final product, says an exec at UK studio Rare.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2010 at 12:32PM in News
MS launches Kinect competition

MS launches Kinect competition

Microsoft has kicked off a nationwide competition allowing three winners to bring Kinect to their town or village.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 5:22PM in News
Format holders set for Edinburgh showcase

Format holders set for Edinburgh showcase

All three platform holders have thrown their weight behind this week's Edinburgh Interactive Festival, promising to show off new titles and technology.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 5:31PM in News
Rare: Controllers too convoluted

Rare: Controllers too convoluted

The Kinect development director at Rare believes the industry’s principal control mechanism – the joypad – has grown too complex and complicated for the wider market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 14th 2010 at 6:47PM in News
Big names set for GDC Europe

Big names set for GDC Europe

The organisers of GDC Europe have announced a string of lectures and talks for its 2010 event in Cologne.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 12th 2010 at 7:46PM in News
XBOX: Kinect Sports announced

XBOX: Kinect Sports announced

Microsoft has announced Kinect Sports, a new mini-game compilation that uses the motion controller.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 14th 2010 at 8:34PM in News
Rare reveals new look

Rare reveals new look

UK studio Rare has undergone a facelift as it turns 25, resplendent with four new logos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2010 at 12:55PM in News