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Rare opening new UK studio

Longstanding UK developer Rare is set to open a second studio in Birmingham, marking the first time the developer has ventured beyond its Twycross headquarters. The new offices will open in April, and the Microsoft-owned developer says the move comes as part of a change to the current model of …

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Perfect Dark XBLA dated

Microsoft has confirmed that Rare’s much wanted retro re-release Perfect Dark will be released on Xbox Live Arcade on March 17th at a price of just 800 Microsoft Points. While staying true to the original, the game has received an HD overhaul and will support online multiplayer. Microsoft has also …

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Rare hints at Natal Killer Instinct

Rare studio head Mark Betteridge has strongly indicated that a new Killer Instinct game could be developed for Natal. Street Fighter IV looked great and they’ve done a great job, and I’m a big fan of those products, but with KI we want to do something different rather than go …

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Rare ‘hopeful’ of creating Natal FPS

Developer Rare has told MCV that it is "hopeful" of creating an FPS for new Xbox platform Project Natal. The firm, best known for its work on GoldenEye, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark told MCV that it is focused on Natal – which it saw as a "great opportunity". Right now …

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Microsoft killed Kameo 2

Consumer games site CVG is reporting that Microsoft has pulled the plug on a number of games in development at Rare – including a sequel to Xbox 360 launch title Kameo. The portal claims that Rare earlier this year underwent a company-wide restructure” in an effort to focus its resources …

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Xbox 360 could save researchers thousands

A University of Warwick researcher and former employee of Microsoft developer Rare has demonstrated an Xbox 360 chip is equivalent in power to parallel network PCs. Dr Simon Scarle discovered the console’s Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) boasts the same parallel processing power as several thousands of pounds worth of PC …

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