Microsoft thought they owned Donkey Kong

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Microsoft thought they owned Donkey Kong
 

 
According to former Rare employee and “Conker’s Bad Fur Day” director, Chris Seavor, Microsoft mistakenly thought they owned the "Donkey Kong" franchise after they bought Rare.

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Spurred by a question on Twitter asking where the Xbox One’s version of “Knack” was, Seavor shared an early story from Microsoft’s acquisition of Rare.

The current generation of 'enablers' won't even know they own the IP... Here's a true story.. When Rare was first bought by MS a group of execs came on a tour.. One of them noticed the Donkey Kong. ..Posters everywhere and said.. 'Hey that's great.. We own Donkey Kong right??' ........./massivesigh

Seavor then ended the conversation with “Christ, whatever happened to Starfox? MS aren't the only ones sitting on prime real estate and wondering why their arse is sore.”

It was recently that another former Rare employee, Phil Tossell, talked about the "severe cultural clash" between Microsoft and Rare after the pricey acquisition. While Tossell discussed how Rare became more Microsoft-controlled over time, he noted the Twycross, England developer is currently undergoing a “rebirth” with new exciting titles on the horizon.

Given the heavy promotion Microsoft is putting on the Xbox One’s “Killer Instinct” remake, a game they've declined Rare to make in the past, it seems they’re better utilizing Rare’s intellectual properties now. Although eyebrows were raised when the new “Killer Instinct” game was revealed to be made outside of Rare, Seavor mentioned in his “Conker’s Bad Fur Day” commentaries that getting the original “Killer Instinct” team back is like asking for Pink Floyd to reunite.

As for Donkey Kong, he’s still at home at Nintendo and once again in the hands of Retro Studios for “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.” While the lack of Kremlings as baddies in the recent Donkey Kong games may look as if their rights were lost to Microsoft, they’re still owned by Nintendo too.
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 06-29-2013, 10:05 PM         #2
Cya Nerd 
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 5 years ago '10        #3
Hovi Bryant 676 heat pts676
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These guys are still out of touch with gamers and the industry. Not even surprised at any of this.
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Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209 OP
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 Hovi Bryant said:
These guys are still out of touch with gamers and the industry. Not even surprised at any of this.
I agree. Still surprised at this though.
 06-29-2013, 10:12 PM         #5
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*ostrich laugh*
 5 years ago '06        #6
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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fu xbox goooooo ps4
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OldBusiness 164 heat pts164
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I really aint interested in them reviving Donkey Kong and don't care about who owns it


Im actually wanting them to bring Narc back the right way. Could be dope as fu*k with a real open world engine and online play

And not that bullsh*t they tried to do in 05. Rare ended up being known for N64 games and k!ller Instinct but they used to make some dope NES/Gameboy games to like Pro AM and Narc

Wasn't Narc the first overly bloody/super violent game??? And they need to let 8ball/MJG do the soundtrack since they once made a song dedicated to the bad guy from Narc
 5 years ago '06        #8
ChevyBrah 216 heat pts216
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xbox bunch of dummies
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OldBusiness 164 heat pts164
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Freeze! You're busted! Go to the end when you got to run over the dogs. Ah man America is such a pus*y a.ss place nowadays
 5 years ago '13        #10
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narc the good old days of nes my childhood
 06-29-2013, 10:24 PM         #12
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Fun fact: I saw on G4's icons series that miyamoto originally hated the DK Country games, because he thought that Rare took such a different approach with the game, it was pure rubbish. He thought it was ugly, and played terribly.

I think he hated it mostly because it was an American dev team,and he figured there was no way they could do the character justice by going in the direction that they did. He ain't hate it enough to give them the damn DK name though.


*Camel Laugh*


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 5 years ago '05        #13
Nyse03 15 heat pts15
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Look at the first 4 posters in this thread including the OP.

These f*ggot n*ggas are jokes.

 06-29-2013, 10:32 PM         #14
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 Hovi Bryant said:
These guys are still out of touch with gamers and the industry. Not even surprised at any of this.

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 5 years ago '06        #15
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 Hovi Bryant said:
These guys are still out of touch with gamers and the industry. Not even surprised at any of this.
this


they're like old a.ss people tryna use a smartphone for the first time
 5 years ago '12        #16
ThePainkiller 356 heat pts356
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 OG k!lla said:



Freeze! You're busted! Go to the end when you got to run over the dogs. Ah man America is such a pus*y a.ss place nowadays
Good fu*king times.
 06-29-2013, 10:54 PM         #17
Cya Nerd 
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 OG k!lla said:
I really aint interested in them reviving Donkey Kong and don't care about who owns it


Im actually wanting them to bring Narc back the right way. Could be dope as fu*k with a real open world engine and online play

And not that bullsh*t they tried to do in 05. Rare ended up being known for N64 games and k!ller Instinct but they used to make some dope NES/Gameboy games to like Pro AM and Narc

Wasn't Narc the first overly bloody/super violent game??? And they need to let 8ball/MJG do the soundtrack since they once made a song dedicated to the bad guy from Narc

Reviving donkey kong? It's not in a need to be revived
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OldBusiness 164 heat pts164
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 ThePainkiller said:
Good fu*king times.
Real n*ggas know wassup

 Cya Nerd said:
Reviving donkey kong? It's not in a need to be revived
Nobody gives a sh*t
 5 years ago '04        #19
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 OG k!lla said:



Freeze! You're busted! Go to the end when you got to run over the dogs. Ah man America is such a pus*y a.ss place nowadays
Old a.ss grandpa a.ss n*gga. Sit yo old a.ss in your lay-z-boy and stfu.
 06-29-2013, 11:41 PM         #20
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