Thursday, January 04, 2007

Brothers Leave Rare

In gaming news Chris and Tim Stamper, two of Rare's co-founders, have left the company. The brothers who founded the company which is based in the UK in 1985 were the leadership behind some classic games. The studio created GoldenEye 007, Killer Instinct, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64 which myself and I am sure many others I know lost many hours to. In 2002, the studio was acquired by Microsoft after the software giant bought the stakes owned by Nintendo and the Stamper brothers. According to reports I have read they have left to try something new elsewhere.

Goldeneye was the one in my opinion and that is what got me into games until I got into going out clubbing and playing other games with people haha. This was until I met my partner and had children and I got into gaming again, I would never say that I was hardcore though. Far from it as if you have played against me online you know what I am talking about. Please no one post a response to that quote haha. Just thought I would post this as kind of haven't given my 360 much love lately but that will change as need to have a shy month and avoid pubs, clubs and spending money !!