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News: Rare discusses the future

Rare discusses the future

More reboots in line.

Rare has mentioned that after Kinect Sports Rivals releases, they will be working on new methods to bring back some favorite past games to the Xbox One, however, they will be utilizing Kinect as well. In an interview with Simon Woodroffe and OXM at Gamescom, he stated "the studio is keen to develop that approach to come up with...

News: Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Kinect Sports Rivals Will Skip Launch of Xbox One

Delay means "extra time to add polish"

Announced at E3 this year, Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals was to be released on the same day as the Xbox One. Those launch plans have now been changed, with a release date now being pegged for spring 2014. A statement from Microsoft confirms the delay: Kinect Sports Rivals is an ambitious project and a...

E3 2013: Killer Instinct is Back

Killer Instinct is Back

C-c-c-coming exclusively to Xbox One

Guess what guys? It looks as if the "historic franchise" that Double Helix is bringing to Xbox One is, in fact, Killer Instinct. Revealed in a teaser trailer during the Microsoft press briefing, the video of Killer Instinct showcased many of the series favorite characters deep in combat, each brought to life in...

News: Rare Considered Reviving Battletoads

Rare Considered Reviving Battletoads

But could Rash, Pimple, and Zitz now be coming to Xbox One?

After news broke that Rare may be bringing one of their many beloved franchises to this year’s E3, we decided to dig a little further to see if we could find any hints as to what they could be working on – besides the rumored Killer Instinct. While we didn’t happen to score anything...

News: Rare Bringing "Historic Franchise" to E3

Rare Bringing "Historic Franchise" to E3

A Rare return to form?

Way back in 2002, Microsoft acquired developer Rare from Nintendo and brought beloved series such as Conker, Perfect Dark, and Banjo-Kazooie to the Xbox and Xbox 360. Since then, they've mostly been developing Kinect-based titles and neglecting all of that juicy IP that fans have been clamoring for. Well, it looks as if the...

News: Rare Keeps Focus On Kinect for Next Title

Rare Keeps Focus On Kinect for Next Title

But in which generation?

Kinect Sports developer Rare is keeping a firm eye on Kinect, if a new job listing spotted by OXM is to be believed. The company is hiring a principle network services engineer, noting that they are "continuing to push the boundaries of the Kinect hardware with our exciting new project." In addition to this, they make...

News: Expect to See Much More Voice Recognition in Core Games

Expect to See Much More Voice Recognition in Core Games

Everybody's as it

While we've pretty much all realised Kinect will not be able to give us a great hardcore experience, it can still play a part in core titles through voice recognition. Kinect engineer at Rare, David Quinn, told Gamasutra we can expect a lot more speech recognition in future core games. Talking about his experience on Kinect Sports...

News: More Kinect Sports: Season Two DLC Out Now

More Kinect Sports: Season Two DLC Out Now

Ice to see you

Kinect Sports: Season Two keeps the downloadable content flowing, with the Midnight Mountain Ski Pack available on Xbox Live Marketplace now for 400 Microsoft Points. The pack adds three new slopes — Backwoods Blast, Pitch Black and After Hours — to take on under cover of darkness, with new Achievements and Challenges included...

News: Kinect Sports: Season Two Golf DLC Out Next Week

Kinect Sports: Season Two Golf DLC Out Next Week

Fore-hundred MSP

You can treat your caddy to some new sights next week, as Kinect Sports: Season Two is due to get nine new holes from the Xbox Live Marketplace. The Maple Lakes golf pack launches on 20th December for 400 Microsoft Points, adding nine new holes alongside new Challenges and Achievements. On the same day the game will also get a free...

News: Rare Talks Kinect's Past Problems and Future Promise

Rare Talks Kinect's Past Problems and Future Promise

Where is it going?

No matter what you make of Kinect's current games line-up or its future potential, you can't argue the past 12 months have been anything but fascinating: watching developers create new concepts to fit a button-free body-tracking control system, with all the success and struggle that brings with it. One studio that's been integral...

News: Free Kinect Sports Season Two DLC Out Now

Free Kinect Sports Season Two DLC Out Now

Up your game

We're big fans of Kinect Sports: Season Two here at KINECTaku, especially now Rare's released some new downloadable content for free. Available on Xbox Live Marketplace today, the Kinect Sports: Season Two Challenge Pack #1 adds new modes to each sport: Crazy Kicker (American Football), Frantic Fielder (Baseball), Cool Ringings...

Hands On: Kinect Sports Season Two

Kinect Sports Season Two

We visit Rare's UK HQ to experience what could be this Christmas' biggest Kinect title

Given the incredible commercial and critical response to the original Kinect Sports, it was inevitable that a sequel of some description would occur. What was slightly less predictable was the news that the legendary British code house Rare would be co-developing...

News: Kinect Sports: Season Two - You Ask the Questions!

Kinect Sports: Season Two - You Ask the Questions!

We want your input

Excited about Kinect Sports: Season Two's release later this year? Have burning questions for developer Rare that simply must be answered? Then we have the perfect situation for you. We'll be speaking with the creative minds behind development team Rare in the near future and want to arrive with a bundle of your questions. Want to...

News: Does This Kinect Sports: Season Two Trailer Score or Miss?

Does This Kinect Sports: Season Two Trailer Score or Miss?

Balls and darts

Two of the new sports in Kinect Sports: Season Two are featured in a shiny new trailer below. Hopefully the tennis can improve on the slightly shaky motion controls in SEGA's Virtua Tennis 4, and let's face it: the darts can't be any worse than in the disastrous Game Party in Motion. Microsoft UK has announced a release date of 25th...

News: Summer Saturdays Serve Up Fun at Rough Trade East

Summer Saturdays Serve Up Fun at Rough Trade East

Britain's top two female table tennis players kick it off with Kinect Sports

This past Saturday saw Kelly Sibley and Joanna Parker, the top ranked table tennis players in Britain, face off at London's Rough Trade East record and media store with Kinect Sports. The event launches Summer Saturdays, to run until 27th August, at which Rough Trade East...