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Sea of Thieves is Microsoft's fastest-selling new IP this generation

Sea of Thieves is Microsoft's fastest-selling new IP this generation

Eric Frederiksen

Microsoft and Rare’s new pirate simulator Sea of Thieves may have struggled with us critics, but it’s a hit with gamers and Microsoft’s fastest-selling new IP with 2 million copies of the game in players hands already. “The worldwide excitement for Sea of Thieves has made it the fastest-selling first-party new IP of this generation,” said Rare studio head Aaron Duncan in a statement. “...

Rare was working on GoldenEye 007 for the Xbox 360, leaked footage shows what could have been

Rare was working on GoldenEye 007 for the Xbox 360, leaked footage shows what could have been

Ron Duwell

We’re far past the days of hoping for Rare’s GoldenEye 007 remaster. A quality re-envisioning of the game was in the works, but when plans fell through because of Nintendo trademarks and the Xbox 360 console, it was the current license owner, Activision, who stepped in to clear the air. And what was our consolidation prize for losing out on this legendary title? A generic FPS hyped as a...

Nintendo's Miyamoto wanted Goldeneye to end with everyone shaking hands

Nintendo's Miyamoto wanted Goldeneye to end with everyone shaking hands

Eric Frederiksen

If left up to Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary designer of titles like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, one of the N64’s fan-favorite titles might’ve ended a bit differently. Speaking at the GameCity Festival in Nottingham recently, Goldeneye co-designer Martin Hollis talked about some of the game’s history, according to The Guardian. The game was originally much more violent...