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Feature: The Making of Jet Force Gemini - Part One

The Making of Jet Force Gemini - Part One

In the first of a two-part feature, we go behind the scenes on what is regarded by many as the N64's finest action title

Back in the late ‘90s being an N64 owner was a testing experience. Having to listen to your Playstation-owning chums constantly droning on about Lara Croft and Solid Snake was enough to put any Nintendo devotee in a bad mood, but the general lack of quality software towards the..

Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Game Boy

The Making of the Nintendo Game Boy

Last year the machine turned 20, but what was it like to work with? We speak to the developers who made this legendary handheld sing

Every now and then a product comes along that is so groundbreaking that it becomes synonymous with its function. The Hoover, Cellotape, Pritt-Stik…these names and many more like them have become so intrinsically...

News: Old Cart on the Block Has the Right Stuff

Old Cart on the Block Has the Right Stuff

Rare prototype NES box surfaces on eBay

Every now and then, eBay turns up a real find, something you never thought you'd see in your natural life: a rare console edition, a forgotten classic, a badly beaten prototype box for an unreleased NES game. If you're a fan of the latter, you'll be thrilled by this story that a scuffed box for the sadly canned New Kids on the Block NES game has surfaced on..

News: Rare May Return to Nintendo Consoles

Rare May Return to Nintendo Consoles

Don't think you've seen the last of them...

Rare used to be Nintendo's behemoth, their go-to guys when it came to crafting first-party masterpieces. They really made their name on the N64, but afterwards their relationship with the Big N got a little more complicated and they now reside under the Microsoft umbrella. However, last year they released the rather sensational Viva Pinata: Pocket..

News: Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

Rare: Fate Was Against Us With Goldeneye

UK developer sees little chance of a Virtual Console release

A while back we got rather excited about the prospect of seeing the N64 classic Goldeneye on the Virtual Console. Such enthusiasm was perfectly understandable - it's still one of the best FPS games you're ever likely to play - but sadly legal wrangles between Nintendo, Microsoft and current Bond license holder Activision seemed to scupper..

News: Molyneux: Nintendo Made Rare Too Secretive

Molyneux: Nintendo Made Rare Too Secretive

Lionhead boss intends to give the UK developer an "identity"

Lionhead boss and newly appointed creative director of Microsoft Europe Peter Molyneux has been speaking exclusively to Gamesindustry.biz about his role in assisting Microsoft's internal development teams - with Rare being one of them. Molyneux - who founded legendary UK software house Bullfrog (Populous, Magic Carpet) before starting up..