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A Celebration of Ultimate Play the Game and Rare’s Carole Stamper

When people talk about the history of Ultimate Play the Game and Rare, Carole Stamper (neé: Ward) is barely mentioned. But between Ultimate’s founding in 1982 to the Stamper family’s eventual departure from Rare in 2007, she was a constant figure behind the scenes. In the early days of Ultimate,…

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A ‘Rare’ Interview with Donkey Kong Country Composer Eveline Novakovic

In 2007, video game composer Eveline Novakovic (née Fischer) faced a difficult decision. Working at Rare had been the perfect job — it was a state-of-the-art games studio nestled away in the English countryside, and a place where she could be creative alongside a team of other talented individuals. But…

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ICYMI: Everything (Important) Microsoft Announced on Today’s Inside Xbox

Microsoft kicked off its annual XO fan convention earlier today by announcing new games from Rare, Obsidian, and Dontnod, along with new indie titles, the continued expansion of the Xbox Games Pass library, and the impending arrival of a few classics that have never before appeared on an Xbox platform.…

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