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Xbox, Xbox 360 games added to Microsoft’s cloud gaming program

Backward compatibility reaches the cloud

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Getting outbid on GoldenEye's sequel helped Rare create Perfect Dark

The latest installement of Rare Ltd.'s making-of series "Rare Revealed" is a long look at Perfect Dark, one of the seminal works in first-person shooters' breakthrough on consoles near the turn of...

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Rare Replay Countdown: 30 Rare classics ranked from worst to best

Rare Replay, a collection of 30 Rare-developed games from the last 32 years, comes out this week. It's a game that's well worth owning if you have an Xbox One, even just for the history's sake, but...

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Rare Replay review: in times past

Whether you have fond memories of Rare games or not, there's no denying that it's a developer with an almost comically deep history. Rare has existed since 1982, when it was a quirky start-up...

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Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth Minecraft (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in...