On Lionhead’s Closure

Lionhead_Studios_LogoYesterday Microsoft announced the cancellation of Fable Legends and the likely shuttering of Guildford’s Lionhead studios. Continue reading

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Why Rare Replay Shames Microsoft

jpgRare used to be one of the UK’s most treasured developers, but since parting ways with Nintendo and shacking up with Microsoft, they’ve been criminally under utilised.

Towards the end of the last console generation they hit rock bottom, tasked with churning out Kinect Sports games for the titular much-maligned motion capture device. There was a growing fear that Microsoft would have them servicing the casual market indefinitely. Continue reading