This month marks the 10th year anniversary of the acquisition of Rare Ltd. to Microsoft. Rare (formerly known as Rareware) became a household name in the 90s as Nintendo's second-party developer and achieved critical acclaim with amazing titles like Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Goldeneye 007, Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark.
It was in September 2002 when the giant PC company bought Rare for US$375 million to own 100% of the company and as a result, Rare became nothing more than a mediocre developer - producing weak Kinect games and other uninspiring titles (with the exception of Viva Pinata and Nuts and Bolts). What was once a golden gem in the gaming world is now a peasant to Microsoft so yeah, thanks a lot, you dumb jerks. Hope you are proud of yourselves, you Microsoft maggots.