There is a rumor going around the internet that Nintendo is in the talks with Microsoft to purchase RARE from them. For those who don’t know who RARE is, or for those who lived in a cave most of their life, RARE is responsible for a number of successful games on Nintendo consoles. From Donkey Kong Country to Conkers Bad Fur Day to Banjo Kazooie, they’re responsible for it all. RARE was purchased by Microsoft in 2002 and has since gone to create titles such as Viva Pinata and Banjo Kazooie: Nutz and Bolts *screams internally*. Of course, this is only a rumor, but if it turns out to be true it is completely possible that this could ring in the RARE renaissance, bringing back their glorious days working for Nintendo. I personally would love for this to be true, I couldn’t want anything more then Banjo Kazooie to return to their glorious roots, except maybe a pony, that barfs rainbows.