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Activision Almost Beat Microsoft to Buy Rare

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Before British developer Rare settled in the hands of Microsoft, it was almost purchased by Activision in a heated bidding war. Rare Ware worked with Nintendo for years to create some of the most memorable and iconic franchises in gaming history, but it went looking for a buyer after Nintendo could no longer fund their partnership and refused to purchase them outright. Apparently, when the studio began taking offers back in 2002, Activision was one of the biggest bidders: In an interview with IGN, Xbox co-creator Ed Fries revealed that the Call of Duty publisher was in line to win...

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