Reader's Questions for next castaway - Martin 'Rare' Hollis

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Reader's Questions for next castaway - Martin 'Rare' Hollis

Post by DRS » Fri Nov 09, 2007 6:45 pm

That time again folks and next up is Martin Hollis. Talked to him briefly when we did the Making Of GoldenEye and he's a fan of our little mag, so be assured you'll be posing questions to a friend ;]

You probably know this already, but he worked on Killer Instinct, GoldenEye and Perfect Dark at Rare, then was involved in the development of the Gamecube (sounds intriguing) before setting up his own company, Zoonami.

All questions gratefully received and of course they can be as general or specific as you fancy.

Cheers in advance - you never fail to come up with good stuff mi ducks.

Paul @;]

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Post by merman » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:53 pm

How would you describe your time working at Rare, and was it a good environment for writing and developing games?
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Post by NorthWay » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:43 pm

Is it a frustrating experience to begin on a new and hush-hush project that is enormously powerful compared to current stuff (probably so much so that people don't believe in the specs that are rumoured), and then see how time passes by and Moore's Law chugs on and ups the list of what PCs and competing consoles can do while you (or the company making the hw your game is targeting) is _still_ not finished and can release?

What did you think about the cart/cd choice of Nintendo and Sony at the time of the N64 and PS1?

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Post by LeeT » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:06 pm

Are you annoyed at the (relative) failure of the Gamecube?

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Post by Nitters » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:12 pm

What's it like being part of a sucessful videogame project - especially one of the best film to video game translations of all time?
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Post by SirClive » Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:09 am

Where did the Gamecube go wrong?

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Post by The Master » Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:21 am

Who is your favourite Doctor Who?

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Post by felgekarp » Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:56 am

What's your favourite joystick/pad?

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Post by Shaun.Bebbington » Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:18 am

Is Wizball really the greatest 8-bit game of all time?
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Post by Wil » Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:35 am

Are you a bit sick of only being asked about your time at Rare which must be about 8-9 years ago now?

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Post by DRS » Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:53 pm

Cheers folks. Keep em coming. Should be talking to him next week. And it almost goes without saying I'd be popping the Dr Who question. I'm a traditionalist, me.

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Post by NorthWay » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:18 pm

Have you ever "bet on the wrong horse"? (aka Minter-syndrome (please no, stop hitting me!) :-)

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Post by MC1 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:23 pm

Which do you prefer on multi-player,

Perfect Dark or Goldeneye?
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Post by rossi46 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:47 pm

Were you pleased with how the Gameboy version of Killer Instinct turned out?
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:57 am

Why didn't you follow the rest of the Goldeneye gang to FRD , and did you notice any of your ideas being used by them in the creation of Timesplitters?

How much input did Miyamoto have with your development on the GC - was he a positive or disruptive influence for you whilst working on the project?
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