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Conker.com Updated by MS on March 3rd 2014

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Conker is a game that lives and dies on the strength that is provided from the level of irreverence maintained from a singular voice. A comedy game needs a visionary, and Seavor was that visionary.

Bad Fur Day wasn't always slated to be what it was, he was brought on board late in development around the time the game was shifting from Twelve Tales to Bad Fur Day. He retooled most of it into what it came to be. Much like South Park, the game comes with the benefits of having that thematic consistency in satirical edge because all of that stems from a very, very limited number of creative leads (in South Park's case its two people, in Bad Fur Day it's just Seavor).

Am I saying he has to be the one to do Conker? Of course not, I'm sure a lot of people could take a stab at it. Thing is, I'm not confident Rare actually has any talent similar to him, or would even want to get someone who has the same outlandish capacity for getting great mighty poos passed the radar. The company's gotten homogenized to a large degree, and the last time Rare actually tried to be funny in Nuts & Bolts, it was nothing but an endless string of poorly delivered fourth wall jokes. That's not what Conker is about, and I pray to god that's not what they come out with.
 

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LOL where's that from? I haven't laugh this hard in months.
 

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I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.
 

gafneo

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Between this:


And this:


They're just trolling us now with it being so close to E3. Would love to see Conker come back, though...


Edit: beaten by Opus Angelorum on the Rare tweet

I think that might have been a legitimate tease. It would be cool to play a new one as long as it sticks to the colorful art style and British humor. I like that someone posted a parody of Game of Thrones. That would be the perfect spoof for the new age.
 
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I'm sorry but that's silly. There's loads of people out there capable of writing a good Conker script as well as good teams to create the gameplay. There's also plenty of new material to parody / draw from. As for the voice there's probably a million and one people who could impersonate Conker close enough.

I mean sure it would be nice to have Seavor on board for a new game but it's not a necessity at all.

I bet Simon Pegg could write a good Conker sequel!

Comedy writing is hard. Comedy writing in games is harder. There's a reason very few games fall squarely in the comedy genre. CBFD was Chris Seavor's passion project. It absolutely bleeds his personal comic sensibility. You can't just hire someone else and tell them, "Make it like that."

I mean, is it possible that somebody else could write a reasonable facsimile? Sure. I think it's incredibly unlikely, though.
 

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I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.

Brave.

Not saying Conker is happening, but I expect to see RARE revivals from non-Rare studios. Killer Instinct obviously was the first, but there is money there and there is no rule that says Microsoft can't give old franchises to new studios. Perfect Dark, Banjo, Conker, BattleToads, etc.
 

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I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.
Welp.
 

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If this happens I will lose all control of my bowels.

Edit: Rare might not be the dev, who knows. Please do share though!
 

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fucking hold me now!!!

I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.

That doesn't mean it isn't being made ;-)
 

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add the Hangover for a Mike Tison boxing.

LOL, the squirrel pack. I can picture Banjo spoofing the Zack Galifianakis character. Panther King would be Mike Tyson, Birdy as Mr Chow, Franky the pitchfork as Ed Helms, Conker as Bradley Cooper obviously.
 
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oohhh my gawwddd. This is the game that makes me buy an Xbox One. Conker's Bad Fur Day is one of my favorite games of all time.
 

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Conker by Epic Games.

Haha no but there are a lot of alternatives! Who ever thought Killer Instinct would end up at Double Helix? and turn out fucking amazing no less.

THIS is why Microsoft is exciting, they really do have the power to surprise.
 

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I never played Conker growing up, I started playing Live and Reloaded the other day.

Count me IN if there is a new Conker game, I love the adult humor and gameplay of the old one!
 

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I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.

It's Avatars version 2, right? I was waiting for this.
 

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Omg, I'm so happy. The combination of rumor hype, The Xboss video, and gifs of conker are making me lose it. How damned bad I want this game. Please Phil. I need you to do this for the world.
 

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I'm probably going to regret this in the morning but I know what Rare are working on and it's NOT Conker. Don't get your hopes up GAF.

Who are you again

I find it very hard to believe that info from Rare leaked out of their fortress
 

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Chris Seavor was never the lead developer on Conker. He was a texture artist, not a level designer or physics programmer. He was the voice of Conker and contributed ideas to the games story and design, but he was definitely not the lead.

I love Conker. Most people mainly look at the humor as the standout thing from that game. While the humor is amazing, the game design is more so. The animation and details are stunning. There is tons of variety and everything plays incredibly well. Great game. I would love for at the very least them to put the original up for download.
 
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