Can you believe it? As of today, it has been a full year since the rebranding and relaunching of Rare-Elite into the website you’re visiting here today: RareFanDaBase. This past year has been absolutely amazing. Since the website’s launch, I’ve been to privileged attend Microsoft’s E3 2012 Media Briefing (and 2013 briefing in a few weeks!), have a had a few exclusive interviews with former Rare associates and even got to exclusively debut Parashoot Stan to the world! I’ve managed over 400 posts, introduced several new features, and just recently launched the RFDB Wiki and RFDB Forums. It has been a wild and thrilling ride thus far and I’m extremely excited about what the next year will have in store!
I do want to take a moment to give thanks to few select people here. To Michael Laverty for his hard work on creating some of the site’s banners and the RFDB Monthly pictures; to Brandon Schmitz for his continued contributions here on the site with his Rare Revisits editorials; to Grant Kirkhope and Steve Burke for the privilege to interview them and also to Chris Seavor for not only an interview, but also for the incredible honor to debut his latest game!
I want to also thank both Rare and Microsoft for their continued support. For the many games that Rare has developed over the last thirty years and continues to develop today. And to Microsoft for always being so kind in our conversations and supporting the website. I wouldn’t be in attendance of Microsoft’s events were it not for their willingness to allow my presence.
And most of all I want to thank you, the reader. This website would not at all be possible were it not for your continued presence here. Every visit, every comment, every e-mail and so forth means more to me than words could ever express.
I hope that everyone has enjoyed all of the articles, news, exclusives, features and other content that I’ve managed to bring to you this past year. I know there’s plenty more I could probably do and I promise I will continue to do my best to ensure that all of the latest Rare news is delivered to you in a timely fashion and will continue to also deliver new content. With the next Xbox approaching as well as new Rare games, I’m looking forward to another year and I hope you all are as well. Thank you again for all of your support!