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Goldeneye director will Aim For Love with experimental matchmaking system at GameCity

Goldeneye 007 for N64 has quite a legacy regarding its multiplayer, but game director Martin Hollis has a different kind of multiplayer game he wants to try: in Aim For Love, players will take on the role of matchmaker (see what we did with the title now?) and try to set up real-life couples. The...

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BioWare was working on a spy game, 'Agent,' in 2009

Way back in the olden days of 2009, BioWare co-founder Trent Oster started work on a new, PS3-exclusive spy game called Agent, which "failed to survive the recession," Oster told Eurogamer. Agent was a mix of Jason Bourne and 007, Oster said, though we detected a hint of Deus Ex in his description...

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James Bond meets Virtua Cop: The development of Rare's GoldenEye 007

During GDC Europe 2012, former Rare developer Martin Hollis recounted his experience directing GoldenEye 007, one of the most fondly remembered games of its time and a landmark title in the history of console first-person shooters. Hollis had only worked on one game for Rare at the time, the...

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GoldenEye 007's multiplayer was added last minute, unknown to Rare and Nintendo management

You might know that the multiplayer mode for GoldenEye 007, the seminal N64 shooter, was only added to the game late in development. What you probably don't know is that the mode was also added unbeknownst to the management at developer Rare and publisher Nintendo. The revelation comes by way of...

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Jaws and Drax actors reprise roles in 007 Legends, written by GoldenEye scribe

Activision has attached a few more names to the upcoming 007 Legends, which follows a virtual Daniel Craig through several old James Bond movies. The game is written by Bruce Feirstein, who wrote the film versions of Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is Not Enough, and worked with...

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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded preview: Bringing back Bond

Here we go again. It was almost a certainty last year that we'd see the version of GoldenEye 007 released for the Wii eventually brought out to the HD consoles, but it's fair to say that Activision surprised everyone with the reveal of GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, being released this fall as a full...

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Goldeneye 007 review: For England, James

Activision had an interesting balancing act on its hands with Goldeneye. It knew that this was a nostalgia title for the Nintendo 64 crowd, yet it had to be wary of "copying" anything from the Rare-developed 1997 title of the same name for legal reasons. So the company goes back to the source...

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GoldenEye 007 trailer flips on multiplayer modifiers

GoldenEye 007 gets all up in our face 1997-style, with a trailer featuring some of the multiplayer modifiers and combinations found in the Wii update. So, let's do "License to Kill" with "Slappers Only!" Ready? GO!...

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GoldenEye 007 DS preview: 'A thinking man's FPS'

Developer n-Space has been responsible for the DS installments of Activision's biggest FPS franchise, Call of Duty. With handheld versions of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, World at War and Modern Warfare: Mobilized under its belt, the studio is readying for its next release, the DS version of...

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GoldenEye 007 Wii preview: 'Striking a balance between nostalgia and the modern'

Activision is taking a risk with its GoldenEye 007 remake for Wii. Legal precautions aside (Microsoft and Rare still have rights to the original game), GoldenEye for N64, or simply "Bond," is a beloved, iconic console FPS. So, to re-imagine this game on the Wii, Activision risks both tarnishing us...

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