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  • Blog Post: Banjo-Kazooie Composer Creating Music For Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD

    Grant Kirkhope, best known for his work on Rare titles like Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Goldeneye, is creating the music for the upcoming Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse HD remake . Apparently he's pretty far along, too. Yesterday Kirkhope tweeted that he was finishing his final piece... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye And Nier Highlights From Our Extra-Life Marathon

    This past weekend we gamed for 24 straight hours, earning over $10,500 for hospitals in the Children's Miracle Network . We let big donators choose which games we would play during the livestream as a thank you. For your enjoyment, we're posting our slappers-only GoldenEye multiplayer match and... More
  • Blog Post: Watch All Your Favorite Instakills Instakill One Another

    You'll see cameos from Call of Duty, Halo, Team Fortress 2, Goldeneye, Mass Effect and Half-Life, but it would be unfair of me to spoil the last one. The only issue I take with the video, is Master Chief removing his helmet. Otherwise, everyone seems pretty spot-on. [via Reddit ] More
  • Blog Post: Top 10: Spiritual  Successors

    Some games series die before their time, but that doesn't always mean the end. Occasionally, fate takes a turn and resurrects yesteryear's gaming glory. Here are ten of the best unofficial sequels in gaming history. This list originally appeared in issue 228 of Game Informer Magazine. BioShock... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye Video Remembers The Worst Part Of The N64 Classic

    One of my favorite things about HD re-releases are that they allow you to see older games as you remember them, rather than how they actually are. This GoldenEye video by YouTube user Warialasky reminds me of that. It looks like GoldenEye, because when I played it back in 1997, it looked this good to... More
  • Blog Post: Eurogamer Details The Troubled Marriage Of Microsoft And Rare

    In a new article, writer Simon Parkin examines the history of Microsoft's acquisition of Rare, and ponders the decline of the studio. It's a well-researched article, entitled "Who Killed Rare?" It's peppered with quotes from insiders like former Rare programmer Martin Hollis, who... More
  • Blog Post: Win Blood Stone Or Goldeneye By Sharing Your Favorite Bond Memory

    UPDATE: The winners have been chosen and they have received site messages. Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all the entries! While the current status of 007 films is up in the air, he's left a decades-long legacy that isn't going to be forgotten anytime soon. From the highs of Sean Connery's... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye Videos Showcase New Theme Song, Old Richard Kiel

    The new Wii version of GoldenEye 007 is finally out on store shelves today. While you can read our full review to get our impressions, Activision has also released two new videos related to the game. The first video below shows clips from a GoldenEye 007 press event featuring none other than Richard... More
  • Blog Post: James Bond Review Round-Up

    A pair of James Bond games hit shelves today, though they don't have much in common beyond the central character. One reimagines a classic FPS, while the other is a third-person action game. More importantly, one is worth playing, while the other should probably be left alone. Check out excerpts... More
  • Blog Post: Watch GoldenEye Today, Play It Tomorrow

    Activision's re-imagining of GoldenEye hits shelves tomorrow, and you can get yourself psyched up for the Wii shooter by watching this official launch trailer. It showcases Daniel Craig as Bond (taking the place of the movie's star Pierce Brosnan), a few of the villains you'll see in multiplayer... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out The Tanks Of The New GoldenEye

    Activision's upcoming GoldenEye remake for Wii doesn't just feature the likeness of latest James Bond actor Daniel Craig. It also has tanks. Lots and lots of tanks and all the explosions that suggests. Check out the video below to see some footage of these surprisingly speedy war machines in... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye 007 Has A Plot

    The latest trailer for the Nintendo Wii's upcoming GoldenEye 007 highlights the game's story. More interestingly, it emphasizes several key moments from the original game such as the Dam level, tank chase sequence, and SIberia level. This telling of the GoldenEye story actually allows Bond to... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Multiplayer Memory?

    Multiplayer is a bigger part of gaming than ever before. By the time this year ends, gamers will have played dozens of hours of massive FPS titles like Black Ops and Halo: Reach, excellent co-op experiences like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Dead Rising 2, and party-friendly new installments... More
  • Blog Post: Goldeneye Rewards Campers By Blowing Them Up

    In junior high, I memorized every spawn point in the Bunker level of Goldeneye, and would place proximity mines on all of them like some sadistic Johnny Appleseed. Then I'd go out to the helipad and hang out while I listened to all my friends explode. If I tried that in Activision's new Goldeneye... More
  • Blog Post: Hey GoldenEye Is Also On The Nintendo DS

    GoldenEye’s return to consoles on the Wii is taking all the headlines, but a version of the game is also coming to the DS. At this year’s Comic Con Activision provided an in-depth look at this portable shooter. GoldenEye on the DS isn’t a remake of the original N64 title, but it’s... More
  • Blog Post: GoldenEye Is Back! New Bond Shooter For Wii

    Goldeneye helped put multiplayer FPS on the map for console gamers back in the day, and Reggie Fils-Aime shocked the assembled crowd at the Nintendo press conference with news that an all-new GoldenEye title will be hitting the Wii this holiday season. The game stars the virtual likeness of current James... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Looks To Innovate FPS With Natal

    Perfect Dark was far from perfect, but that's not stopping U.K. developer Rare (creator of the legendary GoldenEye) from trying to take another stab at the first-person shooter genre. In an interview with MCV regarding the genre, Rare studio head Mark Betteridge put forth the developer's intention... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Shuts Down Hopes Of Goldeneye On XBLA, VC

    If you were a gamer between the ages of 12 and 30 in the late-90s, Rare's latest Q&A is sure to disappoint you. Despite the fact that it would assuredly be a top seller, the possibility of Goldeneye 007 appearing on Xbox Live Arcade or Virtual Console is "long past the stage where an agreement... More
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