Friday, October 22, 2010

A new Goldeneye?

The blame for my less than stellar performance at university can be laid at many doorsteps - including that of Nintendo's Goldeneye game; which my flatmates and I spent many hours playing, when we should have been revising.

A seminal video-game, it was a faithful retelling of the 1996 movie of the same name and set the standard for every first-person shooter that would follow it (including the enjoyable, but critically panned sequel Goldeneye: Rogue Agent.)

Well, after almost a decade, Goldeneye's back.

A state-of-the-art video-game is in the works that doesn't just revisit the groundbreaking game-play of the original Goldeneye - it also retells the original story. Using the voice and likeness of the 'current' Bond, Daniel Craig, it reworks the post-glasnost tale into a modern story of political corruption and economic skulduggery.

Here's an interview with the game's writer - who has the distinction of penning three Bond movies, including the original Goldeneye. Although I'm naturally inclined to be skeptical about such things, this new adventure seems like it has incredible potential.

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