Tag Archives: James Bond

Telltale would love to make a James Bond game

For the most famous not-so-secret spy in the world, James Bond hasn’t exactly managed to successfully infiltrate gaming. There’ve been some great efforts in the past, but they’ve been overshadowed by numerous games in the franchise that were 00-Crap. And if Telltale Games had their way, they’d make a James Bond title that was faithful to the source material.

James Bond almost killed No One Lives Forever

Quick, name a criminally-underrated FPS game from a couple of years before the console boom that would actually make for a great reboot in the market of today. If you said No One Lives Forever, then you’re awesome and we can remain friends. NOLF is one of those cult classics, a retro romp starring agent Cate Archer foiling plots in the groovy sixties. And it’s the kind of game that almost never was, thanks to James Bond.

Bioware’s spy game that never was

I don’t know how many of you played Obsidian’s Alpha Protocol. I loved it; a spy-thriller RPG that was made up of really great ideas that were, for the most part, unfortunately poorly executed. It did, however, make people really want a quality Spy RPG, and that could have come from Bioware – only EA axed it before it ever really began.

007 Legends review – The spy who lost me

Now pay attention 007, because this might be your most dangerous assignment yet! MI6 is looking to uncover why your games are terrible lately, because her Majesty needs some cash to buy some new diamond-encrusted shoes for which to hurl at peasants that get too close. Get on it James!

007 Legends… just no

When Geoff first handed me the Gamescom schedule and I saw that my first meeting was with Activision and 007 Legends I acted very maturely and point blank refused to go.. I don’t want to see one of my favourite movie franchises ruined in a game and I didn’t have any faith in a legends game without Sean Connery in it.

James Bond returns six more times for 007: Legends

Bond, James Bond, is no stranger to games. Some of you will no doubt be more familiar with Goldeneye on the N64, or it’s Reloaded reimagining from last year, while I’ve always felt that the best Bond game ever made had to be Everything or Nothing.

Still, her majestys number one secret agent still makes for some great material when it comes to video games, and with a new Bond movie on the way, under then name of Skyfall, you can bet your Aston Martin vanquish that a tie-in game is also on the way.

And you’d be right! So pay attention 00-readers, for 007 Legends.

Button Basher: I Want These Games

Flashback HD

So many games have been raped by Hollywood and then discarded on the sidewalk, left sobbing and maybe with a buck tucked in for the cab ride. The problem is not just that people don’t know how to make movies. They also seem to choose the wrong ones, where the story was written on a napkin and then smeared on a men’s room toilet door. Think about the last game you played? How much was story and how much was killing stuff? Nothing annoys more than a long cut scene after a short gameplay session. Secretly all gamers hate stories. But we pretend we don’t, because that is the only way you can justify playing a JRPG. And even then there is no justification to play a JRPG.

GoldenEye’s Xbox 360 version is substandard

So you’re a massive James Bond fan and you own a Xbox 360 and PS3 which means you’re currently confused over which version of the remake of GoldenEye to get?

Well worry no more as the answer is simple, you’re going to want to get your grubby paws on the PS3 version. If you care about the pixel count that is.

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review

By: Peter Carmody

Most of us will have experienced the scenario where you are unwillingly dragged away from your comfort zone by friends, family or your better half and thrown into a socially awkward situation, only to be pleasantly surprised by the sheer amounts of fun the evening had in store.

Unfortunately by the time you've consumed all the beer and started jumping on the host’s trampoline with no clothes on, the evening comes to an abrupt and disappointing end. While this metaphor might explain why you should never invite a Lazygamer to your new year’s party, it also sums up my experience with Blood Stone quite nicely.

James Bond Blood Stone – Behind the scenes video and 3D screenshots

I received an email from Activision this morning stating that it had 3 3D screenshots inside... now I don't have some fancy monitor on my laptop that shows 3D and while I do have some awesome 3D glasses that can make even Isaiah Mustafa look like a geek I didn't think they would work on my little Toshiba.

But I was intrigued to see how we are going to be showing off 3D screenshots in this horrible 2D virtual world.

The answer unfortunately is far less exciting that I hoped, it's merely a bunch of mini video's that show us the 3D world that James Bond will be inhabiting.

But the other video that was included was a behind the scenes developer diary for the upcoming James Bond Blood Stone which is interesting enough to post.

And since I had to convert the stupid .mov files to see them I have embedded them as well.. enjoy

In Other News – July 19, 2010

First G4TV's Olivia Munn landed herself a small role in Iron Man 2, and now it looks like she has just been picked up to be on The Daily Show. A shining beacon for girl gamers no doubt and not such a bad choice for a header image either (although there are some haters, link below).

Today's other news involves demos, terrible Indian movies with Ezio in them and Mel Gibson losing his pip to Niko from GTA IV.

Here's the news we didn't post because we were trying to find out what time The Daily Show is on.

News:

Kane and Lynch PS3 Plus demo out today
James Bond: Bloodstone will be 5 - 10% driving
Final Fantasy Legends: Warriors of Light and Darkness - first details  
Arkham Asylum "Detective Vision" was a mistake
Twisted Metal nearly post apocalyptic
Huge Dragon Age PC patch today

Stuff:

6 game heroes that are actually huge douche bags
FAIL: World's worst video game controller
Polarising figure: Olivia Munn

Videos:

Terrible Indian movie copies Assassin's Creed
Mel Gibson calls Niko Bellic (NSFW)
Hey Ash, Watcha Playin' : Gears of War Gay Gaze

Press Release|James Bond 007: Blood Stone Delivers Intrigue and Explosive Third-Person Action for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 System, Windows PC and Nintendo DS™ This Holiday Season

AWARD WINNING ARTIST JOSS STONE GOES UNDERCOVER IN ACTIVISION’S JAMES BOND 007™: BLOOD STONE James Bond 007: Blood Stone Delivers Intrigue and Explosive Third-Person Action for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 System, Windows PC and Nintendo DS™ This Holiday Season Sydney, AUSTRALIA. July 17th 2010 – Award winning artist Joss Stone is set to debut as the newest Bond girl in Activision Publishing, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) James Bond 007: Blood Stone, an original Bond experience from legendary screenwriter  Bruce Feirstein.  In addition to stepping into a leading role, Grammy and BRIT Award winner Joss Stone will create original music for the game, luring players into an explosive third-person action adventure where they will unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales. Players will experience full-throttle, behind-the-wheel action on land and sea while using the most high tech gadgetry known to James Bond 007, the world’s most skilled secret agent. “James Bond 007: Blood Stone captures the cinematic intensity of a Bond film by immersing players in an intriguing conspiracy that will require them to think and act like James Bond,” said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing.  “In addition, the game will feature a diverse array of multi-player modes and debut strategic objective-based gameplay that will allow Xbox 360, PS3™ and PC players to battle as teams of spies and mercenaries through authentic Bond locales.” James Bond 007: Blood Stone features the likeness and voice talent of Daniel Craig, Joss Stone and Judi Dench and features an epic, original story developed by legendary screenwriter Bruce Feirstein.  Players can engage in cover-based firefights, lethal hand-to-hand combat and speed their way through explosive adrenaline-fueled driving sequences as they embark on a global chase leading to action on land and sea through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco and Bangkok.  Gamers can also feel what it is like to be a 00 agent, as they take the battle online in several robust 16-person multi-player modes that require skill, teamwork and strategy as players compete in matches that will have spies battling mercenaries. Joss Stone provides an original musical track to the game titled, “I’ll Take it All” written and performed by her and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. The song will be featured exclusively in James Bond 007: Blood Stone. The James Bond 007: Blood Stone video game is being developed by critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC under license from EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). Additionally, an original Nintendo DS™ game is being developed from the ground up by n-Space.  For more information about the game, visit www.007.com. About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise.  The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles.  Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co, MGM International Television Distribution In, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive.  In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries.  MGM ownership is as follows:  Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%).  For more information, visit www.mgm.com. About EON Productions/Danjaq, LLC EON Productions have produced twenty two James Bond films since 1962.  In 1995, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli took over the 007 franchise from Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and are responsible for producing some of the most successful James Bond films ever, including CASINO ROYALE and more recently QUANTUM OF SOLACE.  The James Bond franchise is the longest running in film history.  EON Productions and Danjaq LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising for James Bond. About Bizarre Creations Bizarre Creations is a video game developer based in Liverpool, England.  Established in 1994, the company is famed for such high profile franchises as Blur, Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, The Club, and the Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing series.  With 200+ staff working out of a custom-built development studio, the company now simultaneously develops several next-gen projects across various platforms. They can be found online at www.bizarrecreations.com. About Activision Publishing, Inc. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

In Other News – July 16, 2010

Have a great weekend folks!

Here is the news that we didn't post because... oh it's home time? K bye.

P.S: Yes, I so just put in a header image that sparkles. 10 points!

News

New Xbox 360 S is scratching disks
New Xbox 360 S has issues with high-security Wi-Fi
Kinect official pricing "coming soon"
New James Bond "Blood Stone" gets screens, trailer
New Xbox 360 S official packaging
Killzone 3 developer speaks up about new controls   

Stuff

Top four PS3 exclusives that deserve a sequel
Want a real Halo spike grenade?

Videos

Assassin's Creed Comic trailer
Test Drive: Unlimited 2 Aston Martin trailer

007: Quantum of Solace – Reviewed – XBox 360

007: Quantum of Solace – Reviewed – XBox 360

Dum-dirri-dumm-ti-dim-dim, dum-dirri-dum-ti-dim-dim… okay nevermind. That was my rather feeble attempt at re-enacting the Bond theme song. Quite obviously I’m a Bond fan and have watched all (most) of the movies. When it comes to games the Bond franchise has always be below par, but I guess that has become the norm for movie tie-in games. There has been quite a bit of hype around Quantum of Solace. Let’s see if the hype was worth it.

Quantum of Solace: What do you think?

Quantum of Solace is being hailed as the best 007 game to see a console since GoldenEye captured the hearts of so many Nintendo 64 owners.

By utilising the Call of Duty 4 engine, they secured a good looking game that will most probably work really well, but is it enough? I quite like the idea of the 3rd and 1st person mixed gameplay but I am not entirely sure that I am fully sold on the game just yet.

What do you guys think? Is it going to be a surprise title that shows us that licenses can still work well?