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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
So youâ€™re a massive James Bond fan and you own a Xbox 360 and PS3 which means youâ€™re currently confused over which version of the remake of GoldenEye to get?
Well worry no more as the answer is simple, youâ€™re going to want to get your grubby paws on the PS3 version. If you care about the pixel count that is.
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 hostâ€™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 yearâ€™s party, it also sums up my experience with Blood Stone quite nicely.
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
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.
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
6 game heroes that are actually huge douche bags
FAIL: World's worst video game controller
Polarising figure: Olivia Munn
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 360Â®, PlayStationÂ®3 System, Windows PC and Nintendo DS™ This Holiday Season
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!
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
Top four PS3 exclusives that deserve a sequel
Want a real Halo spike grenade?
Assassin's Creed Comic trailer
Test Drive: Unlimited 2 Aston Martin trailer
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?