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Topic: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

Hi,
(my first post! ajb007/smile )

We all know that James Bond celebrated 50 years on the big screen 2012, and the literary character celebrates 60 years in 2013. But also (!) the Bond video games celebrate an anniversary since the first game was released in 1983, 30 years ago, by Parker Brothers on Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit computers, Commodore 64 and ColecoVision.

Can we expect anything from this? A new video game? More DLC (missions from other movies) to 007 Legends? Maybe a bundle with all the EA games updated to the new generation of consoles?

...or nothing?

Last edited by Solex (3rd Jan 2013 02:57)

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

Goldeneye for the N64 is still the greatest Bond game ever. I'm still playing my copy I got back in 1998!

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

Thank you for your post. 30 years is quite a milestone in the computer world where updates now happen every other minute (quite literally).  ajb007/smile

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

30 years of video games is quite an achivement. I too have played many video games featuring James Bond both original and film tie ins. To this day I still love Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64, James Bond 007 for the Gameboy, Nightfire and Everything or Nothing(Gamecube versions).  Other than Star Wars, how many other film franchises can say that have gone on for so long and still been popular with gamers.

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

My favorite Bond games are like this:

Note I never played any of the old model PC games.

GoldenEye 007 (N64): What can be said about this game that is something no one has said before? Great game, follows as close to the movie as it can, and it proved that multiplayer on consoles was possible.

The World is Not Enough (N64): First game Eurocom did (another did the crappy PS1 game), and was very close to the movie and had a great multiplayer setup, similar to that of GoldenEye.

Nightfire (I had it on Gamecube) Great game, second from Eurocom, great continuation of the Moonraker story, some tough missions, but rewarding when you finally get through it.

GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Again, I had it on Gamecube) Such an under-rated and under-appretiated game.

Quantum of Solace (I had it for Xbox 360) Call of Duty controls, which as far as I'm concerned, is one of the more comfortable layouts, with a Gears of War-like cover system, just great, I love how they bring in the story for Casino Royale '06 into it.

GoldenEye Reloaded (Again I have it for 360) A great retelling of the GoldenEye story, enough is left that you can tell where it is coming from, and nods throughout the whole game to the movie. Example, in the movie Bond tells Xenia about the conterfeit plates being changed, in the game it's a bottle of booze. Xenia appears as a waitress in Valentine's nightclub, who is a tattooed, piercings type thug. I highly recommend this game.

One game I do want is 007 Legends, which I find it sad that Eurocom closed it's doors because of some bad reviews.  ajb007/mad

1, GE 2, CR 3, SF 4, TWINE 5, Spectre 6, TMWTGG 7, DAD 8, LALD 9, AVTAK 10, LTK 11, Octopussy 12, Moonraker 13, TLD 14, GF 15, QOS 16, Tomorrow 17, FYEO 18. TSWLM Not seen much: Dr. No, Russia, Thunderball, Twice, Majesty.

1: Brosnan 2: Craig 3: Moore 4: Dalton 5: Connery and 6: Lazenby

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

NeverSayDie wrote:

Goldeneye for the N64 is still the greatest Bond game ever. I'm still playing my copy I got back in 1998!

I have to agree. None of the other titles have warranted as much play or praise.

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i think all the games are good they just get a bad rep for some reason

"You know what's great about you English Octopussy man I must seen that movie, Twice" -the simpsons

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Re: 30 years of James Bond video gaming (1983-2013)

Well, compared with today's games they're fairly old hat now. But I like them as they have real retro appeal!  ajb007/smile

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"The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).