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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Check out my Dubz: 007 Goldeneye

So I was inspired by alot of the bloggers here who are so knowledgeable about one particular subject.  Two that immediately come to mind are The Watch dude, and This guy and his Scotch.  When I think of cool watches, and high class liqueur, only one guy comes to mind, James F***ing Bond ya'll!  So today I will be talking about the best iteration of the Bond Franchise, Goldeneye 007, for the Nintendo 64.

B*tches don't know about my Q watch


This game is significant in many ways.  Say what you want about Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and any one of Nintendo's rehashed flagship series, but Goldeneye put the N64 on the map, and offered a legitimate reason  to buy the system for anyone who was older than 12.  This game does everything right, a long, fun and challenging single player campaign full of immersion, outstanding control system(Many thought the N64 couldn't handle an FPS because of the controller setup)The graphics were superb for the time too, and really made 3 dimensional games viable.

But let's be cereal for a sec, nobody played this for the single player, you played it to own your friends in the phenomenal multiplayer experience.  For me personally, this game defined what multiplayer could, and is continuing to be on the console platform.  It wasn't particularly innovating anything, just streamlining and improving on a formula that had been successful on the PC for a generation.  For years, PC games enjoyed a monopoly on fun deathmatch style multiplayer games, but when 007 came along, he turned on that British charm, and seduced us all with his unique, and stylish game.  I'd hit it.

Yes, I own a yellow controller, and I like women, don't hate

77 comments:

  1. so many hours of youth were wasted on that

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  2. I never got thru the single player! All I remember when I was little was playing this game with my friends for hours! One of the best games for N64 and one of the most influential FPS games of all time!

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  3. lol nice. n64 rocks. i am also impressed by the watch man and this guy and his scotch.

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  4. Oh, this is the one with the "cannot be unseen" Brosnan on the cover! :D

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  5. This game was the best. I remember the N64 in our group of friends always being brought over to someones house on the weekend to during our sleepovers. The fact that 4 people could play at once was awesome!

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  6. im probly like the only person that thinks that game sucked :D

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  7. Haha yes I've played that game. Miss it
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  8. ah, the good ole N64 days... Goldeneye was an awesome game. Wish more people did splitscreen multiplayer these days... its the way to go. Nothing is more fun than kicking someone's ass and then boastin about it when they are right next to you. Online play is fun too but not nearly as good IMO.

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  9. Spent so many hours playing multiplayer on this game. I had all the spawn locations memorized and would plant proximity mines right there so when people spawned it was instant death.


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  10. lol I recently found a working N64 in the garbage and when I found out it worked the first thing I did was buy goldeneye

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  11. This was my favorite game back in the day. I had to convince my parents you could do other stuff besides shooting fools in the face to get them to buy it for me. All that multiplayer fun... it brings a tear to my eye.

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  12. One of the things that I liked about goldeneye is that if you ran out of bullets, you could still kill a person with your bare hands. Many FPS's (cough . . . Halo . . . cough) don't offer this feature even today.

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  13. I prefer perfect dark. But goldeneye is good too. :)

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  14. if i could own that watch i would. Golden gun was tits.

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  15. i miss the olds when video games were easier

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  16. Keep looking at the floor to make the game run faster :)

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  17. That was the picture he posted on Craigslist looking for some of the "lady love".

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  18. EPIC game, Perfect Dark was superb as well.

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  19. using the c buttons and the stick at a diagonal position and using odd job, you were faster and smaller than everyone else. Grab some remote mines, lock yourself in a room and rack up kills haha.

    i miss goldeneye.
    thanks for the nostalgia haha :)

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  20. That was the family game for the longest time in my household. Along with Mario Kart for the n64. I use to play horribly- would just stand there and use the paintball bullets to try to make happy faces on the walls. My dad and brothers would run by and not even bother with me, lol. Thanks for the nostalgia bro (: Ima dust off the old console tonight I think...

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  21. Possibly one of my favorite games of all time. I nostalgia'd hard. Following.

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  22. at least ur controller isnt pink, then id be worried ;)

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  23. Goldeneye and MarioKart 64 were the two greatest games ever.

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  24. Haha I've "hit it" a lot too. Awesome, awesome game.

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  25. This has to be one of the best games ever made. I believe I spent almost all my N64 childhood on it. And playing with friends was the best part, everyone wanted to be Oddjob!!

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  27. Paintball mode... so many lulzy marks.

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  28. I loved Goldeneye as a child. I wish they would release the original on WiiWare instead of the remake....

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  29. Look at his giant mouth. Look at it.
    We didn't have that, but we did have Perfect Dark which was built in the same engine. Damn that was a good game.

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  30. Heh, a lot of classic games do the "streamlining" thing. Halo wasn't anything original either, it just took old concepts and worked with it :)

    I wish developers these days remember that simplicity can be more beautiful than OMG PHOTOREALISM BROWN AND BLOOM.

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  31. The amount of hours that I spent shooting my friends on this game would disgust a normal human being. Absolutely disgust them.

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  32. the nostalgia is strong with this one.

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  33. Never tried this! However seems awesome :D

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  34. Golden Eye is like the Load Runner of the Apple 2e.

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  35. Goldeneye....the epic game of the decade

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  36. Nostalgia'd :D

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  37. Goldeneye was soo awesome!!!

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  38. Thx for the add. I'm on yours now too.

    And yeah, goldeneye is the shit. I still prefer goldeneye to halo

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  39. Great game but I prefer chocolate milk.
    Haters gonna hate.

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  40. this really was the best bond game ever. I still play it from time to time on emulator. though the control scheme on keyboard is kind of difficult to adjust to each time haha

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  41. still play it with my mates :)
    its sitting right next to me atm

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  42. Golden Eye is an epic game. EPIC

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  43. I miss playing this game so much..

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  44. Man I feel old... I was just a kid when I played that. Now we have Wii's and crazy 3D handheld systems.

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  45. Oh man, I used to play that so much when I was a kid! Great game and great post.

    By the way, I thought I'd let you know, I'm featuring you in my latest post. Cheers, mate!

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  46. Seriously, the wii version has the aids.
    That is all.

    Thanks

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  47. this game revolutionized console gaming as a whole. good article

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  48. I think I spent more time playing this games multiplayer than I did masterbaiting.

    Ya, think about that for a second. THAT MUCH TIME!

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  49. still remember my first goldeneye experience. cougar magnum to the head.

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  50. Such an epic game! :) revolutionised an entire era!

    Supporting!

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  51. so many fond memories of owning my friends in this.

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  52. best game for n64, i wanna dig it out

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  53. god i wish i could get to those days back

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  54. Nostalgia hit me when I read that. Nice.

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  55. Only this greatest game ever!
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  56. A quality game of the highest order.

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  57. I have a yellow controller like that too :)
    I didn't play Goldeneye that much when I was younger, it was all about Perfect Dark for me.

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  58. great old school banger
    right here

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  59. This is one of my favorite games!

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  60. That is an awesome game. And I just want to add I have a friend whose parents actually named him James because his last name is bond lol he hates it & he makes us all call him J.B

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  61. I seriously miss my n64, nothing can compare! Never played this game though, I loved Glover and Banjo and Kazooie :)

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  62. this is one of the most important games in video gaming history... i actually loved the single player, but that damn multiplayer was epic... nostalgiaed like a mofo!!

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  63. One of my favorite games of all time, can't wait for the re-make.


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  64. Goldeneye is one of my all time favorites! Nothing like snipering NPCs in the snow level in the nuts!

    The Wii version doesn't hold a candle to the original...

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  65. Beat the whole game. And gots all teh cheats.

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  66. nice blog :D
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  67. THIS GAME IS BEYOND LEGENDARY, BEYOND!!!

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  68. SO many hours spent in this game. Brings back memories.

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  69. I would always randomly fail the 007 difficulty missions even if I did everything the strategy guide said...
    :(

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  70. I remember playing this foreeeeeeevvvvvver ago. Nostalgia hard.

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