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Submitted by ThaGeNeCySt 2884d ago | rumor

Goldeneye to be released on XBOX Live Arcade?

John Olin states:

"Talking with very reliable sources, and seeing evidence ourselves, Xbox Evolved believes that Microsoft, Rareware, MGM Studios (studio that makes the James Bond 007 movies) and Activision (holds the license for James Bond 007 titles right now) have come to an agreement to bring the Rareware developed Goldeneye 007 out to Xbox Live Arcade shortly before the new game developed by Activision is released.

The title will feature updated graphics, and of course an all-new Xbox Live multiplayer. Not only that, but we have found evidence that Rareware is planning on releasing even more of their back catalog onto Xbox Live Arcade, specifically, Perfect Dark and the original Banjo-Kazooie. Expect more on at least Goldeneye 007 later this year." (Xbox 360)

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BlackIceJoe  +   2884d ago
I would really like to play Perfect Dark again and if it is remade that would be cool.

If this news about GoldenEye is real this would be really great news.
Kleptic  +   2883d ago
definitely...roommate still has 007, but the updated graphics would be great...its almost hard to play these days...draw distances of about 10 feet are not pretty anymore...

still one of my favorite games of all time though...
JsonHenry  +   2883d ago
When they say updated graphics I am assuming that does not simply mean the game is going to run in HD? That would be SWEET if they redid all the graphics and released the game on live. It would be the most played Live game to date.
Pain  +   2883d ago
Atleast U Xbots can Play a REAL FPS now!
Not that Halo PC style crap! 2 Sticks!!!! = good times u just wait!

but ill stick to my Perfect Dark thats in my N64 still lol game never gets old.
Relcom  +   2884d ago
Goldeneye is the best
I love its multiplayer. Those were good times playin that when i was young
ushman  +   2884d ago
couldn't agree with you more!
Sayai jin  +   2884d ago
You took the words out of my mouth. I was even thing about buying a N6 again to play this game. Then you add in XBL multi player. I will definately be playin this. Nice move MS and Rareware.
Jinxstar  +   2884d ago
Oh yeah I agree. Sad thing though most of the games I used to love so much lost so much flavor over the years. Very few i still enjoy like when they came out. I hope this one isn't tarnished as much... Twisted metal for example. I loved it... now not so much... WANT A NEW ONE!!!!
INehalemEXI  +   2883d ago
Yup, 4 player split screen was awesome. It would be even better now days since back then my tv was so little.
socomnick  +   2884d ago
Great news if true now how about bringing killer instinct back :)
BloodySinner  +   2884d ago
I am DYING for KI for XBLA.
AzaziL  +   2884d ago
I so miss Killer Instinct 2 and playing as nooberwulf pulling huge combos, if that was on live, it would be like the good ol days minus the loss of countless quarters.
Altis1  +   2884d ago
Banjo-Kazooie on XBLA!
Memories, awesome memories of the original.
heyheyhey  +   2884d ago
me and my friend couldn't stop playing goldeneye on the n64- this is good news for xbox owners, hope it comes to the PSstore
Marceles  +   2884d ago
Nah...since Microsoft owns Rare I doubt it'll ever come to the Playstation. This would be huge if it went to Xbox Live
B Man  +   2884d ago
I wish it would come to Virtual Console
I can just see it now... aiming in goldeneye with the wiimote.... ahhh. :)
mikeslemonade  +   2883d ago
Hey why don't you read the article before posting. Goldeneye is owned by Activision which was developed by Rare, so Rare doesn't have the rights to this game.
drewdrakes  +   2883d ago
mikeslemonade - thats not true. Why dont you take your own advice. Activision owns the rights to make NEW 007 games, it doesnt own all the rights to every one ever made.

Activision never touched this game. They just have to approve a new release considering they hold current royalties to making and releasing new bond games.
B Man  +   2877d ago
Activision doesn't own Goldeneye
Rare still does as the guy stated above.
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BigKev45  +   2884d ago
That will be hot, Xbox live rules.
InYourMom  +   2884d ago
Another reason
The Xbox Live Arcade makes the PSN Store look like a hot turd in the sun, all dry and shrivled.
heyheyhey  +   2884d ago
wow and you called me an insecure fanboy- you were lying about owning a ps3 weren't you? i can tell, don't try to cover it up- anyway if you did own a ps3 you would notice that the PSN has some pretty great games- super stardust HD, warhawk, tekken 5: dark resurrection, everyday shooter, super rub a dub, high stakes on the vegas strip (if you love poker like me), locoroco cocorecho, toy home, PAIN, FLow, blast factor, cash guns chaos, calling all cars etc etc
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blacsheep  +   2884d ago
why your a forrest run
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wageslave  +   2884d ago
" you were lying about owning a ps3 weren't you?"

Huh? Why would you say that? Anyone who owns both consoles -- or has had time to spend with both -- know that Xbox LIVE is head-and-shoulders ahead of PSN in every regard; features, depth, community, offerings and on and on.

He probably *DOES* own a PS3 - and he's 100% right - I might have used other less-colourful language, but his message is accurate.
yamamoto114  +   2884d ago
RE. GARD. LESS. Even if Xbox Live is better than PSNetwork, it's irrelevant in this news story, and that cheap shot at PlayStation was uncalled for and unnecessary.

Because, for all intents and purposes, heyheyhey is right. The PSNetwork store does have some great games, just like the Wii VC and the XBLA.

The video game industry consumer base needs to grow up.
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tatotiburon  +   2884d ago
and thats why xbox live rulez, great news a great classic coming to live arcade, only for xbox live
zPlayer  +   2883d ago
didn't you just read the post before? grow up
d3l33t  +   2884d ago
PS360WII  +   2884d ago
Very cool glad someone got the deal. Was tired of all the back door politics on this title. Was it going on VC or XBLA or not at all...? Hopefully this pans out.
Mu5afir  +   2884d ago
Umm, really?
Activision currently has the license.. I am sure Nintendo has a say on it.. not to mention Sony owns the franchise as a whole. So, good luck explaining to anyone how this game is going to release on XBL.
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desolationstorm  +   2884d ago
Im glad someone else but me reliases that sony has a say on this since they own mgm. I want this to happen I would love for it to happen but I beleive its wishful thinking, to many poeple have a say in this for it to happen. If it were to happen I think everyone would get a stake in it, but even that i dont think is possible.

People always gloss right over the fact that sony owns mgm, but you might not have to deal with them because activision owns the rights to the series in video games. Though it does seem possible to strip away everything bond from the game and still be left with a game, which Im sure Nintendo and Microsoft could work out a deal in that aspect.

Who knows, but as much as I want this to happen I call BS on it.
PS360WII  +   2884d ago
Yea Goldeneye is a mess when it comes down to who 'owns' it. Developer was Rare, Published by Nintendo, Sony owns MGM, and Activision has the game rights now.... ugh
Odion  +   2883d ago
MGM is releasing movies on Xbox live, the Movie part of Sony doesn't care about the game side.
The BS Police  +   2883d ago
No, Sony has no say in it.
Sony did not purchase MGM untill 2005, Goldeneye was released for the N64 in 1997, Sony has had no involvement with Goldeneye, therefore they have no real rights to it.
drewdrakes  +   2883d ago
The BS Police - That doesnt matter. The game is being re-released so needs approval NOW.

The Rest of you - You really think ALL of Sony cares about the Playstation? Why are MGM movies and Sony music on Xbox Live? Ive got news, they really dont care. It is entirely within the realm of possibility for this to get approved, why? Because at the end of the day, theyre making money. Thats what its all about.

BTW Activision doesnt have the rights TO THIS GAME. They have the rights to release new bond games. They do have to approve, but they dont entirely control it.
DrPirate  +   2884d ago
I would buy a 360 just for this. Wow.

Unless they don't change it at all. I tried going back to Perfect Dark/Goldeneye, but the lack of free look gives me massive headaches.

Goldeneye + Free Look + Upscaling = Me buy 360 arcade pack :)
GITPWNED  +   2884d ago
A Free Look option would be on a SECOND COMING OF CHRIST level.
green  +   2884d ago
This is really great news.Hope to see other RARE classics as well.KI3,Perfect Dark etc.
R0l3  +   2884d ago
I guess the Wii couldn't handle the game.
KeiZka  +   2883d ago
I guess you couldn't even handle Wii. And that'd be sad.

But awesome news. Might warrant me getting that X0 with my next paycheck...
blacsheep  +   2884d ago
as a pro sony gamer, no games have made me remotely jealous of 360 owners because i know whats instore for us ps3 owners but GOLDENEYE with online multiplayer is something i will be jealous of

if 360 owners get this all i can say is enjoy because without a doubt goldeneye in my eyes is the best fps ever made and as a ps3 owner i gotta give props if you get it (though through gritted teeth coz id love to play it)

and nintendo youve brought many rare made n64 games to the ds why not the best of them all?goldeneye on the ds over wi-fi is what dreams are made of

gamers enjoy
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Relcom  +   2884d ago
I feel the same way
This is one of the best games ever made, with awesome new features
SabreMan  +   2884d ago
i totally agree i am green with envy with this news goldeneye was and still is a stunning title, Live also has Sensible Soccer and Jet Pac two of my alltime favorite games and with Speedball 2 coming i am very tempted to buy a 360 just for these four titles
desolationstorm  +   2884d ago
All I gotta add is goldeneye/perfect dark with free look and GOOD framrate would be awesome. Wait did my rocket just skip a frame and disappear? Fxck that, that was a rocket to the face.
yamamoto114  +   2884d ago
I'm glad to see the fanboyism trend dying down. If the PS3 owners are lucky, since Sony MGM owns MGM Studios, they could work out an agreement too. Who knows? Since Microsoft and Sony each own a part of Goldeneye 007, they could work out a deal with each other. As long as Microsoft lets Sony create a Rare-owned property on the PSNetwork, Sony can let Microsoft create the same MGM-owned property on the XBLA, vice versa, whatever.

Hell, they might even let XBL players cross with PSN gamers. That'd be amazing.

It'll be the first agreement between opposing gaming industry companies in years, and it'll benefit towards all of the gaming community.
zPlayer  +   2883d ago
goldeneye has also got to be one of the greatest movie games ever!
P4KY B  +   2884d ago
I'm going to play as Oddjob.
And shoot everyone in the balls!

(why was he so short in the game?)
desolationstorm  +   2884d ago
you got an agree for shooting someone in the balls awesome. I dotn know why he was short but there was also that secret b!tch that was also his size. You say ball shots I say headshots on oddjob.
Luca Blight  +   2884d ago
Unfortunatly with FPS games...
the genre is constantly evolving/making strides, so unlike 2D side-scrollers, shooters, some JRPGs and the like - Goldeneye isn't going to be as fun as most people remember. At least in my opinion, after breaking out the N64 and Goldeneye about 2 months ago, the game is nowhere near as fun as I remember. Still good, but I'd rather play some Halo 3 or (now) Call of Duty 4.
etownone  +   2884d ago
couldn't agree more...
but with updated graphics.. i would still like to play once through Goldeneye for the memories as being one of the best games of all time for me.
heyheyhey  +   2884d ago
i agree with etownone- its ture that there are many shooters out there that are more enjoyable than goldeneye- but it will bring back memories and thats whats important

you are right though- playing ff7 (ff7 remake FTW) is playing the one of the best rpg's out there, goldeneye isn't a particularly great game by todays standards but its what lay the groundwork for fps games and it will be cool to play it again

and while i dont have the 360- my friends do, so i guess il just play it there (considering this isn't a stupid rumor- remember there is a question mark at the end of the title of this article)
okcomputer  +   2884d ago
I'm with you on this one. It'd be nice to play a few times for nostalgia, but I doubt it'd be as fun as it was back in the day when it first came out, and I played TONS of goldeneye multiplayer w/my room from college.

Unless they drastically upped the frame rate and the visuals (which I doubt they would) I don't really see myself putting down the great online next gen fps games like cod4 or resistance to play goldeneye more than just a handful of times.
etownone  +   2884d ago
not for nothing but Rare has been pretty sh*tty for past couple of years.... bring us Banjo to compete with Mario and Rachet already!! but most importantly how come they dont deliver KI3?? Its like everytime someone mentions it, its all positive with people demanding the sequal. Those two franchises alone would be a MASSIVE COMBOOOOOO!!!!

wasn't there a massive combo too? maybe not...oh well... ULTRA COMBOOOOOO!!!! :)
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wageslave  +   2884d ago
"but Rare has been pretty sh*tty for past couple of years"

Clearly you havent played Kameo and Viva Pinata.
GITPWNED  +   2884d ago
Live Arcade >> > > > > > > > > PSN
zonetrooper5  +   2884d ago
If this does come out on the 360 then sure as hell I'm buying it, god the game was so epic. ^_^

I'm also sure that Sony only owns the movie rights to the James Bond franchise while the games of James Bond are now owned by Activisonbut MS and Rare can still make a deal.
Mr_Showtime1  +   2884d ago
A possible reason for me to update my Xbl subscription
Bleucrunch  +   2884d ago
Goldeneye is one of the best first person shooters every, hopefully it comes to PSN as well. That could arguably be the best first person shooter ever.
THX7168  +   2884d ago
GoldenEye Source
Wasn't someone re-making the original GoldenEye with the Counter Strike: Source engine?
DarkSniper  +   2884d ago
One step foward, five steps backwards.
Goldeneye007 was officially the game that gave the birth of Dark Sniper. He equipped himself at all times with the character Alec Trevelyan and used his speed to evade any and all oppositions.

With that said, even Dark Sniper is delighted to hear that the greatest first person shooter may see a release on XBOX Live Arcade. Dark Sniper is also dissapointed not to see the mentioning of Killer Instinct in the mix of classic RARE titles to be revitalized. RARE has once again alienated the customer's demands by not placing Killer Instinct in an online realm for gamers to rekindle their 90's glory of gaming.

If Goldeneye is indeed ported to XBOX Live, Dark Sniper truly expects this game to actually outsell the garbage flagship title of console entitled Halo 3. Even Dark Sniper himself would play an XBOX 360 for Goldeneye.
InMyOpinion  +   2883d ago
You actually believe that Goldeneye on XBL will sell more copies than the PS3?
ZeroXMD  +   2883d ago
My GOD you are a xbot. Where the hell did that come from? PS3 wasn't even in his comment ANYWHERE. MY GOD you fail so HORRIBLY. I call upon anyone to take Jenzo's bubbles away for that retardation he just spewed.
InMyOpinion  +   2883d ago
I was just teasing Dark Sniper a little cause I know he hates the 360 more than anything in the world.

"the garbage flagship title of console entitled Halo 3" and the PS3 have sold about 8-9 million each so I don't see anything wrong with that statement. I just found it funny that a "garbage" title like Halo 3 is selling as good as the PS3.
predator  +   2884d ago
GET IN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you rare, now for killer instinct 3
Covenant  +   2884d ago
Goldeneye? Perfect Dark? Banjo-Kazooie?

I think I'm going to need some more MS points...and more free time.

Now, if they'd get around to releasing Killer Instinct...
zonetrooper5  +   2884d ago
To THX7168
Yes there is a free mod of Goldeneye its called Goldeneye: Source using the Source engine which powered games such as:

Half Life 2
Counter Strike Source
Day of Defeat Source
Postal 3

and many more. So yeh!
MasterChief2829  +   2884d ago
Yeah I got goldeneye source, don't get me wrong, it's freaking awesome, but just not the same...
heavyarms  +   2884d ago
killer instinct!!!
That would make my year a gaming heaven!!!
bootsielon  +   2884d ago
Nintendo was the publisher
I wonder how they'll jump Nintendo or how much they'll pay Nintendo
MasterChief2829  +   2884d ago
Nintendo has nothing going with this game. They can't do anything about it.
ZeroXMD  +   2883d ago
NO! bad xbot! Bad! *SMACK* Now go to your corner and think about what you just said. *SMACK* One to grow on

Goldeneye was a 64 game. So nintendo has just as much over it as rare does.


Also, who ever agreed with cheif.... *SMACK*
candystop  +   2884d ago
As much as I would love to play Goldeneye I still wish that someone would bring back Shadows of the Empire!
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