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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Down the years, there have been plenty of James Bond games, but only one ever made any lasting impression on gamers: 1997's GoldenEye for the Nintendo64. The impression that the franchise was something of a poisoned chalice was reinforced when Activision acquired it in 2006, meaning it was able to make a Quantum of Solace game, but the credit crunch did for the next scheduled Bond film, so Activision needed to resort to something more imaginative than creating the inevitable game-of-a-film. Last year, it commissioned British developer Eurocom to remake GoldenEye for the Wii, and this year, we are being treated to GoldenEye Reloaded, another remake of the 1997 game, but for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Sure, there's a whiff of vanity publishing about the …