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Documentary About GoldenEye 007 Being 'Best Game Ever' Is Coming Out

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Documentary About GoldenEye 007 Being 'Best Game Ever' Is Coming Out

When discussing classic games, GoldenEye 007 always comes up. Indeed, it is so revered, a documentary about it is being released later this year.

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The game was first released on Nintendo 64 in August 1997 and GoldenEra - directed by Drew Roller - will trace how the game was made and the influence it has had since.

A summary reads: "A documentary film that will explore the story behind the game: how a small team created one of the most influential and widely-enjoyed games in history; the personal stories of the large impact the game had on its fans; how the game's legacy continues to inspire re-imaginings, fan projects and the broader FPS genre; and, where the GoldenEye team are today and their thoughts on the current gaming landscape.

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"Featuring interviews with gaming journalists from IGN, Kotaku and CNET as well as industry experts and developers, GoldenEra celebrates the game that revolutionised the way we play together, in bedrooms, dorm rooms with friends and family around the world."

Best game ever? Credit: Nintendo
Best game ever? Credit: Nintendo

The game went on to sell more than eight million copies and, according to the makers of the documentary, has inspired legions of 'GoldenEye super-fans' who remain devoted to the game to this day.

Elaborating on the significance of the game, the documentary's Facebook page reads: "All around the world hackers and moders are recreating the game... musicians compose tributes to the score, speed-runners try to beat it with record precision and content creators devote hours to the game.

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"And they all do this as if the game was released yesterday. These are the GoldenEye super-fans. Not only has GoldenEye never ceased being a source of entertainment, but it fundamentally changing the course of their lives.

The new documentary on GoldenEye 007 doesn't yet have a release date. Credit: Nintendo
The new documentary on GoldenEye 007 doesn't yet have a release date. Credit: Nintendo

"Dubbed the 'party in a cartridge' - it became an institution in dorm rooms and share houses around the world, and would go on to inspire a breadth of fandom and nostalgia rarely seen in gaming history. Ultimately this game is symbolic of a time when people played games together."

A simpler time, eh?

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Undoubtedly, GoldenEye is an absolute classic; whether you think it's better than Nightfire/Tetris/Metal Gear/The Simpsons: Hit & Run is a moot point.

Anyway, you can hear loads of gamery types discuss this point when the documentary comes out at some point this year - sadly, there isn't a specific release date just yet, so keep your eyes peeled.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: James Bond

Jake Massey
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