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Bond Returns in James Bond 007: Blood Stone

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Daniel Craig reprises his role as our favorite international spy in James Bond 007: Blood Stone and James Bond 007: Goldeneye.

This tuesday marked the launch of two new James Bond games: Blood Stone and Goldeneye. You may recognize the name of Goldeneye as the iconic and classic Nintendo 64 shooter that you played ten years ago, but Wii owners were delighted to find out that Eurocom and Activision teamed up to remake their favorite N64 game.

James Bond 007: Blood Stone on the other hand, is a completely new Bond game which landed on the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms. This game, along with Goldeneye, features voices from Judi Dench as M and Daniel Craig as Bond. Both of which are the stars from the recent James Bond movies and Dench playing M since the 1995 film Goldeneye.

As expected, the game is filled with action, guns, cars, and women; however, one aspect that it is lacking futuristic gadgets. If you were expecting this game to be filled with former Bond game's gadgets, you may be disappointed. Blood Stone doesn't feature any poison pens, laser shooting watches or explosive keychains but it does feature Bond's greatest new toy... his smartphone.

One aspect of the game that definitely doesn't disappoint is the car scenes. Expensive and ridiculously fast cars have been a part of the James Bond franchise from the beginning but have fallen short in most of the games prior to Blood Stone. Bizarre Creations did a great job with the new driving aspects of the game, putting the older games to shame.

Check out the launch trailer here:

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Launch Trailer

Picked up a copy? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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    cronik93 , November 6, 2010 9:53 AM
    It better have support for DX11 because the recommended specs for this game are outrageous.

    Operating System Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2
    Processor Intel Core i7 (2.66 GHz) or faster
    Memory 4 GB or more
    Storage Install: 15 GB or more
    Download: 6 GB or more
    Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 with 768 MB VRAM or equivalent
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    cronik93 , November 6, 2010 9:53 AM
    It better have support for DX11 because the recommended specs for this game are outrageous.

    Operating System Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2
    Processor Intel Core i7 (2.66 GHz) or faster
    Memory 4 GB or more
    Storage Install: 15 GB or more
    Download: 6 GB or more
    Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 with 768 MB VRAM or equivalent
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    mrmotion , November 6, 2010 12:13 PM
    don't get your panties in a bunch its the recommended settings.
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    jryan388 , November 6, 2010 1:25 PM
    Well this certainly came out of nowhere... Looks great, though.
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    someguynamedmatt , November 6, 2010 2:22 PM
    Still won't forget Pierce Brosnan.

    Either way, the graphics in this trialer all look pretty good except for the character models a little... they look like they could use a little more detail for some reason...
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    someguynamedmatt , November 6, 2010 2:23 PM
    ^Trailer, not trialer... missed that...
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    rtfm , November 6, 2010 2:35 PM
    Am I the only one who thinks the graphics look like a source engine game, not next gen at all, so whats with the high recommended specs????
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    Spanky Deluxe , November 6, 2010 3:13 PM
    This looks like what the last two bond films should have been like.
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    jj463rd , November 6, 2010 3:38 PM
    To me personally the only James Bond that I recognize is Sean Connery.
    Perhaps it's because I saw the original Bond films (even the first one)in the theaters growing up.The game in the trailer does have good graphics though.
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    nebun , November 6, 2010 4:02 PM
    stupid...we have the hardware to make games realistic but the game companies are lazy
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    onyx_64 , November 6, 2010 5:27 PM
    Suddenly i feel like my i7 is becoming outdated! :( 
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    mayne92 , November 6, 2010 6:45 PM
    Goldeneye is one of the classic games they should just port over to a modern console without changing anything about the original. That had to be the best game I have ever played...right with The Legend of Zelda -Link to the Past!!!
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    XD_dued , November 6, 2010 6:59 PM
    cronik93It better have support for DX11 because the recommended specs for this game are outrageous.Operating System Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit *2Processor Intel Core i7 (2.66 GHz) or fasterMemory 4 GB or moreStorage Install: 15 GB or moreDownload: 6 GB or moreVideo NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 with 768 MB VRAM or equivalent



    Probably means its a really poor console port...
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    enzo matrix , November 6, 2010 7:12 PM
    rtfmAm I the only one who thinks the graphics look like a source engine game, not next gen at all, so whats with the high recommended specs????

    The graphics look good to me except one very major thing. The textures look HORRIBLE. There is no detail in them AT ALL.
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    tacoslave , November 6, 2010 7:36 PM
    character models look like cat dookie
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    brisingamen , November 6, 2010 9:04 PM
    fallout graphics with beyond crysis requirements = fail
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    dEAne , November 7, 2010 1:18 AM
    pretty big requirements.
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    Dirtman73 , November 7, 2010 6:19 PM
    I liked this game better when it was called Splinter Cell.
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    n8dam8 , November 7, 2010 9:27 PM
    2 part failure towards me:
    1) I didn't read the article and went straight to the video
    2) I was expecting a movie trailer for the next Bond film
    *Slaps forehead
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    d-block , November 7, 2010 10:14 PM
    Game is terrible.
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