GoldenEye 007 gets a gold controller

by: Sean Colleli -
More On: Goldeneye 007
Well it's official now. Activision's ambitious remake of GoldenEye 007 will be released in two SKUs: the standalone game for $50, and a $70 bundle that comes with a golden Classic Controller Pro. This rumor has been around since before the game was even announced--if you recall, that leaked survey had a color-tweaked pic of a gold CC Pro in it. Personally I would've preferred the Klobb gun shell instead, just for irony's sake, but this gilded controller definitely looks classier.

I'm still a bit skeptical about this remake but at least this shows Activision is serious about it. To be honest I'm more fed up with game journalists talking like they loved the N64 original to death when they probably didn't play it that much. I can't count the number of articles that mentioned how cheap Oddjob was because of his hat, and oh my gosh it's back in the new game! Check your facts guys--Oddjob was cheap in GoldenEye because he was so short (Rare got him confused with Scaramanga's diminutive henchman, Nick Nack), and he didn't have his razor-edged hat until he appeared in EA's 007 Nightfire. Yeah, I admit I'm a GoldenEye nerd who probably played it too much back in the day, but all this bandwagon-jumping reminds me of the copious crocodile tears shed during the Dreamcast anniversary last year.