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James Bond Debut – GoldenEye 007 Game-Play Hours

November 22, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     GoldenEye 007 was released on November 2, 2010, in North America; with a software MSRP of $49.99, and a Golden Classic Controller Pro bundle MSRP of $69.99.  GoldenEye 007 for the Wii was developed by Eurocom, and published by Activision.

     The debut game-play hours below are for the United States of America Wii owners, not world-wide.  From November 2 through November 22, how many hours of espionage have Wii owners participated in James Bond’s GoldenEye 007?  Let’s take a look!

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
     GoldenEye 007 has 6,579 Wii owners reporting their play-time data, for its debut on the Nintendo Channel 21 days after its release.

Average Hours & Total Game-Play Hours Reported:
     GoldenEye 007 has 74,446 Total Hours of game-play reported for its debut, with an average of 11 Hours 19 Minutes “Per person” reporting data.

     The debut average play-time, per session, for GoldenEye 007 is just over 2 Hours 32 Minutes.


Sale Ranks & Advertised Prices:
     GoldenEye 007’s, software only, Amazon.com sale rank is #90, and is selling for $47.45.
     GoldenEye 007’s Golden Classic Controller Pro bundle Amazon.com sale rank is #250, and is selling for $67.99.
(Sale ranks and prices were captured November 22, 2010 around 4:35PM.)

Review Score Averages:
     GoldenEye 007’s review score average is 83.58%, based on 40 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     Amazon.com shows two sets of customer review scores for GoldenEye 007.
     The first set is based on just the game only, the second set of customer reviews is for the GoldenEye 007 bundle with the Golden Classic Controller Pro.  Here are the Amazon.com customer review score averages for GoldenEye 007 so far:

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(Review score averages were captured November 22, 2010 around 4:35PM.)

Randomness:
     I’m not sure if it was Nintendo or Activision, but somebody took longer than usual getting GoldenEye 007 listed on the Nintendo Channel.  I had been checking for the last few weeks, and the game wasn’t even listed, until last night.  Though the game appeared last night, it didn’t have any play-time data showing, until it was updated today.
     Also, now that GoldenEye 007 is listed on the Nintendo Channel, the “copyright” text below it is incorrect.  Again, that could be Nintendo putting up the wrong information, or Activision just sending the wrong information over.  Here’s the “copyright” text that is showing beneath GoldenEye 007 right now:

     Apparently, Activision(or Nintendo) wants GoldenEye 007 to be associated with Cabela, and the Cabela hunting games?

Thoughts:
     GoldenEye 007 is off to a good start with the game-play data shown, and I think the game will continue to see steady increases each week throughout the Christmas/holiday season.
    I have been playing GoldenEye 007 on a regular basis since I purchased it.  I completed the single-player campaign back on Friday, November 5(early Saturday technically).  I plan on going back and completing the single-player campaign on all the difficulty settings, but I am enjoying the online multi-player in the meantime.
     If you haven’t seen any footage from GoldenEye 007’s online multi-player, here is a video of a Team Conflict match, played on the Facility level:

     If anybody has any questions about GoldenEye 007, feel free to ask in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer it.  If you own GoldenEye 007 and are playing it online, my friend code is 2043-7355-3797, and my in-game name is Coffee.


Questions:
     If you own GoldenEye 007 for the Wii, what are your thoughts on it?  What do you enjoy about it, and is there anything you don’t enjoy about it?


If anybody is interested in either GoldenEye 007 sku, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6H7X0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6FW6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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GoldenEye 007 Wii Multiplayer Freezing Issues

November 11, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     I purchased GoldenEye 007 last Tuesday when it was released.  I started playing online multiplayer matches last Friday night, after completing the single-player campaign first.
     I was playing GoldenEye 007 online last night again, and was recording footage for future YouTube videos.  Last night was the first night I had experienced the game freezing up in the middle of a match.  I didn’t think much of it, and after having to do a hard reset of the Wii, I started playing a few matches again.
     While GoldenEye 007 has been running pretty well online for me, last night was my first night to experience the freezing issue, and you can see in the video below, it happened more than once:
http://www.youtube.com/v/pwrjV61TLHA?fs=1&hl=en_US

Questions:
     Have any of you that have been playing GoldenEye 007 online, experienced the freezing issue?  If so, how often does it happen to you?


If anybody is interested in the GoldenEye 007, you can see prices for both bundles on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6H7X0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6FW6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Quick Brewed Thoughts – James Bond 007: GoldenEye

November 5, 2010

Coffee Beans:
     So, this past Tuesday, November 2, GoldenEye was released for the Wii.  I purchased it Tuesday on my way home, and played it late Tuesday night, right before going to bed.  I just finished playing some more, and I am only on the fourth mission in the single-player campaign, but here are my thoughts so far:
     Graphics – Glad to see another game go with the realistic style of the original Red Steel.  They seem crisp, and effective for what the style/setting of the James Bond universe.  The levels seem pretty interactive as well, with items that can be destroyed placed throughout the levels.
     Sound – I’m not really sure what it is, but the sound seems strange.  Either the in game music is too low, or the voices aren’t high enough, not really sure on this one.  I have adjusted them, hoping the adjustments will help.
     Level Designs – Definitely updated levels from the original, not the same.  The second level, Facility, has a really different feel compared to the original.  Perhaps the more I play the game, and get to know the levels, the more “familiar” they will become like the original.
     Controls – There are a lot of control options in the game, not sure if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing for new comers trying out the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls for the first time.  I don’t think the default control settings are decent enough though, and I have changed my controls to “Experienced 3” for now.
     Mission Stats – I love data.  I love statistics.  I loved how the original GoldenEye on the N64 provided the number of times I fired my weapons, as well as specific places I shot the enemies.  This GoldenEye doesn’t seem to have that, unless the data is provided at the end of the game…which is a bummer.  The one thing it does have is how much time I have spent on each level, so I guess that’s a plus?

     I haven’t even attempted the multiplayer in the game, local or online, so I don’t have thoughts to share with those experiences yet; but as soon as I do, I’ll write up my thoughts and hopefully share some videos with them as well.  In the meantime, here’s the menu trailer from the game…this is the video that starts playing if you leave GoldenEye sitting on the menu for a few minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/v/YgdmZtfiJv0?fs=1&hl=en_US

Questions:
     Did any of you pick up GoldenEye on the Wii this week?  If so, what are your thoughts on it?  Bitter, or sweet?


If any of you are interested in GoldenEye for the Wii, you can see prices listed on Amazon.com linked below for both bundles:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6FW6E&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003O6H7X0&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

James Bond 007: Goldeneye’s Release Date?

June 16, 2010
Looks like Tuesday, November 2 of this year could be the release day for the Wii’s exclusive James Bond 007: Goldeneye!
Both Amazon.com and GameStop.com have that as the “release date”, and they also have the game listed for release on the Nintendo DS for the same day!
It is interesting though, that GameStop’s price for the DS version is $29.99, while Amazon.com’s is $39.99.
I’ll be sharing my thoughts about E3 in the next day, but this game is just one of many that I am really excited about this year!
Here’s a trailer I edited of just the game-play portions from the E3 trailer:
You can reserve the game now at both GameStop and Amazon.com, Amazon provided below:
  

James Bond 007: Goldeneye’s Release Date?

June 16, 2010
Looks like Tuesday, November 2 of this year could be the release day for the Wii’s exclusive James Bond 007: Goldeneye!
Both Amazon.com and GameStop.com have that as the “release date”, and they also have the game listed for release on the Nintendo DS for the same day!
It is interesting though, that GameStop’s price for the DS version is $29.99, while Amazon.com’s is $39.99.
I’ll be sharing my thoughts about E3 in the next day, but this game is just one of many that I am really excited about this year!
Here’s a trailer I edited of just the game-play portions from the E3 trailer:
You can reserve the game now at both GameStop and Amazon.com, Amazon provided below: