1. The Bond 50 – the 50 defining moments of Bond

    By Helmut Schierer on 2012-08-18


    THE BOND 50

    A CBn member survey to find the 50 Best Bond Film Moments

    Some years ago, CBn ran a couple of member surveys entitled “The Bond 50”; the first of general “Bond Moments” including the novels, and the second of the Villains.

    Time’s moved on, the first Bond 50 was prior to the release of Casino Royale, therefore time to run it again. The “50” thing seems more than a little coincidental.

    Various forums updates mean that the threads and results are not that easy to find any more…


    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Eon series, we’re running it again.

    To take part, by Friday 21 September 2012, send a Private Message to CBn member “Jim” setting out

    – Your top five Eon Bond film moments
    – With an explanation (as short or as long as you like) why you’ve picked each one

    Also – for a bit of a hoot – nominate your “worst” moment in the Eon Bond series.
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  2. 007 Legends Exclusive – ‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘Die Another Day’

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-08-14

    With Moonraker and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service already unveiled, Activision have exclusively revealed to Die Another Day and Licence to Kill as the third and fourth Bond movie-inspired missions included in this year’s upcoming 007™ Legends game (released 19th October in the UK). Check out the incredible video.

    Legends features a storyline tying together five classic Bond movie-inspired missions, plus a sixth mission based on this year’s highly-anticipated movie – SKYFALL – which will be available post launch as downloadable content. It features re-imagined movie moments that showcase state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons and sleek vehicles in exotic locations that best utilise Bond’s quick wits and style to take down notorious villains.

    Watch the exclusive trailer here.

  3. 007: Legends announcing Two more missions next week.

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-08-06

    The official Facebook page for the upcoming video game 007: Legends, has announced that it will be revealing a further two missions next week.

    Last week, IMDb listed voice artists for ‘Goldfinger Guard’ and ‘Sanchez Guard’, so many fans are expecting ‘Goldfinger’, Sir Sean Connery’s third Bond adventure and ‘Licence To Kill’. Timothy Daltons final Bond outing, to be included in the next annoucement.

  4. Come as you are – familiar faces meet up for ‘007 Legends’

    By Helmut Schierer on 2012-07-27

    We’ve just received this exciting update from Activision. According to this ‘007 Legends’ promises a reunion of many favourite characters of the Bond-verse:


    Santa Monica, CA – July 27, 2012 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that 007™ Legends will feature a variety of past and present Bond talent including Daniel Craig, Michael Lonsdale, Naomie Harris and Richard Kiel, among others.

    007 Legends will feature Daniel Craig’s (SKYFALL, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Casino Royale) James Bond while Rory Kinnear (SKYFALL, Wild Target, Quantum of Solace) voices MI6’s Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner. The Moonraker mission features familiar Bond actors, including Michael Lonsdale (Of Gods and Men, Munich, Moonraker) reprising his villainous role as Hugo Drax and Richard Kiel (Happy Gilmore, Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me) as Drax’s notorious henchman – Jaws. Naomie Harris (SKYFALL, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, 28 Days Later), from this fall’s feature film SKYFALL, will also make a video game appearance in 007 Legends.

    In addition, veteran Bond film and video game writer, Bruce Feirstein (The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye), pens 007 Legends’ overarching storyline while the acclaimed James Bond film composer – David Arnold (Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, Independence Day) – and established TV composer, Kevin Kiner (“Hell on Wheels,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “CSI: Miami”) lend their musical expertise and talent to the robust video game soundtrack.  The 007 Legends’ talent roster will continue to grow as additional gamemissions are revealed.
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  5. Full 007 Legends: OHMSS Trailer released!

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-07-11


    The official trailer for OHMSS has been released, the second mission of 007 Legends. The trailer includes our first look at Daniel Craig.

  6. 007 Legends: OHMSS Preview Trailer Released

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-07-10



  7. 007 Legends: Exclusive Facebook reveal coming next week.

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-07-06

    Facebook has just annouced that an exclusive preview of the OHMSS level is coming next week. Nothing has been confirmed yet what the reveal is, but we have been lacking a trailer for the second mission in the 007 Legends, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to expect some kind of gameplay footage.  Head over to Facebook now, or the 007 Legends website to check out the completed concept art for ‘OHMSS’.

  8. First screenshots of 007 Legends’ OHMSS level

    By Helmut Schierer on 2012-06-30

    Along with the announcement of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ as being the second level of Activision’s ‘007 Legends’ game, the  video games publisher also revealed first screenshots of the mission.

    It’s obvious Activision’s people are trying hard to incorporate the spirit of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ into their concept, and with some success. How the actual game will use this classic Bond film remains to be seen, but this announcement definitely made fans eager to get their hands on the actual article.

    You can discuss this news in this thread

  9. 007 Legends – Mission 2 is OHMSS

    By Helmut Schierer on 2012-06-29

    Activision just informs us mission two of the upcoming game ‘007 Legends’ is going to be ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       


    Santa Monica, CA – June 29, 2012- The second of six Bond movie-inspired missions to be featured in this year’s upcoming 007™ Legends video game has been revealed as On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. A first-of-its-kind Bond video game, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline tying together five classic Bond movie-inspired missions plus a sixth mission based on this year’s highly-anticipated movie – SKYFALL – which will be available post launch as free downloadable content, to offer the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet! Planned to launch on October 16, 2012, from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) 007 Legends equips players with state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons and sleek vehicles as they jet off to exotic locations and utilize Bond’s quick wits, class and style to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen while performing impressive stunts.

    True love is hard to find but James Bond has finally found his equal in the beautiful Tracy di Vicenzo, the daughter of European crime syndicate head Marc-Ange Draco – Bond’s key contact for tracking down criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. After wooing Tracy and their ensuing whirlwind romance, they jet set off to the Swiss Alps as Bond pursues Blofeld. It’s here, in a picturesque Alpine setting, that gamers encounter an avalanche of action. Blofeld is aware of Bond’s undercover ruse and kidnaps Tracy, luring Bond into a rescue mission involving a fast-paced downhill ski chase and a confrontation in a high-flying cable car, which also uncovers Blofeld’s master plan to release a deadly virus in five of the world’s largest cities. With the help of Tracy’s father, players must infiltrate Blofeld’s private research facility in the Swiss Alps, thwart the release of the virus and save Tracy before it’s too late.
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  10. ‘007 Legends’ to include XP system

    By Matthew Harkin on 2012-06-12

    A new video from E3 gives fans another look at 007 Legends revealing that the single player campaign will come with an XP system that allows players to upgrade their weapons, gadgets and Bond’s physical ability.

    007 Legends will be released in October.