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‘GoldenEye 007’ fans are creating a full game mod based on ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

There’s a mod in the works for Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 007 that turns another James Bond film into a full game. Fans are building a playable version of The Spy Who Loved Me, Roger Moore’s third, and some would argue best, Bond movie.

As spotted by , YouTuber Graslu00 posted a playthrough video showing 11 levels of The Spy Who Loved Me 64. The mod depicts the key events and locations of the film, taking Bond from the Alps to the pyramids of Egypt and a supertanker in the Atlantic Ocean. It includes Moore’s likeness, as well as characters such as Anya Amasova (aka Agent XXX) and villain Karl Stromberg. It’s possible to run the mod on an emulator in 4K at 60 frames per second, though you can also play it on an N64 console.

It’s a work in progress, as Graslu00 notes. The build of The Spy Who Loved Me 64 that’s available is a demo of the first three levels with a peek at a planned four-player multiplayer mode. It looks like there’s quite a way for the fans working on the game to go, though. The stage select screen shows 20 levels including, curiously, Bond’s childhood home of Skyfall — that seems to be one of the multiplayer maps.

Meanwhile, there’s an official James Bond title in the works. It emerged in late 2020 that Hitman studio IO Interactive is developing a game that delves into the superspy’s origins. It’s expected to be the first official Bond game since 2012’s 007 Legends.

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We loved Asus’s convertible Chromebook Flip, and it’s just $250 after a $60 discount

It’s not often that we’ll recommend a Chromebook on sale above $200, but there aren’t many Chromebooks like the Asus Flip C101. Right now, Amazon is selling the convertible Chromebook for $250 instead of its usual $300 to $310 price. This isn’t quite the all-time low, but it’s close.

The Chromebook Flip C101PA-DB02’s specs match its price tag, but the notebook works well for lightweight everyday tasks and even mobile gaming. It features a tiny 10.1-inch touch display with 1280-by-800 resolution, a 2GHz Rockchip RK3399 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard storage. It’s also rocking one USB-C port, one USB 2.0 Type A, a microSD card reader, and an HD webcam.

The display size is netbook-ish at 10.1 inches, but that makes it an ideal display for touch when you flip the screen back to use it as a tablet. And yes, this laptop includes the Google Play Store, meaning you can use Android apps on it. The C101 also supports Linux apps if you’re interested in that.

We reviewed this version of the C101 in March 2018 and really liked it, awarding it a 4 out of 5 star rating. We were a little taken aback by its small size at first, but as a hybrid device rocking both Chrome OS and the Google Play Store for Android apps, it worked really well. We thought the keyboard was a little cramped, but overall it offers good value, and especially at this sale price.

[Today’s deal: Asus Chromebook Flip C101A-DB02 for $250 on Amazon.]

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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn’t like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he’s not covering the news he’s working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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