1UP reports that the XBLA version of GoldenEye was in development by Rare for two solid months before the project got shelved. Shelved, because Microsoft and Nintendo couldn't agree on financials, profit sharing and all the grown-up business stuff that's involved. As a result of the shelving, the GoldenEye and XBLA communities have united over at GoldenEye XBL in an effort to bring attention to the drama at hand by sending out emails and doing some old fashioned petition signing. Again, we can't be 100% certain that the GoldenEye / Microsoft / Nintendo drama is based on fact, but if you choose to believe and GoldenEye on the XBLA is important to you, then by all means get active. Unite!
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