I'll never forget how one of the best family holidays I ever had was all thanks to GoldenEye 007. I don't think our parents were thrilled at my brother and I turning our retreat into an N64 lovefest of Bond and golden guns, but bugger it. GoldenEye was the best.
And guess what? It's being brought back, or at least the multiplayer is, thanks to some dedicated fans.
It's called GoldenEye: Source, which much pretty explains what we're dealing with. It's a total conversion for Half-Life 2, designed to bring back what the makers are calling "the first best multiplayer first-person shooter ever made". It was certainly the first best shooter on consoles for my money, and it was as much fun as anything I played on PC.
Anyway, version 5.0 of the mod has just been released in the last couple of days. It's the first major release for the mod since November 2013, with the project having been in the works for eight years.
That's a hell of a long time to spend working on a property that could get nuked by the owner of the IP at any point.
Oh and one other thing: you don't actually need to own Half-Life 2 to get started. Everything you'll is on the ModDB page, so if you're looking for something free to play until No Man's Sky unlocks tomorrow morning, a fan-made dose of nostalgia might just be the trick.