"Goldeneye" is the nickname of James Bond creator Ian Fleming's beach-front house in Jamaica where (between 1952 and 1964) he wrote the James Bond novels and short stories. He named it after the Carson McCullers' novel, 'Reflections in a Goldeneye'.
The video-game is a first-person shooter genre video game, is playable in both single-player and multi-player modes and its media distribution is in two formats, optical disc and game card. The video-game is released on two game platforms: Wii and Nintendo DS.
Nearly all of the elements from the original Goldeneye video game/film are adapted here in some shape or form, with some radical changes made to many characters/settings/etc. to better adapt them for the modern world. The one major element missing outright from the original game/film is the character of Boris the computer hacker, who has no equivalent character here.
The 'Goldeneye' title has also been used for the 1995 James Bond movie _Goldeneye (1995)_; a 1989 television biopic of 'Ian Fleming', Goldeneye (1989); the James Bond video game GoldenEye 007 (1997) which this game is based on; and another video game, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004), which used this name to take advantage of the popularity of the first game, but had a wholly different story. These all make 'Goldeneye' the most ever used phrase for a title in the filmed James Bond universe.
In 2011, a remastering of the Wii platform version of this game was released for the platforms Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles and re-titled as 'GoldenEye 007: Reloaded'. 'GoldenEye 007' and 'GoldenEye 007: Reloaded' are considered to be the same James Bond video-game and also are both considered to be a remake or re-imagining of the earlier Bond video-game GoldenEye 007 (1997), itself based on the Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The surname of the Ernst Stavro Blofeld character, played in Spectre (2015) by Christoph Waltz, was named after Thomas Blofeld, with whom James Bond creator Ian Fleming went to school with at Eton College. Also known as Tom Blofeld, he was a Norfolk farmer, a fellow member of Boodle's, and the Chairman of the Country Gentleman's Asssociation. His son is cricket commentator Henry Blofeld. Ernst Blofeld's date of birth in the literary James Bond stories is the same date as Fleming's birthday which is 28th May 1908.
According to the book 'James Bond: A Celebration' (1987) by Peter Haining, who passed away in 2007, "Jules Verne's Captain Nemo was the inspiration for [Ian] Fleming's Ernst Stavro Blofeld" (who is portrayed in Spectre (2015) by Christoph Waltz). The book states that the character " . . . has his origins in Caprtain Nemo, the hate-fuelled rebel of Jules Verne's classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea ". Blofeld was originally intended to be the villain in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
The final mention of Ernst Stavro Blofeld (played in Spectre (2015) by Christoph Waltz) in a James Bond creator Ian Fleming story, was at the start of Fleming's "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1965) book, his final full Bond novel.