What kind of sorcery is this!?
Those of us who spent countless hours with GoldenEye’s multiplayer mode remember cramming close to our buddies for some split-screen action. Nary a game would go by without accusations of screen sniping and other forms of cheating, but to tell the truth, sometimes it was downright impossible to not catch a glimpse of what was going on with other players. Now, 26 years later, we finally have a way to keep things fair.
A special setup at the Centre of Computing History in Cambridge has finally solved the issue of screen sniping in GoldenEye with a four-TV solution. It appears that these four TVs are getting the same single from one N64, but the screens are each zoomed in on a different player’s screen. It’s a pretty ingenious solution, but it’s one you’ll need the right hardware and technical know-how to achieve!
You can check out this Frankenstein of a solution for yourself by attending the 25th Anniversary of GoldenEye 007 event this Saturday (May 7th) at the Centre of Computing History.