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Watch the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 demo [Update]

Watch the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain E3 demo [Update]

Update: Konami has sent over a higher-res English version of the demo. The video has replaced the previous YouTube clip.

Original Story: We were fairly impressed with the extended look at Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain at E3 last week. Konami has now released a version of that demonstration in video form, so you can see more than a half-hour of gameplay for yourself.

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Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain: seen at E3 2014

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain: seen at E3 2014

WIth Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, we were given a short but undeniably enticing taste of what to expect from the open-world Phantom Pain. And while the hands-off demonstration at E3 didn't entirely resolve my concerns for Metal Gear's transition to an open-world, it was nonetheless an impressive showing.

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Fan-made Metal Gear remake given Konami blessing

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Fan-made Metal Gear remake given Konami blessing

With all the crazy pre-E3 announcements happening today, Konami decided to make a little news as well – and this one is a blast from the past. The publisher has approved a mod team to work on one of its most heralded classics from the NES era, Metal Gear.

Read more: the original Gear returns

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' Xbox & PlayStation-exclusive levels are not exclusive

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' Xbox & PlayStation-exclusive levels are not exclusive

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes aimed to displease fanboys of both platforms by giving PlayStation owners the exclusive Deja Vu mission and Xbox owners the exclusive Jamais Vu mission. However, in an attempt to further anger fanboys, Kojima Productions has announced that those two platform-exclusive missions aren't exclusive at all anymore. Whoops.

Read more: Free update for all »

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC trailer brings back Alucard

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC trailer brings back Alucard

A new trailer for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2's upcoming Revelations downloadable content shows off Dracula's son, Alucard. The announcement also made sure to confirm that it will be coming on March 25 to all platforms including Steam, after the prior announcement notably left out mention of a PC release. It will cost $7.99.

Watch: Alucard swinging flaming swords, you know, vampire stuff »

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Video: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes completed in ten minutes

Video: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes completed in ten minutes

As noted in our review, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is very short. Our Steve beat the game in about two hours, but if you know what you're doing and skip optional objectives, you can speed through the game in ten minutes.

Watch: Ten minute playthrough »

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes review: mission briefing

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes review: mission briefing

Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is only a taste of what to expect from The Phantom Pain. It's an effective encapsulation of how Metal Gear is attempting to evolve for the next generation, and teases most of its tools and revisions smartly. However, it's so incredibly brief that this nugget of a game becomes difficult to recommend--and raises concerns about the full adventure.

Read more: A beautiful, brief experience »

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Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

Koji "Iga" Igarashi, best known as the producer of Konami's Castlevania series, has left the company. He has been a veteran of Konami for over 20 years. He plans on starting his own small game development studio.

"I've decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make--the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well," Igarashi said. He has been largely uninvolved with the Castlevania series ever since it went to MercurySteam with the Lords of Shadow games.

Read more: 'Wish me luck!' »

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD coming to PC this month

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD coming to PC this month

If Lords of Shadow 2 and its Alucard DLC still isn't Castlevania for you, there second chapter of the trilogy is about to make its way to PC. Konami has announced that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD will make its way to Steam later this month.

Read more: Steam achievements included »

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Solid Snake named for animal influence, says Kojima

Solid Snake named for animal influence, says Kojima

Metal Gear Solid's main character, Solid Snake, has the gravel voice and mullet of Snake Plissken from the Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. films. But even with creator Hideo Kojima's film-loving sensibilities, and contrary to some previous comments, his name had more to do with the reputation of his animal namesake than the Kurt Russell character.

Read more: "The most appropriate symbol of living thing that hides his presence" »

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Alucard playable in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC

Alucard playable in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 DLC

Dracula's sullen son Alucard stars in the first DLC for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Konami announced today. Titled 'Revelations,' the add-on goes down a little before the main game, discovering what Alucard was up to and playing with his own vampiric powers. It's due on March 25 but is only announced for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 so far, not PC.

Read more: Transform into a wolf and rewind time as Alucard »

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes unlocks exclusive content in The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes unlocks exclusive content in The Phantom Pain

Given that Ground Zeroes serves as a prologue for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, it's unsurprising that the two games will connect with one another. First up, early physical and digital copies of Ground Zeroes will include exclusive DLC for use within The Phantom Pain. The DLC will give players "additional resources" for a Mother Base area that's introduced in Ground Zeroes and plays a "central role" in The Phantom Pain. According to Konami, players will get "an edge" with the add-on.

Read more: Carry-over data detailed »

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes video compares generations

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes video compares generations

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes is coming to both current and next generation consoles, thanks to the versatility of the game's Fox Engine. However, the next-gen versions will cost $10 more than their current-gen counterparts. If you still have current-gen consoles connected to your TV, will you be better off saving money? Or will the game's shiny next-gen bells and whistles be worth the added cost? A new comparison video from Kojima Productions will give you the evidence you need.

Watch: PS3 vs PS4, Xbox 360 vs Xbox One »

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PSN pre-orders get Mirror of Fate HD

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PSN pre-orders get Mirror of Fate HD

Dracula is prepared to take his vengeance at the end of this month, but there are some that might need somewhat of a refresher on how the Lords of Shadow trilogy has reached this point. If you're on PlayStation 3, a new pre-order offer might be able to help. Those that pre-order the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 through PlayStation Network will also receive a free copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD.

Read more: The lead-in to LoS2 »

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes designer says length concerns 'trumped-up'

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes designer says length concerns 'trumped-up'

Following a report that the critical path in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes lasts just two hours, Kojima Productions designer Jordan Amaro has stepped in to offer the studio's perspective. In particular, he drew comparisons to other short games and said the concerns over its length have been "trumped-up."

Read more: "This smearing will not stain and affect what we're aiming to achieve" »

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