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Metal Gear Solid 5's open world inspired by tablets

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2013 12:35pm PDT

Kojima says that the idea to make Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain an open world game came from looking for ways to integrate second-screen functionality with tablets.


"Interesting how Sony and Nintendo require you to use their devices to do this and XBox ..."

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Why Hideo Kojima prefers Big Boss over Solid Snake

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 9:15am PDT

One of the reasons why creator Hideo Kojima returns to Big Boss is that he finds it "easier" to tell his story. "As you guys know, Solid Snake is not a real human, but Big Boss is," he explained to us.


"This is Kojima we are talking about. Just re-state it as a question, "This is what's called ..."

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for PS4 and Xbox One will have better graphics (obviously)

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 8:15am PDT

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But what advantages will the next-gen versions have? Well, it's obvious: better graphics.


Kojima Productions Los Angeles opens its doors

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 6:00am PDT

Konami has finally officially opened Kojima Productions Los Angeles. With plans to house over a hundred employees, the West Coast studio will be...


"I just had a recruiter send me a friend request on linkedin. I guess they just wanted to get ..."

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes preview: streamlined stealth

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 06, 2013 12:01am PDT

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes streamlines the franchise's stealth action and moves it to an open world. But does it lose some of its soul in the process?


"Glad to see that Kojima is streamlining the mechanics to make the stealth gameplay more fluid. ..."

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 coming February 25

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2013 10:30am PDT

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will release on February 25 in North America, Konami has announced.


"Awesome. The first game was excellent, the 3DS version was very good and I am looking forward to ..."

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 this October

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD has been confirmed. It's coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 29.


"LoS had an excellent story. I wish the gameplay had been a bit more precise, and hope they ..."

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD spotted at retail

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 15, 2013 6:00am PDT

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 picks up right after the first game began. But, if you want the complete story, you'll need to play the 3DS spin-off... or wait for the HD console version.


"Loved Lords of Shadow and I will be getting part 2 as well. I would have picked this up but I ..."

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Metal Gear Rising follow-up interest gauged in survey

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was a fun slice of action, and Konami is gauging interest in a potential sequel, according to a poll the publisher has put out.


"Yeah, I didn't like that so much. Although I can't fault them for being thorough."

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 31, 2013 6:30am PDT

Yes, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo may have hit consoles almost three years ago, but look, the game's three years late in coming to PC so a demo is still jolly exciting to us. It's out now, ahead of the PC Ultimate Edition's long-overdue launch on August 27.


"Yeah, it looked phenomenal. I think it might have actually come out in Japan..?"

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 coming September 24

By Steve Watts, Jul 25, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Konami announced today that Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 24.


"I half-heartedly agree with you on this one, although I never really dabble in FIFA. Although, ..."

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Konami and Bohemia Interactive suffer security breaches

By Steve Watts, Jul 15, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Both Konami and Bohemia Interactive have announced that they've suffered security breaches, and recommend password changes for all users.


Contra Evolution remasters original for iOS on June 27

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Contra was a beloved staple of the 80's and now the original is coming remastered to iOS after spending most of the year exclusive to China.


"it used to be crazy hard for me.. now i can run through it in no death mode after not playing ..."

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Metal Gear Solid 5 to have fewer cutscenes

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 1:15pm PDT

Hideo Kojima says that Metal Gear Solid 5 will have "less cutscenes" due to the open-world environment. He compared the other games to movies, and this one to episodes of a TV show.


"I don't know if I have another Metal Gear Solid game in me. I find they are brilliant games, ..."

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Metal Gear Online being developed alongside MGS5

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2013 11:45am PDT

A new Metal Gear Online is in development alongside the Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima has revealed.