Hideo Kojima’s swan song for the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hit store shelves today and if it’s anything like last year’s teaser, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, this should be a doozy. (more…)
Following PS4’s Launch Party on Spike TV last night, Konami today has just released an English version of the MGSV Ground Zeroes 2013 TGS Demo that’s as shown a few months ago. Kojima Production’s Sean Eyestone was narrating the familiar gameplay in English, pointing out all the bullet points of what can be done in Ground Zeroes. During gameplay we can hear Kaz Miller (Robert Atkin Downes) giving Snake mission directives via codec. In the section during Snake’s enemy interrogation we can hear Kiefer Sutherland say “Spit it out!” (more…)
3A is producing, or has been producing, yet another gigantic Metal Gear. This time around its Metal Gear RAY who’s shining in the spotlight. 3A’s last outing was for Metal Gear REX. REX’s ratio is estimated at about 1:48 and I’m guesstimating that RAY will be roughly the same ratio. I’m also assuming the price range will be just as similar at around $599.99. Here are a few new photos to whet your appetites. It’s the size of a gahdamn golden retriever! (more…)
Well it looks like the rumors of an MGS Legacy Collection that a Korean site announced proved true. Apparently this collection will be released on PS3 and will include: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3 (also includes the first two games, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake), Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions and Metal Gear Solid 4. Also included are two Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel by Ashley Wood. So you can play the MGS Saga in order of release, chronology, or backwards. Though I’d suggest going in the order of release as every iteration updates their graphics as well as control scheme so by the time you get to MGS4 and PW the controls will be more westernized. The release date is roughly sometime this June so till then we can all just drool over this awesome poster below.
So Kojima has finally made his way to San Francisco for GDC. Tomorrow he will be presenting his demo of the FOX Engine called “Photorealism through the eyes of a ‘Fox’ – The core of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.”
The presentation will clock in at around 90 minutes and will be streamed live via GameSpot. The crew at Kojima Productions did some rehearsals today and were kind enough to take some photos during the process.
It all goes down at 11:00 AM PST tomorrow. Or in 15 hours as indicated below.
After my blaring recommendation yesterday, I might have to pull it back some. I played a bit more today, and the camera system on this game is just horrendous. For a game with such a high pace and fast action, the camera can’t seem to keep up. I’ve had unnecessary deaths due to the camera not being able to decide on where to place itself. It’s probably one of the worst camera system’s I have played with so far. It totally detracts from everything else that is so good with the game, and just ruins the whole experience. Maybe I need to play with some settings as what NekkedSnake suggested, but at this point, I just need to put the controller down, and take a breather.
Yes I may be over reacting right now, but hopefully my tune will change tomorrow once I come to terms with taming this camera issue
I read this over on Engadget, apparently a video game geek over at Google decided to put an easter egg on Google’s spiffy new laptop, the Chromebook Pixel. Input in Konami‘s legendary code, and you will be rewarded with a light show from it’s LED lights. I have yet to see a video of it in action, but over at Wired.com, they have an animated gif that shows off the light show. I am in the market for a notebook, and this pixel will seriously be in my short list.
- Konami Code easter egg discovered on Google’s Chromebook Pixel (slashgear.com)
- Google’s Chromebook Pixel Contains a Secret Easter Egg Related to the NES Konami Code (gadgetreview.com)
- Google’s Pixel Chromebook Has a Konami Code Easter Egg (wired.com)
- Konami Code Easter egg on Google’s Chromebook Pixel (chromestory.com)
- Konami code Easter egg found in Google’s Pixel Chromebook (digitaltrends.com)
- Google’s Chromebook Pixel lights up to the Konami code (engadget.com)