Metal Gear Solid

FINALLY Some MGS News

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Hey kids. So after a month or so of virtually nothing we finally get some little morsels of MGS news. This post will be a roundup if you will, of the current events that have happened thus far related to anything Metal Gear. Lets get to it.

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It looks like NA isn’t the only region that will have gotten their hands on the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection (MGS LC for short). Europe will be the next recipient of this archived collection of past canonical* MGS titles. As with the NA release Europe will also be getting Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid (download), VR Missions (download), Metal Gear Solid 2 HD, Metal Gear Solid 3 HD, Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, and the Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 digital graphic novels. The art book will also accompany this collection and will be strictly for PS3 owners. I say the more the merrier. Everyone should get to enjoy MGS as a whole series. Though Xbox 360 owners will be left in the dark. At least they have the HD Collection, which also contains Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (more…)

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MGSesque game Volume Announced

VOLUME is an upcoming game announced by Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. It looks like a mix between a mobile game and very reminiscent of a bare bones Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions level. It’s a top-down game with stealth elements where the protagonist moves past enemy sentries while trying not to get spotted. Yep this definitely sounds like an MGS game. Compare the above announcement trailer with the VR Missions clip below.

One thing that does peak my interest about VOLUME is the apparent fact that gamers can actually create and share their own blocky levels. So it’s not only kinda MGS, but some Minecraft peppered in. I guess the only downside is that it is set to release in 2014. The upside is I have yet another game to look forward to in 2014. That speaks Volumes. AMIRITE?!

Source: Joystiq

PGS: KOJIMA X DEL TORO

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So I got a chance to see PACIFIC RIM a few weeks ago. Giant robots fighting giant monsters? One word: Awesome! The escapist in me thoroughly enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Every big action scene had me OOHing and AHHing at every turn. It was a welcome break from the mundane routine of life.

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As I watched the movie I couldn’t help but imagine a Metal Gear Solid movie done in the same fashion, passion, and gusto. Hideo has mentioned being in talks with Avi Arad, producer of the famed Marvel Comics turned movies that everyone loves. Knowing this, and the fact that Hideo and Guillermo (director of Pacific Rim) have become quite close, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for a real MGS movie to come to fruition. Seriously, Del Toro’s foray into giant robots and monsters was practically a live action outing of MGS Peace Walker‘s ‘Monster Hunter’ boss battles. We all know MH is a Capcom IP but still, those Kaiju look a massive as the MH monsters. Another thing relating PR to MGS: the fact that those giant robots are called Jaegers. Hello, Frank Jaeger anyone?! (more…)

Happy Weekend

I have had so many fails in the last few days.  I just recently purchased a classic game, knowing that I can play it on one of my current systems, and maybe do some vid cap, and launch our retro re-visits.  BUT when it went to that portion of the system, my Happauge decided that it did not support it, so I could not do any captures.

I also tried to play Metal Gear Solid 2 HD and the controls was just oh so old or at least it felt old.  In any case, I am planning on taking a break from some gaming, and try to get out and enjoy the sunshine, and catch Man of Steel later on.

What’s everyone’s agenda this weekend? Playing anything?  I do eed to get going on the Last of Us.  I played it for a bit, and I was impressed for the hour or so I played.  I will follow up on that in a bit.

 

Happy weekend all.

Metal Gear Solid V – E3 Extended Trailer

This one is a bit graphic, but it show’s off the game well.  The Fox Engine looks amazing, and by far one of the best looking game’s I have laid my eyes on.

Enjoy it.

[youtube http://youtu.be/UMyoCr2MnpM]

METAL GEAR SOLID: BIG BASTARD

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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…)

Solid Snake Says Something Somewhat Satisfying

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Well it’s not really satisfying but pretty obvious. David Hayter aka Solid Snake aka Old Snake aka Naked Snake ak-motherfucking-a Big Boss, himself spoke on behalf of IGN about the reasons why the recently announced MGS Legacy Collection will not be released on the Xbox 360. Signs point to the obvious caveat that the media capacity of the 360’s current system only being able to run DVD format versus the PS3’s bluray capabilities.

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I used to be one of those who wanted to keep the MGS series exclusive to Sony devices but grew up and realized that I shouldn’t be selfish and it’d ultimately be better if MGS were everywhere. And I own a 360 as well as my PS3 and am considering getting the MGS HD Collection on the 360 too. That’s how much I love this series. And you know what they say. If you love it set it free and if it comes back you play the shit out of it over and over again. Or something to that effect. Anyways you can get the full gist below.

In the clip Hayter reads off some interesting facts about Kojima’s decision to exclude any traces of a 360 version. Most notably that a Legacy Collection without MGS4 simply wouldn’t be a Legacy Collection. Good point Kojima-San.

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Side note 1: I told Jezzanorris, who put me onto this interesting tidbit of info, that it’s very curious that Hayter himself, was reiterating Hideo Kojima’s explanation of the lack of a 360 Legacy Collection release, given the fact that Kojima has confirmed to the world, and all MGS fans that David Hayter will NOT be reprising his VO role as Big Boss in the recently announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It could just be because the Legacy Collection contains all previously released canon MGS titles, save for Portable Ops, which feature David Hayter’s iconic voice work for every iteration of Snake. Curious INDEED, aye Kojima??

Side note 2: For those who keep blabbering that Portable Ops isn’t canon to the MGS lore, I say drink some shut-the-fuck-up juice and research your shit. PO’s lack of advertising bravado as compared with PW media circus shouldn’t dictate whether or not PO is canon when it’s been brought up in MGS4 and PW itself for fucks sake.

SNAAAKE!!!