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Not just game developers

Kojima Productions 'could consider movies, animations,' including del Toro collaboration


'Definitely interested' in VR, too
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Kojima Productions is not just a video game development company. The first project will be a game because that's what fans expect, but from there? "The focus is on digital content, so we could consider movies, animations, an...
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Mechs confirmed?
More from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima with his newly minted studio after extricating himself from Konami and partnering with PlayStation on a console exclusive new project. It's far off, mind. They don't even have an engi...

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KojiPro is hiring

Kojima Productions is hiring 'Homo Ludens,' has a store coming


Gay cough drops?
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
His contract officially terminated by Konami, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima just announced his new, independent studio, Kojima Productions, which is partnering with Sony to create its first project. Accordingly, it wi...

Metal Gear creator starts Kojima Productions to work on PS4 exclusive

Dec 16 // Steven Hansen
Kojima also loosed this tweet. [embed]327182:61539:0[/embed] Oh, and here's the Kojima Productions logo, as black as Kojima's suit.
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Console exclusive
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima just formally announced his new studio, Kojima Productions (this was also the name of his in-house Konami studio before parting ways with the company). The above video has Sony's Andrew ...

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Kojima

Hideo Kojima reportedly forming new studio


I'd love to see him do a new IP
Dec 15
// Jordan Devore
[Update: Hideo Kojima has confirmed that his contract with Konami was terminated as of December 15, 2015, and that he has established an independent studio called, heh, Kojima Productions. Its first game is a "new franchise" ...
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Kojima

Former Square Enix exec: Konami did wrong by Kojima


Yoichi Wada speaks out
Dec 09
// Chris Carter
Yoichi Wada, former Square Enix president, has spoken out against Konami's recent treatment of Hideo Kojima. Given all of the hubbub surrounding his forced exit from the company, including the fact that he was barred from acc...
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PES 2016

On the ninth day of Christmas, Sony gave to me... a PES 16 deal for Europe


Only 7 deals to go!
Dec 09
// Vikki Blake
The fifth deal in Sony EU's 12 Deals of Christmas promotion will bring you discounts for PES 2016 on the PS4. From now until 11.59pm tomorrow, you can grab a standard digital version of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 for &eur...

Obscure Video Games: Wai World 2

Dec 05 // Obscure Video Games
While Wai Wai World 2 is mostly an action-platformer, it does mix things up a little every once in awhile. For example, one level has you flying TwinBee though what looks like the overworld map of an 8-bit JRPG. Another level has you doing sliding-tile puzzles while a timer counts down. You even get to choose your path through the game, so there's no way to see everything without playing through a few times. It's a pretty short game, so may actually want to do this. I enjoyed my time in Wai Wai World, and I'd recommend you give it a chance. There's a full fan translation patch available; and though it's not really necessary, it is nice to know what's going on. I'll leave you with this video of the boss battle from the Castlevania (or is it Kid Dracula?) level, as it nicely sums up this noisy, crowded game. [embed]323938:61351:0[/embed]
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Not another mascot platformer!
Konami used to have a sense of humor. The long-defunct Parodius series is well-loved for being a wacky send-up of its hardcore shoot-'em-up Gradius. Even more obscure, however, are the Wai Wai games, which (outside of Konami ...

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Kojima

Konami gives Hideo Kojima an entire hour of outdoor time (Fauxclusive)


To celebrate his Game Awards win
Dec 04
// CJ Andriessen
Saying it's not the monster the media has made it out to be, Konami confirmed today it let Hideo Kojima out of his cell for one whole hour as a reward for his win at The Game Awards. Kojima and his team took home the award fo...
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Hideo Kojima

Konami grounded Hideo Kojima from The Game Awards


Barred from accepting awards tonight
Dec 03
// Kyle MacGregor
At tonight's The Game Awards in Los Angeles, Kiefer Sutherland accepted an award on behalf of Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid V won Best Action/Adventure Game), who was not present. Speaking after the award's presentation, The...
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12 Deals of Christmas

Metal Gear Solid V is half off on the EU PlayStation Store


Just like Snake's arm
Dec 01
// Steven Hansen
Putting the US PlayStation Phantom Pain price of $45 (25%) to shame, the European PlayStation Blog just kicked off its 12 Deals of Christmas and day one of deals is half off Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on either PS3 ...
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Metal Gear Solid

Not everyone is giving peace a chance in Metal Gear Solid V's race to disarmament


Oh, Xboners
Nov 30
// Vikki Blake
Konami is keeping us updated following its call to disarm all nuclear weapons on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As at November 29, Xbox 360 is leading the charge with just 35 nukes remaining, with big brother Xbox One ...
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Nuclear-free FOB

Consoles lead Metal Gear Solid V's race to nuclear disarmament


Peace Day comes to PC last
Nov 29
// Josh Tolentino
In case you missed it, the Metal Gear series has always had a pretty strong anti-nuclear message, and it's never been more literal than in Metal Gear Solid V, the multiplayer "FOB" component of which allows players ...
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PES 2016

PES 2016 is getting a free-to-play edition soon with seven teams


Starting December 8
Nov 28
// Chris Carter
For all five of you who play PES 2016 (just kidding, it's a wildly successful franchise) will be delighted to hear that your friends can join in on the action soon for free. Starting December 8, there will be a free "ent...
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Noby Noby Boy

Noby Noby Boy has finally reached Pluto


Now, on to the Sun!
Nov 23
// Kyle MacGregor
It's been nearly seven years (2468 days in total) since February 19, 2009, the day Bandai Namco unleashed Keita Takahashi's demented brainchild Noby Noby Boy upon the world. Since then a dedicated community has been...
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Raiden costume

Raiden joins Metal Gear Solid V as the Skulls come home to roost


Raiden suit costume
Nov 17
// Steven Hansen
The Gray Fox outfit in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is pretty dope, though it's a challenge to get me out of my sexy Black Ocelot. But maybe for FOB missions, wherein I will sacrifice style for results. A recent Fami...
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Silent Hills

Norman Reedus says Silent Hills still 'needs to happen'


'HOLY BALLS'
Nov 17
// Vikki Blake
If you're still salty over the cancellation of Silent Hills, you are not alone. Norman Reedus - who's likeness was used in the (terrifying) Silent Hills interactive teaser P.T. -- is still "super bummed" about the whole thing, but recently told IGN he "[has] faith" that he, producer Hideo Kojima and horror legend Guillermo del Toro "can do something else".
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Diamond Cat

Wear a cat on your head in Metal Gear Online


He's helping!
Nov 11
// Jordan Devore
Well, damn. Now I regret spending those Mother Base coins on that sweet crocodile hat. If you haven't checked in with Metal Gear Online in a while, this headgear might be just the nudge you need. It's a cat named Ricky that you can place on your head. That'll be 300 MB Coins, thanks.
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The Phantom Pain

You can bring back a certain buddy in Metal Gear Solid V


But the process is repetitive
Nov 10
// Jordan Devore
As of a recent update in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, it is now possible to bring back a beloved buddy who becomes unusable after you progress far enough into the story. But you're not going to like the method. In a game full of padding, there's now just a little bit more repetition. To be clear, you'll want to stop reading now if you're looking to avoid specifics. Spoilers.
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Hit the lever!

SNK Playmore is abandoning pachinko machines entirely


Popularity of the machines is waning
Nov 05
// Joe Parlock
Pachinko. The word brings terror to any person’s heart after Konami did well… Konami things… and made it seem like it was the best thing to happen to any Japanese publisher since video games. Don’t w...
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Promises to continue Metal Gear support
Konami has confirmed yesterday's reports that it closed Konami LA, the studio responsible for the Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Los Angeles studio, formerly Kojima Productions LA befor...

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Incomplete online roster

Konami sorry for PES 2016 update boner, needs a few more weeks


Oops
Nov 03
// Steven Hansen
Konami's in the news today for more concerning reasons, but remember that the pachinko-maker does regularly make one video game that's not Metal Gear: Pro Evolution Soccer. Unfortunately, Konami screwed up its late roster upd...
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Right after reports of closing Konami LA
Konami seems to have closed its LA studio, formerly Kojima Productions LA before Konami scrubbed the Metal Gear Solid creator's name from as many places as it could. The studio opened in 2012 and most recently was responsible...

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Konami LA

Konami Los Angeles Studio to be closed, staff laid off


It's about sending a message
Nov 03
// Mike Cosimano
According to multiple industry sources (including former Dtoid CEO Hamza Aziz!), Konami has closed its Los Angeles studio, formerly known as Kojima Productions Los Angeles. Duke Nukem creator George Broussard was on...
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Metal Gear

Kojima shows how he made Metal Gear Solid V's 'Nuclear' trailer


Behind-the-scenes video translated
Nov 02
// Jordan Devore
Few trailers rival the "Nuclear" video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I must've watched it half a dozen times when it debuted last year at E3, and probably doubled that number leading up to the game's release in Se...
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MGS V

Metal Gear Solid V is $40 as Amazon's daily Gold Box deal


On PS4 and Xbox One
Nov 02
// Brett Makedonski
It seems like you can't throw a proverbial rock on the Internet without hitting some games site talking about Mother Bases and D-Walkers and kidnapping via weather balloon. That's all Metal Gear Solid V speak and there's...
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Contra

There's a new Contra coming, for Android and iOS...in China


Ahhhh, so lame
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
These days, retro-era publishers can get desperate. While they've made their fortunes on the traditional arcade and console market, other revenue streams can seem enticing after others have struck gold in ways they've never s...
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The Phantom Pain

You really do need to save Kaz in three days


Metal Gear myths
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
Early on in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you're sent on your way to find and rescue a familiar face, Kazuhira Miller, who is being held prisoner in Afghanistan. You're told he's vital to your quest for revenge, and that he has at most three days left to live. I should've known that wasn't an understatement. What a tragic cutscene.
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Carpenter told to sue

John Carpenter didn't sue Hideo Kojima because 'he's a nice guy'


Escape From New York director
Oct 27
// Steven Hansen
John Carpenter (Ghosts of Mars; Gorgon, the Space Monster) recently talked to Hollywood Reporter about his successful plagiarism suit against French director Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional) whose recent film Lockou...
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KONAMI

Konami's new Bomberman is for smartphones


Because of course it is
Oct 25
// Kyle MacGregor
My morning ritual involves waking up, wiping the sleep out of my eyes, coming to the realization that I have survived another night, and busting open the laptop to read all the hot Japanese video game news that happened while...

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