It's not over yet, Snake
I've spent a considerable amount of time this week with Metal Gear Online, and despite my initial positive impressions, I'm having some big-picture issues.
In short, I'm not sure how long this train is going to be chugging along, especially when you take Konami's recent history into account.
It's not over yet, Snake
Kojima's departure from Konami has left me all sorts of worried for the future of Metal Gear Solid -- a series that I've enjoyed ever since I laid eyes on the first NES game over 20 years ago. For now though his legacy i...
Par for the course
One of the chief problems I have with the PS4 is the way the storefront (and subsequently, the release of most games) works. Not only has the latest patch mucked up the UI for the PS Store to include more clicks to get what y...
Kept you gamblin' huh?
Oh hey it's another pachinko story today!
Following the recent claims that Konami is moving further away from traditional games development, and is instead focusing on pachinko and mobile markets, they have filed a new tradem...
Fun with mods
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain got a PC release. Thus, the above.
Also that puppy D-Dog swap.
Tactical Nokia Action
Grab a friend (or brother!). Snake? Snake! is competitive Snake starring Solid and Liquid Snakes. The rules are slightly different from the cellphone game you remember. There is a taunt button. Matches last 30 seconds. You ca...
Did you...like it?
Enough time has passed, to the point where we can safely talk about the ending to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
As a common sense sort of reminder, this post below will contain spoilers. The comments will contain spoilers. This is a spoiler-heavy post about spoilers.
Russian soldiers hate them!
So, Chris Carter already provided a handy list of quick tips alongside his review of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. These are essential, life saving tips that will let you complete missions easier and build the le...
Love blooms on the battlefield
Minor spoilers but not really.
So, Quiet is in Metal Gear Solid V, just like the cutscenes and footage from two years ago foretold. As it turns out, modding in Ocelot to take the place of her character model produces some amazing results, which you can see below.
This is why people fight for PC gaming.
(National Geo)graphic warning
I've been ignoring DD a bit in The Phantom Pain after I spent a few missions trying to figure Quiet out, and then ended up sticking with her to try and max out her social link. I do miss being able to pet pup on command.
Then again, if this kind of ungodly behavior is what that wretched beast is going to get up to then I, as a family man, cannot abide.
Missions 29 and 42
If you consider vague descriptions of a character that was shown in trailers two years ago to be a spoiler for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you should probably stay out of here.
For everyone else who wants updates on a game-breaking bug, come right in!
The biggest question people asked me after I finished Metal Gear Solid V was "what games should I play before tackling Phantom Pain?" Essentially, you only need to play (or watch) Peace Walker to get the basic gist...
I wish I could afford every Nendoroid. They're so wonderfully made and span so many beloved franchises, I'd buy nearly all of them.
That includes this figure for Venom Snake, which was unveiled by Kojima recently. This is a final sample, and although no date was given, we can reasonably assume the price as compared to the rest of the line.
Hideo Kojima [Twitter]
Or don't, I'm not a cop
I did a lot of Metal Gear this weekend. And god damn do I still feel only a little further than when I originally played for 14 hours. While I'm still enjoying it because it's do dang fun, I am completely worried about having...
With hilarious results
Man, when publishers aren't screwing up PC ports left and right, the platform absolutely kills it. The core reason, beyond years of support through dedicated fanbases, is chiefly mod support. While Metal Gear Solid V is...
I'm still stuck on D-Horse
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been out for nearly a week, and although I won't directly discuss spoilers here, it's safe to say that the comments might be down for that conversation -- you've been warned!...
Having played Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for roughly 100 hours, I think I'm ready to make an assessment of it in terms of how it relates to the rest of the franchise. While it's definitely up there, it's far fr...
The Xbox One switched wallets
As most of you are aware of by now, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has some online features in the form of PVP invasion and Mother Base FOB construction. These require you to be online, and require that the servers...
Look how happy he is
Like a total chump I put in my real birthday date at the start of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, so I won't be seeing this extra for a while. If you did the same, you'll probably want to catch this Easter egg above --...
Watch it after you beat the game
Evidently, there's an extra chapter to Metal Gear Solid V that was cut from the game. It's not playable in any form, contains incomplete assets, and you can only watch it on the Blu-ray extra that was included with the S...
Standing on the edge of the crater
In case you haven't seen Chris' written review of The Phantom Pain (or you're not fond of reading), I've prepared a relatively* spoiler-free video review of the long-awaited final(?) entry in the Metal Gear Solid series.
*All gameplay footage is spoiler-free. All cutscene footage has been shown in previous trailers.
Kaz Be Not Proud
Metal Gear Solid V, from a gameplay standpoint, is one of the most complex titles in the series. While it was fairly easy to understand the limited amount of gear you were provided with in past entries (everything was basical...
Happy trails, Kojima
Despite the fact that most of the spinoff Metal Gear games are good in their own right, they just don't get me excited the same way the mainline console editions do. Every core Metal Gear entry has something new, and offers up some sort of revelatory storyline event that has fans talking for years on end.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is no exception.
On Android now
[Update: Sony is reporting that "some PS4 owners" who pre-ordered digitally will have to wait until 12:00 AM Pacific. This is my reaction.]
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is launching in just a few hours. Are you g...
The first hit is free
Having obtained a retail copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I've had a chance to test out the online functionality a bit, as the servers have been switched on in preparation for the game's midnight launch. You may ...
To bring into Phantom Pain tomorrow
Everyone look under your Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes chairs!
The game has just been updated on the PS3 and PS4 to allow for a save data upload. This comes a day before the release of The Phantom Pain, which has the...
More than the basics of CQC
We stole the instruction manual when we rented Metal Gear Solid from Blockbuster. It's the one and only time we ever did that. Normally we were fine upstanding rental citizens who held manual-thieves in smug contempt. But in ...
I know, screw Konami
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is less than a week away, but for now, you can enjoy a really strange commercial involving a cardboard box wedding. It's more like an homage to the series, showing touching moments throug...
Also phones and tablets
Sony is producing various Phantom Pain-branded electronics to coincide with the release of Metal Gear Solid V.
The tie-in release includes a Metal Gear version of Sony's premier Walkman, the ZX2, which costs something like $1...
Consoles can still pre-load though
Bad news if you were hoping to get Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain all pre-loaded up on your PC in time for the September 1 launch -- Konami has confirmed that there's no pre-load available on Steam.
"Unfortunately PC St...