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...
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...
It's about sending a message
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...
Famed cosplayer Masazi visited TGS recently with a really badass Raiden costume, but it was tough to get a good look at it. Now you can see the entire outfit in video form, hosted and directed by the Rescue the Princess YouTube channel.
The attention to detail is insane, as the mask actually opens up on multiple levels. Hats off to Masazi for one of her best costumes yet.
Escape From New York director
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...
[Update: Yep, it was the DLC that already was announced. Apparently Microsoft pulled the trigger early on the add-ons.]
Konami just sent over the weirdest press release, presumably to get more people to spend money on Metal G...
A real dog
Although I don't post many cosplay updates, I'm a big proponent of the craft. I love going to conventions and seeing people play their favorite characters, as the community seems to really, truly enjoy it. The enthusiasm is i...
He's not dead, just sleeping
Yesterday, The New Yorker ran a piece about Hideo Kojima's last day in-office at Konami, including his good-bye party on October 9, and noting that his non-compete expires in December, at which point he can do whatever he lik...
The Phantom Game
Which works better? "The Phantom Game," wherein all of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has a phantom writhing in its codes, a Ghost in the Machine, and also "game" and "pain" are like almost near rhymes; or, the much mor...
Bug or parasite suit feature?
Kojima dedicated a lot of resources to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's jiggly physics, probably because of how many cutscene shots linger on Quiet's rack.
And while Kojima Productions has done better than "women are t...
$179 million day-one dollars
The two movies that made the most opening day money in 2015 (Avengers: Boring Subtitle and Jurassic World, respectively) actually sit at numbers two and three for top-grossing opening day all-time, only beat out by Harry Pott...
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 --...