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8:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Kojima gives some insight as to the design of Ground Zeroes

One of the biggest talking points surrounding the impending launch of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is the game's relatively short length. Hideo Kojima explains why that won't be a problem in this video. The crux of...

Brett Makedonski

7:00 AM on 03.14.2014

Kojima unsuccessfully tried to make a game in the vein of GTA 3

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto III is well-known as a landmark title that exerted significant influence over the videogame industry with regard to modern design. One notable developer that was motivated by GTA III was ...

Brett Makedonski



Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla photo
Farts 'N' Crafts: Big Boss Vs. Godzilla
by Max Scoville

Today on Fart's 'N' Crafts, I'm drawing Godzilla and Big Boss fighting! Or hanging out. Or something. This suggestion comes by way of Nicholas Layne on YouTube, thanks Nick! 

If you'd like to buy a print of this drawing, you can pick one up right here!

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Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio photo
Infiltrating Outer Heaven: A tour of the Kojima Productions studio
by Max Scoville

While in Japan to preview Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, I was taken on a tour of the Kojima Productions offices. In theory, there's a certain magic to getting to go behind the scenes of where videogames get made. In reality, videogames are usually made in regular offices, with desks and cubicles, and because of this, studio tours can sometimes be a bit dry.

Thankfully, that wasn't the case here.

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Video impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes photo
Video impressions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
by Max Scoville

I'm sure by now you fine folks have seen the stuff I posted about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but I'm not done quite yet. Here's a quick rundown of what I thought about the game, as well as some responses to concerns you guys had.

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Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie photo
Arkham Knight, Goat Simulator, Shaq-Fu 2 & The Last of Us: The Movie
by Max Scoville

Sweet Christmas do we have some great news about video games today!

Let’s see… My previews for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes went up, a new Batman game was announced by Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Knight, Watch Dogs finally has a release date, and there’s a new Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer. On a less fun note, Mad Catz announced a partnership with Ouya, and on a downright depressing note, Disney Interactive has laid off 700 employees.

However, there’s a bunch of crazy weird news: Shaq-Fu is (hopefully) getting a sequel, Goat Simulator is going to be an actual game, and Akiba’s Trip 2, a Japanese game about punching vampires till their clothes come off, will actually be released in the west. Finally, a couple pieces of movie news: there’s feature film in the works based on The Last of Us, which seems sort of redundant to me, but that new Transformers movie involves Optimus Prime living in Mark Wahlberg’s barn, which is even more ridiculous than robot dinosaurs.

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11:00 AM on 03.05.2014

PSA: If you're looking forward to Ground Zeroes, don't watch The Phantom Pain's trailer

No new Metal Gear Solid V spoilers or details here, I promise. Earlier today, I put up my preview for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and in it, I wrote a lot about the game. I was careful to steer clear of any s...

Max Scoville



War Has Changed: What's NOT in MGS V: Ground Zeroes photo
War Has Changed: What's NOT in MGS V: Ground Zeroes
by Max Scoville

Dying to hear all the dirt but don't want to take the time to read my full preview of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes? Well, if you're not a fan of verbose explanations, I can't imagine you're much of a Metal Gear Solid fan. In any case, here's a quick rundown of some classic Metal Gear elements that you won't be finding in the latest release.

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Breaking New Ground: Metal Gear Solid V's Tactical approach to Open World photo
Breaking New Ground: Metal Gear Solid V's Tactical approach to Open World
by Max Scoville

Considering that the series just celebrated its 25th anniversary, it might seem a little odd that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is only the fifth game in the series. However, if you’re counting Peace Walker, it’s the sixth, and the seventh if you include Portable Ops, too. If you're counting every game with the words "Metal Gear" in the title, it's something like the thirteenth game in the series.

Plenty of other game franchises would've retired or rebooted by now (and plenty have) but somehow, this one manages to consistently reinvent itself, all the while staying within the confines of the same universe. Ground Zeroes makes some of the most drastic changes the series has seen in over a decade, while still managing to feel familiar.

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Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties
by Max Scoville



Hey, did you see those Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes track jackets and sneakers that Puma's making? They're pretty cool, but a franchise with such awesome character and mechanical designs really deserves more creative merchandising. Here are a few ideas.

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8:34 AM on 02.25.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sees a small price cut

Konami has shared some more info in regards to the link between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain. It looks like if you buy GZ "early on" you'll get DLC to use in Phantom Pain at launch, which grant...

Chris Carter

3:45 PM on 02.24.2014

Kojima wants 'to step out from the Metal Gear franchise'

"Ideally I would like to step out from the Metal Gear franchise as a producer and dedicate myself to other games," Kojima said in a lengthy interview Game Informer. "So far that has proven to be a bit difficult." What an un...

Steven Hansen

7:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Puma making Metal Gear Solid V themed jacket, shoes

Want some sick new gamer threads, bro? Well Konami has partnered up with Puma to put out some Diamond Dogs branded jackets and shoes based on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The jackets are running for 15,000 yen ($146), w...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes platform comparison photo
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes platform comparison
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is one of the three major new releases in March. We just found out the Xbox One version is in 720p, while the PlayStation 4 version will be in 1080p.

So what does that mean when the different versions are in motion? This, this is what it means. Konami went ahead and made this comparison video, so fight. Fight for your platforms, and make your enemies bleed because your version is probably better than the other version because videogames!

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MGS V: Ground Zeroes is 720p on XB1, 1080p on PS4 photo
MGS V: Ground Zeroes is 720p on XB1, 1080p on PS4
by Chris Carter

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is arriving on a number of different platforms, and differences are bound to happen.  Because of that fact, Konami has provided a series of screenshots and information to "help you find the right version."

Here's the biggest bit of info -- the PS4 version will sport 1080p resolution with 60fps, and the Xbox One will run at 720p also at 60fps. On the 360 and PS3, they'll both run at 720p and 30fps. You can also head over to the website itself and look at some direct comparison shots.

So yeah, there you have it. Thankfully, Konami is being pretty upfront with the differences, however they came about.

Metal Gear Solid V [Konami]

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8:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Sony announces Metal Gear Solid V PS4 bundle

The Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 was one of the most sought after editions of the console last generation, and now, the "Fox Edition" PS4 has the chance to spread its wings. The bundle includes a specially branded PlaySta...

Chris Carter