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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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Raiden joins Metal Gear Solid V as the Skulls come home to roost

Raiden suit costume
Nov 17
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...

Wear a cat on your head in Metal Gear Online

He's helping!
Nov 11
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.

Konami confirms closure of US-based Metal Gear Online studio

Promises to continue Metal Gear support
Nov 04
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...

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

On PS4 and Xbox One
Nov 02
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...

Konami touts new Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain DLC, gives us no details

Um, what
Oct 22
[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...

Good god this Metal Gear Solid V cosplay is great

A real dog
Oct 22
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...

Sleuths find signs of more missing missions in Metal Gear Solid V

The Phantom Game
Oct 19
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...

Metal Gear Solid V's opening day beats Jurassic World, Avengers combined

$179 million day-one dollars
Oct 14
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...

Metal Gear Online apologizes for stability woes with bonuses

3,000 GP and an XP boost extension
Oct 13
For once, I didn't button-mash my way through the startup notices in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. There's an apology from Konami over the recent stability issues in the game's multiplayer component, Metal Gear Online...

Metal Gear Solid V adds $0.99 horse armor, human outfits

Do it (defecate)
Oct 06
Compared to what Konami is doing with microtransactions surrounding forward operating bases (FOBs) in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, this batch of cosmetic DLC is tame. These outfits are $0.99 a piece and are currently...

Metal Gear Online PS4 release trolled by ancient PSN update procedures

Par for the course
Oct 06
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...

You can now buy 'base insurance' in MGS V

Yep, it'll cost real money
Oct 06
Forward Operating Bases in Metal Gear Solid V are centers of operation you can set up around the world. These bases can be acquired using in-game premium currency, but it takes an awful lot of it to do anything. Realistically...

Metal Gear Online starts tonight (if we're lucky)

I'd expect problems
Oct 05
Konami plans to launch Metal Gear Online on consoles at 12:00am Pacific on October 6, 2015. You staying up? Know that there will probably be issues, and that it's operating on a "rolling timeline window." In other words, laun...

Konami files trademark for 'Big Boss' pachinko machine

Kept you gamblin' huh?
Oct 05
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...

New Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain save-killing bug affecting PS4 users

If you use multiple SEN accounts
Sep 30
Given that no one reads the overbearing startup messages for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, let me point out a worthwhile one. Konami has identified "cases" of a new progress-killing bug affecting PlayStation 4 users. ...

Phantom Pain Hardcore mod ups Metal Gear Solid's difficulty

Big Boss Extreme
Sep 28
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is real accommodating. That's not to say there aren't bouts of frustrating mission failures and humiliating chicken hat offers, but all things considered (even without the time-slowing Reflex mode), it is way more forgiving than past Metal Gear and other stealth games. Almost too easy. This TTP Hardcore Mod does the following:

Konami rep: 'We're still definitely working on console games'

'Not leaving Metal Gear behind'
Sep 23
A Konami representative has rubbished reports that the developer/publisher has ceased making video games for consoles. Although the company has not officially responded to the speculation, a Konami rep responded to a red...

So, let's talk about Metal Gear Solid V's ending

Did it?
Sep 18
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. Spoilers.

First hands-on with Metal Gear Online had us going back for more

Getting shot up trying to stealth
Sep 17
While Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain isn't an insignificant time sucker as is, it did launch missing its competitive online multiplayer component, Metal Gear Online, which was delayed until October 6 on consoles and January 2016 on PC. Brett and I got our hands on the thing at Tokyo Game Show and immediately ran back in line for a second go like giddy schoolchildren.

Metal Gear Online TGS footage breaks down modes, characters, classes

Playing as Ocelot explained
Sep 17
Konami's website has added the new Metal Gear Online gameplay debuted at Tokyo Game Show. There's even a breakdown of the things that Brett and I didn't understand in our earlier hands-on preview, like the Bounty Hunter mode...

The first five very important, informative seconds of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

And someday you feed on a tree frog
Sep 15
Before the tactical espionage begins, certain "important announcements" must be ignored...

God, I love these stupid The Phantom Pain tricks

Russian soldiers hate them!
Sep 13
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...

Modding Ocelot into Quiet's scenes in Metal Gear Solid V is hilarious

Love blooms on the battlefield
Sep 11
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.

When Metal Gear Solid V acknowledges, but doesn't accept your ingenuity

Spoilers for a Phantom Pain boss fight
Sep 10
Did you know the iDroid had a speaker? You can broadcast any of your cassettes aloud by turning the speaker on. Did you pick up the cassette of a guy shitting his asshole out? Yesterday I learned that if you play that boiste...

Konami offers help for game-breaking Metal Gear Solid V bug, working on a fix

Missions 29 and 42
Sep 10
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!

Phantom Pain moves 411,000 units in Japan, just shy of Metal Gear Solid 4

Still, pretty good
Sep 09
Has Metal Gear Solid V really been in our lives for only a week? 4Gamer's report of Media Create sales figures show The Phantom Pain selling 411,000 its first week in Japan. This is made up of PS4 sales (293,600) and PS3 sale...

Avoid this save-corrupting bug in The Phantom Pain

Watch out on mission 29 and 42
Sep 08
Konami is warning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain players about a bug that may corrupt their save file. To avoid it, do not select Quiet as your buddy for mission 29 or 42. That's it. The issue is "known to be present" o...

You can import your own tunes into Metal Gear Solid V on PC

With hilarious results
Sep 07
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...

Who is your favorite Metal Gear Solid V buddy?

I'm still stuck on D-Horse
Sep 07
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!...

So Quiet can put some clothes on in Metal Gear Solid V...eventually

A couple of costume unlocks
Sep 07
I'm not long into having Quiet as an available buddy in The Phantom Pain (this was announced like a year before the game came out, spoiler warning my ass), but her costume development tree in as far as I see it is: 1) covered...

Metal Gear Solid V sells three times more copies on PS4 than Xbox One

Guess which version I have it on
Sep 07
[Update: To clarify, the GfK Chart reports purely on UK sales. This may not be representative of global sales.] Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has sold three times as many copies on PS4 than it has on Xbox One...

Killing Floor 2 hits the $15 mark, plus a $190 refurb Wii U

Long weekend, fill it with games
Sep 05
Its free weekend for Killing Floor 2 on Steam, and just yesterday Steam Store launched a 33% discount on Killing Floor 2, cutting the price to $19.99. The deal is now matched at many third party retailers, including GMG which...

Welp, there's a real easy way to deal with Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V

Call in reinforcements
Sep 04
Spoilers? I don't know. Other than, "you encounter Quiet at some point." Everything's a spoiler these days. Anyways, I think I've written enough you won't accidentally read something you don't want to on the front page. I am ...

Konami is having issues with Metal Gear Solid V on Xbox platforms

The Xbox One switched wallets
Sep 04
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...

This is why you should input a fake birthday in Metal Gear Solid V

Look how happy he is
Sep 03
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 --...

Spoiler: This final chapter was cut from Metal Gear Solid V

Watch it after you beat the game
Sep 03
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...

Kojima: 'I always felt that every chapter I made would be the last'

Director on Metal Gear Solid V
Sep 01
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's director Hideo Kojima has done a "Debriefing" video timed with the release of his latest and, presumably, last entry in the series. And it appeared on Konami's channel, no less. (And Ko...

GMG finally has MGSV: The Phantom Pain (with a sweet discount)

Gallop into a 23% off deal
Sep 01
The verdicts are coming in, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is as good as we'd hoped for a potential last installment from Kojima. Those interested in the game can finally buy a copy at Green Man Gaming wit...

Video Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Standing on the edge of the crater
Sep 01
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.

Very Quick Tips: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Kaz Be Not Proud
Sep 01
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...

Kojima leaves P.T. Easter Egg in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Sep 01
A long time ago, when Hideo Kojima still worked at Konami and the world was ablaze with expectation about an all-new Silent Hill instalment, Kojima treated us to a brief Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain/P.T. cro...

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Happy trails, Kojima
Aug 31
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.

Metal Gear Solid V's mobile app is rolling out, are you getting Phantom Pain at midnight?

On Android now
Aug 31
[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...

Here's how Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's microtransactions work

The first hit is free
Aug 31
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 ...

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes just got an update to allow save uploads

To bring into Phantom Pain tomorrow
Aug 31
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...

The only file on the PC retail version of The Phantom Pain is a Steam installer

A single 8MB file for a 28GB game
Aug 31
Oh Konami, why do you do these things? Do you not know people are mad at you for recent events? Do you not know people have been avidly awaiting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for years? How do you continue to fuck up, ...

Weekend deals: Tip your hat to 25% off Phantom Pain

Finger cross on PC port not sucking
Aug 30
(Update: New deals now available for MGSV, added in below). Of the two AAA titles releasing on September 1st the big one is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. PC gamers are getting discounts up to 23% off at GMG dropp...

Bizarre Metal Gear Solid V commercial features cardboard box wedding

I know, screw Konami
Aug 28
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...

PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5 Collector's Edition missing DLC codes

Check your contents carefully
Aug 28
Ordered the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition on PS4? Check your contents carefully. Some reddit and NeoGAF users (who have got their copies incredibly early) are reporting that...

MGSV: Phantom Pain pre-order roundup tops off at 25% off

Less Pain on the wallet
Aug 27
Update 9/1: GMG finally has the game in store. Deals added below. In less than a week, Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for the usual $59.99. PC gamers are getting ...

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