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Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is suing Konami

Konami's next legal battle is coming from an unlikely source. Argentine soccer great (and brief national team coach) Diego Maradona will file suit against Konami for the unauthorized use of his likeness in Pro Evolution Soccer 2017. Maradon...   read

 
 
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Does not compute: Konami is doing free DLC for Super Bomberman R

During a Konami sponsored episode of The Game Theorists last night, free DLC for Super Bomberman R on the Switch was teased. Konami. Free DLC. I know, I'm still parsing this too. It might be a trick, but supposedly it's happening. Alth...   read

 
 


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Super Bomberman R's input lag and smooth online update is out

Super Bomberman R could use some fundamental improvements when it comes to its campaign and multiplayer arena selection, but for now, you'll have to settle with some performance tweaks. Konami has announced that version 1.2 is now live...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R sold better in Japan than most of the series in the past 20 years

Super Bomberman R has room for improvement, but Konami has a lot to be excited for given its early sales numbers. Right now we just have Japan to go off of, but looking at Media Create sales, this is the first Bomberman game since...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R will get a patch for 'control lag issues'

I wasn't holding out much hope that Super Bomberman R would see many updates, but it sounds like at least one important patch is on the way. Konami says it is "aware that some players are experiencing control lag issues" and that, better ye...   read

 
 
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Review: Super Bomberman R

I was able to witness the rise and fall of Bomberman with my own eyes. It was one of the first games I ever played on the NES, and when developer Hudson Soft died in 2012, I poured one out for the once-great franchise. For six long years af...   read

 
 
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Contra enters the real world on its 30th anniversary

Contra (or Probotector, depending on what part of the world you hail from) was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's most iconic games, one that strongly resonates with people who grew up with it even today. The series just celebr...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R's intro is like a cheesy Saturday morning cartoon

Just several weeks before launch, we finally know the basic gist of the plot to Super Bomberman R, which is hitting the Switch as a launch title. The evil Emperor Bugler has decided to resurrect the Five Dastardly Bombers and rule the unive...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R is going to be a tough sell at $50, unless you have lots of parties

Super Bomberman R came out of nowhere during the Nintendo Switch reveal event, after the legendary mascot had been sidelined for over half a decade. Headlined by Konami and HexaDrive (who typically works on ports, like Rez HD or Snake Eater...   read

 
 
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Konami makes waifu wars literal with Bombergirl

With Super Bomberman R making its way to the Switch, I had hoped it meant Konami was going to usher in a new age of Bomberman games. But who could've guessed that meant introducing a new series full of buxom ladies? Announced at Japan Expo ...   read

 
 
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The 'R' in Super Bomberman R means three different things

At last month's Nintendo Switch event, Konami revealed a new Bomberman game. This was notable for a few reasons: the last non-mobile Bomberman game came out in 2010 and Hudson Soft published it; Konami is making more than just PES ...   read

 
 
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Brazzers did a Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain porn parody

Metal Rear Solid: The Phantom Peen took a lot longer to come out than Brazzers' Final Fantasy XV porn parody, but it seems like a passion project. From the dick-sucking Snake Eater reference to Boss and Hushy's accurate costuming to the iDr...   read

 
 
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Here's tons of pictures of Japanese Nintendo Switch cases

I know a lot of folks care about cases sizes and the like, especially collectors. It's nice knowing roughly how much space something is going to take up, and it seems like the Nintendo Switch physical copies are actually smaller than P...   read

 
 
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Hideo Kojima reflects on time with Konami, promises unique experiences for the future

It is well known that the mastermind behind the Metal Gear franchise had originally wanted to make movies. Instead, Hideo Kojima got caught up in the new form of media we have come to know as video games, bringing his love of film with...   read

 
 
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You can now get a real Big Boner on Xbox One

Shadows of the Damned is a pretty overlooked game from last generation. It may not be Suda51's best title, but it has a really great story, solid gunplay, and some awesome visuals. It also provided us with an excellent soundtrack by Silent ...   read

 
 
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Super Bomberman R on Nintendo Switch will cost $50

When Super Bomberman R was announced for the Nintendo Switch, a lot of us probably assumed that it would be coming as a light digital download type game for $15 or so, and that $60 price was just a placeholder. That sounds reasonable, ...   read

 
 
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There's a new Bomberman for Nintendo Switch and I'm in heaven

While Nintendo has been showcasing local multiplayer on the Nintendo Switch with games like NBA 2K17 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I've been imagining my own what-if scenario this whole time. My dream setup involves Super Bomberman 2 on the go....   read

 
 
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The new president of Kojima Productions is a former Konami president

Shinji Hirano, who once headed Konami Europe, has accepted an executive position at Kojima Productions, according to his LinkedIn profile. Hirano was previously employed  as president of Konami Digital Entertainment for Konami's Europe...   read

 
 
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Just listening to this data-mined P.T. audio is unnerving

On the opposite end of the spectrum from that absurdly funny fan-made Metal Gear Solid V animation that swapped in Norman Reedus' character and Lisa from P.T., here we have another great find dug up by data miners: all the spooky scary voi...   read

 
 
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P.T. ghost and Norman Reedus dance their hearts out in MGSV's infamous rain scene

While nowhere near as sensual and sexual as Ocelot in the role of Quiet, this video from Lakitouille takes the ghost and Norman Reedus character models from Kojima horror tech demo P.T. and puts them in that classic Metal Gear Solid V: The...   read

 
 
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Hideo Kojima's last months with Konami may have been worse than we thought

We all heard the horror stories about how Kojima was treated at Konami in his final months, but Geoff Keighley confirms the worst in a recent interview with Glixel regarding The Game Awards. While other award shows are afraid to make big st...   read

 
 
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Hideo Kojima got his Game Award at last

A year later, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has accepted an award at The Game Awards 2016, this time for being an "industry icon." His acceptance kicked off this year's show, with a very emotional Geoff Keighley recounting his faile...   read

 
 
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That darn Snake Eater pachislot machine looks so good!

Some more images have surfaced for Konami's pachislot machine based on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and, ugh, these characters have never looked so good. This is the stuff of broken dreams for any fan wishing that somehow, some way, thin...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience is out, not definitive

Look, Konami doesn't have a lot of options. It's a bad place to work, and its most creative talent was loyal for much longer than necessary. So we're getting Metal Gear Survive, to re-use some assets and try to make some money. Also releas...   read

 
 
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Ready to feel old? Castlevania turns 30 today

Header image by Satoakiamatatsu on DeviantArt. While Konami works on... whatever this is (link possibly NSFW), the Castlevania series quietly turned 30 years old today. Akumajo Dracula (Devil's Castle Dracula) was released in Japa...   read

 
 


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