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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: news and videos

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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


Konami clarifies cut mission from Metal Gear Solid V, says it's not in development

For months fans have been watching Metal Gear Solid V's cut "Mission 51," hoping that eventually it would see the light of day. And with the "Definitive" edition of Phantom Pain coming soon, it seems like it would be a good opportunity...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V
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Konami's 'Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man' documentary is available now

Further to an announcement that it would donate a new prosthetic limb to a gamer, Konami -- in partnership with the BBC -- has released a documentary following double amputee James Young and his “bodyhack” journey. Young lost bo...   read

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Metal Gear Solid PSN sale

PSN sale offers a week of cheap Metal Gear Solid

Oh heck yes Metal Gear Solid VR Missions (PS1) for $3. The PlayStation Network is having a Metal Gear Solid series sale through April 4. It spans PSP, PS Vita, PS3, and PS4 and, well, the series' life on PlayStation. There's even Metal Gear...   read

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Hayters gonna Hayt

'I've got no particular love for Kojima' says original voice of Solid Snake

David Hayter, the original voice of Solid Snake, has some choice words for his old boss, Hideo Kojima. On a recent episode of The Game Informer Show, Hayter discussed his time as Solid Snake, as well as being replaced by Kiefer Sutherl...   read

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Play as Quiet in Metal Gear Online in two weeks

Konami has dated the Metal Gear Online expansion, "Cloaked on Silence." It is coming out in two weeks, March 15. Quiet, who moves faster and has a temporary cloak, is bundled in the $3.99 piece of DLC, which includes three new maps (Coral C...   read

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Metal Gear Online

Quiet will be playable in Metal Gear Online

Boy, Metal Gear Online. I sure forget about that in a hurry. Those of you who have stuck with The Phantom Pain's multiplayer suite and plan to continue doing so might be pleased to know that more content is coming in March 2016. Konami has ...   read

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Metal Gear Online

Metal Gear Solid V, a Hideo Kojima game, ships over six million

Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has shipped over six million copies, the company who formerly employed Kojima announced. This comes by way of their fiscal quarter report, which specifically boasts numbers for M...   read

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$32 Metal Gear Solid V Steam copies added to GMG Winter Sale

Today Green Man Gaming added a few titles to its "Best of 2015" deal roundup (a sale within its Winter Sale; inception!). Some titles like Crookz – The Big Heist are cheaper on Steam, but a number of the games are hitting new lows at ...   read

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Konami gives Hideo Kojima an entire hour of outdoor time (Fauxclusive)

Saying it's not the monster the media has made it out to be, Konami confirmed today it let Hideo Kojima out of his cell for one whole hour as a reward for his win at The Game Awards. Kojima and his team took home the award for Best Action/A...   read

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Hideo Kojima

Konami grounded Hideo Kojima from The Game Awards

At tonight's The Game Awards in Los Angeles, Kiefer Sutherland accepted an award on behalf of Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid V won Best Action/Adventure Game), who was not present. Speaking after the award's presentation, The Game Awards ho...   read

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PlayStation Awards

Metal Gear Solid V, GTA V win big at the PlayStation Awards 2015

The Game Awards may be coming up soon, but another awards show made minor waves just a few hours ago: Sony's PlayStation Awards, the yearly event hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia to give a pat on the back (and a cute tro...   read

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12 Deals of Christmas

Metal Gear Solid V is half off on the EU PlayStation Store

Putting the US PlayStation Phantom Pain price of $45 (25%) to shame, the European PlayStation Blog just kicked off its 12 Deals of Christmas and day one of deals is half off Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on either PS3 or PS4. Each da...   read

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Metal Gear Solid
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Not everyone is giving peace a chance in Metal Gear Solid V's race to disarmament

Konami is keeping us updated following its call to disarm all nuclear weapons on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As at November 29, Xbox 360 is leading the charge with just 35 nukes remaining, with big brother Xbox One hot on its heel...   read

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Nuclear-free FOB
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Consoles lead Metal Gear Solid V's race to nuclear disarmament

In case you missed it, the Metal Gear series has always had a pretty strong anti-nuclear message, and it's never been more literal than in Metal Gear Solid V, the multiplayer "FOB" component of which allows players to develop and ...   read

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Raiden costume
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Raiden joins Metal Gear Solid V as the Skulls come home to roost

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 Famitsu live stream...   read

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Diamond Cat

Wear a cat on your head in Metal Gear Online

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...   read

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Konami LA closure

Konami confirms closure of US-based Metal Gear Online studio

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 before Konami scrubb...   read

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

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 a lot there to...   read

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Metal Gear Solid

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

[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 Gear Solid V: Th...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

Good god this Metal Gear Solid V cosplay is great

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 infectious. This...   read

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The Phantom Missions

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

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 more obvious, "The...   read

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Metal Gear REXT

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

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 Potter and the Deat...   read

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Metal Gear bonuses

Metal Gear Online apologizes for stability woes with bonuses

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, and we're get...   read

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Phantom Pain DLC

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

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 available on X...   read

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Metal Gear Online PS4 release trolled by ancient PSN update procedures

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 you want (why is...   read

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You can now buy 'base insurance' in MGS V

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, many players ...   read

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Metal Gear Online

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

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, launch begins as ea...   read

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Big Boss

Konami files trademark for 'Big Boss' pachinko machine

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 trademark for "Big Bo...   read

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MGSV save bug

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

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. If you have mul...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

Phantom Pain Hardcore mod ups Metal Gear Solid's difficulty

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 i...   read

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

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 reddit User (via&n...   read

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

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...   read

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

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...   read

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Tokyo Game Show
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Metal Gear Online TGS footage breaks down modes, characters, classes

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. "Teams win if...   read

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

Before the tactical espionage begins, certain "important announcements" must be ignored...   read

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MGSV tricks

God, I love these stupid The Phantom Pain tricks

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 legend of Big Bos...   read

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

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, w...   read

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

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 boisterous bowel tape...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

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

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-breakin...   read

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MGSV sales

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

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 sales (117,500) and...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

Avoid this save-corrupting bug in The Phantom Pain

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" on all platforms...   read

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

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 isn't as open as ...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

Who is your favorite Metal Gear Solid V buddy?

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! Now that every...   read

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Spoilers? idk

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

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 in blood, 2) c...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

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

[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. A staggering ...   read

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Weekend deals

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

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 has one-upped ...   read

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The Phantom Pain

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

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 a literal saint...   read

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Metal Gear Solid V

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

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 are up on Kona...   read

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

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 -- for the rest o...   read



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