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Hideo Kojima Keynote At GDC by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

It was announced yesterday that, for the first time ever, legendary game designer Hideo Kojima would be delivering a keynote speech at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The Metal Gear creator will apparently be focussing on conquering development obstacles with creative design, obviously using the Metal Gear series as reference.

Kojima’s speech, “Solid Game Design: Making The Impossible Possible”, will take place on Thursday March 26th from 10am – 12pm.

Is it me, or is this amazing news. To hear Kojima speak about anything would be cool, to hear him speak about game design, well that’d be amazing.

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Possibly The Best Video Of ’09 Already? [Update] by Anthony Barlow

[By Anthony]

YouTube is a great place. Full of music videos, old movie clips, and people like UltraNeko. After a friend showed me a couple of her videos I have grown to hate this woman with, let’s just say, a passion.

For those who don’t know UltraNeko hosts a ‘show’ on YouTube called ‘Sadie’s Gaming Infection’. Which is usually horribly bad, but this week it was a little different.

Sure, the presence of UltraNeko herself was a little annoying (ahh the voice!) but she had with her a few very special guests.

*Drumroll*

…The cast of Metal Gear Solid 4, well some of them at least. Somehow UN had gotten them all together to do some Metal Gear Improv. Hit the jump and have a look. Continue reading



New MGS LBP Screens & Release Date by Anthony Barlow
December 19, 2008, 12:21 pm
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[By Anthony]

Earlier in the week it was revealed that more of the Metal Gear Solid 4 cast would be joining Snakeboy in LittleBigPlanet. On top of that it was also revealed that there would be new (paid-for) levels added via DLC, not bad. Well now we’ve got a release date and new screens. The packs are to be released on the 23rd of December, how nice som LBP Tactical Espionage Action for Christmas. Here’s those lovely screens. Regarde.



Metal Gear LBP Pack Brings New Trophies by Anthony Barlow
December 19, 2008, 1:47 am
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[By Anthony]

Word comes in from the interwebs that the recently revealed Metal Gear Solid Level Pack for LittleBigPlanet will contain new trophies. This will be the first piece of downloadable content to add trophies to the game and personally, I think it’s pretty cool. Seeing as we’ve gotten a good load of info about the pack, i’m sure it can’t be too far away. Hit the jump for the trophy list. Continue reading



Metal Gear Solid Costume Pack & Level Kit Coming To LBP by Anthony Barlow
December 18, 2008, 7:26 pm
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[By Anthony]

So we knew Old Snake would be making his way into LittleBigPlanet soon enough but it looks like he’ll be joined by some friends (and well one foe). Sometime in the future, it seems players of LittleBigPlanet will be able to download a Costume Pack featuring four characters from Konami’s hugely popular (and my favourite) series. The pack includes:

  • Old Snake
  • Meryl Silverburgh
  • Screaming Mantis
  • Raiden

Pretty cool right? Alongside this pack will be a Level Kit, which will presumably give you stickers, items and whatnot. There’s been no pricing or date announced for these yet, but keep your eyes peeled, the image above comes from the Hong Kong LittleBigPlanet site so they can’t be far away. Looking at the Street Fighter Costume Pack i’d say the costumes will be around £4.79 and the Level Kit around £2.39



Konami Teasing Next Metal Gear! – Not Coming To PS3? [Update] by Anthony Barlow
December 5, 2008, 2:06 pm
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[By Anthony]

The image above has mysteriously turned up on the landing page for Kojima Productions.  The page contains nothing but the image above and the Konami logo, could this be a hint at the next Metal Gear game? Many people are speculating that the i could relate to DSi or that the ! could be something to do with Ac!d. There’s people also saying that the end logo is something to do with the PC and that the green is a reference to Microsoft. Bloody hell, that’s a hell of a lot being read into an image on a website, but I do agree it is strange. The exclamation mark is a symbol of the MGS franchise and seening as Kojima has said that he wanted to pass on the Metal Gear torch, so to speak. Maybe this ‘new guy’ wants to take Metal Gear in a new direction and on a new console.

The MGS fanboy inside me is raging at the moment, I would hate to see the next Metal Gear game not appear on PS3, especially if it was a continutation of the story in a major way. Come on Kojima, tell us, we need to know!

[Update]

Konami have responded to VG24/7 about the recently released Metal Gear teaser on the Kojima Productions site. They’ve not said too much though only:

“I am afraid that Konami does not comment on speculation,”

The classic line, as crushing as it is for Metal Gear fans, it isn’t a denial.



MGO Gets Updated by Anthony Barlow
November 26, 2008, 12:52 pm
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[By Anthony]

Konami have released the 1.20 update for Metal Gear Online. The new patch adds support for the MEME pack as well as a few new things such as: the ‘headshot’s invalid lobby’ and ‘Stealth deathmatch’. This all sounds well and good, if only it was a better game. Hit the jump for the full list. Continue reading