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News: Kojima: "The Younger Generation Of Japan Is Losing"

Kojima: "The Younger Generation Of Japan Is Losing"

Hideo Kojima has revealed that he believes Japan are in a "losing" battle due to the recent boom of Western games development

The Metal Gear man said that he feels the younger generation of Japanese game developers have lost their motivation. He came to conclusion after watching a TV documentary about foreign exchange students who were passionate about the manga industry. “The game industry is..

News: Surprise: Sony Confirm They'll Be Showing Stuff At TGS

Surprise: Sony Confirm They'll Be Showing Stuff At TGS

E3's only just finished, GamesCom's on the horizon and then

.. Well, then there's TGS. A partial list of Tokyo Game Show exhibitors has been released, including plenty of familiar faces. SEGA, Square Enix, Capcom, Konami; they'll all be there. As will Sony. Over 138 companies are currently confirmed for the show, with that number certain to rise as the September show nears. Andriasang's got the..

News: Konami Gunning For 3 Million Sales Of Peace Walker

Konami Gunning For 3 Million Sales Of Peace Walker

A Nikkei interview (picked up by Andriasang) has revealed that Konami CEO, Fumiaki Tanaka, aims to sell about 3 million copies of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Given that the game's a PSP title (where basically everyone is a pirate), that's a pretty high number. But then, this is a Metal Gear game that bares a passing resemblance to Monster Hunter... It should do fine, right? Well, according to..

News: Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair Could Eventually Hit The PlayStation Network

Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair Could Eventually Hit The PlayStation Network

Perhaps if we make enough noise that we want Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair on the PlayStation Network, Konami will listen

The XBOX Live Arcade platformer does appear to be being teased for the PSN. Konami's Koji Igarashi told Destructoid at E3 last week that, while his priority is the XBLA version, there might be the possibility of bringing the game to the PSN. If you want it, yell.

News: About That Silent Hill 8 Trailer We Forgot To Post

About That Silent Hill 8 Trailer We Forgot To Post

Somewhere amongst the E3 hustle and bustle, we managed to skip on posting one of the things we're most excited for: the new Silent Hill game

Despite not having a full title yet, this lengthy trailer for the tentatively named Silent Hill 8 goes pretty in-depth into the latest Silent Hill's psyche. The game appears to revolve around a group of prisoners who end up in the ever so pleasant town of..

News: Kojima Exclusive News Purely Rumour & Speculation For Now

Kojima Exclusive News Purely Rumour & Speculation For Now

Either Kojima's trying to pull a David Jaffe, or there really is no "face melting" PlayStation 3 in the works

We're hoping for the former, but we're not holding our breath. According to the productions boss on the Metal Gear franchise, Kenichiro Imaizumi, suggestions of a big PlayStation 3 reveal from Kojima are purely rumour and speculation. The man wrote on Twitter: “‘I say it is just a rumour..

News: Report Insists Kojima Has A "Massive" PS3 Exclusive Up His Sleeve

Report Insists Kojima Has A "Massive" PS3 Exclusive Up His Sleeve

Kojima was at E3 this week talking Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Nintendo 3DS

It was sad not to see him on the Sony stage this year, but according to a "senior US publishing source", there was a reason. Because Kojima's got a "massive PS3 exclusive" to unveil at the Tokyo Game Show later in the year. The report notes that the exclusive is so face-melting it will "own the..

News: Yay, Metal Gear Solid: Rising Might Get PlayStation Move Support After All

Yay, Metal Gear Solid: Rising Might Get PlayStation Move Support After All

One thing we've been literally screaming for is PlayStation Move support for Kojima Productions' upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising

Based on the precise cutting mechanics of that game, it seems like the perfect fit for PlayStation Move's 1:1 control mechanics. According to the games producer, Shigenobu Matsuyama, “We [Kojima Productions] are – yes — experimenting on both [Move and Kinect].” Get..

News: Kojima: Sorry, Zone Of The Enders 3 Is On Hold

Kojima: Sorry, Zone Of The Enders 3 Is On Hold

Deep down we were expecting some kind of Zone Of The Enders announcement at E3

Kojima had been talking about the franchise for a while, and it just felt like the right time to announce it. Sadly, in the absence of an announcement, it sounds like the game's been pushed back. “Regarding ZOE3, there’s been various things, so it’s been sort of pushed to the back,” he said in a UStream video..

E3 2010: Konami Confirm New Silent Hill Coming To PlayStation 3 Next Year

Konami Confirm New Silent Hill Coming To PlayStation 3 Next Year

Konami's revealed that a new Silent Hill game is currently in development at Vatra

The game's due to release sometime next year. The press release notes the following on the game's storyline:The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well..

E3 2010: Kojima Productions Are, In Fact, Working On A Third Game

Kojima Productions Are, In Fact, Working On A Third Game

Kojima Productions' website has just updated, featuring Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow and

.. a mysterious question-mark. Kojima formally revealed the first trailer of Metal Gear Solid: Rising during Microsoft's press conference last night and it looked incredible. Alas, it appears the show is far from over for Kojima-san, who will probably have one reveal left in him. While..

E3 2010: Metal Gear Solid: Rising Blows The House Down

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Blows The House Down

Despite Hideo Kojima's flitting and awkward appearance at Microsoft's press conference this evening - the game he was there to demo looked sensation

Metal Gear Solid: Rising - a new awakening for the Metal Gear franchise - has protagonist Raiden chopping up all manner of enemies in this sensational debut trailer for the game. Next Kojima, stick with the PlayStation fans. That's where you belong.

E3 2010: Kojima Countdown Updates; Still Involves Cutting, Just With More Kanji

Kojima Countdown Updates; Still Involves Cutting, Just With More Kanji

You've already seen dozens and dozens of moving images with people cutting things

Hideo Kojima's countdown website has updated however, this time with kanji symbols in the background. </em>What could it mean? We've not the foggiest. The countdown points to Sony's E3 press conference though. Just sayin'.

E3 2010: Good Grief, Hard Corps: Uprising Really Is Contra

Good Grief, Hard Corps: Uprising Really Is Contra

Remember we told you about Konami and Arc-System Works' Hard Corps: Uprising last week? Well now, courtesy of GameVideos, we've got some gameplay footage of the title

We described it last week as Contra in everything but name — we think the footage after the jump proves as much. <object id="flashObj" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468"..

E3 2010: David Hayter Not Involved In Metal Gear Solid: Rising

David Hayter Not Involved In Metal Gear Solid: Rising

David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, has confirmed that he's not been signed up to perform in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Rising spin-off title

That's according to an interview with the actor published on MTV Multiplayer. “I don’t know if I’m doing ‘Metal Gear Rising,” he said. “Nobody’s contacted me about it, so I have no idea.” Don't worry though, Hayter still think there's a..

E3 2010: Time For Countdown Teasers - Kojima Out Of The Gates First

Time For Countdown Teasers - Kojima Out Of The Gates First

Not one to break tradition, Hideo Kojima's launched a teaser site involving people - erm - chopping things

What could it mean? Are Kojima Productions about to announce a cooking game? Or, more likely, is this a teaser for all the hacking and slashing that's due to take place in Metal Gear Solid: Rising? Who knows? It's Kojima. And to be honest, we're getting bored of these countdown websites. If..

Feature: E3 2010: Push Square's Five Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of E3 2010

E3 2010: Push Square's Five Most Anticipated PlayStation Games Of E3 2010

With E3 mere days away now, the industry's anticipation is nearing fever-pitch

With pretty high stakes all around for the platform holders, it can be easy to over-look the actual core of the event in anticipation of megaton announcements and new hardware — that's the games. As we continue our E3 build-up, we list our five most anticipated PlayStation games of the show. In order to appear on this..

News: How'd You Like To Play A Game That's Like Contra But Doesn't Have The Word "Contra" In The Title?

How'd You Like To Play A Game That's Like Contra But Doesn't Have The Word "Contra" In The Title?

This game is Hard Corps: Uprising

It's not Contra. But it looks a hell of a lot like Contra. Because, basically it is Contra. Confused? You shouldn't be, come on keep up. The run and gun PSN title is due out this year. It's in development at BlazBlue's developer Arc System Works. That means, if nothing else, you should expect big flashing lights and stupid storylines. IGN's got a hands-on preview..

News: Def Jam Rapstar Rocks The US On October 5th, UK November 5th. Bounce, Bounce!

Def Jam Rapstar Rocks The US On October 5th, UK November 5th. Bounce, Bounce!

Soon you'll be able to do your best Jay-Z impression and rap right into your PS3

Konami's announced that Def Jam Rapstar will hit the US on October 5th, with the UK getting it a month later on November 5th. The UK will be getting an exclusive Tinchy Strider and N-Dubz track - the one with the amazing bass synth. (Tulisa's hot, yo). Other artists include Salt N Pepper, Outkast and Biz Markie..