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News: Hideo Kojima Is The Studio's Narrative King

Hideo Kojima Is The Studio's Narrative King

When you've got an IP as rich as the Metal Gear universe, it surprises me that anyone truly understands the fiction

We guess though, if anyone has a semblance of an idea about what's going on - it would be creator Hideo Kojima. Thus it's no surprise to hear Kojima tell Official Playstation Magazine that, "Not so many ideas come from the other staff." In fact, the video game legend..

News: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Voice Actress Tops Japanese Charts

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Voice Actress Tops Japanese Charts

Only serving to fuel our obsession with Asian pop-music, Nana Mizuki - the voice of the Costa Rican chick Paz Ortega Andrade in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker - has topped the Japanese pop charts with Phantom Minds

The single moved 54,000 copies last week. It's like a breakneck ballad with an all-over-the-place bassline and lots of filtered drum fills. Hear it after the jump.

News: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Being Developed With PS3 As Lead Platform

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Being Developed With PS3 As Lead Platform

Hurrah for games starting to be developed with the Playstation 3's architecture in mind

Cue Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow's lead David Cox, who tweeted: “<span>PS3 is the lead platform but the game is identical on both formats,” he said. Excellent, take note SEGA.</span> <span><span>Alongside development details, David also noted that the camera in the game is fixed. So..

News: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Artwork Looks Super Sexy, Slightly Edgy

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Artwork Looks Super Sexy, Slightly Edgy

If you have any interest in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you'd flit yourself over to Joystiq right now

Why? Because they have a host of new screens and artwork from upcoming PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The screens look awesome (man, is it a PSP game, really?), but dude, some of the artwork is phenomonal too. Check it here.

News: Kojima & Co Scribble On PSPs For Playstation's Birthday

Kojima & Co Scribble On PSPs For Playstation's Birthday

It was the 15th birthday of the Playstation brand yesterday

So how did long-term fans Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa celebrate? By scribbling on their PSPs of course. The top PSP is signed by Hideo Kojima himself, and the bottom one is signed and drawn all over by Shinkawa. If you want to win one of the systems you'll need to pick up Vol. 460 of Dengeki Playstation.

News: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Coming May 28th In The UK

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Coming May 28th In The UK

Konami has announced that the upcoming PSP Metal Gear Solid title, Peace Walker, will land on the PSP May 28th next year in the UK

“Metal Gear Solid fans should prepare themselves for the next chapter of Snake’s story,” writes Kojima-san himself in the PR. “[The game] will answer many of the series’ unanswered questions and showcase a different, more collaborative side to tactical espionage..

News: Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid For European Playstation Store Release This Thursday

Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid For European Playstation Store Release This Thursday

Hurah-guzzah and all that

Kojima's mainstream master-piece, Metal Gear Solid, will see release (at long last) on the European Playstation Store this Thursday. Konami say the game will cost £7.99, and of course, it'll be playable on either Playstation 3 or PSP. Konami also say that Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and its sequel - Portable Ops + - will also see see a release in the future, alongside..

News: Kojima Productions Working On An English Peace Walker Demo

Kojima Productions Working On An English Peace Walker Demo

The worst thing about Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker at the moment is that it makes no sense at all

Obviously, we chortle. We've only played a Japanese demo so, kinda expect things to be in Japanese. Thanfully, Kojima and his team are working on bringing us an English demo however. According to a Kojima Productions podcast, it's actually already in the works. We do hope it's not far away. From what..

News: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Getting Another Demo

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Getting Another Demo

Kojima's official blog has brought word that there is another Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker demo headed to the Japanese PSN this Sunday, November 1st

It'll be a tweaked version of the demo that was playable on Konami's Tokyo Game Show booth. Kojima Productions have modified the controls based on player feedback, adding a third control scheme on top of the original two. The developers have also..

News: Why Did The Frogger Cross The Road? To Get To The PSN!

Why Did The Frogger Cross The Road? To Get To The PSN!

Frogger Returns

Yup, literally. That is the title of the Playstation Network Frogger reboot Konami are currently working on. The game will have local multiplayer and be 12 times the size of the original. There'll also be modern power-up twists, such as the ability to reverse time and become invincible. Oh, and if you didn't know anything about Frogger, it's a game where you have to cross a busy..

News: Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Proves The Strength Of Brand Loyalty As Playstation SKU Accounts For 66% Of First Week Sales

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Proves The Strength Of Brand Loyalty As Playstation SKU Accounts For 66% Of First Week Sales

Pro Evolution Soccer has been a big brand on the Playstation for years

First week sales of the new Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 confirm that brand loyalty is far from dead. The Playstation 3 SKU of the game managed to contribute to 66% of the game's total sales - a minor victory for Sony where the XBOX 360 usually enjoys the greater share of multiplatform releases. Sony have seen their market share..

News: Konami Ship 3 Million Copies Of PES 2010 To Europe

Konami Ship 3 Million Copies Of PES 2010 To Europe

FIFA 10 may have taken its crown, but that's certainly not stopping Konami from shipping a whole ton of copies of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 to retailers across Europe

3 million copies to be precise. Konami have said they fully expect the game to be a "million selling title at launch", touting, "global sales for the PES series to date are over 55.5 million, and we expect a very strong..

News: Hideo Kojima & Patrice Desilets Love Each Other Lots

Hideo Kojima & Patrice Desilets Love Each Other Lots

Speaking in the latest issue of Famitsu, via 1Up, Kojima Production's Hideo Kojima and Ubisoft Montreal's Patrice Desilets have heaped praise on each other's projects

Kojima said, "I think there are three games that stand out above the rest of the pack in the remainder of this year. One is Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, one is Uncharted 2, and the third is Assassin's Creed II." Speaking..

News: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Hits PSP & PS2 February 2010 In Europe

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Hits PSP & PS2 February 2010 In Europe

Konami have been pretty up and down with the release date of their Silent Hill reboot, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Thankfully, Eurogamer have finally got a date out of them for the Europeans. The game will launch in February 2010 on PSP and PS2, with still no American date provided.

News: Konami Looking Towards Motion Control In Playstation 3 Games

Konami Looking Towards Motion Control In Playstation 3 Games

Sony's Playstation Motion Controller is actually really not that far away

Seriously, it'll be here within the next 6 months or so. And developers are having to prepare for that. Take Konami and their Pro Evolution Soccer franchise; honcho Shingo 'Seabass' Takatsuka said his team are "looking at integrating [Playstation Motion Controller] into our games very aggressively". And we doubt..

News: Kojima Productions Are Tweaking Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's Control Scheme

Kojima Productions Are Tweaking Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's Control Scheme

Having now played Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, we thought the controls were pretty good

Certainly not ideal - what PSP games are? - but pretty passable. Kojima though, ever the perfectionist, has listened closely to player feedback from the recent Tokyo Game Show and is ready to tweak. Big time. At the TGS demo there were two control types available - Shooter and Action. Kojima Productions are..

News: TGS 09: Yet Another Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Trailer Epic

TGS 09: Yet Another Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Trailer Epic

We don't even know why you've stopped to read what we have to say about this

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a game that demands your attention with every trailer released. This trailer is no different. In this 9 minute long epic, Hideo Kojima showcases exactly why Peace Walker is billed as the natural progression from Metal Gear Solid 4. It's simply breath-taking in every way. If you watch..

News: TGS 09: Get The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo Now

TGS 09: Get The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Demo Now

So, we're going to assume if you're sitting here reading this that you're not at TGS

Thus, you're probably yet to check out Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker's latest demo right? Worry not, IGN have your back. All you need to do is download the file from their website and copy it across to your PSP's "Game" folder. Make sure you have the latest firmware etc. Sorted! Whaddaya think?

News: Look, It's New Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Details

Look, It's New Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Details

Japanese gaming bible Famitsu want you to know about a few faces other than Snake that will appear in the upcoming PSP title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Amongst the revealed faces are Amanda, Huey, Chico, Coldman, Strangelove, Galvez, Cecile, Paz, and, most notably, Master Miller from Metal Gear 2. Even more interestingly, Famitsu detailed some of the co-op mechanics seen in the game. When..