Get your pointy sticks out
"Mobile is the future of gaming"
We sincerely hope that you haven't used up all of your hate on Konami over the last couple of months, because we've got a corker for you this afternoon. Translated by NeoGAF member HGH, the Japanese company's new CEO reckons that "mobile is where the future of gaming lies". Surely you can see where this is going?...
At this point, we're convinced that Konami is just trolling. Not content with – deep breath – cancelling Silent Hills, de-listing P.T. from the PlayStation Store, and removing the license from download lists – it's now stopping people from Share Playing it, too. To be fair, this could be an infrastructure issue on Sony's end, but we...
Insert Björk lyrics here
We're not going to give you a reason to assemble with pitchforks outside Push Square Towers: we're going to play this article safe. Under-fire director Hideo Kojima has revealed an action figure for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain based upon controversial character Quiet. According to the ousted executive, the toy...
Suffer in silence
Many had assumed that 'purchasing' the free license for P.T. would be enough to allow you to re-download the Silent Hills demo from the PlayStation Store in perpetuity – but in typical Konami style, the promotional title has been totally pulled from Sony's servers. Polygon noticed that following yesterday's
Out of hand
If you were eager to get your grubby mitts on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's collector's edition, then you may be out of luck - at least in the UK. According to retailer GAME, the title's most expensive package is sold out. Given that the edition is a GAME exclusive in the UK, those who were holding off on grabbing t
Fans want Kojima Productions to continue development
We already knew that some of you weren't too happy about Konami putting the nail in Silent Hills' metaphorical coffin last week, but apparently another 70,000 people feel the same way. A petition started by Yauheni Zinkevich, one of the game's early fans, comes with a letter to directors Hideo...
We definitely should have seen this one coming. Survival horror teaser P.T. has been dragged kicking and screaming from the PlayStation Store today, meaning that it's no longer available to download. Of course, this has lead to a couple of deals popping up on eBay, which offer used PlayStation 4 consoles which come with P.T. installed on...
Rest in peace
Konami danced around the prospect of Silent Hills' cancellation in a statement released earlier today, but in a comment to Kotaku, it's placed a final nail in the coffin. The publisher told the website that it's committed to developing future Silent Hill games, but that the "embryonic Silent Hills project developed with Guillermo del...
Will continue to develop the Silent Hill series
It had the pedigree to make survival horror relevant again, but the Silent Hills dream is all but over. Following on from comments made by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro over the weekend, The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has now admitted that he's no longer involved with the project...
"It breaks my greasy heart"
Two titles are dominating the headlines this weekend for polar opposite reasons: Call of Duty: Black Ops III for its impending announcement – and Silent Hills for its seemingly inevitable cancellation. Hot on the heels of demo P.T.'s imminent removal from the PlayStation Store, acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro...
Scare no more
P.T., one of the PlayStation 4's most memorable experiences to date, will be removed from the PlayStation Store next week. In a move no doubt orchestrated by Konami's clueless upper-executives, a message on the game's official website explains that the scare-fest's "distribution period will expire on Wednesday, 29th April". Assuming...
Doesn't come with a nuke
The Metal Gear Solid series has some of the best artwork and character design in the industry, and what better way to celebrate its brilliance than with an amazing looking Metal Gear REX statue? Priced at $230, we've seen lesser products go for a lot more. Sporting some articulation and even a set of glowing lights, the...
If we assume that Hideo Kojima really is being pushed out of Konami, and his employment status isn't just a big viral marketing move, then the luminary may find his role at the company that little more untenable today. Dr Sergio Canavero, a controversial medical professional vying to complete the world's first ever head transplant, has...
Multiplayer battles are going to be pretty glorious in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's Metal Gear Online mode, if player counts are anything to go by. On PlayStation 4, the competitive offering will support up to 16 players, while the PlayStation 3 version of the game will support up to 12. With eight players per team on Sony's...
Burke's feeling like a burk
Hideo Kojima has been fired – at least, that was Metal Gear Solid voice actress Donna Burke's read of the situation last week. Konami has since said that her comments were inaccurate, and, writing on Facebook, the Ground Zeroes performer agreed. "I should be more accurate," she said, no doubt with a drawn
Veteran video game visionary Hideo Kojima was fired by Konami, according to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes actress Donna Burke. Reports earlier in the year revealed that the legendary developer would leave the Japanese publisher once Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was finished – but there was still the slightest possibility that his...
Well, there goes that
After that stunning debut demo – which was this author's personal pick for Game of the Year – enthusiasm for Hideo Kojima's take on the Silent Hill franchise was sky high here at Push Square Towers. However, following news that the esteemed director will be joining the e
Just show Metal Gear Solid 4 at cinemas
Sony's making a movie for practically every video game franchise in existence – well, that is if you read the news. Not content with ongoing Uncharted, The Last of Us, and Shadow of the Colossus projects, the firm has apparently signed up British writer Jay Basu to work on a Metal Gear Solid adaptation...
Not like this
Read between the corporate double speak and it's becoming increasingly clear that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has been targeted by a tranquiliser gun, bundled into a cardboard box, and put out with the trash. Following yesterday's rumours regarding an internal power struggle, publisher Konami has now revealed its intention t
War never changes
Just as we were going to press with our report on suggestions that Hideo Kojima has parted company with Konami, our friends at GameSpot posted a slightly more speculative article regarding the inner-happenings at the Japanese publisher. According to the site – via an anonymous source – a power struggle between the organisati
The web has gone utterly bonkers today – and not just because Push Square has been offline for the majority of it. While we were playing office charades waiting for our server rack to be fixed, Konami was busy removing references to acclaimed video game veteran Hideo Kojima from virtually every asset under its umbrella. Seriously, it's almost...
Last month, the internet was in an uproar about a supposed sequel to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, after a '2', which was printed in the same font as the game's logo, was spotted in a Japanese PlayStation montage. As it turns out, the mysterious number was actually referring to the PS3 title's second anniversary. The celebrations...
Now in bionic arm red
Well, aside from editor Sammy Barker, who was reportedly sick in his mouth at the sight of it, we reckon that this themed PlayStation 4 is one of the best designs out there. Coinciding with the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Asian territories can look forward to a multicoloured console which comes bundled with...
Collector's Edition comes out of hiding
As rumoured yesterday, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will step out of its cardboard box on 1st September. Konami's countdown concluded moments ago, confirming the date for the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sequel. According to series creator Hideo Kojima, this will be the last...
Kept you waiting, huh?
Remember that big Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain announcement? Well, it looks like it's just leaked. The web is currently going gaga over a screenshot from an IGN video, which hints that the latest entry in Hideo Kojima's colossal stealth series will deploy on 1st September on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. This...
Get your hopes up
In approximately 23 hours, at the time of writing, there's going to be some sort of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain announcement. The news comes courtesy of the game's official Japanese website, which features a stylish countdown. So, what's it going to be? Well, the obvious bet is that the title's finally getting a...
By mistake, it seems
Do you remember earlier in the year when Sony seemingly teased Metal Gear Rising 2 for the PlayStation 4? Hideo Kojima instantly debunked the rumours, but after years of ruses, we didn't believe him. It turns out that he was telling the truth, though, as Platinum Games has now commented on the speculation, to
The problem with constantly crying wolf is that no one is able to believe a word that you say. Sony seemingly hinted at Metal Gear Rising 2 during a Taipei Game Show montage over the weekend, but speaking with journalist Geoff Keighley, senior producer Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi said that it's not true. Of course, we've been here before with...
Raiden you wait and see?
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance may have been borderline incomprehensible at points – seriously, what the heck happened during that final boss fight? – but it was yet another outstanding action game from Japanese developer Platinum Games. And, during the Taipei Game Show overnight, Sony has hinted that a sequel to the...
Seeing as Hideo Kojima's big Christmas announcement turned out to be a chicken cap rather than a release date, we're still none the wiser regarding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 deploy date. Fortunately, developer Kojima Productions has hinted as part of its weekly webcast that
If you needed a little more proof that P.T. is quite possibly the greatest survival horror game in over a decade, then this clip should do the trick. In it, Twitch user CryoSphereD pauses the Silent Hills demo in order to take a break and interact with her viewers. However, after about two minutes, the release decides that she's had...
Remember that Christmas Day livestream that Hideo Kojima cunningly revealed as part of a Swedish t-shirt slogan last month? Nah, we were too busy scranning stuffing and reporting on the ongoing PlayStation Network outage in between mouthfuls to pay
The best thing about games releasing on the PC is that modders instantly get to work tinkering with the source code. While this isn't our idea of entertainment, said part-time programmers do often come up with some nifty tweaks. And this Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes modification, which puts auteur Hideo Kojima in the lead role, is...
With last year’s PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer opting to skip the PlayStation 4, Konami has had an extra year to consider its next-gen debut. Against the much more popular FIFA, PES has tended to trail slightly behind EA Sports’ juggernaut in recent years, catering to a much smaller section of the footballing market with its less...
Kept us waiting
Reporting on rumours surrounding Hideo Kojima's games is risky business. On the one hand, the talented provocateur is infamous for his sneaky teases, but on the other, the leaks are usually completely outlandish. For example, you may recall that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was originally announced as the project of a...
As promised, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's online mode received its debut trailer at The Game Awards today. The clip itself is something to behold, showing off what appears to be a suitably intense and exciting multiplayer extravaganza in which you and your friends infiltrate hostile bases together. Of course,
You’ve just infiltrated a highly secure enemy base using only your cunning and the scant equipment that you happened to find on your way. After rendezvousing with your hostage, you’re showered with a stirring speech on the importance of global nuclear disarmament, as well as the horrific impact of an increasingly militarised world...
Courtesy of Keighley
The always embarrassing VGAs are gone for now, but that doesn't mean that Geoff Keighley fuelled extravaganzas are a thing of the past. Indeed, the showman is hosting his own event, The Game Awards, which will air on 5th December next week. Spruiking the show on Twitter, Keighley revealed that one of this year's patented 'world...
Not in Europe, though
For those of you that don’t know, the Champions League is like the Super Bowl of European soccer. The competition sees the continent’s elite compete to be crowned the king of club football – a spectacle that draws millions of spectators every year. PlayStation is one of the primary sponsors of the competition, with...
It was only a matter of time before a crafty fan remade Hideo Kojima's harrowing P.T. demo in Minecraft, and, as usual, the enterprising community has outdone itself. All of your favourite moments are represented here: the famous looping hallway, the embarrassingly dirty bathroom, and, of course, the lingering sense that downloading this...
See the sequels cross over
Why does Hideo Kojima have to be so darn awesome all of the time? With the auteur taking the reins of the upcoming Silent Hills, it’s no real surprise to see the reboot crossing streams with the hotly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – but we didn’t expect it to happen quite so soon. In the video...
No argument here
This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...
As part of a Tokyo Game Show presentation to the press, Konami has revealed new footage from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Confirming that the desert isn’t the only section of the game that Kojima Productions has made, this new 20 minute clip shows protagonist Big Boss busting baddies in a thick, jungle environment. As with...
No one can hear you scream here
Not content with releasing the scariest PlayStation 4 game to date, Hideo Kojima has followed up with a Silent Hills teaser trailer based on this year’s P.T. demo. The video shows a familiar corridor with more junctions this time, and we’re quickly treated to footage of decapitated heads, maggots, and, well,...
There’s yet another major gaming convention right around the corner, which means that Kojima Productions auteur Hideo Kojima (fresh from four hours sleep) is preparing to show a little more of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The latest Kojima Station broadcast – which is set to go live from 11:00AM BST/06:00AM EDT/03:
Hideo Kojima took to the stage at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference earlier today, where he announced that P.T — the playable teaser of Silent Hills — had been downloaded over one million times. The statistic is actually rather impressive when you stop to think about it. It was only at Gamescom that
Incredibly, people are still pulling secrets out of last week’s Silent Hills playable teaser. Considering that the demo was built by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, it’s perhaps no real surprise – but this latest Easter egg maintains a long running tradition. If you’ve played a Silent Hill game before, you’ll know that...
But will it be third-person or first-person?
If you’ve just managed to work your way through the P.T. demo, then you may have a couple of years left to settle your nerves and dry clean your clothes prior to the release of Silent Hills, as director Hideo Kojima has hinted that the game may not be ready until 2016. That’s according to
Scream in silence
The whole Rise of the Tomb Raider mess appears to have caused some confusion in the console exclusives space, so let us teach you a very valuable lesson: if Sony doesn’t scream ‘Only on PlayStation’ after revealing a project, then it’s going to end up elsewhere. Firms may use doublespeak to confuse their message – we...
Hell hath no hallway
Hideo Kojima wants to loosen our bowels with his upcoming Silent Hill sequel for the PlayStation 4, and he’s not messing around. I’ll concede to diving headfirst into the recently released P.T. (or Playable Teaser) demo yesterday in a bullish mood, expecting the tense but
Kojima reckons your current ones are going to get messy
Silent Hills is official. The game was announced in a cryptic manner during Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference yesterday, courtesy of a PlayStation 4 demo available now on the PlayStation Store. It’s being helmed by
Once more with feeling. Gamescom 2014 is far from over, but this is the last livestream of the week, we’re afraid. Join us as Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley open the cardboard box on PlayStation 4 title Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from 19:00PM BST (11:00AM PDT#MGSVTPP #MetalGearSolid #PS4 #Gamescom2014
PS4 version of Ground Zeroes triples Xbox One numbers
Series creator Hideo Kojima may like popping up during Microsoft press conferences, but Metal Gear Solid will always belong on PlayStation platforms. As part of Konami’s latest financial report, the publisher has revealed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes sold three times as much on the...
Raiden people use their brains?
Kojima Productions, the Konami subsidiary responsible for the Metal Gear Solid series, has proudly flaunted the photorealistic elements of its internally developed FOX Engine over the past few years – but it’s received its biggest vote of confidence yet courtesy of a cock up during a news broadcast. In a...
Metal Gear Solid overlord Hideo Kojima loves a good ruse – and we reckon that he’s up to his old tricks again. David Hayter, otherwise known as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, may have been rather publicly ‘replaced’ by 24 star Kiefer Sutherland in his familiar role, but is this just another Phantom Pain-esque troll from...
Well, it is a new generation
Every year, sports game developers scratch their heads over what they’re going to slap on the back of the box for their latest annual update. However, the folks over at Konami have concocted a true corker for the upcoming PES 2015: Pro Evolution Soccer on the PlayStation 4 – adaptable grass lengths. It’s all part...
First gameplay reveal is coming this month
Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series was once the toast of the footballing world, effortlessly beating its bitter rival FIFA with a combination of slick skills, stunning visuals and intense realism. However, in recent seasons the franchise has lost its match fitness, while EA's famous brand has gone from...
There's no Snake oil here
Konami just wrapped up a live broadcast of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s behind-closed-doors PlayStation 4 gameplay demo from E3 2014. Originally shown to journalists in Los Angeles last week, the footage showed protagonist Big Boss storming a sandy base, recruiting some troops, and rescuing a hostage. It all...
Live on PS4 today @ 11AM UK
Eager for a chance to ogle some of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s gameplay on the PlayStation 4? Konami is streaming last week’s E3 2014 gameplay demo – and we’re giving you front row seats to the show. Tune in for all the action from Hideo Kojima’s latest cinematic hit. #MGSV #PS4
We love to have a little fun with our games here at Push Square, and a first look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's gameplay shows our antics won't be limited to killing guards while they drool over naughty magazines. Over on Konami's YouTube channel, dedicated fans were able to get a sneak peek at the exclusive 30 minute de
Never one to shy away from the most bombastic, outrageous promotional trailers that you can possibly imagine, Metal Gear is a series that's always drowning in emotional and downright ridiculous story telling. Unsurprisingly, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's E3 offering lives up to the franchise's pedigree. With a wailing...
Pick a card
Trading card games are everywhere these days, mostly thanks to smartphones and the free-to-play model. Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels looks to present the genre in a more traditional way. With thousands upon thousands of cards available to collect and utilise in battle, as well as both single player and online modes, it’d be easy to spend...
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a short game. Or at least, that's what some people would have you believe. Others would argue that the tactical title provides hours upon hours of replay value, and a robust set of challenges to complete. Whatever your stance, we're pretty sure that no one will be complaining about the title's...
The core campaign in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may match the length of the average episode of Game of Thrones, but that’s not stopped publisher Konami from selling 278,000 copies of the jumped-up demo in the United States last month. The title finished sixth in last night’s March NPD report, but still sold reasonably well –...
Do you want to know how Hideo Kojima made Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes look so good? Are you eager to learn how every follicle of Snake's facial fleece was fashioned to a fine finesse? Is all of this alliteration making you physically ill? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you're in for a treat, as Konami has...
But totally rad
One of the most intriguing new pieces of tech in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is Snake's handy dandy iDroid. The technological toy replaces some of the functions of the traditional codec, while also adding in a few nifty new abilities. It's a pretty unsubtle jab at the insanely popular iPhone, but we'll forgive it, if only...
The price of the PlayStation 4 version of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been reduced on the European PlayStation Store, representing the title's second official price cut. To be clear, the boxed copy is still £29.99, however the digital version will now set you back £24.99. On first glance, it may seem that this change has come from...
Snake doesn't pay a premium
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a brilliant game – but it’s also a short one. Our roving reviewer managed to play through the paltry prologue’s main mission in about 62 minutes, making its £29.99 price tag on the PlayStation 4 look particularly steep. Fortunately, a slew of UK retailers have been
It may not have garnered the greatest score in our review, but Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is still a massive release. And in order to celebrate the title’s arrival in North America, publisher Konami has deployed a brand new trailer showing off the paltry prologue’s stunning presentation. Are you still planning to pick up the...
Kept us waiting
Hideo Kojima is one of the most talented and respected developers of all time. The patriarch of the Metal Gear franchise has led us on one Hell of a crazy ride over the course of the last year or so, that saw just as many twists, turns, and red herrings as the plots of the very games that he’s famous for. The end result of this...
Whipping up a new studio
Koji Igarashi, the legendary developer best known for his work on the Castlevania franchise, has parted ways with his long-term employer Konami. According to an IGN report, the luminary’s last day with the Japanese company was on 15th March. He now intends to start his own studio, with a Kickstarter campaign no doubt...
Snake? Snake! Snaaaaake!?!
If our Australian readers were looking forward to spending their weekend sneaking about underneath a cardboard box, they'll be sorely disappointed, as the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has reportedly been delayed for a week in their home nation. The title was originally planned to launch on 20th March, but...
Just another Hideo Kojima ruse?
Konami may have lowered the price of its paltry – but insanely pretty – prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but the upcoming release is still fighting the stigma of its miserably meagre running time. Sadly,
Thinking outside the box
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is quietly creeping up on us, so Sony has put together this video interview with franchise director Hideo Kojima, in which he explains some of the title's exciting new features. One such element that the auteur is keen to emphasise is the ability to access information such as Snake's map and...
You’re no doubt sick and tired of reading about Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ running time, so we thought that we’d give you a break from that line of discussion, and focus on the actual game for a change. Having recently had a chance to go hands-on with Hideo Kojima’s gorgeous next-gen debut, we’ve compiled our...
Man-tis game looks good
It's still a little hard to believe that we'll be getting a next-gen Metal Gear Solid game so early in the PlayStation 4's lifecycle. Some have compared the purportedly paltry prologue to the Tanker mission from the second game in the franchise, but that certainly isn't stopping u
Don't be a Hayter
You may have noticed that Metal Gear Solid series director Hideo Kojima has recently been talking up an exclusive partnership between Sony and Konami that will apparently facilitate an entire menagerie of stealthy promotional tie-ins. We've already seen the
Much more than a packet of cigs
Few franchises are big enough to fashion a furore out of demos, but Metal Gear Solid has always existed among the select few properties that can. When a clever Konami opted to bundle the opening moments of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty with new property Zone of the Enders, many purchased the latter just to see...
Still need a degree to decipher it, though
The pricing structure for Konami’s upcoming PlayStation 4 prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has gotten a whisker more palatable today, as the Japanese publisher has announced a slew of pre-launch reductions pertaining to the next generation iteration of the game. Snapping up a boxed copy on...
With the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, developer MercurySteam successfully rebooted Konami’s much loved series. Now, with the arrival of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on the PlayStation 3, the Spanish studio’s aiming to bring the series to a close, while at the same time attempting to fully deliver on the promise shown by the...
As anticipated late last week, Sony has pulled the cardboard wrapping off a Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes branded PlayStation 4 bundle. The special edition console – which is currently only confirmed for Japan – includes a custom system sporting the FOX Unit logo, a DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of the upcoming prologue,...
Snake in at 1080p
Following industry legend Hideo Kojima's praise of the PlayStation 4, new details have revealed that Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes will run at 1080p on Sony's super machine, compared to 720p on the Xbox One. Both next-gen instalments will run at 60 frames-per-second, while the PlayStation 3 version will run in 720p at 30...
No smoke and mirrors about this
Castlevania fans will be pleased to learn that pre-ordering the digital version of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will bag you a free copy of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to unlock this bonus when they buy the Konami title through the PlayStation Store. The game...
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima appears to have fallen head over heels for the PlayStation 4. The legendary developer recently declared that upcoming prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes would shine most on Sony’s system, and now he’s candidly admitted that the Japanese giant’s latest device is by fa
De-cypher this one
Hideo Kojima, the director of the critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise, may just be the king of social media. The auteur is clearly getting bored now that he doesn't get to play dress up anymore, so he's decided to bombar
A fair crack of the whip
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is only a couple of weeks away from launching on the PlayStation 3, but starting today in North America, you'll be able to have a little taste of what's to come with a free downloadable demo. It was previously only available to those that purchased the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection,...
Box of mysteries
Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima has been constantly teasing just about everything to do with his upcoming game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes lately. Not wanting to tarnish his new reputation, the Japanese visionary has started the week by showing off the title's special edition packaging. But does this st
Luminary picks Sony's system over Xbox One
It may have a running time comparable to the average Hollywood blockbuster, but Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is still one of the most hotly anticipated titles on the horizon for the PlayStation 4. Serving as a prologue to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, the st
There was a huge kerfuffle recently when Game Informer revealed in a preview that upcoming stealth game Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes only took its staff around two hours to complete. Everyone was just a little bit miffed, and understandably so, as the purportedly paltry prologue to next year's
Shorter than a Metal Gear Solid 4 cut-scene
It’s been compared to the technically staggering ‘Tanker’ mission in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, but with a premium price point attached, many were expecting Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes to have a little more girth to it. Sadly, it turns out that that may not be the case, as reports...
Who needs fancy press releases when we have Hideo Kojima's Twitter feed? The man is a walking marketing machine, tweeting out picture upon picture of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, and sending our Soliton hype radars into overdrive. Most recently, he posted a screenshot of the exceedingly endearing
Fang you very much
Konami has spared no expense on the voice cast in upcoming PlayStation 3 murder-‘em-up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, with high-profile thespians such as Robert Carlyle, Sir Patrick Stewart, and Richard Madden all reprising their roles in the upcoming current generation release. If you’re in need of further proof of the star...
Cover it up
We’re not ones to dictate what people should and shouldn’t like; we cast our opinion on the quality of PlayStation games, but would never force you to think in a specific way. And we extend that sentiment to everything that we do, as we believe that it’s down to you to make up your own mind about the industry and the issues that...
Secrets in the statues
Sources inform us that ‘What is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes?’ has usurped ‘What is the meaning of life?’ as the world’s most puzzling question. Konami’s weird standalone prologue for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – are you keeping up? – is due out as soon as March, but other than its rainy...
Please, for the love of Dracul
Sony’s former flagship format is far from being obsolete, with titles such as Dark Souls II and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on the way to the PlayStation 3. One other game that’s preventing us from putting away our current-gen console is
Sneaking into sight
Were you worried that Konami’s upcoming stealth sequel prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes may take an age to deploy on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4? You can put those concerns to bed, as developer Kojima Productions has nonchalantly confirmed on the Xbox Wire – yes, we know – that you’ll be playing the...
Acceptable in 1998
As you may have previously predicted, Hideo Kojima's promised reveal during tonight's PlayStation 4 launch livestream in New York City didn't shake out to be anything huge — but the ability to play as PSone-era Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes should still prove a cute little extra for fans. The content...
Only legendary developer Hideo Kojima could make the announcements of his titles more confusing than the plots embedded within them. We always assumed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – which was revealed quite a while back – had become The Phantom Pain, but it turns out that it’s actually a different game. Perhaps the most exciting...
Putting the Evolution back in PES
Improved physicality has been the goal of many sports titles of late, and while progress has been slow, PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer has managed just that this year. It's this attribute and the overall impact on the beautiful game that has produced one of the best entries in Konami's series in quite some time, and...
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Not even a heavy storm can prevent Big Boss from completing a particularly challenging covert mission. As planned, Hideo Kojima put in an appearance at Sony’s colossal Tokyo Game Show booth overnight to showcase twelve incredible minutes of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. And judging by the soggy...
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