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How Death Stranding Subverts a Common Gameplay Mechanic

There once was an explosion within a trailer that ignited a thousand online debates. There once was an explosion within a trailer that confused the hell out of us. The next explosion is brief details about how Death Stranding will play and how the game subverts a very common gameplay mechanic – death itself.  In a recent interview with IGN.com Hideo Kojima detailed the place that protagonist Sam visits after the large explosion in the latest trailer for Death Stranding is...

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New Death Stranding Trailer Paints a Grim Picture

Hideo Kojima surprised the entire internet with a 5 minute trailer for his yet-undated third person action titled Death Stranding last night. In usual Kojima style the trailer contains absolutely no plot or character information, yet this cinematic trailer contains enough interesting moments that we will speculating for months until the release of the next cryptic morsel. In the opening of the trailer we see a European city under-siege from an army of zombie skeleton soldiers and...

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Hideo Kojima and Konami: “You Ever Dance with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?”

Seems only fitting that this article be titled with an older movie reference to Tim Burton’s Batman, honestly, as it seems Hideo Kojima and Konami have had the same kind of symbiotic and rather tumultuous relationship in the past as Konami was the one company that would give Kojima a chance back in the 80’s and, now, with the post-Metal Gear Solid V dramatics, they will be the ones to finally see him go and make something of...

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Kojima: “I will still make big games”

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima remains intent on making “big games” in the wake of his departure from Konami, a task that he feels is his “role in this world.” In a new interview with the New Yorker, Kojima revealed he considered taking a year-long trip to a deserted island after leaving Konami under reportedly less-than-amicable terms. He has decided to keep making games after sharing the plan with an unnamed ” Hollywood friend” who suggested he instead...

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New Logo Kojima Productions Revealed

Kojima Productions, the new studio founded by industry legend Hideo Kojima, has released their new logo. Many have already pointed out the logo bears a striking resemblance to the “soldiers without borders” logo Big Boss adopts after he goes solo, which is fitting considering the original logo Kojima worked under Konami was the same Big Boss used when he was still a part of Fox unit. Kojima Production is now working with Sony on a Playstation exclusive...

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

Writer’s Note: There’s a lot of sensitive content here. There’s going to be spoilers, though I will warn in advance. I’m not really going to be holding anything back here. This game has a lot of mature content and it needs to be discussed so this is what I’m doing. Last but not least, I reviewed this using a Day One Edition PlayStation 4 copy of the game. Well, holy shit guys, I’ve finally done it. I’ve completed...

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Silent Hills Is No More

Did last year’s absolutely terrifying and surprise announcement of a Silent Hill reboot featuring the talent of Hideo Kojima, Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus have you excited? Well it is now official – the game has been officially cancelled by Konami. The Silent Hill’s Playable Teaser (“P.T”) will be removed from the PlayStation Store with today’s weekly store update. If you haven’t downloaded this truly terrifying proof of concept game do yourself a favor and turn...

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Metal Gear Solid V: Online Features Mechs & Adorable Puppies!

Konami unveiled the first trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: Online last night during the Video Game Awards. This first glimpse at online componet of the Phantom Pain comes with the tagline – “Tactical Team Operations”. In the trailer we see several glimpses of new gameplay mechanics such as one player taking on the role of Big Boss (similar to how MGS 4 online had game modes were one player played as Naked Snake) while other players...

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes | Review

Version Reviewed: PlayStation 3 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is one of those games that almost defies explanation, is it a “two hour demo” for The Phantom Pain as some have suggested? Or, is the game’s $29.99 price justified with the addition of optional side missions and bonus content? Certainly the game’s marketing gimmicks (*cough* Fake producer joakim mogren *cough*) have led to some confusion in the gaming community as to what exactly Ground Zeroes entails....

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Open World Gameplay In New Metal Gear Solid V – Phantom Pain

To no surprise, Metal Gear Solid V which was the title this years E3 Xbox press conference started with, looks like an incredibly fun Kojima Productions title. Taking the series into an open world seems to allow for more recon and scouting out an area before diving in to complete your mission. Stealth is of course a huge element in the game as with most Metal Gear titles. The gameplay shown even demonstrated how Snake could lean...

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Now Available for PS Vita

On the week after the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Big Boss wants to sneak out once again. But, now he will get a new chance to shine on the Playstation Vita. Players can now download Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the Playstation Vita starting today Playstation Blog revealed today. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker takes place several years after the events of Portable Ops and stars Naked Snake aka. Big Boss. Peace Walker has released on...

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance | Review

Version tested: Xbox 360 Fast is a good adjective to describe Raiden. Lightning-quick is another good one. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is a very fast and highly violent video game–very violent. It’s possible that one could become nauseous at the violence in this game. That’s on the surface of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Deep within the core of Rising lies a very awesome and very challenging video game that will give you a deeper understanding of how Platinum Games...

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Zone of the Enders HD | Review

Version Tested: Xbox 360 (Also available on PlayStation 3).  In March of 2001, Konami unleashed a new type of game on the world with Zone of the Enders. It was a completely different take on the Mech action genre and hailed as one of the very best the industry had seen. Zone of the Enders was developed by an in-house team at Konami, led by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima. In this version of the game, Zone...

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Announced

During the Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary announcement today, Hideo Kojima announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (yes, that’s ‘Zeroes’). According to Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu (translated by Andriasang), the game will be taking place an in open world setting using Kojima Productions brand new Fox Engine and will be available on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. There has been no time table for release. Additionally, there was also no mention on when this game will take place in the Metal...

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New Zone of the Enders Annnounced

Today at the Zone of the Enders HD press event, it was revealed that a brand new Zone of the Ender’s is currently under developed by Kojima Productions. Additionally, Konami announced a prized special edition of Zone of the Enders  that includes a remixed soundtrack, glossy booklets for both of the remade titles, and the ReBOOT Book, which features dialogues between Hideo Kojima and art director Yoji Shinkawa looking at the remake’s development. No major details have been...

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