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Metal Gear Solid Sale on PlayStation US Store

metal gear solid playstationIf you’re new to the Metal Gear Solid franchise following Ground Zeroes or The Phantom Pain, maybe now is a good time to spend some time on the older titles in the Metal Gear library. On the PlayStation US Store this week, you can grab them all, and they’re certainly worth the money. Continue reading Metal Gear Solid Sale on PlayStation US Store

Report: Kojima Starting His Own Studio

hideo kojimaUnless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know the reported situation between Konami and Kojima at this stage, but the whole truth still remains shrouded in secrecy, lies and bullshit.

However, according to a report from Japanese website/newspaper Nikkei, Hideo is free from the bonds that tie him down at Konami and will be starting his own studio, possibly under the Sony banner. Continue reading Report: Kojima Starting His Own Studio

Rumour: Konami close down MGS Online LA studio

metal gear online konamiRumours circulating the internet as of last night suggest that Konami has closed down its LA studio, which is responsible for the development of Metal Gear Solid Online. While not officially confirmed, it is said that 20 people have lost their jobs already, in a studio capped at about 60 employees.

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Metal Gear Solid V Sell 5 Million Copies

Metal Gear Solid VKonami have announced it’s latest financial report that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has sold 5 million copies, and that number should only increase in the run up to the holidays.

Konami have not said on whether or not the game was profitable. Reports prior to launch put the game around the 80 million mark in development costs, so 5 million units should be more than enough to push the figures north of that.

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Konami Could Have Been Sued by Escape From New York Shareholders

Metal Gear Solid VNewer fans may not know, but Snake is very much based off Snake Plissken, the protagonist of John Carpenter’s Escape From New York. It’s something that Kojima has been very open about, and even made a bit of a gag about it in Metal Gear Solid 2 when Snake introduces himself as Iroquois Pliskin to Raiden (Iroquois meaning Snake), as well as a bit on the Codex in Snake Eater.

However according to John Carpenter himself, a shareholder of the 1981 Escape From New York was looking to sue the company, but didn’t as Carpenter advised against it.

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Has Kojima Left Konami? Reports Say Yes, Konami Say No

MissingKoj-650-80The internet is bustling with rumors this morning that Hideo Kojima, creator and director of the Metal Gear Solid series, has left the company.

The New Yorker reports they hosted a farewell party on Friday the 9th at the old Kojima Production offices, but Konami (because of course they do) deny these rumors.

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UK Sales Chart: FIFA 16 Still Top of the Table

fifa 16 eaFor the fourth week in a row, FIFA 16 continues to sit on the top spot in the UK sales chart, and it may stay that way for a while yet.

Uncharted: The Drake Collection follows it in second place for the second week running, which shows HD collections for current gen systems have a demand, despite many gamers shunning them.

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