When you think of Metal Gear Solid, the last thing you think about is a Ford Focus SE or the Ford company in general. But somehow, somewhere, somebody thought that fusing the two together would make for a good marketing campaign. Can anyone help me figure this one out? Continue reading Metal Gear Solid and Ford Focus cross-over advertising?
In what is quite possibly the biggest gaming news of the last decade, Microsoft have acquired Konami.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox , made the announcement during a conference call with Microsoft’s board of directors from his home in Washington last night. Continue reading Microsoft Purchase Konami
If 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
Unless 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
Rumours 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.
Konami 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.
Newer 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.
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.
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.