Kojima, Kojima, Why You Buggin’?

Do I want to play this game? I don’t even know what this game is. Interest, though? PIQUED. Trailer below the fold!


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Kojima? KOJIMAAAAAAA!!!!!! Hideo Kojima’s 8 Favorite Metal Gear Solid Cutscenes

Hideo Kojima, war fetishist, conspiracy theorist, and creator of Metal Gear Solid AND increasingly complex narratives that don’t-quite-pay-off, sits with IGN to talk about his eight favorite cutscenes from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, of which there are roughly 74 hours of.  Tough to narrow down to just eight, I know. Here’s what the man had to say:

MY personal favorite is from what I consider to be the best entry in the series so far, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, when Ocelot & Snake meet for the first time. Not only do you get to see Snake’s badass CQC up close but he also inadvertently gives birth to Revolver Ocelot, a character who’ll dog him (ed.note: ocelot him?) throughout the series.



Everyone pretty much new it was coming since December ’12.  WHO CARES WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ’cause this right here is what you know now: Metal Gear Solid V. In the digital flesh and right straight into your peepers.

Official title? Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

What do we know about it? Kojima’s back, so endless soliloquies about the nature of war, some breast ogling, another pack of boss fights where the villains are all thematically named…but don’t read that list as a list of negatives.  it wouldn’t be a Metal Gear Solid game without them.

Kotaku reports the following:

The game was officially revealed with an amazing trailer running in realtime on the studio’s new FOX engine. The game was running on a PC build, Kojima said, not saying which consoles this will be on. UPDATE: A press release about the game from the publisher Konami says the game is slated for PS3 and Xbox 360. No mention of next-gen platforms, which we’ve followed up and asked them about.

The trailer opens with what appears to be Snake, hero of the long-running third-person stealth-action series, falling into a coma. Doctors struggle to revive him. But then it switched to show what looked like an old Snake shooting people from a helicopter.


and then Hideo Kojima tweets:

“Ground Zeroes” is a prologue of “MGSV”. 9 years after that event will be “The Phantom Pain”. MGSV is constructed w/ prologue and main game “TPP”. The game play demo I presented today is the opening of “TPP” which is tutorial that starts from crawling.”

Hmmm.  Kojima’s tweet makes me not want to play this game.

REGARDLESS. You can read the game’s press release after the jump.  Parse it for secret clues! Continue reading

Trailer Park: The Phantom Pain (or is it Metal Gear Solid V?)

This premiered last night at Spike’s annual Video Game Awards. It was the first time anyone’s heard of this game, heard of the studio behind it or seen any actual footage of it. Rumors are swirling that it’s actually a Hideo Kojima game and this is a tease for Metal Gear Solid V. Kotaku chimes in with evidence to support this claim. They also created this graphic that I am now going to steal, because I likes it and I wants it.

Then there’s further proof over at neoGAF, including this animated .gif (click to see animation ’cause wordpress is being weird), showing the MGSV title hiding in plain site.

Trailer Park – Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Look at what PAX has wrought: 11 minutes of game play from the new upcoming installment to the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Additionally, Kotaku reports that MGS:GZ is the prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5! Great news, let’s celebrate!

Did You Realize?!

Really doe

That there was a Metal Gear 25th Anniversary party in Tokyo last night?? I certainly didn’t. Luckily I have the Internet, which told me first thing this morning! Kotaku has very handily scooped up all the bits from last night’s event and have them all in one super sneaky mega post. No desire to read a super sneaky mega post? No sweat, they broke it out too:

New Metal Gear Solid game (kind of)

Metal Gear Solid movie

Metal Gear social game (please please please Farmville with stealth kills)

Metal Gear swag to buy  I want that watch! Which watch? This watch: