Still Playing: Ground Zeroes – the Metal Gear for people who don’t like Metal Gear?

Groundzeroes

An hour of Metal Gear Solid 3 was enough for me. I wasn’t a fan of the first Metal Gear Solid – I preferred playing bodyguard to triangle-faced bullet magnet Natalya – and the second game didn’t impress either, with its frequent use of the forbidden question mark / exclamation mark combo, and cutscenes like… Continue reading

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes review

Publisher Konami Developer Kojima Productions Format 360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One Release Out now

Another Metal Gear and another suggestion it could be Hideo Kojima’s last. It’s all nonsense, of course; Metal Gear is Kojima’s palette and the painting is different every time. The series has become an outlet for all that’s on the developer’s mind, dealing with the rise of the Internet and private military companies alongside a… Continue reading

Retrospective: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

Retrospective- Metal Gear Solid 2- Sons Of Liberty

A typically bold Hideo Kojima stunned gamers when he revealed that the star of Metal Gear Solid 2 would not be Solid Snake, but rather an effeminate rookie soldier with floppy blonde hair. Raiden was universally rejected by Metal Gear fans, but this was exactly Kojima’s intention. He wanted us to see Solid Snake from… Continue reading

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 review

Castlevania- Lords Of Shadow 2 review

Stealth isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Dracula, the immortal prince of darkness, yet here we are skulking in the shadows to avoid a hulking armoured guard bearing a cannon the size of our protagonist’s torso. When there’s no obvious route past, we can transform into a rat –… Continue reading

The Making Of: Silent Hill Shattered Memories

The Making Of- Silent Hill- Shattered Memories

Faceless zombies. Nightmarish chases. Nerve-jangling bursts of static. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories made no bones about wanting to terrify you. But the most shocking thing about it wasn’t its monsters. It was the choice of lead platform. Released in December 2009 on Nintendo Wii, Shattered Memories was a bold – some might say foolhardy –… Continue reading

Konami gives a history lesson with Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection trailer

Metal Gear Solid 4

Watch every Hideo Kojima-designed Metal Gear game from 1987 to 2012.

E3 2013: watch the new PES 2014 trailer here

PES2014

New footage of Konami’s next football game, fresh from E3.

E3 2013: Konami releases new, extended Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer

MGS5

Watch a new nine minute cut of the latest Phantom Pain trailer here.

Konami shows off five minutes of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 in new trailer

Lords of Shadow 2

Watch Dracula begin his journey to lose the curse of immortality.

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 – a titanic series overhaul

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Dracula’s on a mission from God in MercurySteam’s gear-gated open-world adventure.