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Watch Hideo Kojima say goodbye to Metal Gear

Whatever you might think of the series that defined his career, there's no doubting that Hideo Kojima is one of the most prominent figures in gaming history, and arguably the closest a major game developer has come to matching up with clas...

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Metal Gear Solid V's last commercial gives the bride away

Everyone knows Japanese commercials are delightfully zany, often bordering on surreal in a way that usually doesn't help much to sell the product itself. Thankfully for the world, Metal Gear is just as zany, perhaps moreso, and the la...

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This is Metal Gear Solid V's big trailer, and its thesis

No matter what you might think of Hideo Kojima and the series that made his name, there's no doubting that each one is something of an event, and it looks like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won't be an exception either. The new...

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Oh man, Suikoden 2 is out, go get it now now now

Oh, finally. It only took, like, sixteen years, but Suikoden II, one of my favorite games of all time and one of the greatest RPGs ever made, to come to downloadable platforms on this side of the pond. Konami's made the thing available to P...

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New Love Plus+ now has a date, with your wallet

My undying flame for Rinko Kobayakawa gets a new tank of propane in March: The latest edition of the head-turning girlfriend sim, New Love Plus+, will street on the 27th of March. We already talked to you about the limited edition bundle th...

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Japanator Arena: Nrvnqsr Chaos vs Soma Cruz

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Even with Victor's immense strength and ability to harness electrify through his body, Stein was smart enough to void the creature's electrifying grabs-- including the butt one. After Stein used his Soul Purge ...

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Editorial: When erotic designs, cosplay and figures meet

You might have noticed some people talking about the description of how Hideo Kojima and his team create the next Metal Gear Solid project. Specifically, Kojima tweeted how one of his characters are designed. The reaction seems confusing--n...

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Friday Night Fights: Clash of the Alucards

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Captain Falcon may be a great bounty hunter -- his Falcon Punch was able to cause a galaxy sized explosion, but this is a race that we're talking about. JP on the other hand is willing to do whatever it takes t...

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Another Love Plus is coming to 3DS

The latest issue of Famitsu gives us a brief look at the latest installment of the Love Plus series coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Tentatively titled New Love Plus +, little has been revealed about the actual changes being made to the dating-s...

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Woah: Konami announce Kiefer Sutherland as Snake's voice

Well, this is a surprise. After months of practically-confirmed rumors surrounding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami has gone and confirmed that indeed, David Hatyer will not be the playing the voice of Snake. Instead, Kojim...

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Friday Night Fights: Bayonetta vs Shanoa

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! The passion left behind Gunvarrel's legacy created a huge impact in the world; however, his abilities didn't come close to Gekiganger III's skills that takes notes from the super robot shows of the 70s. All it ...

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Friday Night Fights: Ray MK III vs Anna

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over!  Boss Masamune thought that his lightning based attacks could shock Zoro into defeat, but Zoro's endurance and skills has grown since his adventures in Skypiea. With a 36 Pound Phoenix,...

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Konami reveals Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

I should be mildly miffed that Kojima Production's teasing of two projects, The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Ground Zeroes, were just now revealed to be in fact teases for the next game in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Metal Gea...

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Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop VC Releases for 2013/03/27

Next week we will see not one but two sequels come to the 3DS VC that were radical departures from the previous game in the series. First up is Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, the quirky action adventure game that many see as the pred...


New project teased by LovePlus developers

It seems like it might be time to say goodbye to your LovePlus lady of choice, as it seems there's a new dating sim for budding gamers to prep marriage forms for. The project involves Akira Uchida (producer of New LovePlus) and Mino Taro (a...


Castlevania 3DS is a whip cracking good time

A new trailer for Konami's Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows - Mirror of Fate, was dropped today, and I am psyched. I was actually a pretty big fan of the consol version of the upcoming 3DS game's predecessor, with its darker theme, an...


Metal Gear Rising demo to slice into consoles next week

Like many of you, I'm a bit skeptical about the major change in gameplay style that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be bringing to the table. That being said, some of my favorite Metal Gear Solid 4 moments starred our white haired cybo...


This Metal Gear bento is the greatest bento

It's...it's beautiful, like the Mount Rushmore of boxed lunches. Except some stupid mountain doesn't have the faces of two of the world's greatest soldiers (Solid Snake, Big Boss) and one guy whose idea of cool ninja style is to wear cyborg...


Friday Night Fights: 00 Raiser vs Jehuty

*ding, ding, ding* It's over! Dracula tried to throw every ounce of power and flames at Roa, but he could not withstand Roa's Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. Better luck next century, Dracula. Roa wins! (7 > 4) Next up on the ...


Friday Night Fights: Roa vs Castlevania's Dracula

*ding, ding, ding*  After a long hiatus, the J-tor Arena is open again for Friday Night Fights. And until things move on to the next phase, JT has left me in charge of picking out the participants for each new fight. Before we introduc...


Remember, London MCM Expo begins on the 26th

Get that cosplay ready, as there are only two weeks between now and the next London MCM Expo. As per usual there will be plenty to get up to, but let's take a look at the video games and guests that'll be turning up! Namco Bandai will once ...


TGS 2012: Metal Gear Rising has some off-the-wall baddies

In case you were of the opinion that Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes wasn't ludicrous enough, Platinum Games and their work on Metal Gear Rising Revengeance has you covered, particularly in the field of having insane boss designs. ...


Surely you've got 7 minutes for Zone of the Enders 2

The game you've been clamoring for for about nine-odd years is finally on the way: Zone of the Enders 2 is making its way to modern platforms on October 25th. And now, just to remind you of that glorious fact, Konami has graciously po...


Here's first trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Back last week Konami revealed Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, to much fanfare and anticipation. Unfortunately for the fans all into the anticipating thing, its demo of the game was a no-photography affair, much to the consternation of th...


PAX 2012: Day 2 and Day 3 Gallery

PAX Prime has been busy as hell for Josh Totman and me. SO busy, in fact, that we just couldn't keep up last night with the galleries. Instead, we're opting for a one large post that sums up the final two days of PAX 2012. Check back here f...


Oh right, here are the OTHER new Metal Gear games

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may be the new hotness when it comes to Metal Gear, but it isn't the only hotness in this time of anniversary celebration. Konami were happy to announce a whole new Metal Gear Solid game in addition...


The next Metal Gear Solid game is finally revealed

We're awash in Metal Gear-related news this morning as Konami celebrates the franchise's 25th Anniversary today, and the biggest news of the day so far is now the reveal of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the next MGS game. ...


Snaaake!!! Metal Gear movie announced

And this time it's actually true! For years we've seen rumors of a Hollywood-produced Metal Gear movie come and go, but series auteur Hideo Kojima's stuck to his guns, forever saying that he was waiting for just the right people to com...


Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Famitsu cover is super sexy

I'm a huge Metal Gear fan. I've played every release in the series at least once and have paid stupid amounts of money for figures from the games. I know, I'm a bad person. I'll definitely be picking up the weekly Famitsu come Friday, consi...


Took 'em long enough! Metal Gear Solid 4 getting trophies

Really, that headline is enough news in itself: Metal Gear Solid 4 is getting *squeal* TROPHIES!!! And it only took Konami four years! While I myself am not a trophy hound (though I do feel proud of my sole Platinum courtesy of Assassi...


Japanator Games Week: The Boktai retrospective

[Japanator Games Week may have ended last week, but there were a few entries that went through some delays, so let's give a welcome to these late contenders.] For a good while, people would go into a deep shock whenever I tell them that I h...


A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

That's right, feel the supreme power of the Shiba Inu! If you aren't familiar with the dog song, it was featured as the secret ending in Silent Hill 2, where everything was controlled by a Shiba Inu! Thus, this legendary s...


E3 2012: Castlevania 3DS keeps it in the family

I wasn't much into Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows for the home consoles, but the new portable entry to the beloved series looks like a winner! There's only a bit of gameplay video at the end, but what is shown looks fantastic. Castlevani...


Get pumped for this new Zone of the Enders HD footage

It might be a while yet before we hear much about Konami's genuinely new Zone of the Enders games, but that doesn't mean you can't get yourself excited for seeing the old ZoE titles in all the glory of high-def. At least that's what Konami...


Japanator Recommends: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

It was a long time coming, but Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater finally crawled all the way onto the 3DS. A triumph of a handheld, for sure, the entry into the Metal Gear saga is now available for scads more players to kill and consume ...


Zone of the Enders: Enders Project announced

Just the other day, Kojima Productions held a Zone of the Enders HD event in Japan. Besides revealing a release date of October 25 for both the PS3 and 360 version in Japan, Hideo Kojima went on to announce Zone of the Enders: Enders Projec...


Konami tells retailers to stop selling New Love Plus

Japanese dating sim fans were excited to buy their copies of New Love Plus for 3DS when it was released last month on Valentine's Day. What they weren't excited about were all the bugs in the game. Some bugs are specific, like not being abl...


Have 13 shameful minutes of Touch Shot! Love Application

Still trying to decide if you're secure enough in your nerdhood to play Touch Shot! Love Application? Well, Compile Heart have opted to make it thirteen minutes and twenty-ish pictures easier, with a big ol' video and gallery of shame avail...


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