Monday, January 31, 2011

Hideo Kojima's Next Game Can Be Played On PS3 And NGP

During Sony's NGP (Next Generation Portable or PSP2) announcement Hideo Kojima showed off Metal Gear Solid 4 on the NGP. He was quoted as saying, "This game used the model data and environments from PS3, and it was exported directly to NGP." He also hinted at the new game he is currently working on.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Batman High Kicks For Justice

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Batman: Arkham City's Facebook page continues to get updated with one screenshot a week. This we get Batman high-kicking foes into the air! I'm pretty sure that move wasn't in Arkham Asylum.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Old Snake Sneaks Into Super Scribblenauts

Yes, that's right. Old Snake from Metal Gear Solid 4 has made his way into Super Scribblenauts. You see, Konami publishes the Scribblenauts games in Japan which makes Snake's insertion into the game all the easier. We probably wouldn't even know about this if it wasn't for Kojima tweeting it.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Metal Gear Solid 4 On The NGP

During the NGP's (or PSP2's) announcement Hideo Kojima showed off something no one was expecting; Metal Gear Solid 4 on the NGP.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skyrim Brings Back Stealth In A Big Way

A major component of The Elder Scrolls series has always been stealth, sneaking and stealing. In Obivion (The Elder Scrolls IV) it practically felt like an open world Thief game. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim looks to improve many aspects over the previous games but what’s mostly being improved and changing is the stealth.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Analyst: Market Is Not "Receptive" To Annual Assassin's Creed

Analyst for Janco Partners, Mike Hickey, expects Ubisoft to report "flat" sales for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. This leads him to believe that the Assassin's Creed series probably shouldn't be annualized.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kojima Finds Old Metal Gear Documentation

As Hideo Kojima cleaned out his office he found some old documents. The documents turned out to be design papers for METAL GEAR. From level designs to gameplay flow charts. Even the logo drawn on graph paper. If you're a fan of the original Metal Gear it's worth taking this trip back in time.

Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed Series Will Have "Continued Quality"

With regards to franchises getting milked, Ubisoft UK marketing boss, Murray Pannell said, "This is something any publisher needs to consider and any decisions about how Ubisoft will develop the franchise going forward will take this into account."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Way Of The Samurai 4 Sneaks For Love

It's fairly common for non-stealth games to have at least one sneaking level. Way of the Samurai 4 doesn't change that, but it does change the reason for sneaking.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Metal Gear Solid HD Trilogy Possibly In The Works

We've been seeing quite a few HD remakes announced for the PS3, like Splinter Cell Compilation, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, and Prince of Persia Trilogy. Is it possible that Metal Gear Solid will get the same HD treatment?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Batman Visits The Casino In Batman: Arkham City

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Rocksteady is releasing details for their highly anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum as slowly and meticulously as possible. The latest is a screenshot of the game.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Metal Gear Solid 4 Vs. Splinter Cell: Conviction Graphical Analysis

The fine folks over at Lens of Truth have dissected both Metal Gear Solid 4 and Splinter Cell: Conviction with a graphical analysis and a performance analysis in video form.

Splinter Cell 3D Screens Show Off Inventory

In these new screenshots for Splinter Cell 3D we get a good, hard look at the touch screen enabled inventory screen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Metal Gear + Warhammer = Awesome

What happens when you mix Metal Gear Solid with Warhammer? Pure awesomeness in the form of a Metal Gear Rex blending into the Warhammer universe.

Animus Project Update 2.0 Available In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

The latest and free DLC release for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is now available for download. Bringing with it a new game mode and map.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Watch Yoji Shinkawa Paint Big Boss

At the Konami Style store in Tokyo Midtown, Yoji Shinkawa has started a painting of Big Boss, live for everyone to see.

Kojima Productions Hiring For Next Gen MGS

Kojima Productions has posted a job listing on the Japanese Konami site. The listing is looking for "Next Generation Metal Gear Solid Series Production Staff." Can we expect to see yet another Metal Gear Solid game on PS3?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ever Wondered What Kojima Looked Like In College?

Hideo Kojima wasn't always the creator of Metal Gear Solid, he used to be a normal guy like everyone else. A normal guy that went to college and got his picture taken, and then posted that picture on the Internet years later for all of his fans to see.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Concept Art Emerges From The Shadows

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood concept artist, Donglu Yu, has been kind enough to share with us some of her work that helped create the beautiful third entry in the Assassin's Creed series.

Splinter Cell 3D Sneaking To Japan

The 3D remake of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory will making it's way to Japan this March. But no date has been announced for North America or Europe.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ubisoft: PC "Still Important" For Assassin's Creed

While the PC version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood has been delayed, Ubisoft says that it's "still on track" and is "looking good".

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Nominated For Writers Guild of America Award

The Writers Guild of America are hosting their annual awards ceremony commemorating the greatest writers of the 2010 on Saturday, February 5. Among the nominees for this year's Videogame Writing Award is Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Is One Of The Highest Selling Games Of 2010 In The UK

It's no surprise that Ubisoft wants to turn the Assassin's Creed series into a yearly occurrence as each game makes a boat-load of money. Proving that is Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood as one of the highest selling games in the UK for the year of 2010.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 'Rome at Dusk' Map Unlocked

Here's one more reason for you to stay in today: The new “Rome at Dusk” map has been unlocked.

The Stealth Games Of 2011

2011 is looking like it's going to be a great year for stealth games. With at least three major stealth titles and a ton of games that have some sort of stealth element this year is going to be amazing.

Friday, January 7, 2011

One Piece Of Batman: Arkham City Concept Art Is All You'll Need... keep your mouth watering for Batman: Arkham City.

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Expect Thief 4 At GDC In March

We haven't heard anything Thief 4 related since the announcement was made in May '09. But at this year's GDC (Game Developers Conference) we can expect to hear something.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Edge Hints Something Assassin's Creed In Their Next Issue

For anyone who doesn't know Edge magazine they have a preview image of their next issue at the end of every magazine. This time it's Assassin's Creed related.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes In HD

Have you ever hoped to play Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes in HD? Well, you can but that requires quite a bit of work. Instead look at these screenshots of The Twin Snakes in beautiful high definition.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tenchu Developer Teasing Japan With... Underwear?

The original developers of Tenchu, Acquire, have been placing and photographing boxer shorts all over Akihabara, Japan. But why?

Ubisoft Loosens PC DRM

Many of you may remember the controversy behind Ubisoft's always on DRM (Digital Rights Management) that required a constant Internet connection to play a game. If the connection was lost the game would automatically be paused. Luckily, Ubisoft has softened its grip on your ability to play a game you paid for.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Amazon Accepting Preorders For Splinter Cell Compilation

That's right! What used to be referred to as Splinter Cell Trilogy is now called Splinter Cell Compilation, at least according to Amazon. They even gave it a price and release date!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This Desmond Hoodie Will Make You Jealous You Didn't Buy It

Etsy seller, chubigorawr has sold one (yup, just one) hoodie designed exactly like the one Desmond wears in Assassin's Creed. And I do mean 'exactly'. Looks comfortable too! Update: New images that reveal the back.