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Samsung Gear VR headset costs $100, out this November

One of the first consumer-grade virtual reality headsets to make it to market has set a potentially market-changing price. The Samsung Gear VR was co-developed with Oculus, the firm behind the Rift headset. Unlike that device, which harnesses PC power, the Gear VR focuses on offering virtual reality provided by …

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Having a blast in VR

Cut the blue wire. No, wait – cut the red wire.” It’s a cinematic shortcut for tension, a clichd moment of indecision that inspires collective intake of breath no matter how many times you hear the words uttered. From James Bond halting the timer at 0:07 seconds in Goldfinger to …

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Metal Gear Solid Natal incoming?

UPDATE: Sorry folks, this one has turned out to be a hoax. Don’t be too disappointed – we did put a question mark in the headline! ORIGINAL: Microsoft will announce a brand new Metal Gear Solid title designed for its motion camera Natal at this year’s E3. That’s the latest …

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Kojima spearheads UK Peace Walker campaign

Konami will hold a series of events featuring development legend Hideo Kojima to promote Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the firm has told MCV. The Japanese publisher claims the upcoming release is ‘the most anticipated PSP title of all time’, and will back it with an online and print marketing …

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No Peace Walker PSP bundle for UK

The Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP bundle which hits the US and Canada on June 8th will not make it to UK stores. Konami and Sony are releasing two official bundles overseas – a spirited green” PSP with the game, a 2GB memory stick and extra DLC, and a …

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MGS in Monster Hunter tie-up

Publishers Konami and Capcom have joined forces to bring Monster Hunter directly to fans of one of PlayStation’s biggest franchises – Metal Gear Solid. Andriasang reports that the upcoming PSP release, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, will feature a ‘Monster Island’ in-game area where Solid Snake will be able to …

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Peace Walker gets delayed

The latest instalment in the globally popular Metal Gear Solid series has seen its UK release date slip by nearly a month, Konami has stated. Speaking to CVG, the publisher stated that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will now hit UK retail on June 18th. Originally it had been penned …

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MGS: Peace Walker PSP bundle revealed

Sony has announced a Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP console bundle will go on sale in the US and Canada. The game will come packaged with a Spirited Green” PSP, 2GB memory stick, PSN movie voucher and extra DLC. MGS: Peace Walker’s Limited Edition pack was originally …

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Konami profits slip 40%

Japanese publisher Konami has reported profits of $116.7m for the nine months ending December 31st – a 40 per cent year-on-year decline. Profits were down 18 per cent compared to the same period in 2008 at $2.1bn. The steepest decline stemmed from Konami’s gaming operations, where revenue fell 33 per …

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Top Gear turns to game reviews

The web portal of global hit BBC TV show Top Gear has introduced a new games review section that, unsurprisingly, focuses on driving simulations. The section is currently headed up by Microsoft’s Forza Motorsport 3, which scores a more than respectable 9/10. Others games currently listed include Need for Speed …

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