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Konami confirms Metal Gear Online studio closure

Japanese publisher Konami has officially confirmed that its LA studio – responsible for development of Metal Gear Online – has been shut with immediate effect. In a statement to Polygon, the company said that all development resources were being restructured to be more centralised. This follows a rumour posted on …

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Metal Gear Solid V made twice as much as Avengers: Age of Ultron on its launch day

Hideo Kojima’s video game swansong was twice as successful on its release day than the sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time. That’s according to a new Adobe Digital Index report (as reported by VentureBeat) which estimates that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain raked in …

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Metal Gear Solid V sells nearly 500,000 units in Japan

Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid swansong sold almost half a million copies across PS3 and PS4 in its debut week. That’s according to the latest data from Famitsu, which shows that the PS4 SKU of open-world stealth game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain shifted over 315,000 units last …

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Snake Tales: The games industry looks at the legacy of Metal Gear Solid

With a legacy stretching back almost three decades, Metal Gear Solid has shaped and inspired the career paths of some of the industry’s biggest names. From Konami stalwarts and PR veterans to journalists and developers, the innovative work of Hideo Kojima and his team can be seen reflected throughout the …

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Guillermo Del Toro vows to ‘never again get involved with video games’ after Insane and Silent Hills disasters

Pan’s Labyrinth and Pacific Rim film directorGuillermo Del Toro has sworn off his involvement with games following the doomed development of his last two efforts. Speaking to Shacknews, Del Toro referred to the unfortunate cancellation of both Insane, which he attempted to create with THQ in 2010 before its cancellation …

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