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Reports claim Konami’s Fox Engine boss has left

Konami’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron has reportedly left the company. Merceron oversaw Konami’s Fox Engine, which powers titles such as PES 2016 (out today) and the recent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The claims first emerged on French site Gameblog but have since apparently been confirmed to …

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Konami convinced PES can catch up with FIFA

Konami says it is closing the gap between its PES series and EA’s football blockbuster, FIFA. Speaking to MCV, the publisher said it wants to be the industry leader in terms of soccer titles. Reviews for PES 2016 are now out, with critics praising the title. We’re definitely catching up …

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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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Margin Makers: Guide to Metal Gear Solid merchandise

Konami’s stealth-action franchise is one of gaming’s greatest – and 2015 marks the biggest entry in the series yet. MCV gears up with the latest MGS merchandise There are few games franchises as iconic as Metal Gear Solid. Whether it’s the blaring red exclamation mark of alerted enemies, the man-sized …

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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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Silent Hill music concert set to scare the UK next month

The composer for horror series Silent Hill is set to bring his scary score to venues across the UK. Akira Yamaoka created the scores for Silent Hill, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4, among other games in the series, plus the two movie spin-offs of the …

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Precious Metal: How Metal Gear Solid came to gaming power

Metal. Gear. Solid. Three words that, when combined, would mean complete gibberish, if it weren’t for the existence of one of gaming’s greatest franchises. Instead, utter the title of Konami’s iconic stealth series in certain company and you’re likely to be beset by tales of switching the controller port in …

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VIDEO: Metal Gear Solid V’s debriefing could be Kojima’s final farewell

Is this the end? With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain now finally out worldwide, Konami and series’ creator Hideo Kojima have released what is described as a ‘debriefing’ video. The first half of the short is actually little more than self-congratulatory praise-mongering, with various bods associated with the …

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UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME’s Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

A number of customers who had pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain have had their orders cancelled. GameSpot reports that’s GAME’s communication to customers had blamed either a failed payment or an issue with the delivery address. In several instances customers have disputed the …

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