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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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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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CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft is braced for a busy September after signing Konami. Konami – which previously handled distribution internally – will launch Metal Gear Solid V and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016. CentreSoft is already handling the launches of FIFA 16, LEGO Dimensions, Mad Max, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders and Tearaway during …

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Limited edition Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 is exclusive to GAME, costs £365

GAME is hoping that that the special edition Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 won’t cost you a (bionic) arm and a leg to pick up this September. Inspired by the next instalment in Hideo Kojima’s iconic stealth franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the console is outfitted with …

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes hints at future difficulties between Kojima and Konami

Hideo Kojima may have predicted his clash with Konami more than a year before the publisher erased the Metal Gear Solid creator’s name from his next game. That’s the theory put forward by YouTube user timesplitter88, who revisited last year’s bite-sized prequel to Metal Gear Solid 5, Ground Zeroes, and …

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There’s a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain strategy guide on the way

Players looking to explore every nook and cranny of the biggest game in the Metal Gear Solid series yet will be able to get a helping hand. That’s thanks to Piggyback Interactive, which has teamed up with Konami to release an official strategy guide to Metal Gear Solid V: The …

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Evidence of micro-transactions in Metal Gear Solid V surfaces

Recent rumblings about micro-transactions in Konami’s upcoming stealth title Metal Gear Solid V appear to have been backed by Sony’s Playstation Store. Rumours of in-game purchases began to swirl following early previews of the title appearing on various media outlets this week, with multiple reports of so-called ‘reduced time features’. …

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