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MGS5 Announced? Payton mentions Title's Development

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326w ago - If you've been amazed by the technical prowess of MGS4, you may have been saddened to know that the title was the last game in the series. Or was it? In an interview with Kotaku, former Assistant Producer at Kojima Productions Ryan Payton (widely credited with the Westernized control scheme for MGS4), mentioned his reasons for leaving the company and memories of developing the acclaimed title.

At the very end of the interview, he revealed something that all Metal Gear fans wanted to hear. "It'll be hard not being involved in MGS5, but I've got the utmost confidence that Hideo Kojima, Ken Imaizumi, and our amazing team will put together another blockbuster game. I'll be cheering from the sidelines," Payton said.

This isn't the only Metal Gear news that has been released recently. According to an interview with Eurogamer, Hideo Kojima himself noted that MGS4 probably isn't possible to be made on the 360 because of the optimization for the PS3, physical media differences between Blu-ray and DVD and technology issues.

However, he did mention that technological issues might not be a problem farther along in the future. "If the hardware technology rises then obviously, you know, [my future games] won't be based on the hardware anymore. Probably I will first create the software and then, um,...
 

Sony's Post E3 Conference Press Release: Over 350 New Titles

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332w ago - SCEA have issued a post E3 conference press release in which they highlight that they gave attendees a look at over 10 never before seen titles. Sony say God Of War 3 is in full 1080p High Definition and that over 350 new titles from their publishing partners will be released this fiscal year for the PS3, PSN, PSP and PS2.

The press release also states that SCEA will introduce the PS3 Greatest Hits program beginning July 28. With 10 titles as the initial inductees, PlayStation fans have the opportunity to experience the best titles created for the platform at a reduced price of $29.99.

Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment America Demonstrates Breadth of Software Content at E3 Media & Business Summit 2008

SCEA Unveils Extraordinary Showing of Genre Defying Titles Across PLAYSTATION(R)3, PlayStation(R)Portable, PLAYSTATION(R)Network and PlayStation(R)2 Platforms

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today unveiled a broad line up of software for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable), and PLAYSTATION(R)Network during a press event to kick off the annual E3 Media & Business Summit 2008. In addition to revealing new content for over 20 first-party software titles previously announced, SCEA gave attendees a look...
 

Sony: No plans for PS2 Downloadable Titles on PS3

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334w ago - In response to a purported sceenshot showing PS2 game downloads for PlayStation 3, Sony says the image "must have been mocked up by an excited consumer."

I'm not sure where the image came from," said Sony's Patrick Seybold, when questioned by GamePro on visible allegations that PS2 games would be coming to the PlayStation Store.

"At this point, we haven't made any announcements, and there are no plans for PS2 downloadable titles on PS3."

Earlier yesterday, an unverified user of the N4G Forums posted the shown photo, claiming to have received the image directly from Sony Europe by way of an insider contact.

According to the anonymous source, Sony will unveil PS2 game downloads while attending E3 next month, this in response to Microsoft's Xbox Originals which debuted on Xbox 360 last year. Despite Sony's denial, said expansion to include PS2 games will happen later this summer, the forum poster said.

The alleged screen shot showing PS2 game downloads for PS3 below.
 

European PS3 Platinum Titles Revealed

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336w ago - The box art for the first European PlayStation 3 Platinum titles has been revealed today via Ginvoe of the Spanish Forum linked above.

Initial titles include: MotorStorm, Resistance: Fall of Man, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Heavenly Sword, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destrution.

These are slated to be the first ones available in the Platinum line.

A picture of the MotorStorm Platinum box art is below.

No word on a release date or prices yet though!
 

Rumor: North American Wii running Japanese WiiWare titles

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343w ago - Some hardcore Wii enthusiasts have apparently managed to get Japanese WiiWare titles working on a North American Wii, and provided the "WiiWare Hacked" video below as proof.

To quote: Considering how fast the Wii's piracy scene has been moving, someone will likely soon release instructions on how to bypass microtransactions and install downloadable content updates for free, too.

How long will it be before Nintendo steps in to end these shenanigans? Will that mean the end of Wii homebrew, as well? See, this is why we can't have nice things.




 
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