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Rumor Killer: No MGS4 on 360, says Konami

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364w ago - TheGameReviews had the opportunity to speak with Konami's PR about this latest rumor, and unsurprisingly, Konami is baffled by claims that Metal Gear Solid 4 is going multiplatform.

In a rush to get the word out, it seems that those who broke the story talked to everyone except Konami, who made this statement:

"For the record, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and there are no plans to develop an Xbox 360 version of the game." Nuff said..
 

Bionic Commando: New Artwork & Screenshots

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364w ago - Capcom's Bionic Commando is sure shaping up well. Thanks to a new thread posted on VG-Forum, we have tons of new artwork and screenshots showing the real beauty of this title (don't mind the broken cities).

Enjoy the new images!

More screenshots and artwork can be seen at the link at the top of this story!
 

Visions of Gates' keynote swan song

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364w ago - The line may already be forming in Las Vegas for the big event Sunday, the last performance of the Bill Gates roadshow before his role as chief visionary ends.

The Microsoft chairman will continue making speeches and drawing crowds at conferences, capitals and campuses around the world.

But there's nothing like the rock-star treatment of his annual opening-night keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

By starting the show with talks on the future of consumer technology, Gates set the forward-looking tone of a bazaar where retailers learn what they'll sell in the coming years.

The speeches are more like Vegas shows than lectures, with elaborate sets, videos and celebrity appearances jazzing up the talk about gadgets and industry trends.

Usually only a few thousand of the 150,000 or so attendees get in, so there's always a huge line snaking through the lobby, grumbling as VIPs and industry leaders are led past the barricades and police to seats in front.

Gates will not return for the 2009 keynote, after he cuts back on Microsoft work this summer and dedicates more time to philanthropy.

A spokesman said he may continue to attend the show, however, and there's always a possibility he'll return for a keynote farther down the road.
 

Metal Gear Solid 4 Coming to Xbox 360

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364w ago - Metal Gear Solid 4 is coming to the Xbox 360. This is not a rumor. This is straight from a Konami distribution representative's mouth. The game is already in production and has been since early 2007. Complete details after the jump:

No, the rep will not be named, but this is pretty concrete. Speaking to a Konami rep at an undisclosed distribution meeting, I was told, after a lot of nagging, that yes indeed MGS was in development for the 360. The rep stated that Metal Gear Solid will be released for the Xbox 360 between 12 to 14 months after the PS3 version hits shelves. This is not a rumor.

I contacted Microsoft's own John Porcaro via email shortly after I spoke to the Konami rep to see if I could get anything from Microsoft's public relations team. Below is the response I received. Needless to say it's the most I've ever gotten out of MS PR team member.

You can call this a rumor, as the news may be hard to swallow for many who have read the constant denials from Konami, but this is straight from a Konami distribution rep's mouth. And I have never gotten a response like this from Microsoft before. To write that much, I can't help but think Porcaro had no idea what to say. The fact that he brings up "leaking information" has us a little worried, but again, we're not naming any...
 

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Preview

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365w ago - Craig Allen is passionate about history. So much so that the CEO of Spark Unlimited arranged to present his latest project at the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms in Westminster. Not only that, but Allen was also encouraging the press to check out the Churchill Timeline - it's actually worth a read as well. I'm glad I took his advice.

Being behind Call of Duty: Finest Hour and leading a team that has been involved with the Medal of Honour franchise, I asked Allen what it was about historical events that excite him so much. "All good things come from life experiences, I believe. And I think it's important to keep learning and teaching about the life experiences of others who have made a difference, it's incredible to see what people have gone through in their lifetimes." In developing Turning Point, he reveals in his presentation that games based on history have the power to teach gamers about important events. "Once you've explored history however, you start to take that further and begin to ask 'What if?'"

It's this 'What if' concept that Turning Point adopts to give it a unique angle on the now familiar World War II FPS. The game is set in an alternate reality to our own, based on one pivotal moment in history - Winston Churchill, having been involved in a traffic accident...
 
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