228w ago - So, legendary Japanese developer Hideo Kojima is starting from "zero" in 2009, and wants Kojima Productions on an equal footing with western studios.
From the great man himself: "We're currently reviewing everything - from the team structure to tools and our staff - in order to make Kojima Productions a team that can challenge foreign creators and software houses. So, because of that, 2009 is going to be a very important year for us.
I've come to understand that the way we've made games up until now won't translate globally, and I've come to think that I need to make Kojima Productions a team that can compete alongside the rest of the world.
I've thought a lot about how Western games have been winning, looking it from a global perspective, and there are things that I've noticed. So 2009 will be a year of change, a year where we start from zero again.
With games, you've got to use cutting-edge techniques, and doing so costs money - so I don't think you can make games that just appeal to the Japanese market. So, 2009 will see us continuing to think how to create a team that can take on the world."
Interesting words indeed. The big question is, what does this mean for Metal Gear Solid 5, a game Kojima himself has confirmed he is already thinking about? Is this the...
229w ago - Some users are reporting a terrible glitch in LittleBigPlanet which affects the game's save data. According to this forum post, random things will go missing from one's save.
For example, progress in the MGS4 level pack may disappear. "I've completed all five acts, and when I turned off the power and played again, all that was unlocked was Act 1-3. However, my scores from Act 4 and 5 were still in place- it's just that I need to unlock them all over again as well as collect the prize bubbles," says SuperPhillip.
The more frightening consequence of this bug is the deletion of user-created content. "I lost four costumes and she lost all 12 of her saved costumes, as well as losing the level status. Also we found that all of our community and saved photos were erased too," says justsayno2girls.
Some are theorizing that the glitch is caused by bloated profile data. Since the release of the game, players have collected tons of objects from community members. The MGS pack also adds a large amount of data to one's profile. The game may be automatically deleting content when a profile gets too large.
Considering its the holiday season right now, Media...
229w ago - GameSpot's list of finalists calls out the top 10 games of 2008 on all platforms. This year's deliberations weren't easy; there were so many fantastic games of exceptional quality that simply cutting down a list to 10 finalists was a difficult task on its own.
Making the top 10 list is definitely an accomplishment in itself, a nod to 10 games that stood out among a banner year's worth of outstanding games of all genres and on all platforms.
And yes, determining the single winner for Game of the Year 2008 was even tougher. But determine a winner we did.
Video is available HERE courtesy of GameSpot. Enjoy all.
230w ago - SCEA's Marketing Manager Mark Valledor revealed their latest offering - Metal Gear Solid packs - available 12/23 on the PlayStation Store. To quote:
Metal Gear Solid Premium Costume Pack
You've seen Solid Snake, but have you seen the rest of the cast? (well, ok... maybe you have) Meryl Silverburgh, Screaming Mantis & Raiden each have their own costumes from the MGS world. Get all 4 characters for the price of 3 at $5.99 on the PS Store, or pick your favorite and buy it individually for $1.99.
Metal Gear Solid Premium Level Pack
Now that you know about our Festive Level Pack, which fills your Pop-it tool with a ton of "Create" materials, objects and stickers, our Premium Level Packs introduce that and a whole lot more. So without further adeu...lets talk about what's inside the MGS Level Pack (and this time we mean "Level" pack)
Above is a video to show you the Metal Gear Solid Level Pack in action.
First off, you'll get a new Sackboy costume the Gurlokovich Soldier. Plus tons of new stickers (72), materials (12), decorations (10), and objects (18).
The objects are especially cool, why you ask...well, in addition to these 'create' materials, our Premium Level Packs include new Story Levels...