Gaming Meme History – Lost In Translation

“CONGRATURATION!  THIS STORY IS HAPPY END.  THANK YOU.”

Ah, finally I see the end of Ghosts & Goblins.  I spent many hours and days playing that game, but could never win. 

“A WINNER IS YOU!”  Pro Wrestling was a winner, itself.   Classic, fun game.

AU Shippin’ Out February 25 – March 1: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Platinum Games’ hack-and-slash action game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is officially released this week. A spinoff title based on the Metal Gear universe, the game features cyborg ninja Raiden as he takes on a private military company known as Desperado Enterprises.

Originally, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was intended to take place before the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, showing how the character of Raiden made his transformation into the cyborg ninja of the 2008 PlayStation 3 hit.

However, when Platinum Games was attached to the project, the time frame was moved to several years after Metal Gear Solid 4, to a period when cyborgs are becoming more commonplace in the world. Konami also dropped the “Solid” from the title to distance itself from the particular brand of stealth action that people associate with the Metal Gear Solid series.

Gaming site Kotaku reported that the game broke its street date last Friday, and is being sold early at selected retailers. Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance was originally scheduled for release in Australia on February 21, but was delayed till February 26 due to shipping delays.

Sony has announced that the PS3 version of the game will be receiving exclusive “virtual reality” content. Thirty new missions inspired by the original VR missions from the first Metal Gear Solid will be available as downloadable content for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. No release date has been announced for the DLC.

The game was positively received in GameSpot’s review, praised for its fast-paced combat and balance of depth and complexity. Although Kojima Productions is considering a PC port of the game, producer Yuji Korekado has revealed that there are no plans to bring Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance to the Wii U.

For more details on the games available this week, check out the list below.

February 26, 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3)

February 27, 2013
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (360)

Kojima says MGS: Ground Zeroes may be too ‘risky’ to release

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes may be too “risky” to ever see release. Designer Hideo Kojima explained in a roundtable interview session attended by Videogamer that the game’s focus on mature and taboo themes may make it too controversial to sell, even if it does release.

“That’s precisely what I want to try to tackle with Ground Zeroes. Honestly I’m going to be targeting a lot of taboos, a lot of mature themes that really are quite risky,” Kojima said. “I’m not even sure if I’m going to be able to release the game, and even if I did release the game then maybe it wouldn’t sell because it’s too much. As a creator I want to take that risk.”

Kojima said games have not matured much in the past 25 years–including Metal Gear Solid games–, saying “It’s always about killing aliens and zombies.” He said he thinks these games are fun, but claimed they have “a long way to go before they can mature.”

Kojima does not seem too worried about hitting sales targets for Ground Zeroes. Ultimately, he said creativity trumps sales.

“I’m approaching the project as a creator and prioritizing creativity over sales,” he said.

For more on Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, check out GameSpot’s previous coverage.

Sycho Sid talks about Vulcun’s comeback week, CoD and more

Travis chats with Sycho Sid about Vulcun’s LCS Week 3, becoming the next up and coming Call of Duty team, and more.

 

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Vote for GDC and IGF Nominees

Watch the Awards Show on March 27 2013 on GameSpot and Twitch.TV

 

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New Releases: February 24th – March 2nd

This week we check out Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Crysis 3, Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington – The Infamy, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Hearthfire and Capcom Arcade Cabinet. Beats provided by DJ VInroc.

Posted Feb 15, 2013 | 2:10 | 34,545 Views

New Releases: February 24th – March 2nd

This week we check out the Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack, Might & Magic Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness, Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires, Brutal Legend, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Revolution and more.

Posted Feb 22, 2013 | 2:58 | 2 Views

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