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52 min ago | Computer And Video Games

PS Now beta open to all US PS4 owners from Thursday

Unlike the private beta, which has been available only to a select few gamers on PS3 since January, the PS4 open beta will be available for testing to all PS4 owners in US and Canada, as previously announced .


Related Topix: Video Games, The, Kojima Productions, Capcom, Street Fighter, Metal Gear Solid, Deep Silver, PS3, Visceral Games, Dead Space 3, Electronic Arts

7 hrs ago | DesignLines

Fist Bumps & the Zombie Apocalypse

Are you concerned about the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse or do you scoff at the thought of such an eventuality? If the latter, would you be surprised to hear that the US military has an elaborate plan should a Zombie Apocalypse befall the country? This is detailed in an unclassified document titled "CONOP 8888" as reported in this CNN article ... (more)


Related Topix: Zombie Apocalypse, Video Games, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Computer And Video Games

New Metal Gear Solid 5 details to be revealed at Gamescom

The publisher said today that both titles will be on show at its Gamescom stand "and will perfectly demonstrate the versatility and power of Kojima Productions' Fox Engine, whilst delivering a new experience in visual quality and the power of the new wave of console systems".


Related Topix: Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, PS3, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Sony agrees to $15M settlement in 2011 data breach class action

Sony today agreed to a $15 million preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit over its 2011 data breach, which led to the theft of names, addresses and possibly credit card data belonging to 77 million user accounts.


Related Topix: GN Software, 77, Video Games, The, Deep Silver, Kingdom, PS3, PSP

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Which 80s Video Game Icons Will Attack Adam Sanlder in 'Pixels'?

After a first look photo from the video game family adventure film Pixels arrived last week, we've got more news about the Columbia Pictures film from director Chris Columbus coming in 2015.


Related Topix: Frogger

Sun Jul 20, 2014

'The Phantom Pain' screenshot used in a RT news report on child soldiers

During a special news report on child soldiers in Africa that aired on July 14, RT featured a screenshot of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a stock photo.


Related Topix: The Phantom Pain, _No Company, Moby Dick Studio, Video Games, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Snake, RicolaVG, Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, Boss, Nocturnal Studio

WWBN-FM Burton

Kojima Claims Metal Gear Solid 5 Will Critique Hollywood's Portrayal of U.S. Policies

In an interview with The Guardian , the real Big Boss of the Metal Gear Solid series, Hideo Kojima, explained that the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's story will revolve around US policies and encourages players to think about the ongoing cycles of war that exist between the world's superpowers.


Related Topix: Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, Video Games, Boss, Nocturnal Studio, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Phantom Pain, _No Company, Moby Dick Studio, Guantanamo Bay, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Korea Says The Unfinished Swan is Coming to PS4, Vita

The Unfinished Swan -- an excellent downloadable PS3 game from Sony-affiliated studio Giant Sparrow -- appears to be en route to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.


Related Topix: The Unfinished Swan, Giant Sparrow, SCEA, Video Games, Metal Gear Solid, Kojima Productions


News channel uses Metal Gear Solid 5 screenshot in child soldiers report

Russia Today has been spotted using a screenshot from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain in a news report on African child soldiers.


Related Topix: Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, Video Games, The Phantom Pain, _No Company, Moby Dick Studio

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Destiny Xbox One beta won't be 1080p, Bungie aiming for it in full game

The PS4 beta of Destiny , which begins today, is expected to run in 1080p resolution - after all, last month's alpha did .


Related Topix: The, Deep Silver, Video Games, Mars, Thief, Eidos Montreal, _No Company, Spiders, Square Enix, Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Computer And Video Games

Us PSN 2-for-1 sale discounts MGS V, Max Payne 3

A total of 22 PS3 and PSP games will be offered, paired together into 11 bundles and sold for what is essentially half price.


Related Topix: Max Payne, Rockstar Studios, Rockstar Games, Video Games, Max Payne 3, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, PSP


Revol Mini Venom Snake from Metal Gear Solid V - The Phantom Pain

Kaiyodo recently teased a new Metal Gear Solid figure of Venom Snake as part of their new smaller sized Revol Mini toy line.


Related Topix: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions, Video Games


Economics of the living dead, the anthology

For the Infocult book shelf: Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science , a new academic anthology focused on the intersection of economics with classic monsters.


Related Topix: Zombie Apocalypse, Video Games

Sun Jul 13, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Patients stock up as San Jose pot-clubs shut-down

Five days are left until San Jose's medical marijuana regulations go onto effect.


Related Topix: San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Marijuana, Zombie Apocalypse, Video Games

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition review

Guacamelee! STCE was released July 1st on both PS4 and Xbox One consoles by Drinkbox Studios.


Related Topix: DrinkBox Studios, Guacamelee!, Video Games, The, 2K Games, Gearbox Software, Deep Silver, Borderlands, Castlevania,, Lucky, Borderlands 2

Thu Jul 10, 2014

3 classic games that need to come back

Reboots, remasters and endless sequels are nothing new to the gaming world. While many titles will remain as nothing more than history, here are three awesome games that would do well to see a proper revisit.


Related Topix: Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Video Games, Grand Theft Auto, Sony Playstation 2, Kojima Productions, Metal Gear Solid, PSP, DS


Review of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Twin Snakes is a remake of the famous cinematic stealth game Metal Gear Solid . Often hailed for what it decidedly never was , Metal Gear Solid drew the ire of the more hardcore PC-centric pundits, who dismissed it as a typical representation of console gaming with its cheap effects and shallow content.


Related Topix: Metal Gear Solid, Kojima Productions, Video Games

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Go Behind the Scenes of the Artwork Featured on Under the Dome

"Under the Dome" returns tonight with Episode 2.02, "Infestation," but instead of the usual sneak peeks, we have something a bit different: a behind-the-scenes look at Jack Bender's paintings that are featured on the show.


Related Topix: Zombie Apocalypse, Video Games

The Escapist

Mighty No. 9 is Getting an Animated Spin-Off

Mighty No. 9 , Keiji Inafune's Mega Man spiritual successor, may not even be finished yet, but its already got a spin-off anime series in the works.


Related Topix: Buena Vista Games, Animated, _No Company, Video Games, PlatinumGames, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Sat Jul 05, 2014

HorrorTalk News

More Silent Hill Comics on the Way

I'm continually reminded that there are only so many hours in a day for me to consume pop culture.


Related Topix: Video Games, Silent Hill