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Games Review: Metal Gear Survive (PS4, 2018) is tough to live through

To put it simply, Metal Gear Survive should not exist. Before evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the title, one must first address the point of its existence in the first place. The Metal Gear series is famous for its stealth mechanics and intriguing story about the changing landscapes of technology in our world, topped off with deep, nuanced and nostalgic characters, like Big Boss and Solid Snake. Metal Gear Survive is none of this. Continue reading Games Review: Metal Gear Survive (PS4, 2018) is tough to live through

Video Games Review: Super Bomberman R brings the 8-bit era hero to a new generation, but mines familiar territory

Bomberman is one of those gaming franchises that has achieved Institution status. For many of us, even those of us who were born in the Eighties like me, it seems like the little guy has always been around. After series developer Hudson Soft folded up in 2012, it seemed like Bomberman‘s generation spanning run had finally come to an end. Now, having started his adventure on the NES all those years ago, Bomberman has come home to Nintendo, becoming one of the very first titles to grace their Switch platform.  Continue reading Video Games Review: Super Bomberman R brings the 8-bit era hero to a new generation, but mines familiar territory

You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

Having been ported to every other platform known to human science, Pac-ManGalagaSpace Invaders and numerous other classics of the early-to-mid Eighties are heading to Facebook. Instant Games is Facebook’s newest attempt to court the gaming market and is available in both your news feed and Facebook Messenger smartphone app. Continue reading You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

It’s been a long, weird road to this point. Hideo Kojima, the creator of the popular Metal Gear series, has officially left his long-time creative partnership with publisher Konami as of December 15. The news comes from a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. Continue reading It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)

Hideo Kojima is clearly very torn about leaving his Metal Gear series behind after nearly 30 years. The fact that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain spends a lot of time on the notion of losing a part of yourself, physically and mentally, illustrates this. Kojima leverages the phenomenon of phantom limb pain – the body believing a limb that is no longer attached to your body is still there, often still sending pain signals to the brain – to communicate his sense of loss. The thing is, once you clock the game, you may start to feel a phantom pain all of your own. Continue reading Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)