Posts Tagged ‘Konami’

Wot I Think: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

By Nathan Grayson on January 14th, 2014.

Metal Geaaaaaarrrrrrrr?!?!?!?! On PC? This particular collision of worlds – masters of espionage infiltrating the home of spyware, cyborg ninjas running amok in cyberspace – isn’t unheard of, but it’s far from the norm. Then again, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance isn’t your average Metal Gear game. It dispenses with stealth almost entirely, favoring combo and counter-heavy action over tippy-toeing and mullet-rocking. But does the extra helping of over-the-top insanity gel with Metal Gear’s, er, also insane (but in a different way) universe? And how does the long-awaited PC port hold up? Here’s wot I think.

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Wuh-Oh: Metal Gear Rising Unplayable Offline

By Nathan Grayson on January 10th, 2014.

I might be a big, mean robot, but mainly I'm sad and jealous of your humans hands. My cruel master gave me giant boat paddles for arms, and I will never be able to hold a sword or, indeed, my mewling robotic children.

Edit: Steve Key, European Brand Manager for Konami, confirms that this was an accident rather than a DRM issue and the publisher has applied a fix: “MGR PC Update – offline problems *should* now be fixed.” That’s quick work and commendable.

Oh no, say it ain’t so. Another single-player game that boots its owners back into cold, cruel reality the second an Internet connection drops? That would be the saddest of shames if it were the full story. Fortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case. While it’s true that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on Steam falls to freshly sliced pieces when an Internet connection isn’t holding it together, the issue is apparently not intentional DRM. Signs instead point to a Steam API error, though Konami and Platinum have yet to respond in any official capacity.

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There It Is: Metal Gear Revengeance Finally Dated

By Nathan Grayson on December 20th, 2013.

This is probably not even the biggest thing you'll fight.

We’ve known for a while that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (because why have one meaningless subtitle when you can have two and invent a new word) would eventually turn its helicopter-bifurcating blade on PC, but that’s all we’ve known. Like a ninja or secret agent from any series other than Metal Gear, Konami’s been pin-drop silent on details. BUT NO MORE. Metal Gear Rising: The Redundancing now has a Steam listing, and it offers a just-close-enough-for-comfort January date.

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Surprising: Metal Gear – Revengeance On PC Soon

By Adam Smith on December 16th, 2013.

“Any day now” is the timeframe given for the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in a recent Kojima Productions Alert podcast. Responding to concerns that the port had been cancelled, host Sean Eyestone says that’s not the case at all:

“It’s in the final stages right now. You’ll be seeing it pop up on Steam any day now.”

This being the shooty-slicey side of Metal Gear rather than a game of the prowly-prolix variety, I’m hoping for DMC style silliness, with tongues thrust so far inside cheeks that everybody involved has begun to resemble the terrifying TV-dwelling puppet, Pob. I was slightly unnerved when I found a Youtube video containing every cutscene and cinematic in the game. It’s two hours and nineteen minutes long. The opening cinematic is below – fancy another two hours of that sort of thing?

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Castletraileria: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

By Jim Rossignol on November 4th, 2013.


I’ll admit that it feels odd to be posting about Castlevania games coming out on PC, but it’s happening and we just have to be okay with that. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is soon set to materalise from a cloud of bats on our keyboarded shores, and once again brings with it the tale of Dracula fighting through a large, open environment, filled with demons and stuff. But why? What’s his motivation? Well, old toothypegs has been warned about the return of Satan, for some reason, and has to gather his powers so that he can kick Satan’s ass. As you do when you’re warned about the return of Satan.

Now then, where did I leave my powers? They were around here somewhere…
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The Waiting Game: Metal Gear Solid V Footage

By Craig Pearson on September 25th, 2013.

staring eye!
The existential limbo that the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain finds itself is is pretty apt given the ridiculous lore of the series. For what it’s worth, Hideo Kojima has stated that it will appear “sometime”, but that it’s not a priority. Boo-urns to that! His lackadaisical attitude isn’t going to stop me from showing off the new videos of the game, because open-world stealth games are my jam. Below is probably the only footage of Metal Gear in existence that’s not interrupted by seven billion cut-scenes, which I find encouraging. I might be able to play this when it eventually comes to the PC.
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Wot I think: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition

By RPS on August 30th, 2013.


Some words from Mr Stanton.

If there’s one thing you expect from a Castlevania game, it’s Patrick Stewart. Sorry I mean vampires! Definitely vampires. Lords of Shadow has coffins full of the buggers, though it’s shy about the fact and sticks them behind one of the most turgid and over-extended openings I’ve ever had the misfortune to play through. Things do get sexy, but to find out about Gabriel Belmont’s combat cross you gotta jump, jump.
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Demon Possibly Weeping: Lords of Shadow 2

By Ben Barrett on August 23rd, 2013.

Oh, videogames. You make it so hard to love you. My undying adoration for oft-derided popular AAA FPSs has been echoed in recent days, but really I’m just a fan of high-octane, huge budget, nicely animated action. From Darksiders to Call of Duty, Bulletstorm to DmC there’s nothing I enjoy more than having my young white male preferences thoroughly exploited. Yet there is a line that must be drawn when something looks so generic, and tries to sell such basic concepts as new and original, that even I stop to frown. Such is the way with the latest Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2 trailer.

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Hackneyed & Slash: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Demo

By John Walker on August 2nd, 2013.

I remain mystified as to why third-person action games called Castlevania exist. Why take one of the most inventive and interesting side-scrolling RPG platforming series, and reduce it down to the same combo-driven button mashing combat-fest that dominates so much of the console market? If this demo of the 2010 console game, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow, finally ported to PC on the 27th August, is supposed to convince me otherwise, it’s failed.

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What Is Castlevania Ultimate? A Miserable Pile Of Content

By Nathan Grayson on June 6th, 2013.

Because regular spiders weren't already terrifying enough.

OK, it’s actually quite a nice pile of content, but I really wanted to make the Symphony of the Night opening reference. Now then, that out of the way, we have a rather surprisingly unrelated game to talk about. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition is actually a compilation of the recent Hideo-Kojima-tinged, MercurySteam-developed series pseudo-reboot, spanning Lords of Shadow and two add-on chapters. You’ll remember, of course, that Cara whiffed icy vampire blood percolating in Steam’s vapors back in March, but now it’s official. Scatter into a flock of bats and scream past the break for a trailer.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Revenges On PC

By Jim Rossignol on May 17th, 2013.


The news infiltrators of Joystiq have blown cigarette smoke over the laser-beams of the internet to reveal that a Hideo Kojima podcast contains the enigmatic announcement that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be coming to PC. This has apparently been confirmed by some kind of senior chat at Platinum Games. “I am excited to see Rising hit the PC,” he says. Well, us too, twitter man.

There’s a trailer for you to be pleased with, below.
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Shock: Konami Still Won’t Confirm Metal Gear 5 On PC

By Nathan Grayson on March 28th, 2013.

I didn't ask for this.

SHOCKING DEVELOPMENTS. Metal Gear Solid 5 is an actual, factual thing, as revealed during Kojima Productions’ GDC panel. But wait, that’s not all. Are you ready to ratchet up the vein-searing voltage? OK, here goes: The Phantom Pain was just a promotional stunt! It was Metal Gear all along, just like no man, woman, child, infant, or single-celled organism could’ve surmised from painfully obvious evidence. Now, though, you probably ought to flee into your local neighborhood tire factory, because here comes the most electric news of all. In spite of Hideo Kojima’s repeated claims that Metal Gear Solid 5/Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain’s demos have been running on PC, Konami still won’t confirm or deny a PC version for some reason.

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PCVania: Castlevania Lords Of Shadow In Steam Registry

By Cara Ellison on March 18th, 2013.

High stakes
It is the day after St Patrick’s Day. I am so hungover my face feels like it wants to run off down the street. All I want to do is sit here with a cup of coffee and watch Consolevania. What’s this you say? The dudes over at DSOGaming have spotted that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is coming to Steam? Oh praise The God of Games. Let’s just all sit here and have lovely Rab’s Glasgow patois talk about Lament of Innocence on Consolvania as celebration.
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