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Hideo Kojima To Reintroduce A Rebooted Version Of Metal Gear Online Next Week

27 November 2014 6:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Ever since it was taken offline back in 2012, there have been murmurings that Metal Gear Online – the spin-off multiplayer component within Hideo Kojima’s seminal stealth series — would make a reappearance on new hardware.

Fast forward to 2014 and it turns out series creator Kojima is indeed ready to reintroduce the ill-fated tactical shooter, which will have its “world premiere” during next week’s The Game Awards in Las Vegas, according to longtime host Geoff Keighley.

Next Friday night I’m honored @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN will join us at @thegameawards to world premiere Metal Gear Online.

Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 27, 2014

First appearing within Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence on the PlayStation 2, the multiplayer section is perhaps best known for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Alas, it never truly gained traction in the way that Kojima would have liked, which forced the studio to »

- Michael Briers

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10 Crazy Facts You Just Have To Accept To Enjoy Metal Gear Solid

27 November 2014 2:44 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last twenty years or so, you’ll have heard of the legendary Metal Gear Solid series. Undoubtedly, someone you know will have gushed to you about its greatness for hours on end while you sit there and struggle to understand everything coming out of their mouths – that’s the Mgs effect.

It’s definitely a series that needs to be played; words simply cannot do it justice. Not only does it create intense, atmospheric stealth gameplay – it also has a sprawling epic story which ties together a number of plot threads at once with lengthy, movie-like cutscenes creating memorable moments throughout.

Intriguingly, Metal Gear isn’t bound by realism. Instead, somewhere in development, creator Hideo Kojima decided to forego convention and simply allowed himself to make Metal Gear as bonkers as possible.

As a result, it doesn’t always »

- Sam Coleman

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King Kong Prequel Skull Island Getting A Rewrite By John Gatins

30 October 2014 3:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the world was transfixed by Marvel’s typically-grandiose Hall H presentation. However, they weren’t the only studio on hand to deliver bombshells to the film industry in attendance. During their spot in the limelight, Legendary Studios revealed plans for a King Kong prequel titled Skull Island.

While news has been on the slow side, there are a few elements firmly in place. From the offset, Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein was brought on board to work on the script, which seemed to have satisfied the studio as they granted the pic a 2016 release date. Moving on a few months and news landed that Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, had signed on to take the leading role under the direction of Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Today’s news, which Deadline broke earlier, now reveals that Borenstein is off the project as he’s busy penning the sequel to Godzilla. »

- Gem Seddon

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The Golden Joystick Awards 2014 – Winners Announced

24 October 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Golden Joystick Awards today rewarded the best of the best in international gaming. With over nine million votes cast, the Golden Joysticks once again proved, in its 32nd year, why it is the biggest award show in the world of video gaming.

Dark Souls II was awarded the most prestigious gong of the afternoon – Game of the Year, in association with Green Man Gaming. Following on from Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, this is the third game in this hugely acclaimed series. An action RPG (role-player game), Dark Souls II was the resounding winner as voted for by the worlds gamers.

Lifetime Achievement recipient, Hideo Kojima is revered as one of the most influential and important people in the world of gaming. He has worked in the industry for almost 30 years and without him gaming as we know it would be a unrecognisable. Creator, director and writer of »

- Phil Wheat

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13 Flat Out Lies We Were Told Just To Sell A Video Game

2 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Selling a video game to players is an art, a feat of marketing and PR that encompasses so many factors and can go so, so wrong at so many points. As such, developers have often avoided the fair, simple option of releasing an honest trailer and letting the public make up their own minds: instead they’ve flat-out lied to consumers in an attempt to shift units, and naturally, their approach has been a rousing, disgusting success.

There’s marketing a video game and then there’s intentionally deceiving the player base, which for the most part is what happened in these 13 cases of video games sold to us under one impression and delivering something else that didn’t quite measure up. Several of these games are, in fact, pretty good, but they either didn’t live up to the hype or simply weren’t what fans paid their hard-earned money for, »

- Jack Pooley

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer from Tgs

26 September 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This years Tokyo Game Show kicked off last week and in attendance was Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima and his team to show off a brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V. The Gameplay trailer and entire conversation on stage was entirely in Japanese and had many western fans wonder what exactly was being discussed as the stunning gameplay trailer was shown.

However, fans outside of Japan can now see a full English version of the gameplay trailer complete with voice over as Punished Snake makes his was through a mountainous jungle terrain akin to that seen in the original MGS3: Snake Eater only with much more up to date and stunning visuals shown off through Kojima’s new Fox Engine, which was also demoed at Tgs and plans to be leased to other studios so they to can build their games with the powerful engine, an example which »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: Guillermo del Toro May Have Helped Create the Creepiest Video Game Ever

19 September 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When you talk about cross-media collaboration dream teams, it’s hard to get more impressive than Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima. Gdt is the cinematic visionary who brought us films like Pacific Rim and The Devil’s Backbone. Kojima is video game development’s biggest rock star, the guy responsible for Metal Gear Solid. What happens when these two guys get together to make something? Silent Hills happens. The latest entry in the classic survival horror video game series will feature Kojima and del Toro working together to scare the bejesus out of you – and if this new footage from the Tokyo Game Show is any indication, the dynamic duo is on the right track. We don’t know a whole lot about the game at this point, only that it features The Walking...

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- Mike Bracken

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'Playable Teaser' trailer reveals the brilliance behind the horror game

18 September 2014 3:42 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Coming out of last month’s Gamescom, a small horror game called P.T., or The Playable Teaser, stole the spotlight. Downloadable for free on the PlayStation 4, the game came with virtually no warning or explanation. Instead, it let players explore—and be horrified by—the game for themselves.

P.T. initially presents itself as a simple affair, set in the hallway of an average-looking house. Players start at one end and walk through the hall to a door that seemingly leads to a garage. But that door instead opens back into the hallway. In each subsequent loop, the hallway changes, »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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Tom Hiddleson joins Skull Island, Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing

16 September 2014 11:23 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The King Kong origin story adds Tom Hiddleston to its cast, and finds a director...

One of the big upcoming projects on the slate of Legendary is its King Kong origin story, Skull Island. Announced at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the film is heading to cinemas in November 2016, with Max Borenstein penning the original screenplay for the film.

Now we learn of a couple of key new personnel additions. In front of the camera, Skull Island has lured in Tom Hiddleston to play the lead (having just finished work on Ben Wheatley's adaptation of J G Ballard's High-Rise). It's busy times for Hiddleston, as he's also set to play Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw The Light.

Meanwhile, directing Skull Island will be Jordan Vogt-Roberts. He helmed the terrific The Kings Of Summer, and is also attached to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony. We're assuming »

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in King Kong Origins Film ‘Skull Island’

16 September 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Marvel fans who can’t get enough of the demigod Loki may be drawn to the massive monster franchise Legendary is cooking up, as it’s just been announced that Tom Hiddleston will play the lead role in the upcoming King Kong origins movie, Skull Island. A new director has also been attached to the film that will explore the seemingly prehistoric island teeming with colossal creatures.

Legendary announced today that Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct Skull Island off a screenplay by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein. Skull Island was revealed at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con during a surprising teaser video that concluded with an amped-up King Kong. In late July we reported that Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) had been offered the director’s chair for the project, but now it is Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) who will helm the large-scale adventure.

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‘Skull Island’ Director and Star Announced

16 September 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Skull Island as seen in the 1933 original

After a surprise announcement at this year’s Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures has announced a director and leading actor for the King Kong prequel, Skull Island. The film, set to be released in November 2016, will be directed by The Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The director recently directed several episodes of FX’s dark romantic comedy You’re the Worst and is attached to direct the film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film will star Thor and The Avenger’s Tom Hiddleston, who recently starred in Only Lovers Left Alive and will appear in next year’s Guillermo del Toro horror film Crimson Peak, which will also be produced by Legendary.       

With a screenplay by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein, the film aims to delve deeper into the mysterious and dangerous island. Skull Island continues Legendary’s streak of giant monster movies, as »

- Max Molinaro

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Tom Hiddleston To Visit "Skull Island"

16 September 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Loki himself, "Thor" star Tom Hiddleston, has joined the cast of the King Kong origin movie "Skull Island" for Legendary Pictures.

Hiddleston will reportedly play the lead role in the project, though no further details about his character are available at this point.

At the same time, "The Kings of Summer" director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is confirmed to be directing the film which will deal with the many monsters occupying the mysterious, remote and harsh Skull Island.

Vogt-Roberts, who is also slated to direct the upcoming film based on the "Metal Gear Solid" franchise, confirmed his recruitment via Twitter.

The project, which was announced at this year's Comic Con, is currently targeting a late 2016 release.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Tom Hiddleston to star in Skull Island with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing

16 September 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Legendary Pictures announced today that Thor: The Dark World and Only Lovers Left Alive star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to star in the new King Kong film, Skull Island, with The Kings of Summer and You’re the Worst director Jordan Vogt-Roberts at the helm.

Unfortunately we still don’t know much about the project, though it will explore the titular island that King Kong and various other mysterious and monstrous creatures call home. Previous reports suggested that Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish was on the studio’s mind for the directing job, but they must have found something special in Vogt-Roberts.

This is not the only high-profile project on Vogt-Roberts and Hiddleston’s plates, however. Vogt-Roberts is already signed on to direct Metal Gear Solid for Sony, though that project will likely get pushed aside for now. Hiddleston, on the other hand, has a few upcoming films on his slate, »

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Tom Hiddleston To Star In Legendary’s King Kong Prequel Skull Island

16 September 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

At San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made the surprise announcement that a new King Kong movie was in the works. Titled Skull Island, the film will delve into the location of the iconic giant gorilla’s origin and will hit theaters on November 4th, 2016.

At the time, no other information about Skull Island - including plot details and the creative team that would bring it to life – were given. Legendary remedied that this morning though by announcing that fan-favorite actor Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World, Only Lovers Left Alive) is in talks to star in the action flick, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer, You’re the Worst) in the director’s chair.

Both Vogt-Roberts and Hiddleston have a lot on their plates right now, as the former is also attached to Sony’s Metal Gear Solid adaptation, and the latter is in contention for »

- James Garcia

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Skull Island Will Star Tom Hiddleston; Jordan Vogt-Roberts to Direct King Kong Origin Story

16 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Legendary Pictures unveiled their plans for Skull Island at Comic-Con in July everyone was caught off guard.  There was a release date for this King Kong reboot, but not much else besides a teaser trailer.  Now we know a lot more.  While early reports rumored Attack the Block director Joe Cornish to be in the mix to helm the picture, those duties will now fall to Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who previously directed The Kings of Summer. The film also now has an über-charismatic star in Tom Hiddleston, who absolutely killed it earlier this year in Only Lovers Left Alive.  The film will apparently take place almost entirely on the island. Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein has been confirmed to write the script.  Skull Island opens on November 4th, 2016.  Hit the jump for more. Here's the official press release: Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic »

- Evan Dickson

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'Skull Island' Gets Tom Hiddleston and 'Kings of Summer' Director

16 September 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Announced at Comic-Con 2014, Legendary has now secured both a lead actor and a director for it's King Kong origin movie Skull Island.

Tom Hiddleston, who has gone onto gain worldwide fame playing Loki in Thor and Marvel's The Avengers, will take the lead in Skull Island. There are no further details about his character at this time.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who directed last summer's sleeper hit The Kings of Summer, is taking the reins on this jungle adventure which will delve into the many monsters occupying Skull Island. The director is behind the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie for Sony, and helmed the pilot episode of FX's You're the Worst.

He announced himself as director with this tweet:

Honored to join the @Legendary family. Brace for Skull Island!!

Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) September 16, 2014

Skull Island will follow King Kong through his early years, and will not leave this sanctuary, »

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Tom Hiddleston to Star in Skull Island; Jordan Vogt-Roberts Directing

16 September 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

At this year’s Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures confirmed that along with Godzilla 2 they were developing a King Kong origin story called Skull Island. No additional details were revealed, though we have since learned that Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein would be penning the screenplay for this monster movie.

That has now been confirmed via press release today as the studio have announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to direct Skull Island. He’s best known for popular Sundance film The Kings of Summer, but he’s also attached to Sony’s big screen adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid video game franchise.

Skull Island is set to be released on November 4th, 2016 and a brief (but rather vague) description of the film was included in the announcement. “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences »

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‘Skull Island:’ Tom Hiddleston Stars In King Kong Origin Tale

16 September 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Breaking: Legendary Pictures shocked the Comic-Con crowd with a teaser for the King Kong origin film Skull Island. They’ve set Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm, and Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, to star in the Max Borenstein-scripted pic. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world, which was the most electrifying parts of Peter Jackson’s King Kong done for Universal several years ago. Universal Pictures will release on November 4, 2016.

Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer and the FX pilot and subsequent episodes of You’re The Worst. He’s directing Metal Gear Solid for Sony. Hiddleston wows the Comic-Con crowd every time he comes, so this is fanboy catnip right here. UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Galker rep the helmer, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Quiet Features In Teaser For Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain; Kojima Hints At New Mgs Collection

11 September 2014 9:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hideo Kojima is at it once more, dear friends. After his horror-infused stint trolled the industry in the wake of Gamescom — while also introducing us to the Norman Reedus-led Silent Hills, of course — the esteemed director has published a string of enticing Tweets in regards to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Before debuting an all-new gameplay clip that features controversial mute sniper, Quiet, Kojima Tweeted a single image that reads ‘Metal Gear Solid Collection 2014’, hinting that a brand new collection could be on its way to current-gen consoles and maybe, just maybe, PC platforms as well.

Reading the script for Tgs stage show.

— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 11, 2014

Of course, The Phantom Pain itself is en route to PC — via a tongue-in-cheek cardboard box announcement — so it’s logical that Kojima would bring the existing franchise to Steam as well in the »

- Michael Briers

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10 Greatest Metal Gear Plot Twists

8 September 2014 4:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


When it comes to plot twists in gaming, there may not be a more famous series than Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear series. While it began life on the MSX2 home computer in Japan, during an era when storytelling in the medium was limited, Kojima’s love of film broke through and allowed him to tell a story that had some real depth to it. It was filled with intrigue, mystery and shocking revelations.

In its twenty-seven years of existence, the Metal Gear series has been swerving gamers with all sorts of insane plot twists and revelations about their favorite characters. From the haunting reveal of Naomi Hunter’s true lineage, all the way to the shocking return of Big Boss at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4, Kojima is a master of the craft.

Plot twists on the level that Metal Gear presents them are a difficult thing to pull off, »

- Matthew Fisher

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