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  • Blog Post: Spoiled! Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Analyzing the story of Metal Gear Solid V is like unpacking a dusty old box of tangled Christmas lights – once you think you've straightened it all out, you're still left with some burnt-out bulbs. Thankfully, several Game Informer editors have now beaten The Phantom Pain and have united... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Metal Gear Solid V Like A Professional

    Metal Gear Solid V is finally here, and by all accounts, Hideo Kojima has delivered another masterpiece . His greatest accomplishment, however, is providing me with the opportunity to write another masterpiece of my own, once again providing hapless players with my priceless insight. I've written... More
  • Blog Post: Catch Up On Our Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid V, Super Mario Maker, And Until Dawn Videos

    Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, which means you might be dragged away from your console or PC. Never fear! Even if you can’t play, we have your game fix right here. We’ve rounded up our recent videos from recent and upcoming games. Check out our romps through Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid... More
  • Blog Post: Spending A Day With My New Best Friend, The MGS V Collector’s Edition Hand

    While I have largely weaned myself off the knick-knack poison of collector’s editions, I couldn’t resist the Metal Gear Solid V bundle. I’ve been a fan of the series since the NES days, and with this likely Kojima’s last hurrah (for real this time), I wanted to have something... More
  • Blog Post: Konami Is Walking A Tightrope With Metal Gear Solid V In-App Transactions

    There are things we are unlikely to change, no matter how much we despise them. Pre-order bonuses aren’t going anywhere. Season passes with unspecified content are a growing trend. In-app transactions in full-priced games make too much money to abandon. The question then becomes one of nuance,... More
  • Blog Post: The Great Gamescom 2015 Preview Roundup

    Gamescom 2015 is in full swing, and we have already seen big stories from Microsoft, Hajime Tabata, and Remedy. Our editors also got their hands on games like Star Wars Battlefront, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more. We've gathered up all of our coverage in one convenient location, sorted alphabetically... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Gaming Gambles On The Way In 2015

    We’ve got an exciting end of the year to anticipate. Some of the biggest game releases in years are on the way before the end of 2015, and we couldn’t be more excited. However, a close look at some of these titles reveals developers (and publishers) taking some big chances. Here are some... More
  • Blog Post: Hideo Kojima Discusses His Career, MGS V's Story, And More

    This interview was originally published on February 21, 2014. Game Informer traveled to Kojima Productions' headquarters in Tokyo, Japan in preparation for our Metal Gear Solid V cover story . In addition to playing through MGS V: Ground Zeroes’ main story mode and chatting with key Kojima... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At E3 2015

    It's E3 time again, which means a lot of structures are being erected in honor of the industry's most exciting video games, and we took pictures of them. We will surely become intimately familiar with these balloons when we get our hands on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain later this year... More
  • Blog Post: Sketching Snake: The Art Of Yoji Shinkawa

    As the man guiding the series since its inception, the name Hideo Kojima is synonymous with Metal Gear. However, starting with 1998's Metal Gear Solid, art director Yoji Shinkawa is one of the most important and consistent elements of the beloved series. His bold illustrations define the look of... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Hideo Kojima's recent panel at GDC 2013 has released a deluge of information on the next Metal Gear Solid. The director of the series finally connected the worlds and trailers from Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain to unveil both a new trailer and gameplay footage from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: The Happy Enigma Of Kojima's Phantom Pain

    I don’t exactly know what Kojima’s The Phantom Pain is, but I love it because it’s pure Kojima. When The Phantom Pain was announced at the VGAs recently, it didn’t take long for people to theorize that Kojima’s latest game was actually a Metal Gear game (either Metal Gear... More
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