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  • Blog Post: Opinion – Kojima Made The Right Choice Picking Sony

    It sounds like Kojima had a number of options when it came to partners for the first project from his post-Konami iteration of Kojima Productions , but I think Sony was the right choice. First off, you can't underestimate the power of Kojima's stated comfort level with Sony and PlayStation products... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get Your Missing Buddy Back In Metal Gear Solid V

    Some players were disappointed to learn that you permanently lose access to one of your buddies if you complete certain missions in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Well, thanks to a recent patch, you can now reunite with that buddy – if you know what to do. Warning! The article contains SPOILERS... More
  • 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: Take This (But Not That): What Works And What Doesn't In Metal Gear Solid V

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has become my latest gaming obsession, which is something that took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting much from it, but after sitting in on a video preview with Joe Juba about the game, I decided to pick it up. Since then, I've spent hours playing it nearly... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things Konami Should Add To MGS V: The Phantom Pain

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain came out earlier this month, and it is excellent – but it isn't perfect. Konami just revealed some DLC costume plans , but for fans who have already finished the game, new outfits don’t rank high on the list of things that could further enrich the... More
  • Blog Post: The Surprising Ambition Of Metal Gear Online

    Metal Gear Online has been something of a mystery for some time, so the opportunity to play a few rounds of the competitive experience at TGS earlier today was both exciting and revealing. The free add-on to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is set to release on consoles on October 6th, with a PC... More
  • Blog Post: How To Import Real Team Uniforms Into Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 On PS4

    In the last generation, Pro Evo fans were able to use option files to import real-life team kits and emblems into the game. While the Pro Evo series has made great strides in the official licenses it uses for clubs, leagues, competitions, and national teams, there still are some gaps. Sharing and importing... More
  • Blog Post: Editor Showdown: Debating Metal Gear Solid V

    We just got back from a long weekend, and both Andrew Reiner and I spent much of the that time playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's been a polarizing release, with some old-school fans decrying the game's open-world direction and lack of a traditional narrative. As it turns out... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Spoiler-Free Tips For Starting MGS V: The Phantom Pain

    After years of waiting, gamers are finally playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain today. In terms of depth and scope, this installment takes the series to a new level, which means fans have more Metal Gear to explore than ever. However, it also increases the chances that details and features might... More
  • Blog Post: The Good And Bad Of The MGS V: The Phantom Pain Strategy Guide

    I like to wring every last bit of entertainment out of games, which is one of the reasons I enjoy reading strategy guides. The Metal Gear series is notoriously deep, full of Easter eggs and alternate options; even after finishing The Phantom Pain, I was excited to get my hands on the strategy guide to... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Big Boss Get A Birthday Surprise In MGS V: The Phantom Pain

    At the beginning of The Phantom Pain, you are asked to enter your date of birth. While it doesn’t seem significant at the time, the game stores that information and treats you to an amusing scene when the special day rolls around. If you don’t want to wait (or mess with your system’s... More
  • Blog Post: Metal Gear 101: What New Players Should Know Before Playing The Phantom Pain

    The Metal Gear series has been around since 1987, and it’s been telling one long story the whole time. That’s great for longtime fans who got in on the ground floor, but someone who has never played Metal Gear might get overwhelmed by the saga’s complex history. If you want to play... 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: Test Chamber – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    The latest entry in the long-running Metal Gear series is finally upon us, so Game Informer's Joe Juba and Jeff Cork take a spoiler-free look at the weapons, buddies, and other features in this stealth-driven action game. The Phantom Pain is a huge game, so taking a quick look at it is difficult... More
  • Blog Post: I've Finished MGS V: The Phantom Pain – Ask Me Anything (Round 2)

    Update: On the eve of The Phantom Pain's release, I'm answering even more questions from our readers! Just ask me what you want to know, and I'll do my best to answer. As a reminder: I can not answer every question, particularly those that deal with significant spoilers. I will delve into... More
  • Blog Post: Editor Discussion – Why You Should Play Peace Walker Before Metal Gear Solid V

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is only about a month away, and it seems to be exploring new territory for Konami’s tactical stealth series. However, some fans may not realize that a lot of the mechanics in MGS V are iterations of concepts tested in Peace Walker. Originally released as a PSP... More
  • Blog Post: Shedding Snake – The Downward Spiral Of Konami And Kojima’s 30-Year Partnership

    This article originally appeared in issue 267. It has been updated to reflect new developments in the ongoing story. Hideo Kojima's name has been synonymous with Konami for decades. The man behind the Metal Gear series has brought much fanfare and success to the company, but this vital 30-year relationship... More
  • Blog Post: Five Lingering Metal Gear Questions The Phantom Pain Should Address

    To say that the Metal Gear series’ story is “complicated” would be charitable. Each installment raises new questions, and occasionally backpedals on answers you thought you knew. However, with Metal Gear Solid V on the horizon, the franchise has the opportunity to clear up any remaining... More
  • Blog Post: Kato Answers Your Questions About Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    I recently had the privilege of playing several hours of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, experiencing many different facets of the title. You've been kind enough to send me your questions about the game, and here I endeavor to answer them the best I can. I must reiterate that I cannot talk... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Senior editor Matthew Kato is one lucky guy. He's currently at a Konami preview event getting hands-on time with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As he plays, he'll be tweeting his thoughts on his Twitter account. We're compiling them all here, so you can keep up with his adventure.... More
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