Kojima’s Project Ogre “Open World”

21 12 2011

This is the only pertinent “leaked” pic I could find on Hideo Kojima’s next secretive game, Project Ogre.  In a recent interview with CNN of all people,regarding his new project, Kojima was quoted ,” Rather than making something very cinematic, [I plan to] make something very free.” Then he goes further into describing the title as a, ” very open world where players can wander around and explore freely.”

More pics were tweeted by Kojima, but even as a huge fan of the developer, I can’t read Japanese and I don’t quite understand his pics of certain cuisines he is partaking in, so I stopped following him.  But I am very intrigued by the thought of an open world Metal Gear title.  I like that Kojima is constantly looking for ways to stay fresh and improve the franchise he has built. 



2011 VGA Recap

12 12 2011

In cased you missed it, the Spike VGA’s were last Saturday.  I don’t want to hype them up or tear them down but, I don’t really care about them.  In fact, I don’t care about any awards shows.  They never seem to have the same taste in entertainment as I do, so I disregard them.  This years VGA’s had some improvements over last years, Zach Levi is no NPH, but you could tell he certainly had some interests in video games.  But let’s face it, the VGA’s are a time for larger game companies to show their grand accomplishments and “latest and greatest” trailers.  I’m not complaining, I ate up the Mass Effect 3 and Metal Gear Rising trailers like krispy kreme kreme straight off the conveyor belt.  But for you, I did pick some of my favorite videos and compiled a convenient list here for your viewing pleasure:

Reapers Attack in the new VGA Mass Effect 3 trailer

“Sorry” Kojima, Metal Gear Rising looks bad ass

What is “The Last of Us”?

Alan Wake and Agent Cooper

Bioshock: Infinite brings eariness to the skies

And for those of you who do care Skyrim won Game of the Year and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 won Best Shooter.  I don’t really agree with either of those, but more so on the side of MW3.  That’s why I tend to sway away from these award shows.  Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception took Best PS3 game while Batman: Arkham City rightfully won Best Xbox 360 game.  Portal 2 didn’t take home enough awards but was able to snag the Best PC Game category.   


“Sorry” Kojima, Metal Gear Rising Looks Bad Ass

11 12 2011

The long kept secret title Metal Gear Solid: Rising finally surfaced at this years VGA’s.  Hideo Kojima and his many apologies introduced the all new Metal Gear Rising trailer.  Raiden may not be everyone’s favorite person from the MGS series, but the direction Kojima is taking Raiden fits his character so well.  After the trailer ends it appears that Kojima will be producing the title and Platinum Games, the studio responsible for Bayonetta, will be the developer.  The trailer features some very impressive actual gameplay footage and shows off Raiden’s man maiming skills.  Knowing that Metal Gear: Rising is being developed by Platinum Games and under the watchful eye of Hideo Kojima sets my mind at ease.  Metal Gear Rising is going to happen and it looks to be very, very bad ass.

Video compliments of GameTrailers.


Snake Will Never Die!

18 11 2011

Metal Gear Solid 5 in the works?

The famed Hideo Kojima is being featured in the upcoming Official Playstation Magazine UK with some hopefully ground shattering news.  Kojima apparently brings more news on Rising to light, and hints at his involvement developing another Metal Gear.  In my opinion Hideo Kojima is the most prolific developer in the industry and I can’t wait to hear what (hopefully) Solid Snake will be up to in the next Tactical Espionage chapter.





“Snake was supposed to die.” – Hideo Kojima. I’m not a Playstation fanboy, but I am a MGS fanboy, so I’ll be picking up this issue of the Official Playstation Magazine first thing when it hits the states.