Posts Tagged ‘metal gear solid’

Video Game News! All about FPS. 17th July 2012

EA confirms Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 is coming. More importantly, it is likely to be coming on a next-gen console. Furthermore, you can pay £50 to get beta access, right now. Just go to the Battlefield home screen on your console/PC.
The statement that was released was eager to keep fans interested in Battlefield 3, stating “it still has plenty of life left in it” with “3 more expansion packs on the way”.
It seems like EA want us to stay interested in BF3 and just let them work on BF4 given how it was a mistake that this information was released.
But hey, Battlefield 4 is definitely a thing and will most likely appear in 2013. To find out what needs to be improved in BF3 for BF4, you should read this. 

New MD3 DLC now available.

Were you one of the millions excited for Terminal? Me too. Now (if you are an elite member/own an Xbox 360) you can start playing Terminal, Offshore and Decommission. Terminal will be released free of charge a day later for non-elite members. Haven’t heard of Offshore or Decommission? (Courtesy of CVG.)

Modern Warfare 3 Screenshot

Decommission

  • A graveyard of rotting [or add decommissioned here] ocean liners has not only given birth to a shantytown of locals, but a mid-sized Multiplayer Map populated in chokepoints; providing the perfect setting for shoreline-based combat.

Offshore

  • Trapped on an oil rig in the middle of the ocean, you have nowhere to go but directly at your enemies in this new Multiplayer map boasting helipads, cranes, and countless perches for snipers eager to pick off the competition. Did we mention to look down or else you may fall off?

Offshore sounds incredible. I’m thinking a slightly gloomier Highrise with a few more choke-points. Hopefully the entire map will sway from side to side too….

Metal Gear Solid 4 to PS Vita?

Four years after it’s release, MGS4 is being updated with a trophy patch. Why now?
Next month marks the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series. In an event happening on August 30th, Hideo Kojima has said he will be announcing something related to his “vision of connecting people”. He says it will involve transferring. (For those of you unaware of what this is – transferring saved game data between two devices, e.g- The MGS2 + MGS3 HD remakes on PS3 and PS Vita).
During the Vita reveal in Japan last year, Hideo showed MGS4 working on a Vita, so we all know it could happen.
All I know is that upon hearing this news, I would be devastated if I couldn’t take down Liquid Snake on the bus.

Battlefield 3 custom competitive matches now available.

These new competitive matches let players set game settings, team sizes, maps, unlocks, and other goodies at their own will. The best part is that these custom matches will still be tracked by EA, so they remain as competitive as ever.
The only downside? You have to rent a server from EA. There isn’t much way of figuring out what they charge unless you have experience in this. So have you rented one yet? What’s the damage?
It’s a brilliant idea for EA to make more revenue and give players the power that most hackers have.

I leave you with
Man auditions for child’s quickscoping clan. Hilarious.
Behind the scenes of NBA 2K13 with Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin.
Man buys $1.2 million worth of video games. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS Vita, worth it just for Metal Gear Solid.

It’s no surprise that the Vita hasn’t been as successful as most thought it would be. I plan on writing a more in depth blog about the flaws of the system/consumer market and why the Vita has not lived up to it’s expectations. This post however, is about why you should buy it. The reason being? Why the Metal Gear Solid HD game of course.
Chances are, if you owned a Playstation 2, you have already played Metal Gear Solid
2 and 3. Just like myself, I have completed both numerous times. You may have even been crazy enough to collect enough dog tags to unlock the stealth camo item, because we all know how fun that is. I completed MGS3 a few nights ago and am already well into the Plant chapter of Metal Gear Solid 2. What am I saying? This game does not get old. I am enjoying myself just as much as i was the first time. That is due to the Vita itself, as much as it is due to the game.

The beauty of the Vita is that you literally can click one button and then be immersed in your game. Things I dislike about console gaming,

  • Load screens
  • Trekking upstairs to get to the Playstation 2
  • Playing alone and not being around my family
  • How I was unable to play when I was in bed

The Vita obliterates all of these issues. Being able to play through this incredible story from anywhere at any time with a system that graphically enhances it, is just incredible. The controls, dare I say, on the Vita are somewhat easier to handle than on a Playstation controller. The touch screen is used brilliantly for your weapon and item packs as well as for peeking round corners. The back touch screen is used for stabbing and moving along hand rails.

Correct me if I am wrong, but i don’t think the original MGS3 had a moveable camera. Like MGS2, the camera was always placed in a certain spot and you could not move it. The MGS3 on the Vita has a more modern camera control- you simply control it as a normal 3rd person game with the right analogue stick. This was the huge positive for me, the number of times I used to be spotted because I was unable to see more than 5 yards in front was criminal. On the Vita, Snake is controlled much more easily. I finished the game in a couple of days because of this reason along being able to play anywhere and everywhere.

The bonus of playing MGS2 on the Vita? The graphics. You really can notice the HD upscaling. Much more so than MGS3. The game is beautiful and feels like a next-gen game. The fact that it was made almost 10 years ago is insane. You would never guess.

At the end of the day, you either have or have not played Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3.
If you have played them before, you will still love playing them again on the Vita and like me, you may enjoy them even more.
If you have not played them before, well, you call yourself a gamer? I don’t need to tell you how awesome the games are, you can let their credentials tell you that from my previous post. Metal Gear Solid is known for it’s incredible storyline, brilliant characters, lovely soundtrack and the superlative gaming memories it will give you. If this doesn’t sound like the kind of experience you want, then go buy a Wii.

I leave you with a video of how far my love for the Metal Gear Series went : : Gun’s of Liberty (MGS meets Call of Duty)