Diablo III

Porting any game from the PC to a console is a one of the enduring challenges of the video game industry. However, when a series like "Diablo," which is so tied to PC gaming culture, makes the jump from mouse and keyboard to the controller it's is an even bigger task. "Diablo III," the latest incarnation in the franchise that helped to define dungeon crawlers, is making its first appearances on consoles, by gracing the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (and eventually the PlayStation 4). In the past, "Diablo" has been less than successful at making an easy transition to consoles (the last attempt was 1998's so-so PlayStation port), so its reasonable that fans of the series may be weary of Blizzard's latest attempt. However, it seems like the team that worked the "Diablo III" port learned from the mistakes of others, and created a really enjoyable, controller-based version of the game.
Read More...

Tags , , , ,

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix announced today that current "Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn" players will be able to migrate their PlayStation 3 accounts to the up-coming PlayStation 4 free of charge.

Read More...

Tags , , ,

remember-me-e-book

However lukewarm the reception was for Capcom's 'Remember Me', the majority of the reviewers agreed on one positive point about the game: its soundtrack was remarkable. Its composer, Olivier Deriviere adeptly uses various musical styles and consciously toys with familiar orchestral textures with positive results. As a cohesive soundtrack release, 'Remember Me's' compiled music conjures images of an unmade Philip K. Dick film.

Read More...

Tags ,

gat-v-screen

In an interview with Empire, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser says a big screen version of "GTA" is unlikely (but he could imagine it as a TV series).

Read More...

Tags , ,

adaywithplaystation

Late last night to us, but in the middle of afternoon for everyone in Japan, Sony held a pre-Tokyo Game Show presser to flex the big guns that they'll be bringing to the show.

Given that TGS which will be the last chance for them to really flaunt the PlayStation 4 in such an arena, before their upcoming next gen console officially goes on sale (though considerably later in their home turf, more on that later), it's not a shocker that it was a pretty big focus.

Read More...

Tags , ,

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Google Wave wasn't a huge success. In fact, one might call it a sizable misstep for one of the world's biggest the tech companies, especially one that has a track record for setting industry standards. But, for whatever reason, it tanked. So, what does Google Wave have to do with Mickey Mouse and his Castle of Illusion? Well, during the announcement for the fateful messaging system, its development team noted that they set out to (and I'm paraphrasing here) approach email as if it were invented today. Technological leaps forward aside, it's an interesting way to approach a product that people are familiar with in order to move the marker forward. It's that type of thinking that was clearly behind Sega Studios Australia's re-imagining of the 13 year-old Genesis classic, "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse," but fortunately their software is much more appealing.

Read More...

Tags , , ,

IMAG1371

Photo credit: M.Concepcion -  (from left) Hideo Kojima, Stefanie Joosten and Yoji Shinkawa

As new content rollouts go, Konami's newest reveal for 'Metal Gear Solid V' continues the "I.V. drop method" that many game publishers have employed with their big titles in recent years. This latest media event wasn't an especially large content reveal, but it was the first live demo of 'Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes'.
Read More...

Tags , , ,

sony-HMZ-T3W-headset

Featuring 7.1 audio, the wireless HMZ-T3W Personal 3D Viewer promises VR gaming for PS3 and Windows PC users.

Read More...

Tags , ,

quiet-mgs-v-hdr

Yesterday, Hideo Kojima teased a provocative first image for "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" mute sniper Quiet. Today, we get to see her in all of her fishnet-wearing glory.

Read More...

Tags , , , , , , ,

KPLA1

When we first set foot in Konami's new Los Angeles studio for Kojima Productions, we thought the invitation was merely to provide a fitting setting for the developer/publisher to showcase more gameplay of the hotly anticipated 'Metal Gear Solid V'. We certainly got to see that gameplay, but more on that in another article shortly. What we didn't realize was that September 5, 2013 was also the formal date of the studio's opening. With Hideo Kojima, Yoji Shinkawa, and other high level staff from Japan present, we watched as they carried out a good fortune opening ceremony. Known as kagami biraki, the tradition involves smashing mallets on top of a sake barrel, thereby opening the lid. Everyone was served sake in commemorative Kojima Productions/Konami wood sake cups, which was then followed by a brief toast.

Get a virtual studio tour with some pics after the jump!
Read More...

Tags , , , ,

©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.