Kojima Bids Farewell To Metal Gear

Following yesterday’s release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami and Hideo Kojima have released a mini-documentary about the game.

In this 10-minute video we see what Metal Gear means to many people associated to the project, and the journey that Kojima has been on for the past 28 years. In the video he expresses that he strived to make this game as good as he could, and that it was for the gamers as without them, nothing he did would matter. There was also a segment in the video dedicated to Sean Paul Gillespie — a Metal Gear fan who died from cancer earlier this year at the age of only 21! When visiting Gillespie’s family, Kojima explains how an email from their son inspired him and the whole Metal Gear to complete the project. It is a great watch, which hits you right in the feels, so check it out below:

The PlayStation 4 is getting its 3.0 firmware very shortly, in fact the beta has launched today! We discussed the details of the latest update when they were first revealed in Japan, with most features focusing around new social capabilities. There is however a nice new edition to PS Plus users, who will now get 10GB of online storage — up from the previous 1GB. The full details can be found on the PlayStation Blog. While these features are all well and good, I really wish Sony would give us a way to customise our home screen. Something similar to the pins on Xbox One would definitely go along way to making the console feel more personalised.

We talked yesterday about the release date for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but for those who can’t wait to play some Deus Ex on the latest generation, you may be in luck. A tweet from the official Deus Ex account has teased that Deus Ex: Human Revolution could be coming to the Xbox One via backwards compatibility. In response to such a question, they said:

“We’re working to make it happen. 🙂 We’re hoping to have good news soon!”

Hopefully this will be the case as I never got the chance to play Human Revolution, and I would much rather do it on my current console, instead of reconnecting an old one.

A very quick item here, as I don’t like to spend too much time on mobile games, but Pokemon Shuffle is available now on Android and iOS. I first spoke about this game when it was announced in June and after playing it briefly my opinion hasn’t really changed. I’m not a fan of those “pay to win” games, but I am also slightly conflicted by my urge to collect ’em all! At least the game itself is free so, if anyone is interested in checking out, you can do so easily enough.

Closing out the news and we have have a winner for idiot of the day! 22-year old Adam Dees has been convicted of killing three people this week, and the Idaho resident has told the authorities that his “addiction” to violent video games made the crimes easier to commit! People like this make me so angry — as if there aren’t already enough people out there trying to say that video games are to blame for everything wrong with the world! They couldn’t be more wrong either, anyone who is even remotely stable is able to distinguish the difference between a video game and real life. If someone does commit such an awful crime, it wasn’t the video game’s fault. If you want to see me give a full rant, we discussed this on Party Chat a while back.

That’s it for today. Until tomorrow.

Matt