Hideo Kojima and Konami have released a 10-minute mini-documentary about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The Debriefing video features a look inside the world of MGSV from the perspective of the actors, developers, and media personalities. It also shows us what inspires Kojima to keep doing what he loves.
“I always felt that every chapter I made would be the last, and nothing would follow. But suddenly, before I knew it, 28 years had passed!” says Kojima.
The video later sees Kojima visit the family of Sean Paul Gillespie, who died at his home in Ventura after a long battle with cancer on February 8, 2015. According to Kojima, Gillespie sent an email to the Metal Gear team. Kojima – inspired by Gillespie’s story – then "shared Sean’s message with the team, and it motivated everyone to complete the game.”
Harmonix has unveiled the Rock Band Road Crew, a community program which grants fans access to free stuff.
If you're 18 or older and live in the US or Canada, you can apply from now until September 13 by completing an application and submitting a video. The video has to be between one and three and a half minutes long, and include footage of you and your friends playing Rock Band (as well as including the phrase "impressive solo!" somewhere).
If you're accepted into the Road Crew, you'll have to complete challenges, ranging from posting about Rock Band on social media to playing with friends and family. Completing challenges earns you points which you can use to redeem for rewards.
Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication proof-of-concept that effortlessly pushes magnetic signals through the human body.
The technique harnesses the body’s magnetic field to send data between wearable devices, passing freely through biological tissues. The prototype sends signals between body parts by coiling magnetic field-generating insulated copper wires around three areas of the user’s body.
Sonic the Hedgehog has come to Angry Birds Epic.
Players will be able to unlock Sonic for a limited time. Once unlocked, Sonic will be able to fight in the new Golden Pig Dungeon, and play through a selection of other new levels.
You’ll also be able to get hold of a new headgear for Chuck.
The Angry Birds joined Sonic Dash earlier in the year. This, it would seem, is Sega returning the favour.
Speaking of, we reviewed Sonic Dash back in 2013. In our review, we said “Racing through Sonic Dash’s idyllic locales can be a lot of fun,” before a realisation struck: “the game plays it too safe – there is nothing here that hasn’t been done before. This combined with its pay-to-win leaderboard environment makes Sonic Dash an unexceptional experience.”
Evil Twin Artworks has teamed up with Games Workshop to develop Man O' War: Corsair, a game based on the Man O' War table top game.
It's a "sea faring open world combat-action title" set in the Warhammer world, and is scheduled for release on Steam Early Access in 2016.
The game world features a day / night cycle and changing weather, as well as over 50 ports, a variety of different customizable vessels, and the ability to trade and fight. You'll be commanding allies from different races and fighting against the likes of Orcs, Dark Elves, Skaven, Chaos, and more.
GAME has the Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain PS4 for only £319.99.
Gran Turismo is near enough the greatest thing that ever happened to racing games. Let me firmly establish that right now. No-one had made a racing game quite like it before. It rocked the entire genre and its incredible girth cast a giant shadow that most other racing games in the tail-end of the original PlayStation era struggled to emerge from under. There was a long period of time where my copy of Gran Turismo was a permanent resident in my PlayStation. Its default location wasn’t in its box; it was in the console. Waiting.
I never actually played the original Forza Motorsport. At the time of its release I’d just begun working on Australia’s Official PlayStation Magazine and had been thrashing around with Gran Turismo 4 for six months. I was assured I’d dig Forza, which I suspected, but I didn’t really have room in my life for it. Besides, I already had an Xbox racing game I was addicted to: it was called V8 Supercars 2 (or TOCA Race Driver 2, as it’s more commonly known as).
Danish European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen is set to control an Earth-based robot from the International Space Station using a new haptic remote control.
Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov are currently in transit to ISS after launching earlier today, September 2. Once there, Mogensen will control the arms of the Interact Centaur rover on September 7 from a 400 km orbit above Earth.
The force-feedback-based teleoperation will let Andreas feel what the robot is "feeling," allowing him to perform remote-controlled tasks in the sub-millimetre range.
Steven Spielberg appears to be closing in on the female lead for Ready Player One as Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying, Ouija), Lola Kirke (Mistress America, Gone Girl), and two unnamed actresses are reportedly in the running for the role.
The Wrap reports Fanning, Cooke, and Kirke are testing for the role of Art3mis, Samantha Cook’s avatar in the virtual reality universe known as the Oasis. Sources say the casting process isn't far along but Spielberg hopes to find his female lead before finishing his current projects Bridge of Spies and The BFG.
Gotham: Season 2 is nearly upon us and FOX has released yet another trailer and more images.
Titled Rise of the Villains, the trailer focuses on Gotham’s rogues gallery. Jerome (Cameron Monaghan), and his maniacal laugh, are prominently featured in the new trailer. The recurring Season 2 character rumored to be the Joker was also recently featured in a clip where he meets Barbara Kean (Erin Richards).
PAX 2015 has come to an end, but the long weekend in Seattle was another successful celebration of gaming and geek culture. Once again, cosplayers brought their 'A'-games to PAX, and we put together a gallery of some of our favorites from PAX 2015.
All sorts of costumes were on display, drawing inspiration from MOBAs to brawlers, comics to anime. Destiny cosplayers were out in force at PAX 2015, and we collected the best we saw into a Destiny cosplay slideshow of their own.
Are you one of the cosplayers featured in our gallery? Let us know in the comments!
The search for the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VIII has reportedly been narrowed to three "top contenders": Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez and Bates Motel's Olivia Cooke.
"Insiders insist it’s early in the casting process and that (writer-director Rian Johnson) is still auditioning actresses, with several rising stars yet to read for him," according to TheWrap.
"Others suggest that Johnson is narrowing down the field and that Rodriguez, Maslany and Cooke will be among a group of girls slated to chemistry-read with The Force Awakens star John Boyega before the end of the month."
In a move designed to help turn the tide of slowing sales, McDonald's will begin offering its breakfast menu all day long beginning October 6.
Who among us doesn't know the heartbreak that comes with arriving at McDonald's, belly aching for the flavor of a savory breakfast treat, only to have those egg-filled dreams shattered by the phrase "I'm sorry, we stop serving breakfast at 10:30?"
That gut-wrenching statement will be a thing of the past, at least at McDonald's locations in the United States. A McDonald's spokesperson told CNN Money all-day breakfast was likely its "number one" customer request.
Karen Gillan is set to co-star in the upcoming film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel, The Circle.
According to Deadline, Gillan will play Annie - a warm, goofy, but intelligent member of the titular Circle.
The Circle is an internet monopoly that links users' emails, social media, banking, and online purchases with their universal operating system. That results in one online identity - and as moviegoers will find out, that may not turn out to be a good thing.
Details on StarCraft II's final expansion Legacy of the Void are coming soon.
On September 13, developer Blizzard Entertainment will be hosting a livestream showing off the expansion's cinematic, revealing the release date, and discussing the features in Legacy of the Void.
The livestream will take place on the official StarCraft Twitch channel at 10am PDT on September 13. Those who live in southern California can also opt to watch the event at the Blizzard Barcraft in downtown Los Angeles at the Theater at Ace Hotel. William "Chobra" Cho will host the premiere.
IGN and 20th Century Fox are hosting a Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials screening in Sydney, and this is your chance to attend, along with a friend.
In this next chapter of the epic “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organisation known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.
We have a stack of double passes to give away, so all you need to do is enter your details below and tell us in 25 words or less who you would take into The Scorch with you and why.
The upcoming firmware for the PlayStation 4 will bring a number of new changes to the current-gen system.
A post by VP of Platforms Marketing John Koller on the PlayStation Blog has announced that those who were able to enter into the beta for the update - codenamed "Kenshin" - will be able to access the new features starting today.
"If you were selected for our beta program, you’ll get to see these features first-hand very soon. Keep in mind, some of this content might not make it into the final version — that’s why we’re having a beta, after all." he said, adding that the PlayStation team has introduced new features that are "expanding the social capabilities of the system even further."
German candy company Katjes has revealed its new 3D printer for gummies.
Named the Magic Candy Factory, the 3D printer is located at the Cafe Grün-Ohr in Berlin; Katjes claims that it is the first 3D printer for food available to the public.
According to 3dprint.com, the printer prints out strings of candy which, when layered, can create 3D shapes. Each 10-gram piece of candy takes around five minutes to print. Using an iPad interface to customise their candy, customers will be able to choose between 10 flavours and seven colours, with more coming soon.
Salem and Peaky Blinders actor Iddo Goldberg has been cast as DC Comics' Red Tornado in Supergirl.
According to ComicBook.com, Goldberg will portray both Dr. T.O. Morrow, who creates the advanced android Red Tornado, and Red Tornado himself. While Red Tornado is designed as a U.S. Army super weapon, the robot becomes sentient and dangerous, with National City at risk.
The match-three puzzle game is free on both platforms with in-game purchases available.
In Pokemon Shuffle, players deal damage against wild Pokemon by matching three or more Pokemon in a row. Players will clear stages by using Mega-Evolved Pokemon, levelling up their own Pokemon, and matching types with wild Pokemon; any wild Pokemon that are defeated can be caught. There are currently over 150 Pokemon available.