Tag Archives: Metal Gear

AGL Video Game Character Draft First Overall Pick

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For the first overall pick of the 2013 AGL Video Game Character Draft, the Vault 101 Tunnel Snakes have chosen Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series.

This FOXHOUND operative seems to be quite a logical choice for the Tunnel Snakes. The veteran of many campaigns against various Metal Gear war machines, a rogue FOXHOUND, and a host of bizarre enemies, including clones of himself.

We are attempting to locate Snake. He is in attendance of the draft, but we could only find a cardboard box in the Green Room.

Boss Battles vs. Linear Gameplay: An A-G Debate

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All gamers have their conflicts.  A few of them have become notorious for sparking never-ending “flame wars” within the various online venues built for gamers to discuss issues and events in the industry.  We’ve decided to host our own A-G Debate series, in which various staff members will share their opinions on gaming and dispute the finer points of the medium.  Today, editor Bradley Russell and I sat down to settle a debate he has become dubiously known for bringing up whenever possible:  Are boss battles out of date, or a well evolved game mechanic?

Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater Review – Commencing Virtuous Article…Now!

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Publisher: Konami
Developer: Kojima Productions
Genre: Stealth, Action/Adventure
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: February 21, 2012
ESRB: M-Mature

There’s usually little reason to be anything but excited and perhaps a little curious whenever Hideo Kojima, a man now regarded as one of the most prolific game designers of all time, announces a plan to release a new project. I would be lying if that excitement were blunted a little when the next bout of games pouring forth from Kojima Productions would be joining the growing wave of HD collections and 3D re-imaginings. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection has been in stores for a few months, and the Zone of the Enders collection is on its way. Most recently, MGS 3: Snake Eater had been released as a 3D game on Nintendo’s 3DS. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have many problems with seeing some of my favorite games re-mastered for HD or even 3D, but it would be yet another lie if I said I wouldn’t be more excited to see those series continued in new releases, with fresh characters and narratives. But, because of the radically classic nature of almost all of these games, especially those belonging to the MGS franchise, the lack of excitement melts away with the prospect of being able to relive the many landmark moments found within and throughout each of those titles – especially Snake Eater.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Release Date Set

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Release Date

Konami has announced a European release date for Metal Gear Solid HD Collection of February 3, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360. It appears that the North American release is still set for Nov. 8, 2011. Admittedly, I’ve only played through Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation One, so these would be all new to me. I was too busy lootwhoring it up in Everquest for about 800 years. This will of course be the first time the series will be appearing on systems not produced by Sony.

For those living under a rock, read more info about Metal Gear Solid and what’s included in the collection.