Konami Halts Production On All Major AAA Games (Except PES)

The woes of Konami continue as they have apparently halted production on all of their major AAA games apart from the Pro Evolution Soccer series.

This news comes just hours after it was revealed that Fox Engine overseer Julien Merceron had left the studio. The news has not been confirmed by Konami yet, but all of the signs are certainly pointing towards this being true.

As for what Konami has left for AAA production that isn’t a soccer game, Metal Gear Online will launch early next month and may very well be the last big thing we see from the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Here Are The Free Xbox Games With Gold For August 2015

Major Nelson has revealed the next batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members as part of the Games With Gold promotion. Just as before, gamers will be able to download two free Xbox One games and two free Xbox 360 games throughout the month of August 2015.

Free Games With Gold August 2015

For Xbox One, gamers will be able to download Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the entire month, while How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition will be available from August 15th – September 15th.

On Xbox 360, gamers are getting an even better deal with both slots being taken up by the critically-acclaimed Metro games. From August 1st – August 15th gamers will be able to download Metro 2033, and Metro: Last Light from August 16th – August 31st.

This is one of the strongest batch of games that Microsoft has ever offered as part of the Games With Gold promotion. It was a good move by them to follow what Sony did last month by offering Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for free, as it’s a great way to get more people on board for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when it releases in September.

Also, even though the Metro games were remastered for current-gen systems, it’s still great to know that the gamers will be able to download both games for absolutely nothing. They might not be the best versions of the games on the market, but you can’t beat free!

Kojima Discusses Splitting Metal Gear Solid V Into Two Parts

Hideo Kojima has revealed that it was not always his intention to release Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes separately from full-game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

According to IGN, when development began on the game there was never a plant to release a prologue. However, as Kojima knew that the game would not be ready for the launch of the PlayStation 4 in Japan, he decided that they would release a prologue to give fans a “high-end” title.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes comes out on March 18 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Condemn OR Condone:

While I think it’s great that he wanted to give something to Japanese gamers who just got their shiny new PlayStation 4, it also makes me wonder just how much content this game is going to offer. It really sounds like it’s just a small chunk, and for a game that is selling for far more than what typical DLC sells for that worries me. We’ll see soon enough, I suppose!

Metal Gear Solid V Creators Release Graphics Comparison Video

The graphics all look pretty dang good to me

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If you’re stumped on which version of the Metal Gear Solid game you want to fork over money for, Konami is now making it easier for you by releasing a video on how each version of the game looks from a graphics standpoint. Continue reading “Metal Gear Solid V Creators Release Graphics Comparison Video”