Castlevania became a classic video game franchise on the strength of labyrinthine level design, endearingly stilted dialogue, and bombastic aesthetics. The Netflix series based on the Konami property doesn’t use those elements in exactly the same way but finds its own path to being a great adaptation of the games’…
Over the decades, Japanese developers have churned out a mind-boggling number of video games. Some are good, and some are bad. These are the thirty-one most important ones.
“Fuck Konami” is an old saying on the internet, but usually, it’s commenters who are lashing out against the publisher. Today, even a Hollywood director is cursing out Konami—and with good reason, too.
It was one of the first NES games to include the well-known Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) and now thanks to NECA, Contra fans can finally own action figure versions of the game’s main characters: Private First Class Bill Rizer and Lance Bean.
Twenty-five-year-old James Young, a passionate gamer, tragically lost his arm in an accident. Now one of the biggest video game companies around is working with roboticists and engineers to make James an amazing new limb inspired by one of his favorite series, and one of the greatest game franchises of all time.
There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,…
Rumors have suggested that Konami was unhappy with how much money Hideo Kojima spent on his most recent epic, which might explain why one of Metal Gear Solid V’s most pivotal story missions isn’t actually in the game.
So you just woke up from a nine-year coma, you’re missing an arm, and there’s a giant horn implanted in your forehead. Whatcha gonna do?
For the past few days, I’ve done very little but play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a new video game made by the well-known spa company Konami. I’ve been sneaking and shooting through deserts and forests. I’ve infiltrated bases, crippled soldiers, and taken four showers. It has been wonderful.
Metal Gear lore is remarkably complicated and goofy. Michael Huber at GameTrailers tries to quickly sift through it all and distill it down to the main points. I think it pretty much works! There’s a ton of noise in these games (I mean Para-Medic talked about movies so much, and that one guy kept shitting his pants,…
Following yesterday’s news that Konami would be pulling Silent Hills teaser P.T. from the PlayStation Store next week, director Guillermo del Toro told the audience at a San Francisco Film Society event that his collaboration with Hideo Kojima is no longer a going concern.
Kojima Productions held an open house of its new, Los Angeles-based studio yesterday evening, and kicked things off with the first live demonstration of its upcoming flagship title, Metal Gear Solid V.
The Konami Code (if you don't know it, then shame on you!) has long been part of geek lore. But now it can be part of your work day too: Google has added a new, pranktastic easter egg to Docs.
Geekologie's found that if you log into facebook, type in the Konami code outside of a text box and hit enter, the site fills with Star Trek ish lens flares. [Geekologie]
If you like Metal Gear you will not be let down by the iPhone game.
A plane crashes on a mysterious island, where the past and present collide. No, it's not Lost, it's Singularity, an upcoming game. Watch the trailer, plus Metal Gear Solid and Lost Planet 2 trailers, below.
The Konami code is a secret branding, a geek stigmata—all it takes is that one brief flash, and you're immediately recognized as one of US. Is it any surprise then, that if you enter that hallowed sequence on DP's new Pogue-o-Matic gadget finder, you get to watch him do a special trick?
The awesome custom Metal Gear Solid PS3 created by our supremely talented modder buddy Ramon is back on eBay after its previous buyer didn't pay up, and it's just as mind-blowing as it was then: Signed by Hideo Kojima, it's painted with carbon fiber and midnight black using a digital camouflage technique and has…
Don't get me wrong, the limited edition gun-metal grey PS3 was badass and everything, but as you can see, this MGS4 tribute is on an entirely different level. Crafted by Morpheon Mods—aka, our buddy Ramon who was responsible for many, many other console mods—the entire console and controller is a combination of carbon…
A Macenstein reader may have discovered the first instance of the accelerometer in the iPhone being used to enter a cheat code in a game. He claims that you can start on any level you like in Imagine Poker by shaking the device on the splash page until you hear a "giggle." The trick is that the code will only work if…