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It has been around three and a half years since Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was released, and many were sure that it is Solid Snake’s last adventure as the series’ main character. With the release of prequels like Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, a new game that stars the aged hero is very far from the minds of fans. In the Christmas issue of the United Kingdom’s Official PlayStation Magazine, Metal Gear Solid project head Hideo Kojima is featured in maybe one of the most...

Rumors regarding next-generation gaming consoles are starting to pile up, with an anonymous source telling tech website EDGE that a game developer already has a development kit for the successor of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. According to the source, Ubisoft Montreal already has a dev-kit for the Xbox 720 (not its official name). The source also said that dev-kits are planned to be shipped out to more developers by the holiday season, with EA already having one. Ubisoft Montreal is said to be developing target boxes, which runs custom...

The Korean branch of Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that they will be shutting down the PlayStation Network at night for underage gamers. This is in compliance with South Korea’s Shutdown Law, which bars underage gamers to play games for six hours at night. The Shutdown Law was originally intended for online PC games, but has reached consoles, affecting Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation network gaming services. It was designed to limit underage gamers’ late night gaming and aims to eliminate...

Sony is giving customers more reasons to buy a new PlayStation 3 with the announcement of PlayStation Move holiday bundles. The company is about to launch two new hardware bundles for its PlayStation 3 console. Sony announced in its PlayStation blog that next week, it will release two new bundles for the PS Move: Sports Champions and Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest, and Everybody Dance. Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest is an action-adventure game that is specifically developed for PlayStation Move. The game revolves around...

Sony Corp. has announced that future games that are purchased on its PlayStation Network will be activated on two devices at the same time, instead of five. This new rule will apply to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable (PSP) games that are purchased after November 18, so users still has a few days left before it goes live. Sony’s decision to limit the number of devices PSN games can be installed to is likely in response to users who take advantage of the system, sharing games with family and friends for free. The company claims...

Rockstar Games, makers of the highly successful Grand Theft Auto game franchise, has officially announced the newest addition to the series, Grand Theft Auto V. The company did not divulge anything about the latest offering; they simply released the logo and a promise of a trailer that will be released next week, on November 2. Rockstar Games will unveil the game’s first footage days after the release of Battlefield 3, one of the most anticipated shooters this year, and six days before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ships on November...

Sony Corp. is recalling 1.6 million of its Bravia LCD TVs worldwide after a number of serious malfunctions that involve parts melting. While all 11 incidents happened in Japan, faulty parts may still affect TVs that were sold around the world. Around 130,000 of the TV sets were sold in the United Kingdom. An incident happened in September, where a customer noticed fire and smoke coming form his television set. A faulty part in the backlight systems may be the overheating’s source. This can melt the top of the TV set, said Sony spokesman...

Importing video games from other countries won’t be an issue anymore, as Sony’s upcoming handheld gaming platform PlayStation Vita is region free. It has been hinted at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) this year by Sony executive Michael Denny that the PlayStation Vita will be region free, though he said that it was as far as he knew. Now, Sony Computer Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed through Twitter that the next-generation handheld console will be region free, which means that games...

Online retail site Amazon has started taking pre-orders from Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld gaming console. The retailer seemingly released the PlayStation Vita’s release date and its price in the United Kingdom. Although the Amazon UK site did not give away any more release information aside from the device’s price, the US Amazon site stated that pre-orders will receive the new portable console on New Year’s Eve. The PlayStation Vita is priced £279.99 for the Wi-Fi plus 3G version, while the Wi-Fi only...

A couple of months after hackers attacked and brought down the PlayStation Network, gaining access to the personal data of more than 100 million users, Sony is beefing up its security by hiring a veteran of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as its head of security. Sony has picked Philip Reitinger, the former U.S. Department of Homeland Security exec, to fill its senior vice president and chief information security officer position. Reitinger has also worked with the U.S Department of Defense and Microsoft for its cyber security. “He...