​The Five Best Game Songs Most People Haven't Heard

I love obscure video game music (hell, I used to run a segment here devoted just to that) but I'll be damned if I'm not surprised at the esoteric stuff that's out there. » 8/28/14 2:44pm 8/28/14 2:44pm

A Japanese Adventure Game Inspired By Snatcher

Here's a new Kickstarter game that might be worth some attention: Blackmore, an adventure game by some of the folks behind the old Konami adventure game, Snatcher. David Hayter's in there, too. » 2/10/14 3:03pm 2/10/14 3:03pm

A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 80s

Video games in the 80s only depicted a certain amount of pixels on the screen. Fortunately, that didn't hold developers back from pushing the limits of the available hardware to play with our imagination by creating beautiful, handsome characters. » 4/29/13 8:00pm 4/29/13 8:00pm

The Darkest Cyberpunk Worlds In Japanese Video Games

Cyberpunk was a big deal in the 80s and in the 90s. Writers like Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, movies like Blade Runner, and anime such as Akira heavily influenced video games. The result was games with a dark, dystopian future, high technology and low life. » 4/10/13 8:00am 4/10/13 8:00am

The Noisiest, Dirtiest Bars and Taverns in Video Games

Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character, or just simply get into trouble. » 3/08/13 4:00pm 3/08/13 4:00pm

The Snatcher Radio Drama has Been (Unofficially) Translated

Reader Peter was "sick at the end of last week and had a few days off work". So he did whatever a good man does and translated the first two episodes of the Snatcher radio drama, Sdatcher. » 9/23/11 4:30am 9/23/11 4:30am

Snatcher, Hideo Kojima's Adventure Masterpiece

Most people know, and love, Japanese developer Hideo Kojima for the Metal Gear series, a franchise he created all the way back in 1987. » 9/05/11 12:00am 9/05/11 12:00am

Snatcher Inspires a Radio Drama

Hideo Kojima is making a Snatcher inspired radio drama called Suda51's Sdatcher. It will be overseen by Kojima, written by Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) and scored by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill). That's...neat? » 7/08/11 7:30am 7/08/11 7:30am

The Game Could Have Smelled Like Blood

Hideo Kojima? Crazy guy. When the Metal Gear Solid creator was working on his cyber-punk title Snatcher, he wanted to bring realism to player's computers with more than graphics or storytelling. He wanted the odor of blood. » 10/04/10 5:00am 10/04/10 5:00am

Hideo Kojima Once Again Ponders Metal Gear Solid 5

Today during a stage show, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima briefly mentioned MGS5. "Maybe, I'll do 5," said the game designer. » 9/18/10 12:30pm 9/18/10 12:30pm

Kojima Has Warning For Game Industry

Don't sound the alarm bells just yet. Hideo Kojima talks with Japanese magazine Famitsu about what it was like working on adventure game Snatcher during the late 1980s. Times were different then, Kojima says. » 11/04/09 4:00am 11/04/09 4:00am