U.S. presidents—fictional or not—have had a major impact on video games. When a game has something to do with the United States, there’s a good chance the Commander-in-Chief is gonna show up.
Election Day is tomorrow. America might elect a jackass to be their leader, and I am terrified. To cope, I recently played 2013's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and fought a power-crazed politician using my cyborg ninja powers.
It’s been ten years. Platinum Games was founded on August 1, 2006. Since then, the Osaka-based game company has churned out a slew of memorable titles. In a recent interview with Kotaku, Platinum Games co-founder Atsushi Inaba spoke about his past and the studio’s future.
Appearing incredibly briefly in a Sony flavor reel shown during the Taipei Game Show, this is definitely the sort of two one might expect to find following the words "Metal Gear Rising."
Baltimore hosted the 20th Otakon convention last weekend, full of pop culture celebration and cosplayers. One particular group of four people—Pro Voltage—did a hell of a job showing off their Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance cosplay, dressing up as Raiden, Monsoon, Mistral and—in this case, transforming to—Bladewolf.
In the West, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was released on the Xbox 360. In Japan, it wasn't. Here's why.
With all the top-notch game engines out there, and next-gen on the horizon, video games are impressive in both their technology and their art. But let's play around with c64yourself to squeeze recently released games into an old timey skin anyway.
It’s time to talk about cherry blossoms. And how they relate to downloadable content.
It's probably not my favourite Raiden cosplay, but for effort and application it's now a comfortable number two.
Except for, you know, when he slices people in half. That part may be different. Maybe. I dunno you that well.
Last week, Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu asked their readers what they thought about the PS4. In this week's issue, the question was lobbed in the direction of many of Japan's biggest game makers, to get the developer point of view on Sony's as-of-yet faceless console. Take a look at what some of them had to…
Just like cats, man's best friend is a returning character in every genre. We've selected those video game dogs—from games both old and new—which are usually portrayed as companions; sidekicks who can both help us with minor tasks and save our asses in difficult situations.
Well, to be fair, she's not a real girl. It's a cardboard cut-out of a woman, which honestly should make it even easier for Raiden to slice into multiple parts. But the smiling advertisement is magically invulnerable to the edge of Raiden's high-frequency blade.
"I wonder what games I can play with just my left hand?" writes Masahiro Sakurai, designer of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series, in his Weekly Famitsu column.
Cyborgs in fiction are always associated with free will, morality, the importance of being human or the limits of the human body.
It seems that Raiden's new, high-speed romp through the world of Metal Gear has taken hold of everyone. Even the most critical ones found something to like about the adrenaline-pumping limb-slashing gameplay.
There's a part early on in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance where you're going to want to give up. Please don't.
While Hideo Kojima didn't direct Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, he did direct this trailer, and it shows. For one, it's seven minutes long. Seven minutes long!