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Kojima Talks About Logan, Compares It To Metal Gear Solid 4

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Hideo Kojima’s appreciation of movies is no secret, and like many others, he seems to be a fan of Logan.

The Metal Gear creator shared his thoughts about the recent X-Men movie in an essay for Glixel, writing, “What’s unique about Logan is that, while it’s a significant piece of a larger universe, it also succeeds in breaking away to become an independent story in its own right, finishing a story that would otherwise seem unfinishable. If this isn’t special, I don’t know what is. It’s precisely because of this that Logan is a movie to remember.”

Kojima also draws comparisons to his own series. He talks about the position that Logan puts Wolverine in and how it’s similar to that of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots–the final game, chronologically, in the series.

“[B]oth Snake and Logan had their place in the world taken away from them,” he said. “What place is there in the world for those whose very being has been wrested from them? All that remains is the end of their story–a story of their departure. I attempted to pull the same trick you see in Logan–of simultaneously writing an ‘end’ for MGS4 while trying not to actually end the whole saga.”

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Kojima also offers some thoughts on how games and movies compare, saying, “[T]he entertainment medium of video games has already exceeded the storytelling capabilities of movies. Games can give birth to as many stories as there are players. Games don’t seek to create endless stories–they can already deliver stories that don’t need to end. Games are also more addictive than movies. And let’s face it, endless addictive entertainment is just what the market–and players–ask for.”

You can read Kojima’s full essay over at Glixel. He previously offered his thoughts on the new Ghost in the Shell movie.

With his new game, Death Stranding, still a ways off, Kojima also recently discussed the prospect of making a movie of his own. At the Tribeca Games Festival, he said, “I love movies, so definitely one day, I would love to [make one]. But right now, it’s impossible. At least until I finish Death Stranding, it’s impossible.”

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima-talks-about-logan-compares-it-to-metal-gear/1100-6449871/

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Kojima Talks About Logan, Compares It To Metal Gear Solid 4

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Hideo Kojima’s appreciation of movies is no secret, and like many others, he seems to be a fan of Logan.

The Metal Gear creator shared his thoughts about the recent X-Men movie in an essay for Glixel, writing, “What’s unique about Logan is that, while it’s a significant piece of a larger universe, it also succeeds in breaking away to become an independent story in its own right, finishing a story that would otherwise seem unfinishable. If this isn’t special, I don’t know what is. It’s precisely because of this that Logan is a movie to remember.”

Kojima also draws comparisons to his own series. He talks about the position that Logan puts Wolverine in and how it’s similar to that of Snake in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots–the final game, chronologically, in the series.

“[B]oth Snake and Logan had their place in the world taken away from them,” he said. “What place is there in the world for those whose very being has been wrested from them? All that remains is the end of their story–a story of their departure. I attempted to pull the same trick you see in Logan–of simultaneously writing an ‘end’ for MGS4 while trying not to actually end the whole saga.”

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Kojima also offers some thoughts on how games and movies compare, saying, “[T]he entertainment medium of video games has already exceeded the storytelling capabilities of movies. Games can give birth to as many stories as there are players. Games don’t seek to create endless stories–they can already deliver stories that don’t need to end. Games are also more addictive than movies. And let’s face it, endless addictive entertainment is just what the market–and players–ask for.”

You can read Kojima’s full essay over at Glixel. He previously offered his thoughts on the new Ghost in the Shell movie.

With his new game, Death Stranding, still a ways off, Kojima also recently discussed the prospect of making a movie of his own. At the Tribeca Games Festival, he said, “I love movies, so definitely one day, I would love to [make one]. But right now, it’s impossible. At least until I finish Death Stranding, it’s impossible.”

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima-talks-about-logan-compares-it-to-metal-gear/1100-6449871/

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Street Fighter 5 Gameplay Video Shows New Character Ed In Action

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Capcom has released a Street Fighter V trailer showing off Ed, the newest character to join the fighting game’s roster. Ed returns from Street Fighter IV, where he was featured in the story but wasn’t available as a playable character.

Having been raised by Balrog, Ed’s fighting style leans towards boxing, but he also utilises kicks, unlike his teacher. As the subject of experimentation at the hands of M. Bison, he’s also able to channel Psycho Power since he shares genes with the Shadaloo leader.

In the trailer we’re given a look at some of his key abilities, including the Psycho Snatcher V-Skill, which pulls his opponent towards him. His V-Trigger, Psycho Cannon, creates a ball of Psycho energy that slowly advances towards his enemy. Finally, his Psycho Barrage Critical Art is a flurry of Psycho energy-enhanced punches. Check it all out in the video above.

Ed will be available to play from May 11-14 during the Capcom Fighters Network Beta. As for his actual release, Capcom said that he will join Street Fighter V “soon.”

The Capcom Fighters Network beta runs from May 11-14 on both PC and PS4. You don’t need to own Street Fighter V in order to take part, as it will be open to everyone on both platforms. Cross-play will be enabled, so you’ll be able to take on players from both platforms. In addition to Ed, all other previously released DLC characters will be accessible during the beta.

Ed is one of the characters included as part of Street Fighter V’s Season 2 Character Pass. The pass is available for £24.99/$29.99 and also includes access to Akuma, Kolin, and three other fighters that will be released in 2017. Premium battle costumes and different colour variants for outfits are also included.

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In related news, Capcom has said it won’t release new balance changes as part of Street Fighter V Season 2 until it has finished reworking the Capcom Fighters Network platform.

“We know you’re all very eager for the new CFN but we also want to ensure it meets all of our expectations before it officially launches,” it explained in a statement.

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/street-fighter-5-gameplay-video-shows-new-characte/1100-6449870/

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Splatoon 2’s Maps Still Rotate, But More Frequently

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Nintendo will be reducing the amount of time it takes for stages to rotate in its colorful team-based shooter Splatoon 2, the game’s producer revealed in an interview with Edge.

One of the more unusual aspects of the first Splatoon for Wii U is the way it handles stage selection. Rather than letting players vote for a map to compete on, the game randomly cycles between two specified stages each round. The designated maps are then refreshed at regular intervals. The stages would rotate out every four hours in the original title, but Splatoon 2 will update its map choices every two hours.

Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami explained the reasoning behind this decision: “We feel that part of the gameplay is actually selecting which weapons would be best for that combination of two maps. In Splatoon 2, the maps rotate every two hours, so it’ll be a much faster cycle than the previous game.”

Currently, Nintendo has unveiled four stages for Splatoon 2: a shopping district known as The Reef, the indoor gymnasium Musselforge Fitness, an outdoor music venue called Starfish Mainstage, and a BMX-inspired arena dubbed Humpback Pump Track. The game will also include stages from the original Splatoon; the only one confirmed to be returning thus far is Moray Towers.

Splatoon 2 launches for Nintendo Switch on July 21. Nintendo held a global testfire demo for the title back in March which showcased a few of its new weapons and specials, though the company hasn’t announced if it will be holding another testfire closer to the game’s release.

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/splatoon-2s-maps-still-rotate-but-more-frequently/1100-6449868/

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Splatoon 2’s Maps Still Rotate, But More Frequently

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Nintendo will be reducing the amount of time it takes for stages to rotate in its colorful team-based shooter Splatoon 2, the game’s producer revealed in an interview with Edge.

One of the more unusual aspects of the first Splatoon for Wii U is the way it handles stage selection. Rather than letting players vote for a map to compete on, the game randomly cycles between two specified stages each round. The designated maps are then refreshed at regular intervals. The stages would rotate out every four hours in the original title, but Splatoon 2 will update its map choices every two hours.

Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami explained the reasoning behind this decision: “We feel that part of the gameplay is actually selecting which weapons would be best for that combination of two maps. In Splatoon 2, the maps rotate every two hours, so it’ll be a much faster cycle than the previous game.”

Currently, Nintendo has unveiled four stages for Splatoon 2: a shopping district known as The Reef, the indoor gymnasium Musselforge Fitness, an outdoor music venue called Starfish Mainstage, and a BMX-inspired arena dubbed Humpback Pump Track. The game will also include stages from the original Splatoon; the only one confirmed to be returning thus far is Moray Towers.

Splatoon 2 launches for Nintendo Switch on July 21. Nintendo held a global testfire demo for the title back in March which showcased a few of its new weapons and specials, though the company hasn’t announced if it will be holding another testfire closer to the game’s release.

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/splatoon-2s-maps-still-rotate-but-more-frequently/1100-6449868/

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New Agents Of Mayhem Trailer Introduces The Three Main Characters

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Deep Silver has released a new trailer for Agents of Mayhem, the upcoming stylized single-player shooter from Volition, the makers of the Saints Row games.

This newest video shows three of the game’s main characters: Hollywood, Fortune, and Hardtack. Hollywood is a full-of-himself, former reality TV and adult film star. He delivers “over-the-top” gameplay and “necessary spectacle,” the video’s narrator says.

Fortune, meanwhile, is a pistol-wielding fighter with an attitude. She has a drone called “Glory” that helps her in battle. Finally, Hardtack is a big bulky bruiser who is deadly up close and also has a cool-looking ability that traps enemies in bubbles so he can blast them off into the sky with ease.

The three of them combine to make up the Franchise Force. You can swap between the different agents on the fly using the game’s “teleport” feature.

Agents of Mayhem launches on August 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game, you can read GameSpot’s interview with Volition about the game’s Saints Row connections and more.

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Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-agents-of-mayhem-trailer-introduces-the-three-/1100-6449865/

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NBA 2K18 Special Edition Is All About Shaq

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Not surprisingly, NBA 2K18 will have a couple of special editions when it comes out this fall. This year, those editions focus on the well-known Hall of Fame player, Shaquille O’Neal.

Publisher 2K announced today that the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition will feature Shaq on its cover. It’ll also include some Shaq memorabilia and digital items. If you buy the Legend Edition, you’ll get a Shaq poster, stickers, in-game currency and items, among other things. The Legend Edition Gold also includes a lenticular print and more virtual currency. You can see the full list of items included in these editions below.

In a press release, O’Neal stated, “I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career. I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big-man style and recreating my most legendary in-game moments!”

The Legend Edition costs $100, while the Legend Edition Gold will run you $150.

NBA 2K18 launches on September 19 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and PC. However, if you buy one of the special editions, you get early access to NBA 2K18 starting on September 15.

2K has yet to officially reveal which player will be on the standard edition cover. Last year’s installment, NBA 2K17, had Kobe Bryant on the cover of the Legend Edition.

The Legend Edition includes:

Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Shaq poster;
  • 5 Panini trading cards;
  • Exclusive stickers.

Digital Content:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Shaq in-game items.

The Legend Edition Gold includes:

Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Shaq Poster;
  • Lenticular;
  • 10 Panini trading cards;
  • Exclusive stickers.

Digital Content:

  • 250,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Shaq in-game items.

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nba-2k18-special-edition-is-all-about-shaq/1100-6449849/

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After Legal Threat, Konami And Diego Maradona Settle Dispute

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After legendary footballer Diego Maradona threatened to sue Konami in March, the two parties have now settled their dispute out of court, according to El Eco (via Kotaku).

Maradona had accused the publisher of using his likeness without his permission in PES 2017, a claim which Konami later denied, saying, “our company is using [this player] appropriately, with the basis of the license within the contract.” Now, Konami has reportedly paid the soccer star an undisclosed fee to avoid any further legal conflict. The Argentinian will also now promote PES for the next three years as an official ambassador.

As part of the negotiations, Konami Digital Entertainment president Takayuki Kubo reportedly flew out to Argentina to help resolve the dispute personally. And for his part, Maradona has apparently promised to donate some of the money to help improve grass-roots football facilities in his home country.

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As a footballer, Maradona was considered the player of his generation, with a professional career spanning 21 years from 1976 to 1997. He twice broke the world record transfer fee, won countless trophies, and was deemed FIFA’s Player of the Century in 2000.

He later went on to manage his home country in the 2010 World Cup, though he failed to guide a strong Argentina team past the quarter-finals.

Most recently, he was appointed manager of Al-Fujairah SC, in the second tier of UAE football.

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/after-legal-threat-konami-and-diego-maradona-settl/1100-6449867/

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Xbox Scorpio: Users suggest to keep the FPS counter active and visible in the final design

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After the video dedicated to the Dev Kit for the Xbox Scorpio was published a few days ago, some players were particularly intrigued by the FPS counter which is shown on the front display of the prototype of the new console of Redmond. Some users were very much fascinated and interested in the same features, and hence they have suggested Microsoft to keep it active and visible in the final design of the console.

Vía http://n4g.com/news/2053862/xbox-scorpio-users-suggest-to-keep-the-fps-counter-active-and-visible-in-the-final-design

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Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Prey Beaten In Debut Week By Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Bethesda’s Prey failed to knock Mario Kart 8 Deluxe off the top of the UK physical sales chart this week. The sci-fi action game finished at No.2, below Nintendo’s racer, for the week ending May 6.

The rest of the top five is made up of the evergreen Grand Theft Auto V, which maintains its place at No.3, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (No.4) and Lego Worlds (No.5) both rise, week-on-week.

Elsewhere in the chart, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy debuts at No.31. The episodic game’s physical version launched this week–just a few days after Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hit cinemas in the UK–though the first episode has been available digitally since April 18.

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It is worth noting that Prey launched on Friday, May 5, so it had less time on the market this week compared to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which launched a week earlier. Deluxe is, however, exclusive to Nintendo Switch, whereas Prey is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Last week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe set a new franchise sales record in the US and zoomed to the top of both the Australian and UK games charts. In our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review, Kallie Plagge said Nintendo’s racer was already a “great racing game” when it was released in 2014 on Wii U, but the overhaul of Battle Mode makes it “well worth reinvesting yourself in Mario Kart 8 on Switch.”

Our Prey review in progress, meanwhile, noted the game’s frustrating Mimic enemies, and critic Tamoor Hussain said that, so far, the game offers a “vanilla combat experience.” Keep an eye on GameSpot for our full Prey review in the near future.

You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of sales monitor Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  2. Prey
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  5. Lego Worlds
  6. Rocket League
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Horizon Zero Dawn
  10. Forza Horizon 3

Vía https://www.gamespot.com/articles/top-10-uk-sales-chart-prey-beaten-in-debut-week-by/1100-6449866/