Trailer Time: Metal Gear Solid V and Details

Fans of Solid Snake, rejoice!  Five minutes of trailery goodness and details on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain straight from the GDC.

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, Konami’s Hideo Kojima showed the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which you can now watch below!

Last August, Kojima announced an open-world game titled “Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes” and then in December, at the Spike Video Game Awards, a trailer for a game called “The Phantom Pain” was revealed. As it turns out, both were promos for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

“‘The Phantom Pain’ and ‘Ground Zeroes’ put together is ‘Metal Gear Solid V,’” Kojima said today. The game will run on Kojima Productions’ FOX Engine. Here’s the official announcement:

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the next chapter in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. To reinforce the announcement and address all the questions fans have been asking all year, Kojima Productions unveiled a brand new trailer for the new title at this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco.

“Following the success of METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS, we have extremely high expectations for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “We hope to expand and revolutionize the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise utilizing the FOX Engine, while providing fans the high-quality and immersive experience they have come to expect from Kojima Productions.”

First unveiled in METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER, the new METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN trailer shows the fall of Mother Base and provides visual hints that unveil the connection between METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES and METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The trailer also showcases the FOX Engine’s exceptional level of visual quality with seamless integration of gameplay and cut scenes.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN will be released on the Sony PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

CBS Announces Renewals for the 2013 – 2014 TV Season

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CBS announced 18 returning series have been renewed for the 2013-2014 broadcast season.  The only shows I watch on CBS are The Big Bang Theory and The Amazing Race, so this all means little to me but somehow they are the most-viewed network.  Here are all 18 of the little devils:
* NCIS
* The Big Bang Theory
* Elementary
* 60 Minutes
* How I Met Your Mother (9th and final season wherein the kids will finally be
   told their mother is a robot and the whole thing’s been a lie)
* 2 Broke Girls
* Mike & Molly
* CSI
* NCIS: Los Angeles
* Person of Interest
* Blue Bloods
* Hawaii Five-O
* The Mentalist
* The Amazing Race
* Survivor
* Undercover Boss
* 48 Hours

If you’re wondering why Two and Half Men isn’t on that list….get off my page.  No, seriously, get out.  Shoo!

Christopher Nolan Interested in Matthew McConaughey for Interstellar

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I think I’ve been pretty upfront with my Nolan worship.  Let’s make this clear: best director working today.  Bar none.  I hear he’s doing a movie and that movie instantly becomes my most anticipated film of the year.  Post-Batman, Nolan’s first film will be Interstellar, a science fiction film based on the theory of wormhole travel (if that doesn’t click, grab a Trekkie and they’ll explain).  He’ll be writing the screenplay with his brother Jonathan and he apparently wants Matthew McConaughey for the lead.  I trust Nolan so much that this doesn’t make me nervous.  Nope.  Not a bit.  There was a time I couldn’t stand Gary Oldman and now he’s Commissioner Gordon to me forever.  I trust you, Chris.  I’ll be there November 2014 when Interstellar opens.

Top 5: XBOX 360 Games

 Top 5: TV Episodes of All-Time (Comedy Edition)

It’s pretty much the worst kept secret in the entertainment industry that Microsoft is planning on unveiling the new XBOX some time next month.  As a gamer and more specifically an XBOX freak, this is of extreme interest to me.  I’m excited about some of the things I’ve heard rumored and nervous about others.  I think the biggest thing will be how much of what gamers have accumulated in the way of saves, avatar misc, achievements and gamerscore will translate to the next console.  Backwards compatibility is a must.  I was a Sony fanboy until the PS3 announced they were going to adopt the Nintendo model of making your games obsolete every time a new console comes out.  I’ve got 84,658 points of gamerscore I want coming with me to the Infinity (or whatever it’s called).  Yes, I know that number off the top of my head, why?

I’ve played a LOT of games for the 360.  I believe I have achievements in 257 games, so I think I have enough experience to lay out what I believe are the best five games released for the system to date.  I emphasize “to date” because due to desperate online selling of whatever I could grab, I funded Bioshock Infinite and so far it is astoundingly good.

1. Bioshock
2. Fallout 3
3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4. Mass Effect 2
5. Batman: Arkham City

Honorable Mentions: Assassin’s Creed 2, Borderlands, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Gears of War 2, Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, Red Dead Redemption, Rock Band 2, The Walking Dead

 

Game of Thrones Season 3 Sunday at 9 PM

KT community, I have been content to wait for the blu rays on Game of Thrones the first two seasons because I am current on the books so I know what happens.  Let us assume I live under the domain of an evil cable company that will not extend HBO to my cable without my sacrificing a goat and rewiring my house (one of those things is actually true).  I am aware of HBO’s penchant for hoarding their content distribution.  Are there any options to watch after the fact that you know of?  iTunes?  I must needs to return to Westeros and I call upon your aid!

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