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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Asia, Pan-Asia Dissolved, One Company Formed

Sony have today announced that it is closing Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Asia and Sony Computer Entertainment Pan-Asia, replacing all three companies with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia. The one company will run across several territories, not entirely unlike SCEE has been doing for years. This will mean several big changes to the way these territories are run. Although it seems odd timing – what with it being April Fools and all – it’s also the first…

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Free Nintendo AR Cards with Pre-Paid Points Bring Favourite Characters to Life

Nintendo are adding a little bonus to the pre-paid points cards that they’re selling in Japan. They’ll now double as AR cards for the 3DS. With a variety of different characters to choose from and interaction between characters confirmed, wannabe photographers of all ages will have the opportunity to snap some of the most famous gaming characters in the world. Announced yesterday (April 1st) in a mini-Nintendo Direct, you’re able to use multiple AR cards at once, and combining characters…

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Valve Confirm Half-Life 4 (But Check the Date…) – A Short History of Half-Life Hope

Of all the nonsense we'll see today, this is probably going to be the most annoying. Valve have placed an entry for Half-Life 4 into the Steam registry. After so many years of teasing for Half-Life 3, I'm sure there are more than a few fans who will find this a little close to the bone.

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There’s Already a Petition to bring Hayter back to The Phantom Pain

It’s been only a little over twelve hours since we got our first proper look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and less since we discovered the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, David Hayter, would not be reprising his role. It’s odd – especially since the Japanese Snake actor is confirmed to be returning – and it’s made people angry. Some even feel dedicated enough to petition Kojima and Konami in the hopes of changing their…

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THQ Titles Begin to Disappear on PlayStation Store

THQ is gone and many of its top IPs have been bought up by other companies. This has meant some fantastic bargains for gamers across all platforms, but it seems that those days may be over. Several THQ-published games, including Red Faction: Guerilla, have disappeared from the EU PlayStation store. No word yet on if these titles are still available for download, or if the new owners are just changing the splash-screens, but if there's any THQ games that you've been putting off buying, now might be a good time to do so.

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Metal Gear Veteran Akio Ōtsuka Still Playing Big Boss in Japanese Phantom Pain

With the almost unthinkable announcement that David Hayter would not be returning for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, many people have taken to trying to explain why that might be. Perhaps Richard Doyle is coming in, now that Big Boss is getting older? Maybe a young Solid Snake is appearing, voiced by the only guy we thought could play the character? All are possible, if a little unfounded. The theories don’t hold much water when you realize Akio…

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Old Kojima Tweet Foretells Phantom Pain Reveal, Online Multiplayer, Release Date?

Can Kojima say or do anything that isn't later seen as part of some big conspiracy? In December 2011, the Metal Gear Solid creator posted a tweet about game promotion in the western market. At the time it had people scratching their heads - it didn't really fit with anything he'd been promoting up until that point (certainly not Metal Gear Rising). Move forward a year and a bit, and things are starting to fall into place...

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Phantom Pain – Hospital Level is a Tutorial

There are a lot of people debating the meaning behind the Hospital in the newly unveiled Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and rightly so. An awful lot of the new trailer seems to revolve around the area, as did the last trailer. Lost amid the excitement, however, is the fact that the Hospital is set to be the game’s opening tutorial level. This was confirmed by Kojima during the presentation. This means an awful lot to discussing the…

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The Phantom Pain is Metal Gear Solid V – Trailer

We all knew that The Phantom Pain was a Metal Gear Solid game, and that all the misdirection was just that. Today it has been confirmed that The Phantom Pain is actually Metal Gear Solid V, alongside an absolutely stunning 6 minute long trailer that will almost certainly have you on the edge of your seat. Don’t forget to slam the resolution up to 1080p. Some of it we’d seem before, a lot of it is brand new. It looks…

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Next Ninja Gaiden Made with Unreal Engine 3

There were rumours at the end of last year that the next Ninja Gaiden game, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, would be made using Epic’s Unreal Engine 3. Tecmo Koei and Epic have today confirmed those rumours, With a beautiful new cel-shaded art style, this new reboot of the infamously difficult series is bound to split fans, but no more so than the last iteration – Ninja Gaiden 3. Further information will be released about the game over the coming months,…

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