Thursday, April 3, 2008

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Hideo Kojima talks about Snake and life after

Hideo Kojima has said, "I really don't want to say that this the final game or this is the wrap up, but if I don't say it, people will make me create MGS again! So I have to say, 'Die, Snake,' and really end it so I can move on to something else!"

Of course, there's life after Snake. "Actually, it's a game, so even if Snake dies, the game can live on." In fact, the Metal Gear franchise may continue its life as anything but a game. "Maybe it'll be a novel or a comic – I do have some ideas." Don't expect Kojima to be hands-on with the process, though. "However, I have to say that I'm not going to do everything if we were to create it. Maybe I'll just produce or maybe design the game and just act on that role, so I won't be the total creator of that series if it happens."

Monster Hunter 2nd G recieves its first Download Content

Even thou Monster Hunter 2nd G was released last week, Capcom has already released its first set of download content for the game, knowing many of you haven't even slept a wink or put down your PSP since then. The Newest DLC features an extra quest that will involve defeating three different monsters: Tigarex, Daimyou Zazami and Ganototos. Vanquish 'em all and get a special title for your character.

Capcom knows people love Monster Hunter so they released the game and alot of extra's for the game that include a Monster Hunter PSP bundle, accessory kits and even energy drinks.

Father of Sony enters CE Hall of Fame

Ken Kutargi has long been named the "father of PlayStation," and that name has earned him a growing number of accolades. Most recently, he's been added to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. He'll join other notable inductees, such as the team that developed the first mobile phone and the "father of DVD." Not a bad list of people to join.

With over 200 million PlayStation-branded systems sold worldwide so far, it's clear that the lives of many people have been enhanced by Kutaragi's vision. Congrats to a well-deserved nod to his contribution to the world of consumer electronics.

PS3 80 gig underestimated by Sony

Scott Steinberg, admits that the company underestimated the demand for the 80GB PS3. He says the $100 extra for the 80GB model at $499 didn't seem "that big of a deal" to certain consumers. Beyond the price and obvious drive space difference, the 80GB enjoys backwards compatibility with many PS2 games, which the 40GB does not.

Steinberg states Sony is replenishing the marketplace with the 80GB model and expects to see "mass market appeal" from the upcoming$500 Metal Gear Solid bundle. At a minimum, expect one significant change in future PS3 models with the Sixaxis being tossed out and the DualShock 3 becoming the new hotness.

Echochrome download only PSP

Sony announced that their PSP version of Echochrome wii be a download only through the Playstation Network. It will offer 56 unique levels about the same as the Playstation 3 version which is odd from the Japanese 100 levels. Why did Sony make it download only is a question everyone wonders.