Metal Gear Solid 5: ‘Quiet’ PlayArts figure snapped by Kojima

Monday, 20 January 2014 08:39 GMT By Dave Cook

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s controversial female sniper Quiet has been immortalised in a new PlayArts Kai figure, which director Hideo Kojima has been taking photos of. See the work-in-progress model here.

Kojima has been taking a ton of photos recently. Here’s a batch showing Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes PS4 remote play, second screen map features and the PS4 boot-up screen.

It came from a tweet on Kojima’s personal feed, along with the following image:

You may remember Quiet due to some backlash hurled at Kojima last year for how the character was dressed. The director stressed that the reason for her skimpy outfit would be made clear in time.

What do you make of the Quiet figurine above? Let us know below.


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  1. Fin


    I’m sure this’ll help dispel the notion that guys who play games are just man-children.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    “Once you recognize the secret reason for her exposure, you will feel ashamed of your words & deeds.”

    I think we finally understand just what that “secret reason” is, and why we’ll “feel ashamed” for our deeds.

    This figure is even worse than the design in the game. Don’t try to justify jackshit after adding two extra cup sizes to her. No bullshit “reason” makes the actual purpose of her design more transparent than this.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Ali


    Take a look at Mirror Edge 2 Faith and take notes Kojima

    #3 1 year ago
  4. CycloneFox

    Oh it’s that debate again. I know, I might make myself unpopular with some people here, if I write this. But this has to be said:

    Seriously, this is getting on my nerves. MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway. It’s more problematic, how women are depicted in the TV nowerdays than this. Games are a kind of art and interfering with such debates or even censoring just hurts it.

    We all already know, that alot of modern gamers seem to be afraid of boobs, for some reason. Instead, they more and more seem to like short hair (what I associate with grannys, where it’s too dificult to care for long hair) and childlike or boylike bodies as a beauty ideal… I mean, what the hell?

    Oh and to behave as a feminist doesn’t make anyone more attractive, btw.

    More @ the topic: I don’t like the figure very much. Some details of the clothing are nice and all. But I don’t like the face so much, have seen much prettier faces on figures. Especially the figures of collectors editions for example of games mostly don’t have good faces, if they are not from manufacturers like Figma, for example.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin


    “MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway.”

    Errr, you wouldn’t know it, looking at that character’s design.
    Mature? More like snickering teenage boys.

    The comparison to TV is invalid – good TV these days (Good Wife, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Girls) all have strong female characters who aren’t just there for their looks.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @4 ““MGS is a mature game series and shouldn’t be played by children anyway.”

    We clearly have different definitions of maturity.

    Nobody said anything about children not playing this. That’s a different debate all together.

    “We all already know, that alot of modern gamers seem to be afraid of boobs.”

    No, they’re not.

    The issue has nothing to do with the fact that she has her breasts showing and everything to do with the facts that her breasts are showing purely for the sake of male titilation. When you reach a certain age, that sort of thing just becomes cringe worthy.

    “Oh and to behave as a feminist doesn’t make anyone more attractive, btw.”

    I’m going to present a suggestion to you that may potentially blow your mind. So be prepared.

    Are you ready?

    Many of us hold these opinions simply because its what we believe.

    “Games are a kind of art and interfering with such debates or even censoring just hurts it.”

    Nobody is claiming it should be censored. That doesn’t mean we can’t subjectively find it bad.

    “It’s more problematic, how women are depicted in the TV nowerdays than this.”

    Really? Because last time I checked most decent television was advancing leaps and bounds in their representation of women as characters in their own right. Mainly because television has been having the same arguments as video games have. The difference is that television is actually listening,

    #6 1 year ago
  7. mreko3230

    I have no problem with the way Quiet is depicted, but that figure just looks awful. If it looked more like the character from the game I think it would be alright. This design took away the femininity of the character and made it look like Quite has been using steroids.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. CycloneFox

    @5: Of course there are alot of exceptions. I never said, everything in the TV educates children to think women are shells at best and mostly just sex objects. And MGS doesn’t have weak women characters, itself. There is this one scene in MGS with Meryl as a ‘damsel in distress’. But she, like nearly every other woman in MGS, is a really strong character with alot of facets instead of only a one dimensional object, the male protagonist needs to save.

    But the more disturbing/problematic thing, what I see is the already mentioned beauty ideal. Woment today learn in the media, they have to be as thin and skinny as possible, while still looking feminine, which is no way in hell possible. That’s one reason, why I have a big problem with all those calling-themselves-guys running into all forums and blogs and posting how digusting big boobs are and instead take child-like women as the beauty ideal. I hope, you do realize, what’s wrong with that, don’t you?

    And I will stick to this: Even if the sad reality looks different, children mustn’t play video games like this. They should instead play outside, or play games which are suitable for children.

    @7: Totally agree with you.

    @6: It’s not a different debate. It’s actually the most important aspect about the women body depiction debate, wether or not children should see it. Because they are the ones, who need to form an image about women. What adults do with media is left to them.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    Good job missing / ignoring the point.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. CycloneFox

    @9: You are the one, missing / ignoring my point.

    Edit: Of yourse, I’m thanking you for dealing with my post in such a deep manner. I respect the points you have. But I just wanted to state, that not everything is just black and white. It’s not always bad to depict women in Kojima’s way.
    I try to take all of your points seriously. And of course, there is alot of truth in your words. But I try to make a totally different point from what you are refering to.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 No, I’m not, because the problem has absolutely nothing to do with the size of her breasts, and nobody is actually asking for wafer thin women outside of Hollywood.

    The game isn’t made for children… but nobody said it was.

    The age of gamers is rising, and many of us simply find very little appealing in exploitative “sexiness”. We’re not “afraid” of it, we just find it boring and crash and stupid. Nor are we doing it to impress women.

    The only reason she is 90% naked is because she’s female.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Kreion

    Yeah, you managed to completely ignore the arguments directed against you and instead start another argument with no evidence to back THAT up either. The question was never if she was weak or not – it was that she simply has no reason to be wearing what she’s wearing other than to draw the male gaze of the player. Why the hell would a sniper want to attract attention?!

    As for your second argument…where’s any evidence to back this up? I can see what you’re implying, but liking petite women doesn’t somehow make you love children in the same way, you ignorant moron. Go back to your cave where only your opinions matter, instead of trying to push the blame for your own ignorance on other flaws in society.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. CycloneFox

    @11: I totally agree with what you are saying on your last post.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. schnide


    MGS is a mature game series? The definition of mature isn’t this:

    “Being old enough to look at tits if you want to.”

    Mature means dealing with grown-up themes in grown-up ways. Looking at tits for the sake of looking at tits is what you start doing as a little boy.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Fin

    Yer, the whole point of this being ridiculous is because she’s only designed the way she is so guys get an erection.

    That’s the only reason. And it’s a fuckin ridiculous reason to design something.

    She could be exactly the same character, but dressed more realistically. Her current design feeds into everthing bad that’s thought about games and their players.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Dragon

    Allow me to hit my head on the wall.

    Seriously, its a character design, nothing else. But oh teh mature guys…

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 Sorry for actually having an adult conversation. We’ll make sure to refrain from such silliness in future for fear of causing you more brain damage from prolonged wall smashing.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. FeaturePreacher

    I think it’s an OK design. Although, I wonder if this toy is made by the same people who made the following:

    #18 1 year ago
  19. CycloneFox

    @14&15: I totally see your point and agree with you. And I think, I got a little carried away. The topic was just getting on my nerves for quite some time and this topic with the first few post, was the straw to break the camel’s back. One was refering to the problematic depiction of women debate, one was stating, her breasts are too big (of course, in reference to the figure, not the ingame-character, okay) and one even said, that all game-designers should orient to some EA-game charcter design. That’s why I got a little offtopic.

    Actually I don’t really like what I see from Quites character design yet and hope, that the game will save it somehow.
    Edit: Let’s be fair anyway, Quiet is living in Africa. No one would like to dress high-necked there. Her design is just a little too sexy.
    But my points up there are more in general and don’t necessarily refere to quiets cahracter design.

    I have to admit, anyway, that I more likely buy games with attractive women on it, than games with a guy carrying a gun. And I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. The main problem is parents tend to confuse games with childrens games because of words like ‘game’ or ‘play’ which is still suggesting something for kids.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. CyberMarco

    Are those real or implants? :P

    On a serious note, I agree with Michael, Fin(!) and the rest who said that this character’s representation is just a penis(fan)-service. But I wouldn’t say it’s a (huge) issue. There are other things to get upset regarding MGS.


    I just finished MGS4 the past week (yeah I know, don’t judge me) and I would say that the Beauty & Beast characters are more prone to be criticized. Don’t know if there was any controversy raised back when the game was released.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. FeaturePreacher

    @20 There wasn’t since no flesh was exposed. White knights only react to that. Did you shake the controller when you had conversations with Rose?

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Hybridpsycho

    Oh look, it’s this again. I can’t believe you guys are actually giving a fucking rats ass about this.

    It’s just fucking boobs get over it.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. CycloneFox

    @20: Actually, Kojima wanted the Beauty & Beast characters to be absolutely naked ingame for the end of each battle. For obvious reasons that never happened. But Isee your point there. There was no reason for the Beauty & Beast or some of the scenes with naomi, to be so sexy. In MGS3 for example, even my wife said, it’s totally fine how Eva was depicted, as she had her reasons to do, what she did. She and The Boss were really deep and goog cahracters, but MGS4 was sadly missing that point for Naomi and the Beauty & Beast cahracters.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Dirk


    Stop sexualizing plastic figures, why are you checking out cup sizes?

    Let’s have a quick look at this.

    People criticizing the way a woman looks? Yes.
    People criticizing the way a woman dresses? Yes.

    Keep fighting the good fight people…

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Ireland Michael

    @21 Women in the franchise have almost universally been portrayed terribly, as far back as Sniper Wolf wearing her outfit unzipped to her mid-drift… in freezing arctic temperatures.

    Rose was an insulting character because all she did was patronise Raiden and complain, and served no purpose in the story other than to act as an emotional foil, with no development as a character outside of how she progresses the male lead. She’s fairly disliked by a lot of fans for this reason.

    Don’t try to simplify people’s views on the subject just so you can shove them into a comfortable little box to fit with your accusations.

    @23 MGS3 was the one time when Kojima actually got it right.

    @24 “People criticizing the way a woman looks? Yes.
    People criticizing the way a woman dresses? Yes.”

    I’m not criticising the way a woman looks and dresses, because she isn’t a real woman. I’m criticising its value as a piece of art.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. FeaturePreacher

    @25 There’s no need to shoehorn anyone when they consistently do that themselves. Just wait for Soul Calibur 6 to appear and watch the predictable complaints from white knights to pop up.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Ireland Michael

    @26 Except they’re not and you’re making broad assumptions on an entire group of people that aren’t actually accurate. The criticism of Rose being just one example.

    Google “Objectification”. The problem isn’t with women being sexy.

    While you’re at it, also google “Patriarchy”.

    Its ironic that you mention Soul Calibur VI, considering that V is the first time in the series in a long while that they actually toned it down. Ivy isn’t even hanging out of her clothes in this one, for once.

    Soul Calibur isn’t claiming itself to be smart or artistically relevant though. Metal Gear Solid on the other hand. You don’t go into a pornography film expecting fine art.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. CyberMarco

    Regarding the B&B, I meant the character’s back-story and all those creepy details regarding their lives, rather than their appearance.

    During some moments in MGS4 I had a “Resident Evil-esque” feeling, with all those twisted things regarding the B&Bs, the FOXDIE virus etc. I could totally see Kojima making a Silent Hills games, as he mentioned in the past.

    @21 I missed that part, but I know what you mean! ;)

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Joe Musashi

    This is obviously because.. ..nanomachines.

    Also, for a series that has habitually had the player staring at a guy’s butt for most of its life the distress exhibited at this is bemusingly hypocritical.



    #29 1 year ago
  30. _LarZen_

    Games about killing, killing and more killing. Focus on weapons and killing.

    No problem!

    Sexy female. DISGUSTING and DISTURBING!

    Brainwashed people are always entertaining to read. Keep it up.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. absolutezero

    I think everyone needs a long tall glass of check your privilege.

    /tips fedora.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Ireland Michael

    @30 Brainwashed?

    Picking up a gun and choosing to fight is a *choice*. Eva *choose* to use her body as a weapon in that particular game. It was relevant to her character and the story. This is tits for tits sakes.

    Violence for violence sake is just as stupid and open to the exact same criticism.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. absolutezero

    Playarts Kai are really fucking terrible as well. Its Squares range of super poseable action figure, not a patch on the superior Figma.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Fin

    Man, ye lot are great at telling other people why they’re annoyed aren’t ye?

    Here’s my point, it’s not to do with realism or whatever, and I’m not DISGUSTED etc:

    It’s that anyone that doesn’t play games will look at this and roll their eyes. It creates a bad impression of the target audience.

    That’s not how we broaden the player base for games, it’s not how we grow as an art form and a medium, and it’s certainly not how we encourage more girls in the industry.

    That’s it, that’s the core problem.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. absolutezero

    What if thats not a problem for other people?

    Being deadly serious here as well. What if I don’t give a shit about the public at larges perception of video games? What if I think the medium will grow and develop regardless of fans hand wringing over silly things?

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Ireland Michael

    @35 If a game wants to claim to be valid art, it has to be open to scrutiny of its quality as such.

    There is a reason M. Night Shyamalan is not held is high regard as a master of his art. If Kojima wants to keep pretending his work is worthy of that sort of acclaim, his work has to live up to it.

    This is the equivalent of sticking Scarlet O’Hara in a one piece.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. silkvg247

    Well it’s certainly turned me off the game, and I like women! :p

    She looks like an alien. Skinny neck, disproportionate thighs and boobs. She frankly looks weird.

    If that’s some guys idea of sexy.. man.. I just have no words.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. CycloneFox

    @33: Totally agree with you. That’s why I don’t like most firegures in collectors editions, etc.

    @34: That point seems legit. I think, what I said before, that non-gamers/parents mostly suggest ‘games’ are something to ‘play’ with for kids, is a big problem that adds to your point. That is why I think it is important to keep children from games, they are too young for. Instead, people are always blaming the games and the gamers.

    @36: Art needs to be free of censorship and fear of critizism. It shouldn’t be influenced by gamers who are afraid of how the public eye will look at them when they enjoy games.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. absolutezero

    Wait wait wait games themselves are now claiming to be valid pieces of art?

    When did that happen?

    Thank fuck the movie industry never went through this horse shit. I’m sorry Universal Monster movies your worth to the human experience has been found lacking if we want the medium of cinema to mature and expand we must expunge you from existence.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Ireland Michael

    @39 Kojima himself is the one always going about the deep themes and social commentary and blah blah blah of his games.

    Most video games are disposable toys at best. Kojima is the one claiming they can be more. This isn’t the way of proving it.

    “Thank fuck the movie industry never went through this horse shit.”

    Are you kidding?

    #40 1 year ago
  41. absolutezero

    Still not seeing how saying a game has darker themes than whats come before is “claiming” its a serious work of art. Actually the only developer that comes to mind that claimed his work was art was Phil Fish. Funny that.

    You are making those connections and using them as a jumping off point to get riled. rabble rabble rabble.

    All video games are disposable toys, just like most works of fiction, most of cinema and almost all modern music. Theres nothing wrong with that. I think I prefer that.

    I think I would much rather have my comic books and my video games and sit in a corner and pretend there are’nt people out there that are so ashamed of their hobby they want to intrinsically change how it works to make them feel better.

    “Oh no its to help them grow into beautiful mature artistic butterflies! and not at all to do with me not being able to tell people I love videogames at dinner parties because they will look at me funny.”

    Thats pretty much how I see almost all of RPS’ output right now. We need to change and mature to make me feel better. I am offended and that makes me right. blah blah blah.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. RaikoRis

    “Culture Gap”

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    I’m not “offended” by it. I just find it stupid.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. ignisbadguy

    Pointless discussion aside, Quiet’s design is pretty ugly :P

    #44 1 year ago
  45. absolutezero

    Now you’ve done it!!

    Japan’s culture is wrong. Its insidious and needs to completely change! It makes me uncomfortable!



    #45 1 year ago
  46. _LarZen_


    And what is wrong with tits for tits sake? Or men pumped so full of steroids they cant scratch their back?

    I don’t see people going nuts about the XXX games that stereotype men?!

    This is like watching crazy Americans go nuts like when Janet Jackson had heir nipple shown at Super Bowl. And that is just one example of many.

    I find the entire situation embarrassing. Not because of how the female character “Quite” look. But because gaming sites focus on the sexual part and act like it’s horrible,disturbing,wrong and actively make bad focus towards it and make it out to be a big problem when it’s not.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. schnide


    “Games about killing, killing and more killing. Focus on weapons and killing.

    No problem!

    Sexy female. DISGUSTING and DISTURBING!

    Brainwashed people are always entertaining to read. Keep it up.”

    Fail. You need to advance your argument past that high school simplicity.

    Killing in most games is at least justified by some wafer-thin moral righteousness. It’s not just killing for fun’s sake, even if you do get some enjoyment out of it.. because that would just be murder. There have only been a few games which tried that (Thrill Kill, Manhunt etc.) and they were rightly called out for that. In MGS, Snake is a grizzled veteran who doesn’t enjoy killing but does it for a cause.

    In contrast, this ‘sexiness’ of Quiet, if you really do find it sexy, is just there to give you a hard-on and make you part with your dollars or pounds. So that’s a virtual woman, designed by a man, that you find sexy.

    There’s no reason for her to be dressed like that otherwise. More to the point, it works against the context of the game itself, because it doesn’t make sense for her to wear that in a combat environment.

    So after all that, tell us – do you enjoy being given a boner by a man for money? :D

    #47 1 year ago
  48. Joe Musashi

    I am disgusted by thing!
    You should be disgusted by thing too!
    Here are the reasons I think you should feel how I feel about thing.
    You are still not feeling the same as me? You are wrong.
    Now I am more disgusted and you are to blame.



    #48 1 year ago
  49. Ireland Michael

    @44 The title is lazy, and Kojima bounces back and forth if you read the actual article.

    “Kojima went on to discuss the nature of interactivity, using the example of concept cars. “You don’t have to be able to drive a car, but if it’s called a car and it has artistic elements in the visuals, then it’s art.”

    Just replace the word car with video game.

    #49 1 year ago
  50. absolutezero

    As strange as it seems Mike I’m not directly refering to you in my posts, not 100% anyway. More the internet at large tumblr massif.

    I’ve mentioned it multiple times before in many different threads but I also think Quiet’s design is atrocious, just from a purely aesthetic point of view. Its terrible in relation to the rest of the cast from the same game (and thats saying something when one of the bad guys is The Red Skull) and the rest of the series as a whole. I’ve come to expect far more from Shinkawa and this just seems lazy, its clashing, its jarring and its ugly.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. absolutezero


    Did you just berate someones argument and then go onto shoe horn in a gay insult at the end?

    Really? Jesus Christ.

    “There’s no reason for her to be dressed like that otherwise.”

    How would you know this? Really, humour me.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Fin

    Yup, I want the industry to have the same prestige and respect as TV, film and music.
    Indie games are a start, but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Jet Black

    The action figure is described as being “Work In Progress”, Guess they’ve still got to design some clothes then…

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @46 “And what is wrong with tits for tits sake? Or men pumped so full of steroids they cant scratch their back?”

    Nothing, if that’s what you want.

    Like I said, you don’t go into a pornography film expecting social commentary. And vica versa.

    “I don’t see people going nuts about the XXX games that stereotype men?!”

    Nobody is “going nuts”. It’s an incredibly narrow view to assume that just because people are critically examining something or think about it on anything more than a simple level that they’re “going nuts”.

    Meathead guys in meathead games are just as stupid as this whole Quiet design is, as far as I’m concerned. Nothing bores me faster than a bunch of guys shouting and screaming at each other while bullets rain overhead. Or excessive gore purely for the sake of it.

    Don’t assume that everyone shares one set view on this stuff.

    @50 Thank you for understanding the simple issue here: context.

    @52 “but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.”

    We’re never going to get there as long as Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy are considered the pinnacle of video game storytelling.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. fihar

    For me, the problem isn’t so much Quiet’s clothing, or a lack thereof, but rather Kojima’s insistence on claiming that there is actually some deeper context on why she’s dressed like that.

    When he said that he just wanted to make Quiet sexy, it could’ve ended there. It’s not totally okay, but at least I’d understand.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. efnaldinho


    “Kojima went on to discuss the nature of interactivity, using the example of concept video game. “You don’t have to be able to drive a video game, but if it’s called a video game and it has artistic elements in the visuals, then it’s art.”

    Yeah mate, that makes a lot of sense.

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Jet Black

    Here’s one for the ladies out there…

    #57 1 year ago
  58. absolutezero

    Its funny that the only time I ever see people complaining about man-hunk characters in video games is in reply to people pointing out that no one complains about man-hunk characters in video games.

    #58 1 year ago
  59. efnaldinho

    Can I also say, having not played the game nor been privy to almost all of the cutscenes, I feel especially qualified to say that Quiet is what is keeping video games from being embraced by the alumni of Oxbridge.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. ignisbadguy

    It’s Kojima, his words never make sense.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. efnaldinho

    @60 I think you might need to see the 49th post to not look like an embarrassment.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Ireland Michael

    @58 You don’t remember the half year or so when everyone used to accuse me of being an Xbot who hated Sony because I complained that God of War was a soulless franchise whose only selling point was its tastelessly excessive gore and grotesquely violent protagonist?

    I regularly berate games for being violence for violence sake.

    #62 1 year ago
  63. Fin


    Nah bro, just symptomatic innit.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. schnide


    Is your username related to the amount of value your posts contribute? There was absolutely no gay insult whatsoever. Don’t try and force any homophobia you might have on me. The OP was saying that he found Quiet sexy. My question was whether he still found Quiet sexy knowing that she’s created from the mind of a man.

    And to answer your second question, because female snipers aren’t dressed like that. And if Kojima does have this earth-shattering literary masterpiece of a background for her, he’s doing “her” and himself a disservice by just putting the image of her out there to appear as nothing but fan-wank material.

    #64 1 year ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    Just for comparison sake…

    Another famous character in a desert:

    #65 1 year ago
  66. absolutezero

    Yeah thats why you felt the need to bookend it with a cheeky passive aggressive smiley.

    Would you say the same thing about the great works of art through out history that have been created for titillation? Most of those were created by men, actually what about wank material created by women are those somehow more acceptable? Skullgirls comes to mind there.

    That should also be “because snipers” are’nt dressed like that, just like there are no men with skull heads leading para-military groups and Metal Gears are not a thing.

    #66 1 year ago
  67. schnide

    @Ireland Michael

    You, sir, talk a lot of sense – as in, you can actually make an argument, rather than just start one.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Ireland Michael

    @67 I think absolutezero is making arguments just as good (if not better) than mine.

    But thank you. Your comment makes a refreshing change from “u gay ass boob hating xbot fsggot!1!!”

    #68 1 year ago
  69. absolutezero

    This is an even better example. This is how you do it.

    #69 1 year ago
  70. schnide


    “Passive aggressive smilie”? Take your horny fanboy rage somewhere else mate. We’re trying to have a grown-up discussion here.

    Give me an example of such artworks. Yes – if the goal of that art was designed to titilate and clearly works in context, unashamedly of that goal, then yes. In contrast, MGS can be just as successful a girl on its own merits instead of needing to resort to big tits wrapped in string.

    And finally, exactly. When skull-headed paramilitary leaders and metal gears are more believable than a big-titted girl dressed in a bikini who can operate a sniper rifle in a combat environment, then yes, we have a problem.

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Ireland Michael

    @69 Its a pity Unearthed is terrible.

    The female character was designed that way because it is a “MENA” (Google it) game, unfortunately. Just appealing to the tastes of the market. Breasts sell in the west I guess. *shrug*

    @70 You’re being unnecessarily snide (wait, now I get it…) towards absolutezero.

    #71 1 year ago
  72. efnaldinho

    Schnide is having a mare here.

    Can’t believe you’re insinuating that a girl can’t use a sniper rifle.


    #72 1 year ago
  73. schnide

    @71 @72

    No, I’m not (to either of your points). I was accused of gaybashing, so I’ll defend myself against that as vigorously as I like.

    #73 1 year ago
  74. Tormenter

    Kojima has been in the news a LOT more than usual these days. Do you think he’s beginning to catch on to his increasing irrelevence and is just whoring himself out to say “I’m still design god11!!1″?

    He’s not of course.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Ireland Michael

    @74 Twitter happened.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. Djoenz

    Wahahahahahaahahah what a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #76 1 year ago
  77. Dragon

    I am not offended by it, but being a mature guy, I will still come on every such page and bash games and Japan.

    All in the name of being a mature guy.

    Seriously mature guys, learn something called TOLERANCE. Its not for you, move on.

    Also, give me a break. Ever seen such things in movies and books. Yup. Its just that they dont have mature guys shouting on internet about it.
    For a change, learn to be mature, will ya?

    #77 1 year ago
  78. Ireland Michael

    @77 Who is bashing Japan?

    “Ever seen such things in movies and books. Yup. Its just that they dont have mature guys shouting on internet about it.”

    I’m pretty sure Roger Ebert made a living doing just that.

    In fact, I’m pretty sure movie critics in general are more critical of their particular hobby than most video game journalists are of video games. Which is sad.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. Tormenter


    I was right then, whoring.

    #79 1 year ago
  80. Dragon

    And? So you are Roger Ebert of video games?

    Do you also go to movie and TV shows forums and bash needless sex scenes that are rampant in western media?

    Personally, I hate shows like Game of Thrones etc. for needless violence and sex scenes and so on. But I understand people like it, and turn the other way.
    Seems better option to me than going to every forum page and regurgitating same over and over again.
    “We heard ya the first time”. Funny you say that to salarta and yet do the same thing on every such damn page.

    #80 1 year ago
  81. RaikoRis

    Its a fan service.
    “Japan has conservative factions, but they have, as yet, failed to make a dramatic dent in Japanese society’s tolerance of raciness and fan service. After all, it is not a country in the sway of a global monotheistic religion. Much of the argument for censorship is based on what Westerners will think of them.”

    #81 1 year ago
  82. Ireland Michael

    @80 Except I don’t. I post on lots of different threads about lots of different topics. Regularly positive.

    But positive news rarely gets reactions out of people, so it tends to get skimmed over.

    I like Metal Gear Solid, for the record. You can like something and still be critical of it. This may surprise you.

    #82 1 year ago
  83. Dragon

    Yup. And some people just are that, too conservative.

    Why do I care about what others enjoy?

    Call me when you visit a thread containing even a hint “sexy/anti-feminist” art and dont go an a barrage of needless bashing, along with “otakus suck”, and adding a bit of “lol Japan”.

    Mature guys suck more in my humble opinion.

    #83 1 year ago
  84. StephonTooley

    My Uncle Tristan got a 9 month old Audi S6 from only workin on a home computer. visit homepage (Home more information)

    #84 1 year ago
  85. Ireland Michael

    @83 You do understand that otaku is a derogatory term, right?

    I’m not quite sure how that equates to “bashing Japan”.

    #85 1 year ago
  86. Stardog

    @52 “Yup, I want the industry to have the same prestige and respect as TV, film and music.

    Indie games are a start, but we’re never going to get there if this is considered good character design.”

    We’ll only get that when hipsters stop getting outraged at every sight of cleavage, and stop telling creators how characters should be designed.

    #86 1 year ago
  87. jon_

    So many comments about sexism, feminism and such, but nobody said anything about the joints of the figure, they look horrible.

    #87 1 year ago
  88. Fin


    “We’ll only get that when hipsters stop getting outraged at every sight of cleavage, and stop telling creators how characters should be designed.”

    Man you’re smart aren’t ya. The reason games aren’t held up like film or tv isn’t because they’re perceived as being juvenile, but because people complain about them being juvenile!

    Where’d you get your PhD in equality, if you don’t mind me asking?

    #88 1 year ago
  89. Ireland Michael

    @86 Nobody has a problem with cleavage. And nobody is telling the creator to change it

    They’re simply saying that they personally think it isn’t a very good design. Reactionary accusations at people with different opinions don’t help to foster good debate.

    That seems to be the difference between gaming and othe mediums. Other mediums can actual discuss critical opinions of the artform without having a hernia or insulting everyone with a different opinion.

    Hipsters? Seriously?

    @88, But Fin, it’s not gaming’s fault that the hobby is treated as the domain of agressive, anti social lunatics! It’s everyone else’s! I’LL RIP YOUR HEAD OFF IF YOU DONT AGREE!

    #89 1 year ago
  90. Djoenz

    Some ppl just dont get it man. Full retard mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Shitty design, boobs for boobs sake. Her flesh will be scorched in the desert..mmmm I love bacon!

    Then Playarts comes along and Kojima takes a pic of it to show off and the way he is trying to justify it and get back at the complainers.

    I’ll be damned. The gaming industry will never progress with rubbish like this.
    If you are going to compare games to movies etc. then seriously would you take a female sniper like this in any live action movie or show seriously?

    I love boobs but this is just pathetic.

    #90 1 year ago
  91. Legendaryboss

    I don’t care and neither should you all, it is a video game stop giving virtual reality such high and/or moral standards.

    This is roughly the same thing i said last time, condensed.

    No one cared when Johnny was butt naked in MGS 1 but we are all in a tizzy over Quiet who is still clothed somewhat.

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Dragon


    There are loads of “erotic” books, movies with porn, violence and so on.
    And those are supposedly “more mature” medium of entertainment.

    So, “mature gamers”, why doesn’t “juvenile” video games also have that stuff? Oh wait, they cannot even digest some skin, let alone much more.

    Its all about diversity in the end. If you really think you represent a fight to “mature” the video game industry, then you are sorely mistaken.
    You are just doing the opposite, that is, keep games sanitized for kids.

    Let and let live. Too hard to follow?

    #92 1 year ago
  93. Hybridpsycho

    Oh no, women characters are being objectified in a game, hurr durr.

    *Looks at all the male characters* Same amount, if not more objectification.

    #93 1 year ago
  94. Fin


    You’re talking shit really. This ain’t about eroticism or skin or whatever. It’s dressing a female character for sex appeal. Nothing else. Just sex appeal. I, and others, feel like this isn’t a great way for the medium to show its maturity.

    Too hard to follow?

    It’s cool if you just want to say we hate boobs, and that we hate diversity (nice one working that word in by the way).


    Ya! Wait. No.

    #94 1 year ago
  95. Dragon

    So, what is your problem if someone likes “sex appeal”. Who are you to decide if its mature or not?

    These kinds of things exist in all other forms of entertainment for AGES. And you think this shows games in a bad light?


    #95 1 year ago
  96. monkeygourmet

    I like the fact she has ripped her leggings / tights but decided to keep them on anyway…

    “I would be naked without them!!!” :)

    #96 1 year ago
  97. Fin


    |Who are you to decide if its mature or not?

    Really? You think a female character in a game about war and killing being dressed in a bikini is mature?

    |These kinds of things exist in all other forms of entertainment for AGES. And you think this shows games in a bad light?

    Other entertainment doesn’t have to contend with a stereotyped audience – people who play games are perceived to be male, white, straight, 16-32, single, socially awkward. Something like this just perpetuates the stereotype.

    Do you honestly think that someone outside the games industry would see that character design and think “I’m sure there’s a great mature story to go along with it”.

    #97 1 year ago
  98. Hcw87

    The funny thing is that MGS games have ALLWAYS been over the top, with unrealistic characters. Why should MGS 5 be different? Did you expect it to suddenly turn into a fully realistic game?

    Also, it’s a japanese game. Japanese games allways have sexy women in them (but thankfully in this case, it’s not child-like characters like in certain other games).

    #98 1 year ago
  99. Fin


    I like to think people’s attitudes change ;)

    #99 1 year ago
  100. Hcw87

    I don’t think men will ever stop liking to stare at boobs. And people will exploit that until the end of time.

    #100 1 year ago
  101. Legendaryboss

    Me. The Wonderful 101.

    #101 1 year ago
  102. Panthro

    You are still all arguing about this? Get over yourselves jesus its a character they have created they can do whatever the fuck they like.

    I can understand if you went into the game not knowing about her and then got aggressively offended (I actually can’t really) but he has already made the games series titillation very clear ever since MGS1 so you are all wasting your time arguing about it. Move on with your lives.

    #102 1 year ago
  103. Ireland Michael

    @98 We have very different definitions of what constitutes sexy.

    #103 1 year ago
  104. Hcw87

    The majority of men in the world will look at her character ingame and think she’s sexy.

    That shit sells. So it’s smart business practice, that’s all. Aslong as the characters looks like they are of legal age, i have no problem with this whatsoever.

    I also doubt that anyone who’s interested in playing the game (as in MGS fans or action game fans in general) will choose NOT to play the game just because of this character. There are far worse things in the world to be legitimately upset about.

    #104 1 year ago
  105. Panthro


    What I imagine your definition of sexy is…


    I like girls… But I have never bought a game just because it has nudity or ‘sxc grls’ in it.

    Does it really ‘sell’ games? IMO I doubt it does.

    #105 1 year ago
  106. Fin


    Dude, America Ferrera is hot as FUCK.

    #106 1 year ago
  107. Panthro


    That’s not really America Ferrara thought is it…

    It’s a character she plays called Ugly Betty, and in that picture she is not ‘hot as FUCK’ ;)

    Maybe in real life she is, but not dressed like that.

    I only chose an Ugly Betty picture because I couldn’t be bothered to find a picture of a hipster-ish girl who has the dress sense of a 70 year old librarian.

    #107 1 year ago
  108. Ireland Michael

    @104 “The majority of men in the world will look at her character ingame and think she’s sexy.”

    Then I think the majority of men have very low standards.

    But I don’t actually think most men think that way, I think most will look at this for five seconds and think it’s stupid.

    “That shit sells. So it’s smart business practice, that’s all.”

    And that is what separates entertainment from art.

    “I also doubt that anyone who’s interested in playing the game (as in MGS fans or action game fans in general) will choose NOT to play the game just because of this character. There are far worse things in the world to be legitimately upset about.”

    MGS fans… like myself?

    @105 Not even close.

    #108 1 year ago
  109. Hcw87

    It doesn’t sell the game in itself, it just helps to some extent. They won’t have LESS sales because they have sexy characters in it. Far from it.

    You’re in the minority here. If they recieved the same backlash like MS did at E3 then they’d change it for sure. I just don’t see it happening.

    This is such a small thing to be upset about.

    Start looking at the anime inspired games instead (Persona for example). There you have characters that look like they’re 10-12 being naked in showers. THAT is something to be upset about.

    #109 1 year ago
  110. Panthro


    #110 1 year ago
  111. Ireland Michael

    @109 “You’re in the minority here.”

    I don’t think I am.

    I appreciate class over crass, and I’m of the belief that most women do too.

    I guess this is the difference between being old and being young.

    “Start looking at the anime inspired games instead (Persona for example).”

    I have criticised Persona in the past for it’s fairly tasteless visual depiction of teenage girls, so that seems like an odd example to bring up. In fact, I brought up that very example recently.

    #111 1 year ago
  112. Hcw87

    I meant in general that people should start looking into those games instead of overanalyzing this particular game. It’s just nowhere near bad enough to have a serious discussion over.

    #112 1 year ago
  113. Ireland Michael

    @112 That is definitely true.

    #113 1 year ago
  114. Dragon

    “Other entertainment doesn’t have to contend with a stereotyped audience – people who play games are perceived to be male, white, straight, 16-32, single, socially awkward. Something like this just perpetuates the stereotype.”
    It doesn’t. And you are over-exaggerating the “stereotype”.
    And really, I doubt such thing exists. Even if it does, it will eventually fade away with time as games become an older medium of entertainment.

    Gaming is an universal form of entertainment enjoyed in various forms by various people. And people have no business to question what others enjoy, as long as its permissible by law.

    Everyone has his own morality meter, inspired by his culture and surroundings, it would be so better if people can respect others too.

    You are upset with something? Fine. Let others enjoy and turn your face to other side. Its a small thing called “TOLERANCE“, something I feel is lacking in many people here.

    #114 1 year ago
  115. dtyk

    While I too think the design is ridiculous, I’m surprised why no one shits on Marvel/DC Heroines or basically 90 percent of American Media.

    Plus, this “ridiculous” scantily clad sniper is featured in a game that has a flaming exploding whale soaring in the sky that’s had a history of featuring cyborg ninjas and immortal sexual vampire. She seems relatively normal compared to the rest of the setting.

    #115 1 year ago
  116. Ireland Michael

    @115 “While I too think the design is ridiculous, I’m surprised why no one shits on Marvel/DC Heroines or basically 90 percent of American Media.”

    DC: While many of these women may be scantily clad, they are portrayed as powerful, emotionally independent characters who can go toe to toe with their male counterparts. Women don’t have a problem with looking sexy. Women have a problem with sexual design used at the expense of character.

    Marvel: Marvel rarely does this anymore, and has largely moved past this comic book stereotype in recent years. This is the cover of their latest all girl superhero team.

    American media: American media in recent years has made huge steps in the way it portrays female characters. See for example: The Hunger Games, Brave, Frozen, Kick Ass and most science fiction shows for the past 20 years.

    Hollywood is quickly coming around to the fact that female led movie are in fact a huge money maker.

    Shitty exploitation TV is still made, but it gets called out on it when it happens and isn’t given a free pass. Neither should video games.

    The assumption that other media isn’t called on this crap is flat out bull. Movie critics especially are far more willing and likely than video game journalists to be critical of their medium’s output.

    This might surprise many of you, but those of us criticising this are not actually prudes.

    #116 1 year ago
  117. insomnianicrockdog

    @Ireland Michael You know what you should do? Write a letter to Konami or simply don’t buy the game if it goes against your morals. It’s FAR better than nagging about it hear.

    #117 1 year ago
  118. salarta

    You know, I’ve realized something over the past few months. According to society…

    This is a feminist icon:
    This is an anti-feminist icon:

    At this point, I think bitching about showing too much skin is just bitching. Now the reasons for how much skin is showing, that’s a different story.

    #118 1 year ago

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    Epic Mickey seemed like a surprising follow-up project from the man who made Deus Ex, but Warren Spector has put down rumours of a difficult relationship with Disney. Epic Mickey displays several qualities found in Spector’s other games and which he has always espoused in interviews – heck, this is the man whose dream it […]

  • Ubisoft makes good on Child of Light promise with free eBook

    Child of Light fans can check out a gorgeous new illustrated book set in the world of Lumeria. Earlier this month, creator Patrick Plourde confirmed that there were more Child of Light projects on the way. As we expected from the cagey wording, at least the first of these projects isn’t a game: it’s an […]

  • Half-life episode from Junction Point would have featured a magnet gun

    Half-life seems to be on near permanent hold, but at least we can glean some insight into what might once have been. Junction Point’s cancelled Half-life game came up in Warren Spector’s Reddit AMA overnight. Commenting that he isn’t sure whether he’ll get into legal trouble for discussing the project, Spector gave a few comments […]

  • Destiny: exclusive shader, emblem on offer with Nepal benefit shirt

    Destiny developer Bungie has asked Guardians to offer their aid, and they’ve already responded in troves. A new Destiny shirt added to the Bungie Store is the object of a fundraising drive to provide aid in Nepal following a devastating earthquake this week. Bungie popped the pretty stylish shirt on sale earlier today, offering an […]

  • What does the creator of Deus Ex think of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided?

    Deus Ex creator Warren Spector seems pretty positive about the direction the sci-fi series has followed under Square Enix’s hand. Deus Ex was created by Spector and his team at Ion Storm, and remained with Eidos after the developer shuttered. When Square Enix purchased the British publisher, it put new studio Eidos Montreal to work […]

  • Protest Goat secures future for Elite Dangerous destruction derbies

    One of the stranger and more beautiful stories to manifest in the gaming world this week, I think. Elite: Dangerous has given birth to an unintended, emergent style of gameplay; a destruction derby like affair where players gather in no combat areas to both race and gleefully smash into each other until a victor limps […]

  • Destiny’s stunning landscapes captured in panoramas

    Destiny has some beautiful environments, which screenshots don’t necessarily do justice to. Walking around Destiny exclaiming over the lighting effects and the tiny animated details is the best way to experience Bungie’s tremendous achievements, but these panorama images stitched together from in-game screenshots are a good second. Click to see them fullsize. Redditor CenturyEagle made […]

  • Star Wars Disney Infinity re-release on the cards – rumour

    Star Wars is a no-brainer for Disney Infinity, and at long last it looks like it’s happening. A Star Wars re-release called Disney Infinity 3.0 has reportedly leaked from German retailers. We have to lable this one a rumour as we haven’t seen the original source, but the story was originally reported by DisKingdom, which […]

  • Award-winning mobile indie Monument Valley out now on Windows Phone

    Windows Phone’s game selection can be a bit restrictive, but has expanded delightfully today: Monument Valley is now available. Monument Valley is one of those gorgeous, mind-bending puzzlers the indie scene produces on the regular, winning awards and consuming everyone’s lives for weeks on end. Developed by Ustwo Games, with beautiful, understated art from Ken […]

  • Old-school EverQuest servers safe from legal troubles thanks to Daybreak agreement

    EverQuest rights holder Daybreak Game Company given its blessing to the wonderful Project 1999. EverQuest: Project 1999 is one of those lovely ideas that it are all too often crushed by the realities of the games industry. An entirely fan-managed affair, it provides an emulated version of the classic EverQuest experience, which is no longer […]

  • Free Dragon Age short stories fill us in on Corypheus’s followers

    Dragon Age: Inquisition developer BioWare invites you to learn more about the lore and characters that make up its beautiful role-playing setting. Dragon Age is set in Thedas, a world still only partially revealed by the three core games to date. BioWare puts a heck of a lot of work into its worldbuilding, employing a […]

  • Remember that gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo? It now utilizes DirectX 12

    Remember the gorgeous Luminous Engine tech demo Square Enix showed off three years ago? The firm showed it again at Microsoft’s Build Conference, this time utilizing DirectX 12. The Witch Chapter 0 [cry] real-time tech demo was created from research Square conducted using real-time CG technology and DX12 in collaboration with Microsoft and Nvidia. The […]

  • Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones sneaks onto GOG and Steam services

    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones can now be purchased through GOG and Steam. On both services it will run you £12.99/€14.99/$14.99. Links here and here. The game features: Fully explorable ‘Metroidvania’ style overworld, laying siege to a diabolical cloning facility with varied and detailed environments. A variety of special equipment to unlock new […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Ascendance has arrived on PC, PlayStation consoles

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players on PC and PlayStation consoles can now download the Ascendance DLC. The second content pack contains the OHM weapon, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the second entry in the Exo Zombies saga, Infection. Four new maps are also included: Perplex, Site 244, Climate, and Chop Shop. Ascendance was […]

  • Latest Xbox 360 system update is live, now supports 2TB hard drives

    Xbox 360 now supports 2TB hard drives via the latest system update for the console. Support for the drives was announced earlier this month and has been available for preview members. “In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive,” said the firm. “If you are using 16GB of […]

  • Kickstarter for Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee launches tomorrow

    Playtonic Games has announced the Kickstarter campaign for its spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie series, Yooka-Laylee, will launch tomorrow. The title of the game was announced today along with the Kickstarter date. Formerly known as Project Ukulele, the 3D platformer is said to be “between the size of Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie,” and stars Yooka […]

  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]