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GOONL!NE: The Game of the Year Awards 2009

Posted in 2k Games, Activision, Atari, Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Eidos, Final Fantasy XIII, Konami, Microsoft Games Studios, Namco Bandai Partners (Atari EU), Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Square Enix, Square Enix Europe (Eidos), Take Two, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , on December 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

It’s that time of year, folks.

The time where we sort the men from the boys, the wheat from the chaff and find out which is better: Coke or Pepsi? Daddy or Chips? But in our case, Uncharted 2 or Modern Warfare 2.

These are just two of the game that are in the running for Game of the Year 2009, alongside Batman: Arkham Asylum and Street Fighter IV.

We do have other awards too though, you know. So, let’s not waste any other time, and let’s get cracking. All of the awards are below.

Just one thing though: all of the staff involved in the process, both full-time and freelance, had a clean slate. They were free to pick any game that was on the consoles as their nomination. Basically, you picked Left 4 Dead 2 as a nomination in GOTY, it would also go down as your vote for GOTY. Same for all the other categories.

This could mean you may only see one game completely run away with it in one category, while it becoming very close in others.

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European Game Releases – 16/11 – 20/11

Posted in Codemasters, EA, Konami, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Valve, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on November 20, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

A bit later then usual, but better now on release then never.

Still other then The Saboteur (R.I.P Pandemic), these are the last blockbusters of this year, but we go out with AAA games, not ass quailty games. Speaking of “ass”, the main game for this week is, of course, Assassin’s Creed II.

We’ve been covering it from the beginning of the year, before it was announced, up until now. Look for review on it shortly, but we’re properly pumped for it, lets just say.

Also out this week is Left 4 Dead 2 for the Xbox 360. This is another one which you should be getting asap by the looks of it. Dave has been writing up his review for a bit now, so expect it hopefully by early next week.

Catch the full list after the jump.

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Metal Gear Solid Coming To EU PSN This Week

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store with tags , on November 16, 2009 by James Love

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Metal Gear Solid is finally coming to the EU PlayStation Store this week, months after it’s release on the NA and Japanese stores.

PlayStation Store Team Member Mike Kebby wrote on his Twitter page  “EU PS Store will see some Snake related goodness this week – yup, MGS is a coming.”

The game will retail at £7.99/€9.99, and will be on the Store this Thursday.

Kojima To Create New Game After MGS Rising and Peace Walker

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , on October 16, 2009 by James Love

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Say the name Hideo Kojima to a gamer and what’ll spring to mind is Metal Gear for most. His legacy is huge, spanning almost 20 titles to date but after he’s finished with Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Peace Walker, that’s him done and dusted with the series.

Speaking to the EU PlayStation Blog, Kojima offered some insight into what he has planned for the future:

“It will be kind of too late if I start thinking about after I’ve finished with Peace Walker and Rising. I’ll probably have to plan before. But I always want to do my next original title and that’s always on my mind. And, as I said before, I could kind of produce some other titles such as Zone of the Enders and I will like to plan that doing the producer side and also creating my original new title.”

Metal Gear Solid: Rising will launch on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 but the release date is still TBA.

Kojima: ZOE3 is “on the top of the list” of Games to Develop at KP

Posted in Konami, PlayStation 3 with tags , , on October 15, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

zone-of-the-endersThe dream is becoming more real everytime we hear about it.

Speaking in an interview for the EU PS Blog, Hideo Kojima has said that Zone of the Enders 3 is at “the top” of a list of games to do at Kojima Productions.

*pumped*

“A lot of [people] love Zone of the Enders, and we love the title as well, especially at Kojima Productions and we always want to create one for the next gens as well.”

“Of course, Kojuma Productions has a long list of things we want to bring out, and of course Zone of the Enders is one on the top of the list,” revealed Kojima, speaking at Tokyo Game Show.

Remember, he mentioned ZOE3 earlier this year, as well as talk about possibly remaking Zone of the Enders 2 for the PS3 using the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine.

Via VG247.

WiiWare Castlevania Game Detailed

Posted in Konami, Nintendo Wii with tags , , on October 14, 2009 by James Love

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Upcoming WiiWare title Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth has been detailed by Japanese magazine Famitsu, revealing it’s a “concept remake” of Game Boy game Castlevania: The Adventure, with new enemies, music and altered level designs.

It keeps the classic 16-bit visuals but comes with rearranged music, and stairs are replacing the ropes from the Game Boy version.

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth will costs 1,000 Wii Points when it launches in Japan on October 27 and in Europe, where it’s expected to be releaed Q1 of 2010.

Thanks, Kotaku.

TGS 09: Kojima and Capcom’s Inafune Announce Support of Natal

Posted in Capcom, Konami, Project Natal, SEGA, Tokyo Games Show 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , on September 24, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

NatalMicrosoft’s put out a press release announcing the publishers and partners toiling away at Project Natal.

The 360 motion controller now has support from Konami, Capcom, Square Enix and MTV Games, which may hint at a Rock Band based Natal game.

But the biggest news is a panel that will be happening today. When in BST we dont know, but the panel does contain MGS creator Hideo Kojima and Capcom’s Kenji Inafune, as well as SEGA’s Toshihiro Nagoshi. We shall see what happens later today.

Rising with Natal? Chainsaws in Dead Rising 3 thanks to the camera? We shall see.

Ta, Kotaku.