Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding, and Building the Studio

“You’re leaving the world you know, and entering somewhere completely different.” Those were the words spoken to us as we entered Kojima Productions’ brand-new and incredibly-impressive studio space in the Shinagawa ward of Tokyo. Mere blocks away from Sony’s Japan Studio, Kojima Productions is one of the strangest-but-fitting studios I’ve…

Hideo Kojima on His Time with Konami

Hideo Kojima commented on his inspirations, Kojima Productions, and his time with his former employer Konami. In a statement given to us during our visit to the opening of the new Kojima Productions studio space, the Metal Gear/PT/Death Stranding creator had this to say: “The me that stands here now is…

Hideo Kojima Discusses Split With Konami

Hideo Kojima, the creator of the acclaimed Metal Gear series, has spoken about his time with ex-publisher Konami. In 2015, the revered director went through a public breakup from the company he’d worked with for nearly 30 years. “The me that stands here now is the product of the past…

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Review

The awkwardly titled Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue is meant to set the stage for the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3, but this collection will really only be of value to those who are already well versed in all things hearts and heartless. Without that background, dropping into this…

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ViewSonic XG2401 Gaming Monitor Review

The Viewsonic XG2401 (See it on Amazon) is the company’s mid-range 24″ gaming monitor and it costs a bit more than the base models due to the fact that it has FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology, which is all the rage these days. It has HDMI and DisplayPort video inputs…

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Rocket League Dev Clarifies Nintendo Switch Comments [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] A spokesperson for Psyonix told GameSpot that it has not made any official statements regarding a version of Rocket League for the Nintendo Switch. The quote cited below is from a customer support representative from an “outside vendor,” Psyonix said. The original story is below. Could Rocket League come…

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Changes For Overwatch's Bastion Are In The Works

Bastion may be the next Overwatch character in line to receive balance adjustments. In response to a forum thread lamenting the lackluster position Bastion is currently in, principal designer Geoff Goodman provided some hope to those looking for an update. “I’m actually working on some changes for him right now,”…