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  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes review

    By 21 March 2014

    When Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was announced, along with a controversial teaser trailer debuting Kiefer Sutherland as the new voice of protagonist Solid Snake, we doubt there would have been a single true gamer not excited. Admittedly, they...

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes preview: Playtime with the prologue to Phantom Pain
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    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes preview: Playtime with the prologue to Phantom Pain

    By 6 March 2014

    When Konami showed a demo of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain during E3 in June last year, there was little doubt that it would be a significant refresh of the entire franchise. For a start, Kiefer Sutherland takes on the role of Solid Snake - controversially...

  • Want to see how Metal Gear Solid 5 will run on your console? PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 compared
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    Want to see how Metal Gear Solid 5 will run on your console? PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS3 compared

    By 19 February 2014

    A couple of days ago, Konami revealed image details for each of the specific console versions of its forthcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Now it has released a video showing a real-time comparison between all of the versions. And we have to...

  • Special edition Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 slated for release next month
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    Special edition Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 slated for release next month

    By 17 February 2014

    Sony will release a special edition PS4 including Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on its release next month. The console features the game's logo and the motif of the Force Operation X (FOX) unit and will be available from 20 March. Sadly, at present...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 review

    By 18 September 2013

    After years in FIFA's shadow, last season's Pro Evolution Soccer, the title better known as PES, was something of a return to form, at least critically if not commercially. So what do they do this year for PES 2014? Rip it up and start again by introducing...

  • Extended E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases with grisly scenes
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    Extended E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases with grisly scenes

    By 11 June 2013

    Japanese publisher Konami has released an extended and utterly gruesome version of its Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer that originally unveiled at E3. The highly anticipated game kicked off Microsoft's E3 press event on Monday in Los...

  • Kiefer Sutherland replaces Captain America as voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V
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    Kiefer Sutherland replaces Captain America as voice of Snake in Metal Gear Solid V

    By 7 June 2013

    Kiefer Sutherland is the actor chosen to take on one of gaming's biggest characters in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The star of TV series 24 and numerous movies including The Lost Boys, Flatliners and - Pocket-lint's personal fave - Young Guns...

  • PES 2013 coming Autumn 2012, offers enhanced individual control (video)
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    PES 2013 coming Autumn 2012, offers enhanced individual control (video)

    By 24 April 2012

    Konami has revealed more details for PES 2013, looking to put some silver back in its trophy cabinet after years of battling with the FIFA franchise. PES 2013, endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo in case you didn't know, will bring control and individuality...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 review

    By 14 October 2011

    The nights are drawing in, tree-based debris litters the ground, and a man’s thoughts turn to one thing: anti-depressants. Alternatively, you could invest some time in deciding which pretend football game to buy in order to get through the cruel winter...

  • Nintendo 3DS: PES 2011 3D hands-on
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    Nintendo 3DS: PES 2011 3D hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    The launch of the iPad 2 may be dominating the news at the moment, but we haven't forgotten the other entertainment device that was released in the UK on the same day (25 march), the Nintendo 3DS. And as we've now got a few games to go with it, we thought...

  • PES 2011 3D: Kicking off on launch day
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    PES 2011 3D: Kicking off on launch day

    By 7 February 2011

    We knew that Pro Evolution Soccer 3D for the 3DS would be coming in the "launch window", but now we know exactly when it'll be kicking-off; 25 March, the same date the 3DS itself lands. "PES 2011 3D has been selected as one of the launch titles for the...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 3DS quick play preview
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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D - 3DS quick play preview

    By 20 January 2011

    Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series is big business over in Japan (although it goes by the title Winning Eleven in the land of the Rising Sun). So it's no surprise that the developer has got on board with the latest handheld console to hit the market,...

  • APP OF THE DAY: PES 2011 - Pro Evolution Soccer (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: PES 2011 - Pro Evolution Soccer (iPhone)

    By 18 October 2010

    We at Pocket-lint are a fair bunch. And so, when it comes to deciding which apps to feature in App of The Day, we like to make sure that we're giving everyone a shot. And, seeing as how we gave EA Sport's FIFA 11 iPhone version the once over, we thought...

  • PES 2011: First DLC update due 12 October
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    PES 2011: First DLC update due 12 October

    By 8 October 2010

    Konami has announced that the first DLC content for Pro Evolution Soccer is coming on 12 October, just 4 days after its UK release. The news will be welcomed by the PES community, with players already frustrated that all of the summer wheeling and dealings...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 review

    By 6 October 2010

    Pro Evolution Soccer has enjoyed an illustrious history. If you had to compare the series to a real-life football team then it would undoubtedly be Liverpool. Like Liverpool, the Konami title was the early benchmark setter in terms of the console football...

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow   review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow review

    By 5 October 2010

    Fans of Konami’s legendary vampire slaying series have waited years for Castlevania to make a successful transition to 3D. Sure, it’s been kept alive as a 2D property on the Nintendo DS or on Xbox Live Arcade, but where its closest contemporary -...

  • Watch the PES 2010 World Finals live online
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    Watch the PES 2010 World Finals live online

    By 22 September 2010

    Just as PES 2011 gears up for release (on 8 October), the end of the real-life PES 2010 world championship season is in sight. The PES 2010 World Finals are to be held in Majorca on 25 September and Konami is, for the first time, to stream them live online....

  • PES 2011 demo also hits Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
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    PES 2011 demo also hits Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

    By 15 September 2010

    And so it begins. Konami is not one to be outdone, so has also put its playable demo of PES 2011 up for download on Xbox Live, PlayStation Store and at www.konami-pes2011.com, for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC respectively. The demo allows you to play as Barcelona...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview
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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 - quick play preview

    By 27 August 2010

    FIFA or Pro Evo? EA or Konami? It's the debate that won't seem to go away. Every year the rivalry intensifies and even here at Pocket-lint Towers we have argued long into the night as to what is the king of the footie sim? And, as the 2011 versions of...

  • VIDEO: PES 2011 gameplay glimpses
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    VIDEO: PES 2011 gameplay glimpses

    By 13 July 2010

    Konami has released this preview video of the latest instalment of the massively popular Pro Evolution Soccer series, PES 2011. The trailer shows off a few of the new features in the game, including a completely revamped tactics area, with new systems...

  • VIDEO: Metal Gear Solid Rising
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    VIDEO: Metal Gear Solid Rising

    By 15 June 2010

    Aside from what you see in the trailer video above, shown at the Microsoft E3 press conference on Monday, we know little about the new title from Konami. However, that small detail aside, that doesn't mean we can't all enjoy it, if not just for the action...

  • Saw: The Video Game - Xbox 360  review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Saw: The Video Game - Xbox 360 review

    By 9 December 2009

    We all knew it was going to happen eventually - a video game has finally been created around the gore-tastic Saw series, which has just seen the release of its newest iteration, Saw VI. The Saw films have been an incredible hit at the box office, but...

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 - PS3   review
    Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 - PS3 review

    By 23 November 2009

    A new football game instigates yet another opening paragraph proclaiming the state of sporting video game nation. With FIFA 10 being so damn brilliant, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer series has a whole heap of catching up to do. Most immediately striking...

  • Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up
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    Project Natal: EA, Ubisoft, Konami and others sign up

    By 24 September 2009

    Microsoft has said that it has signed big name publishers like EA and Activision to create new games for it's yet to be released Project Natal. Talking at the Tokyo Games Show in Japan, Microsoft confirmed that publishers actively working on games for...