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#Metal Gear Rising

Digital Mystery Tour Episode 16: Guitar Heroes

Are you ready to rock?!

I said, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?! Boy, I sure hope so, because I've got some video game tracks that will melt your face off! I'll admit that I'm relatively new to rock music, as I was raised on the music of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, but in recent years I've really learned to rock out. So I wanted to share some of that love to you, the listeners. Unfortunately, I couldn't fill a brandy glass with nothing but brown M&Ms, so Ozzy didn't go on. Sorry about that. Oh, and here's that amazing music video by Tomoyasu Hotei. Enjoy!

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Allusions Rising: Gearing Toward Greatness

War transforms us, Snake. Into beasts.

A certain inability to walk into a normal life pervades the player’s thirst for playful violence after taking down the Patriots in the Metal Gear series. The Winds of Destruction will have to fill that void. Some, like Sundowner, claim we surround the Self with violence, because of the feeling instilled when you kill your enemies and liberate the less fortunate and able. Others maintain that we argue philosophy as a way of waking up the beast inside of the Self. Regardless of the means, these musings have persisted through the Metal Gear franchise from the beginning. With Metal Gear Rising, they mesh high and low culture together in allusions that complicate our reason for loving to play.

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 18: Sony's World

We think the PS4 sucks...NOT!

Hello again! This week on Nerds Without Pants Julian and Patrick give all of their love to the PlayStation 4. There’s been a ton of negative talk swirling around the new Sony console, and the Pantsless Ones bring a refreshing amount of positive vibes to the discussion. But before that—games!

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Nerds Without Pants Episode 17: The All-Japan Pro Podcast

Sayonara, Rob-san!

Welcome to another edition of Nerds Without Pants! No, this show isn't about an epic wrestling match between Antonio Inoki and Great Baba.This time, we revisit a topic that we talked about when we were still the Tri-Force crew on PixlTalk: Japanese games. Instead of rehashing material we take advantage of the fact that we’re nearing the end of the console cycle and grade major Japanese developers on their performance. Before that, we talk about what games we’ve been playing.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Was Canceled Before Platinum Games Took Over Development

Kojima also confirmed this title's place in the story arc.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising has been missing in action for over a year. Suddenly, at this past weekend's VGAs, it was revealed that the game now carries a new name, a new story, and a new developer. As it turns out, in the year the game has been missing, it has been through some extreme turmoil. For a brief time, it had been cancelled by Hideo Kojima.

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Metal Gear Solid Rising Now Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Raiden's latest chapter will be even more over the top than expected.

At tonight's VGA awards, it was revealed that Metal Gear Solid Rising will now be known by a different name - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In addition to the name change, development was also handed to a different studio. Taking the helm is Platinum Games, known for their over the top style as demonstrated in Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Madworld.

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