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New LovePlus Creators Open Teaser Site With New Heroines

By Spencer . February 6, 2013 . 1:09am

New LovePlus producer Akira Uchida and LovePlus artist Mino Taro have a new project in the pipeline. A teaser site says the two LovePlus creators bring new heroines to life in early spring.

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Konami Quietly Opened An Orange County Studio

By Spencer . December 10, 2012 . 3:00pm

Konami opened two video game studios in southern California this year – Kojima Productions in Los Angeles and an Orange County development studio.

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Cute Metal Gear Solid Characters Can Guard Your Keys

By Spencer . October 7, 2012 . 11:56pm

This year is Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary, which means Konami has even more Metal Gear Solid stuff to sell. Stuff like this collection of rubber Metal Gear Solid keychains.

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A Look At Konami’s Metal Gear Booth At Tokyo Game Show

By Spencer . September 21, 2012 . 1:35pm

Konami had a Metal Gear booth at the Tokyo Game Show, and we took a few quick snaps of the area.

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If You’re Really Lucky You Can Buy This Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Book Bundle

By Spencer . September 17, 2012 . 12:13am

Konami put together a special collection of Metal Gear Solid books for the 25th anniversary of the series and unlike other “collector’s items” this will be truly limited.

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Social Games’ “Compu Gacha” Model Officially Declared Illegal

By Ishaan . May 18, 2012 . 11:30am

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has declared the compu gacha model of monetization in games an illegal offense.

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Konami’s Second Credit Card – The Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side Visa

By Spencer . May 5, 2012 . 3:00pm

For each 1,000 yen ($12.50) you spend with the card you get 1 point. 200 points (or a 200,000 yen / US$2,500 balance) nets Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side super fans three sheets of stickers.

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New Metal Gear Solid Targeted For High-End Consoles And PC

By Spencer . February 21, 2012 . 11:56pm

Kojima Productions is looking for new staff, a lot of new staff to work in Japan or California, to make a new entry in the Metal Gear Solid series.

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Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Playtest: Push the Boxes, Battle the Treasures

By Jenni . February 21, 2012 . 3:30pm

If you go by the title character and selection of puzzles, you’d think Doctor Lautrec a sure Professor Layton clone. However, the Treasure Animatus battling and collecting is more Pokémon.

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The Story Of The Konami Code And Early Days Of NES Development

By Aria . December 17, 2011 . 5:30pm

“What’s the story behind the Konami Code, anyway,” Shigeharu Umezaki asks. “There isn’t one, really,” Kazuhisa Hashimoto answered. “Because I was the one who was going to be using it, I made sure it was easy to remember. “

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Metal Gear Creator Shares Photos Of His New Title Made With Fox Engine

By Spencer . December 16, 2011 . 2:19am

Well, it’s probably not Zone of Enders 3.

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Talking With Tak Fujii About Bringing Japanese Games Overseas Part 2

By Spencer . November 4, 2011 . 3:00pm

“It looks like the market is shrinking, right? But the total number of sales are not really shrinking. Metal Gear is still a multi-million selling title,” Tak Fujii said to Siliconera.

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Talking With Tak Fujii About Bringing Japanese Games Overseas Part 1

By Spencer . November 3, 2011 . 6:48pm

“This is my personal guess, but many Western gamers don’t play Japanese games anymore or maybe they never played Japanese games,” Fujii mused during our casual conversation.

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Hideo Kojima Would Like USC Students To Design DLC For Future Games

By Ishaan . October 6, 2011 . 4:30pm

Metal Gear Solid creator says he’d like USC students to use Konami’s upcoming Fox Engine to design downloadable content for games in the future.

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Suikoden Team Disbanded, Tri-Ace Hired Because They Have RPG Know How

By Spencer . August 8, 2011 . 1:55pm

According to Mukaitoge, producer on Frontier Gate, Konami lost their RPG know how and they would have to start from scratch by hiring new staff.