Fan Develops Solution To Make Metal Gear Solid Playable On Modern PCs

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Fan Develops Solution To Make Metal Gear Solid Playable On Modern PCs

Metal Gear Solid is a classic, but it is getting increasingly more difficult to play. Certain PlayStation 3s can play the original disc with backwards compatibility, and this version of the game can be played on PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita (though the latter platform does require a bit of a workaround). The PC version of the game – arguably the best version of the game – however, has not been playable on modern PCs for some time. The game is not available on Steam or GOG. Thankfully, a motivated fan has come up with a way to make it compatible.

Reddit user oxide-NL has spent months working out the kinks to get the PC version of the game working on modern machines. If you download their software, you can make the run run in 1080p among a number of other improvements.

Fingers crossed that Sony will give this version of the game the same treatment it gave the PC version of Final Fantasy VII and bring it to PlayStation 4.

Watch This Insane And Satisfying Super Mario Maker Level Completion

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Watch This Insane And Satisfying Super Mario Maker Level Completion

"I'm gonna make the hardest Mario level ever!" said 90% of all Super Mario Maker players. Within the Mario Maker level pool, there's no shortage of levels that are just meant to be impossibly difficult and frustrating.

However, there's also a sub-genre of super difficult Mario Maker creations called "Kaizo" levels, that are more about pulling of insane frame-precise techniques than just mindlessly irritating the player.

Below is the completion of one such level, submitted by Reddit user tkmj75 on /r/Gaming. There's something hypnotic about watching people play through these ridiculous levels, which I'm sure is a chief reason why Kaizo streamers are popular in the first place.

Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Could Have Movie-Length Episodes

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Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Could Have Movie-Length Episodes

The news that the final two seasons of Game of Thrones will each contain fewer than 10 episodes has many GOT fans bummed. But there's a chance those shortened seasons will be jam-packed with more content than any other, according to Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield.

At a panel during Con of Thrones 2017, Fairfield revealed that the production team is considering making every episode of Season 8 movie-length. Fairfield also confirmed that the Season 7 finale will be 82 minutes long.

Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres July 16.

Overwatch Gets Tokidoki Line Of Collectibles On July 19

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Overwatch Gets Tokidoki Line Of Collectibles On July 19

In a tweet today, Blizzard unveiled the latest addition to the ever-growing line of Overwatch collectibles, a Tokidoki collection!

These adorable little chibis will a-meiz your friends with their skill and style. Your friends might even need healing after seeing these crazy new additions to the merch lineup! Make sure to let Mercy know.

You can order your new friends( that probably won't bail on you during competitive matches) at the Blizzard store beginning July 19.

Total War Spin-Off Promises Smaller, More Focused Settings

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Total War Spin-Off Promises Smaller, More Focused Settings

Today Creative Assembly announced A Total War Saga, a spin-off series for their Total War RTS franchise. Unlike the mainline series which centers around large-scale eras like the Roman Empire and feudal Japan, Saga games will be about smaller conflicts that had major impacts on world history.

The subjects for Total War Saga games will be powder keg events that could have gone a number of ways. These spin-off titles will allow players to explore the events' real and fictional outcomes in a more focused and nuanced context.

Jack Lusted, the director for the first Total War Saga game, says that the series will not be introducing new eras to the franchise, and will instead be zeroing in on previously explored conflicts in the Total War series. Lusted teased that the first Total War game will be a spiritual successor to Total War: ROME II, meaning players should anticipate a title focusing on a historical moment from that era.

The E3 2017 Hot 50 Issue Is Now Live

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The E3 2017 Hot 50 Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer, tablet, or mobile edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now read our massive cover story where we preview our 50 favorite games from E3 2017. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone and Android throughout the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google Play, ZinioKindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your existing print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Assassin's Creed Animated Series Coming To Netflix

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Assassin's Creed Animated Series Coming To Netflix

Adi Shankar, producer of the highly-anticipated Castlevania series headed to Netflix later this week, has announced his next project.

Taking to Facebook for the reveal, Shankar is creating an original story rooted in the franchise, with an animated series format.

While it's all too common to see video games translate poorly to the screen, there are high hopes for Castlevania and a fresh tale cut from Assassin's Creed cloth could be refreshing. Only time will tell!

An Assassin's Creed Animated Series Is On The Way

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An Assassin's Creed Animated Series Is On The Way

Adi Shankar, producer of the highly-anticipated Castlevania series headed to Netflix later this week, has announced his next project.

Taking to Facebook for the reveal, Shankar is creating an original story rooted in the franchise, with an animated series format.

While it is all too common to see video games translate poorly to the screen, there are high hopes for Castlevania and a fresh tale cut from Assassin's Creed cloth could be refreshing. Only time will tell!

August 2017 Cover Revealed – E3 Hot 50

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August 2017 Cover Revealed – E3 Hot 50

During the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, news announcements happen in the blink of an eye all week long. It can be hard to catch every new detail about your favorite console, publisher, and developer, which is why every year we dedicate dozens of pages to recapping everything you need to know about E3. 

Now a Game Informer tradition, we kick off the coverage issuing our yearly grades to Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. Then we transition to breaking down all the most compelling teaser trailers coming out of the show, the biggest being BioWare's new shared world shooter Anthem, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and Metro Exodus. Then we move into our ranking of the hottest games of E3, starting with our 2017 E3 game of the show Super Mario Odyssey and moving through the most promising titles coming to consoles and handhelds in the next couple years. 

We loved the covers he made last year, so once again we commissioned the talented Alex Griendling to create our Hot 50 cover. 

Get Your First Glimpse Of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' New Desert Map

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Get Your First Glimpse Of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' New Desert Map

We've previously seen rough sketches for the two new maps Bluehole is cooking up for its 2017 phenomenon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Now, creative director Brendan Greene shared the first screenshots of one of the new locations after a recent visit to the Madison development offices. 

This 4x4 km desert location features war-ravaged dwellings, a large canyon, a river, and hillside slums hit by recent sandstorms. You can see the two screenshots above and below:

Still in early access, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is moving to console soon. Check us out playing the game (badly) here and here, and read about Greene's vision for the future of the game here