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Most love a good game where the community plays an active in making sure a game remains fresh with new content, so why shouldn't the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V go down that same route? While the development team still hasn't decided over whether or not The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes will be separate or bundled titles, in an interview with CVG, Hideo Kojima confirmed that user generated missions will be available:

"The other reason for the game going open-world is that we wanted to use multiple devices for this game. So using tablets and smart phones you can also enjoy MGSV and create user-generated missions within the world. That's another reason we had to go open-world - if it was linear we wouldn't be able to do that."

Kojima also noted that, while he himself is interested in the possibilities the Kinect offers, it may not be implemented in the upcoming titles. Of course all genres need to adapt and evolve to survive, and the stealth genre is no different. Kojima also mentioned that, due to the game's open world, players may need to change and adapt their strategies to meet the time of day:

"Distance is a very big factor as well. In the new trailer you saw Snake riding a horse, but you can also walk to a mission or take another mode of transport. But by the time you walk to the base, it might be dark. So that ruins or changes your strategy. Equally if you go by horse it might be day still, so you have to think an execute based on the time of day too."

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With the announcement of the PlayStation 4 launch price at $399 and a release date of Holiday 2013, many were expecting a PlayStation 3 price cut. However, in an interview with GamesIndustry International, managing director of Sony Computer Entertainment's UK branch, Fergal Gara, informed them that a price cut for the PlayStation 3 is not being considered by Sony.

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Amazon started a friendly competition for E3 last week, creating a poll on their Facebook page. Users could vote for either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One and continue to comment on their reasoning. The poll started on June 13th and was supposed to last a week, cutting off at the 20th. However, Amazon ended voting early.

Why? The response was extremely lopsided in favor of the PlayStation 4. This could mean a partnership with Microsoft to soften the damage done, but I doubt that. It's likely the flame wars were getting too hot, and there was no use in continuing a one-sided poll. We don't really know why the voting ceased, but the results are clear. Of course, now that Microsoft has lifted some of their controversial policies, the result may be different if the poll was taken again.

What do you think of this result? Accurate? Unfair? Sound off in the comments.

Kingdom Hearts has been around since 2002, and it has wowed gamers and Disney fans countless times with incredible experiences. From fighting groups of enemies to tackling huge bosses, the Kingdom Hearts series has woven a home in many "hearts." The series relies heavily on Disney characters and stories for its own, but it also comes with its original concepts and plots. However, not only do Disney characters contribute to the wonderfully crafted Kingdom Hearts, characters from Square Enix's Final Fantasy series and The World Ends With You series also make appearances and add on to the plot. But oh, the plot! Kingdom Hearts's storyline is certainly well-thought out and has achieved critical acclaim and extreme commercial success.

Getting into it would take several paragraphs, but what people really want to read about are the new details that have surfaced regarding the upcoming installment, Kingdom Hearts III. Click that jump to read ahead!

Rumors and announcements have circled Final Fantasy Versus XIII quite a few times already and there are still those wondering what happened to the game.

Let's start with the mistake that was Final Fantasy XIV. The game was really bad, simple as that. Complaints centered around the user interface, the battle system, and bugs that rendered the game unplayable or, rather, unenjoyable. Due to such immense dislike for the failed MMORPG, Square Enix chose to drop their current projects to focus on fixing what was wrong with Final Fantasy XIV. One of those projects happened to be Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Fast forward to now, the next generation consoles have already been revealed and gamers are waiting in anticipation. Square Enix halted PlayStation 3 development for Final Fantasy Versus XIII and moved development onto the upcoming PlayStation 4. Sony joined in the development to help with assets, among other tasks for the reportedly renamed Final Fantasy XV.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Final Fantasy?

Killzone: Shadow Fall was unveiled at the PlayStation 4's introduction to the public back in February. The game had an impressive demo and its reputation has snowballed ever since. Shadow Fall is being flaunted as the flagship title of the PlayStation 4, as evidenced by a heavy focus on the game in the console's promotions. The next Killzone entry is a launch title for the PlayStation 4.

Twenty-one minutes of details on the game have been uploaded to YouTube by GamesHQMedia. We get to see an expanded look at the first demo featured back in February, with commentary by the developers and a stage presentation of the game.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall will release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 at launch later this year.

Mirror's Edge 2 was the surprise reveal of Electronic Arts' E3 press conference, and it was a damn good one too. The original has become a bit of a cult classic, know for its unique decisions differing from other video games. Mirror's Edge features a female protagonist, a downplay on firearms, and a smooth simple atmosphere. Many fans feared a sequel would ruin the aspects that made the original game so special. Although the reveal trailer eased our nightmares a bit, we still know next to nothing about Mirror's Edge 2.

Fear not! Executive Producer Patrick Bach has spoken out about the game, saying DICE is avoiding making the game a mainstream product, à la the Dark Souls II announcement:

"[DICE needs] to take good care of what Mirror’s Edge is supposed to be and do something great with it."

"We had to dwell on what it should be and what it could be, as well as find the right focus for the franchise, bringing it back and not just rushing it out there. I think the franchise deserves a proper launch."

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Hideo Kojima seems to have little worries over which console to side in the upcoming competition between Sony and Microsoft, going so far as to call the PlayStation 4 cheap.

In an article from 4gamer (translated through Dualshockers) Hideo Kojima, the director of the up coming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, feels he doesn't have to worry about any major differences between the two next gen consoles, as he doesn't believe there are many, hardware-wise.

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In light of the recent bad publicity with Microsoft and their Xbox One, Sony is taking every opportunity to drum up some good press. In a recent interview, Sony explains that they have listened to us:

“We listen to our consumers. We value our relationship with them above anything else. I think this generation we did a better job listening to our consumers, finding out what is important to them and also to the development community by putting the tools in their hands and the end result to that is beautiful: The PlayStation 4."

This one up man-ship has been great for the consumer as of late. See what else Sony had to say in the interview after the jump.

Things are looking bright for the Sony bunch, as their post-E3 predictions have been quite optimistic. At least according to two Sony executives who think that demand for the PlayStation 4 'will outstrip available stock' (SCE CEO Jack House). SCEA CEO Jack Tretton had a similar outlook:

"I certainly think, given the technology that we’re offering, given the software lineup, given the price point we have, that we’ll have consumers interested in excess of what we’re able to manufacture." — Jack Tretton

Internal sales projections have been raised for this reason, but actual numbers have not been disclosed. The PlayStation 4 will launch at $400, a mere $50 above the Wii U Deluxe Set and $100 below the Xbox One. Tretton also revealed that GameStop committed to buy "every single PS4 unit" that Sony would make available. The E3 showing certainly made an impression on the media industry, and apparently it had no issue impressing sales entities like GameStop. Are we witnessing some legitimate, self-fulfilling prophecy from Sony, or is this just hype?

Sony has confirmed that, at least for the time being, first party titles for the PlayStation 4 will be priced with the same $59.99 tag that most large PlayStation 3 games were. The four games they specifically mention are Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack, and inFamous Second Son. This announcement does not confirm that the majority of third party games will follow suit in price, although that was usually the case on PlayStation 3.

"Correct, we have announced the pricing for our first party line up of PS4 launch and launch window games. All four titles, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack, and inFamous Second Son are all $59.99."

How does a $60 price for first party PlayStation 4 games sound to you? What are you hoping and expecting third party prices to be?

A little over a month back, indie studio Thekla posted a few potential ideas for the poster they were designing for their new game The Witness. At the time of posting, Jonathan Blow stated that Thekla had already decided on the official poster and that they'd "release that at some point in the future." Well, the time has come and, due to its inclusion in a Sony promo video, Thekla was finally allowed to release the poster to the public. As Blow pointed out, you can see the picture in the background around 0:57.

It's a beautifully clever poster, so head past the jump to see it in full resolution!

Eidos Montreal has shown off Thief and it looks great! GamesHQMedia has uploaded the thirty-three minute look into the game, filled with gameplay footage and developer commentary. We get a good look at the game in action, as well as an interview with the developers.

So there isn't really 33 minutes of Thief, but we get a ton of information and insight into the development of the game and the goals the team has set for the title. It's a great watch!

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Thief comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2014.

The PlayStation 4 has a slew of fantastic software on the way, all of which was shown off at E3. After bashing the Xbox One's policies at the end of their press conference, the internet was set ablaze. It was a near unanimous roar: "Sony has won E3." The company has been celebrating their victory, but they know this is only the beginning.

Fergal Gara, head of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, has said the PlayStation 4 has won the first battle, but the war is just starting.

"Winning is determined by a much longer timescale. We were very pleased with how our messages went down at E3. We aim to be the best for gamers, and this was a key step in that direction. E3 is important for early momentum and generating pre-orders. But it is only one step along. We feel we had a good day but there is loads more hard work to do, and we are focused on that."

It's nice to see Sony understand the long years to come. The PlayStation 4 is on fire right now, but we'll have to wait for the console to launch to see the next step in the game.

Engadget recently reported an interview with Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony's Worldwide Studios, in which he told them:

"We've got a couple of the [Oculus Rift] development kits, and I tried it out and I love it." -- Shuhei Yoshida
(Quote pulled from report on Engadget by Ben Gilbert)

When pressed further on potential usage of the Oculus Rift for the PlayStation 4, Shuhei Yoshida simply responded "'No comment,' with a big smile," reported Engadget.

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