Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Summary

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Metal Gear Solid 5's E3 demo is 40 minutes of classic Kojima craziness

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I thought 25 minutes of Deus Ex was a pretty hefty chunk of gameplay to revealed, but Konami's one-upped Eidos by showcasing over 40 minutes of hot Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain action.

This is the showcase demo that was being shown off at E3 this week, and covers everything from downtime crafting and base customisation, to pre-mission loadouts and character selection (bored of Snake? Why not play as 'Vile Crab'?), to pelting about the wilds of Afghanistan with a faithful hound in tow.

E3 2015: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer from Hideo Kojima almost 6 minutes

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A new trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been released and it's directed by series creator Hideo Kojima, so expect almost 6 minutes of 'what the hell just happened!?' to assault you.

The Phantom Pain is set after the events in the prologue release of Ground Zeroes. We play as Big Boss as he hunts those responsible in Afghanistan for ruining his private military company.

Konami's 'main platform will be mobiles', 'where the future of gaming lies'

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It would seem Konami is taking a stronger stance against multi-platform development as smartphones and tablets become the publishers "main platform" as there's "really no point in dividing the market" anymore.

New CEO Hayakawa says mobile is the closest platform to Konami, and it's "where the future of gaming lies." He also stresses they must move on from selling in-game 'items' to 'features'.

Hideo Kojima reveals Quiet figurine can be "pushed and lifted"

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A bit of controversy surrounds Metal Gear Solid 5 character Quiet, with series creator Hideo Kojima having previously backtracked from saying he wanted her 'erotic'. Now a new figure from Play Arts has taken it to a whole new level.

This figurine, which comes with interchangeable parts, has "some soft materials" which lets her chest area be "pushed and lifted". Yes, you can literally squeeze her assets.

Metal Gear Solid Online supports up to 16 players on PC

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Metal Gear Solid Online is the multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and apparently it will support up to 16 players on PC and next-gen consoles.

That's according to the game's Japanese website (spotted by Videogamer). The online mdoe is included with all copies of The Phantom Pain, and sets two teams against each other utilising the series' trademark mix of stealth action gameplay.

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