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There's always that old argument between gamers who play football games, and has been the case for as long as I can remember: Which is better? Pro Evo or FIFA? I've had friends who switch every few years or so between the two. But up until recently with last years iteration, Konami had scored some great goals and improved the game immensely and brought life back into the game, but has there been any improvements to Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 to keep their player base from switching to the 'dark side'? The first thing you'll notice about PES 2018 over ... Read More »
Having only just released, Konami have announced that it's bringing a new game mode Legends to the Pro Evoultion series, as a myClub feature, which focuses on their few licensed teams. The team to be revealed this time is Liverpool and showcases four of their greatest players. You can check out the reveal trailer below. https://youtu.be/uQc36mc1u4k Are you a Pro Evolution player? If not, does a feature like this entice you to play? We'd be happy to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments below. If you would like to stay up to date with all the latest Xbox ... Read More »
In the ongoing battle between EA Sports and Konami for virtual footballing supremacy, it's Konami that are making the next move, as they've released an open beta for the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. The open beta will consist of 1 vs 1 and 3 vs 3 online play between Brazil and France, and the team have been asking players on Twitter to fill out a user survey to help improve the overall experience. The beta will be running until July 31st, so if you want in, do it quickly. Feedback survey for the #PES2018 Online Beta is live now. ... Read More »
In news sure to depress many a gaming fan across the world, Konami have confirmed that Metal Gear Survive is still on the cards and slated for a 2017 release. In Konami's latest financial report, Metal Gear Survive is still listed as coming out in 2017. If that's the case, you can probably expect a big gameplay reveal for the game at this year's E3. Despite series visionary Hideo Kojima departing from Konami around the release of MGS V: The Phantom Pain, many fans were left angry, confused and even betrayed by this use of the license. A 4 player ... Read More »
In regards to football (our American friends should read soccer here) games Fifa only really has one rival Pro Evolution Soccer, or PES as it is known. Like most developers Konami strive to make their games better and better and in this light Konami have announced that the latest update for PES 2017, Data Pack 3 will be launched on February the 9th. Data Pack 3 will include visual enhancements for over 100 players, the new Adidas ball that is goiong to be used in this years Champions League final, 8 classic Borrusia Dortmund kits, some new boot designs and ... Read More »
Having previously headed up Konami Europe, Shinji Hirano is now taking the helm at Kojima Productions. With no official statement being released, the news was actually discovered on LinkedIn – where Hirano now lists his new position, alongside this job description: Responsible for managing extremely talented creative teams as one single entity and providing the leadership to make company successful as one of the greatest creative studios in the world. And he’s not the only Konami veteran to make it onto Kojima Productions’ team: they also scooped up ex Konami concept artist Yoji Shinkawa and producer Kenichiro Imaizumi earlier in ... Read More »
A while back we mentioned the big moves Konami has made to try to become the benchmark in the world of football with Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.  Earlier in the year they struck a deal with FC Barcelona to use VR scans of their players which created some great graphical textures of those players.  You can read about it and see the scans here. Those who can't wait for PES 2017 to launch next month can get a taste of it starting today as the demo is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.  The demo is approximately a 3.28 ... Read More »
Pro Evolution Soccer developer Konami has taken a big step towards becoming a dominant force in the world of football.  Konami has signed a deal with FC Barcelona and will have extensive access to their stars, which includes players like Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez. Likewise Barcelona legends and historical kits will be available within the game and through PES 2017's myClub mode on Xbox One. Barcelona football players have been captured using advanced facial scanning technology which you can see an example of below: The three year deal between Pro Evolution Soccer and FC Barcelona also gives Konami ... Read More »
Changes are a coming to Metal Gear Online. In a previous article we spoke about some of what will be included in the next DLC installment for the game. Well now, courtesy of this weeks designer's notes we have even more details about the upcoming DLC, Cloaked in Silence, and also about a major update that is coming as well. There will be changes to the damage dealt and also the character movement after taking damage. "Right now, in order to secure a kill, a player needs to be quicker at the draw instead of sure in their aim. The ... Read More »

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