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Konami's Metal Gear Solid 5 preview event

Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes headed to PC, and a new look at MGS5.

We are out of here! The Metal Gear Solid 5 preview event offered us another look at The Phantom Pain - which looked great - as well as confirmation that Kojima Production's game is heading to PC.

Watch live video from Konami on www.twitch.tv

Our live coverage of this event has finished.

50 minute warning. 50 MINUTE WARNING! We're not too far from the start of the Konami event - just enough time to pop to the shops for a few beers, I reckon.

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MattaClark: Metal Gear Solid V and Ground Zeroes coming to Steam, according to Konami UK website

Indeed. Story coming up on the site shortly.

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Konami seems to have spoiled its own party somewhat by letting slip that both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain are coming to Steam.

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Great news, obviously. Can we expect anything else to come from this event?

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Would be great to hear more about the new Silent Hill Kojima is working on with Guillermo del Toro, but I think that's off the menu.

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I'm going to have a look at Silent Hill teaser game P.T when this stream is done - anyone else here tried it yet?

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Carpetfluff: P.T. is graphically great, has some tricky puzzle aspects and is bloody creepy in places. If you can get to the reveal without help from the net, well done.

I'm amazingly bad at games. I couldn't even find the game on the PSN store without the help of the internet.

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Euro house is being pumped from the stream, which can mean only one thing. INVASION.

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Or that we're about ten minutes away from a rambling inconsequential interview between Geoff Keighley and Kojima.

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Best thing about this live report is that I can legitimately drink a beer with it. Who else is on the sauce? I've got a lovely bottle of Whitstable Bay Pale Ale to see me through the next hour.

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MothFlesh: Should be drinking snakebite cider.......

Good shout! Though things would get messy very, very fast.

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sleepless00: Merry xmas everybody

Happy new year to you too!

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MothFlesh: I was glad to see that the Fulton was used in the box trailer. Wonder if they'll have a similar system to Mother Base in this.

It's already been confirmed to have a Mother Base like system, I think.

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spamdangled: Hm. Do I pour a glass of red wine or have a beer? Ah, first world problems.

Pour your glass of wine into a pint of beer. Problem solved.

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Ror: Damn you all, I have no booze in the house :( Tea it is.

Lighter fluid will also do the trick. I'm doing chasers with my ale.

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Moonprince: Yep - you can actually walk around it this time, defend it from attacks etc

It also looks very, very much like MGS2's Big Shell, which is a nice touch.

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Maybe Konami's decided not to bother with the stream now that the news is out.

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Sammoore: Supposed to be an hour. Of course it was also supposed to have started, so...

Indeed...

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Like a few of you, the delay's not bothering me that much. I'm just prancing around my computer to the late-90s house mix.

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No! They're dimming the music!

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Ah man. Well a good thing never lasts. So, here's Geoff the magician about to pull a little Kojima out from his hat.

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MothFlesh: Untucked?

Well spotted. I think it's a score draw now, thinking back to the other conferences.

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Great close-up and pan of Geoff's collar there, the finishing touch of a shirt which looks it hasn't seen an iron for a while.

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Let's hope for a crash-zoom of Kojima's lapels.

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We're getting a 15-minute gameplay preview tonight.

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spamdangled: In a shock move, it turns out that Snake is only playable for the first 2 hours of the game. For the remaining 50 hours you play as Chico.

I am *still* expecting a switcheroo of some sort in the final game.

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Oh wow, it's the same stage as we saw at E3. But!

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He'll play through it a little differently.

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karlo87: Nah, the big twist is this game is actually Revengeance 2

I would approve. I came to it late, but playing through it was one of the best evenings I've had this year.

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Well, it's as gorgeous as it was back at E3.

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I love, love, love that coat. Pre-order bonus please!

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Ror: Why's Snake not speaking, eh? EH?

Hmmmmmm. I want to believe.

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I swear the voice of Snake's PDA is the same women who does the train announcements on the Bakerloo line.

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Have a shot of whiskey if you called out for the horse poop.

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I think using horse crap to derail a Jeep is new for Gamescom.

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tremblingwater: can someone explain what this fulton business is?

You use it to extract enemies/goats, who are then recruited and part of your team back at Mother Base.

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tremblingwater: can someone explain what this fulton business is?

Also, it's lolz.

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This is neat - enemies will learn how you fight and adapt. So now they're all wearing helmets to avoid headshots.

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They're still dumb enough to be distracted by cardboard boobs, though.

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Khanani97: i don't think MGS V has been confirmed for PC yet.

Give it another 15 minutes...

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If you missed it earlier, it's leaked that this is coming to Steam.

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As is Ground Zeroes.

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We *may* get a release window too.

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Ha, Snake plants some C4 on a jeep then Fultons it up to blow up a helicopter.

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I would have left a little present from my horse before escaping if that was me playing.

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Khanani97: With the pop in still as pronounced as it is....release will be a long way away.

I reckon it's over a year away.

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Well, that's the demo - and I'm only more excited about The Phantom Pain.

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He's about to announce a pre-order bonus.

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Come on!

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We're now being treated to the video we saw at the Sony conference yesterday.

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Khanani97: that soldier's face was bloody terrifying.

It looks like he died a good few weeks before Snake finishes him off.

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TagemandBagem: Are you suggesting a translator for the translator?

Hey dawg, I heard you liked translators! That'd be ace.

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NEW BOX FEATURES INBOUND.

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Fair enough - that's a neat way to announce it's coming to Steam, with Snake in a Steam-branded cardboard box.

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Release date is....

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Oh, there isn't one. Ground Zeroes will come to Steam before The Phantom Pain. That's your news.

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Kiefer comes along to announce the pre-order deal running throughout Gamescom.

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Khanani97: so, not much real meaty news so far.

There was - but it was leaked before the show, sadly. Still, the game looks ace!

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We're now going into a Q&A session with vetted questions. Geoff says there may be updates about P.T/Silent Hill - but will there really?

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smenj: Cameraman going for a look round the back again.

Collar-cam's been a highlight for me so far.

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Kojima says he'd like to remake MGS1 in the Fox Engine.

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I do think that, with the way the timeline is going with MGS, we'll see a reboot of the original at some point.

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TheSensationalSean: @Fallschirmjaeger Nope, Twin Snakes was on GameCube in 2004.

It was also, in my opinion, kind of crap.

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Cyclone: Is it me, or is the translator getting less and less coherent?

He's been joining us on the special brews, I reckon.

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Ah, sweet Boktai.

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Sweet, sweet Boktai, which was unplayable when living in dreary old England. Kojima says it was one of his favourite non-MG games in his career.

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If Kojima could play any role in cinema history, he'd be the lead in Mad Max 2.

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Would watch that film.

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'How do you motivate yourself when you're tired?' Who's asking these questions?

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This is worse than the time I was in a presentation for Mad World and someone asked how many objects were in the game.

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Kojima sleeps four hours a night, in case you're wondering.

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orangpelupa: how do you ask him a question?

Open a window and scream it into the wind. If you're loud enough it'll reach him.

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We haven't got to the question about how many guns are in Metal Gear Solid 5, but I can feel that it's not far off.

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Collar-cam again oh god when will this stop.

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Kojima would have liked to be a detective in the LAPD, apparently.

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Lunatic4ever: @tagemeandbagem SAY IT ISN'T SO!

It was the E3 demo, with a few more details.

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Geoff had a little sway just then and nearly fell off his little perch.

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I can't see the audience and am beginning to think this is taking place in some kind of void.

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It's like The Phantom Zone. Where people are punished by having to spend an eternity answering only the most banal questions posed on Twitter.

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Action stations! He's going to talk about TP now.

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Hang on! No! He's talking about sausages.

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TagemandBagem: TP for my bunghole

God, it shows what age I am that I laughed out loud at that.

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Ror: Isn't it 'P.T.'..?

It is, but the typo was worth it to set up the Beavis and Butthead reference.

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P.T stands for playable teaser. That's one mystery solved.

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Kojima expected it to take a week for people to solve the last puzzle - which was intentionally obtuse.

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We are - quite by mistake - watching the trailer from yesterday.

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Anyway, it's made in the Fox Engine.

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He's suggesting it's a Kojima Production game - they made it look a little bit shabby so you thought it was made by an indie.

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Ltd. edition branded Koj pants confirmed.

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The studio name is a reference to a prefecture in Japan.

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karlo87: I wonder if sony are actually helping out with it or not

Would be good to know if it's exclusive or not. I doubt it is.

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The technical cock-ups are the only thing keeping me awake right now.

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I *think* that's a wrap. Sorry there wasn't more to it!

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