Konami has teamed up with Starlight Media, a Chinese media giant, to create a live-action Contra movie AND a TV drama series. In fact, the film project was originally revealed earlier this year, and movie’s plot, according to the press release, appears to be taking elements from the varying storylines from both the Japanese and English versions of the game. Continue reading The Live-Action Contra TV Series & Film Will Get A Worldwide Release→
Are you a huge Metal Gear fan like I am? Are ya’? ARE YA’?!? Since I’m a huge fan, I do in fact own the special edition of Metal Gear Solid 3 (called “Subsistance”) which contained updated playable versions of the original MSX Metal Gear games (Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake). But if you’re itching to get your hands on the first game for a nostalgic run, then you’d be happy with the news that a group of independent modders had Konami’s permission to reboot the very first Metal Gear game from 1987 and release it completely free to the public. Oh my goodness, IT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING!!!!!!! Continue reading Konami Authorizes A Free ‘Metal Gear (1987) Reboot!→
Aloha, fellow gamers!! This is the time of year that we all look forward to on the yearly gaming calendar (next to the dates of certain game releases we are looking forward to) is the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo, also known as “E3.” Just in the past 18 hours, many brand new trailers for some of the games that are to be announced/mentioned/revealed/updated about at the convention. All next week — from Monday June 4th to Wednesday June 6th — The PractitioNERD is be featuring the “Daily Top Five” stories of the day at E3. After the break, check out some of those trailers, including Tomb Raider (which I have recently gushed about), Metal Gear Rising (as a HUGE fan of the Metal Gear series), and more; all of which will available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and (most likely) PC. Continue reading Be Immersed in the Pre-E3 2012 Hype!→
Hudson Soft (or just “Hudson”), the gaming company popular for the Bomberman, Bonk, and –my personal favorite of the three- Adventure Island series, will be officially absorbed by new parent company, fellow gaming business Konami, on March 1st, 2012.
After Hudson’s North American division offices closed down on March 31st of last year (with their final tweet saying “Dear Hudson fans. Thanks for your support for all these years! We’ll be closing our account tomorrow. Please follow our titles @Konami“), it seemed to be just a matter of time before the rest of Hudson would be snatched by Konami, or (more desirably), the properties that the company was popular for would continue to live on in some form. After the closure of the North American offices, the company focused more on mobile content. Then, the news came from this Japanese article that offically stated that all remains of Hudson will be absorbed by Konami on March 1, and that the Hudson name will likely be retired (though possibly remain for the purpose of existing Hudson properties).
Tis’ a sad, sad story. Long live Bonk. Long live Master Higgins. Long live Bomberman. Long live Hudson.