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Ashley Carter’s #KonamiFanArt

We love all kinds of fanart but sometimes, in an age where digital art is predominant, it’s nice to see traditional art work online. Step forward Ashely Carter, who’s drawings exemplify this approach at its best… especially considering the subject matter is Metal Gear Solid!

lukeburnsMetal Gear Rising, Metal Gear SolidMay 19, 20150 comments
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Visit our Metal Gear booth at London MCM May 2015!

That’s right Metal Gear fans, we’re going to be at MCM London on the 22nd – 24th of May 2015 bringing you a Metal Gear Solid themed booth with all the latest MGS merchandise including our brand new 1984 collection.

bridiebunnyKonami, Metal Gear Solid, OtherMay 18, 20150 comments
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EU Press share first opinions on MGSVTPP

European Press have just enjoyed a full day playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and there is to be a one hour embargo lift between 5PM-6PM GMT today in which they can share their thoughts with the world! Keep your eyes on Twitter during this time – and specifically ours at @KonamiUK, as we’ll be retweeting lots of #MGSVTPP opinion goodness as it rolls out.

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMay 14, 20150 comments
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ILuke Lawson MGS Cosplay

ILuke Lawson has been involved in some terrific Metal Gear Solid cosplay-making projects since he started last year. He has made and modeled brilliant Skull Face and Ocelot costumes, whilst he has also made costumes for Quiet and EVA cosplays – the latter for his fiancée, who joined Luke at the Supanova Gold Coast 2015 Expo.

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMay 13, 20150 comments
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MGSVTPP 1984 Merchandise Collection!

We’re excited to share with you some amazing new clothing ranges from Insert Coin and Level Up, as part of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 1984 Collection! With The Phantom Pain being set in the 80’s, these items of clothing have been made to reflect the decade’s style of fashion, whilst sporting iconic logos and references from the game.

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMay 11, 20150 comments
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MGSVTPP 80’s-Style Posters

With Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain‘s release getting ever-closer (less than four months now!), we’re celebrating by showing off a series of superb MGSVTPP posters made by our talented community of MGS fans and artists. To reflect the game’s 1984 setting, these posters all have an 80’s vibe too – retro!

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMay 11, 20150 comments
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PES Virtual UEFA Champions League – The UK Finals Roundup

On Saturday 25th April, 32 of the best PES 2015 players in the UK & Ireland arrived at Old Trafford Stadium; the prestigious venue that was set to house the regional Finals in order to determine who would be crowned the UK & Ireland Champion. There was some brilliant skill on display… but there could only be one winner. Keep reading to find out who won and, in turn, who will be representing the UK & Ireland at The World Finals in Berlin.

lukeburnsPro Evolution SoccerApril 30, 20150 comments
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Insert Coin #MGS Range

A while back, Insert Coin announced that new clothing designs based on the original Metal Gear Solid game were on their way (we posted about it here). We’re excited to say that these designs are now up on the Insert Coin website, with all three awesome tees now in stock and available to purchase!

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidApril 24, 20151 comment
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Gradius V rockets onto PSN on PlayStation 3

Gradius, the side-scrolling space shooter series, is famous for its fast-paced, super challenging gameplay. Now, the fifth Gradius title – originally for the PlayStation 2 – swerves and dives its way onto PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network.

lukeburnsGradiusApril 22, 20150 comments
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WIN an Official PES 2015 Match Ball!

Want to get your hands (and feet) on an Official PES 2015 Match Ball? We bet you do! Although actually, it’ll be you doing the betting, since you’ll need to correctly predict who’s going to be crowned the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League UK & Ireland Finals champion for the chance to win. We have three to give away too, so three correct guessers will bag a PES ball!

lukeburnsPro Evolution SoccerApril 21, 20150 comments
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Elysium-Sans’ Castlevania Cosplay

Passionate cosplayer Beata (AKA Elysium-Sans) got her first taste of cosplay when she was five years old and we think it’s safe to say she’s been hooked ever since. Presently she enjoys creating and modelling intricate cosplays with her husband, Nathan.

bridiebunnyCastlevania, OtherApril 20, 20150 comments
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PES Virtual UEFA Champions League: UK & Ireland Finals

Since the launch of PES 2015, PlayStation players of the game have had their Online Divisions and Friendly Lobby match results recorded on the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League site. Users are ranked against one another in both national and international tables to establish who the very best Pro Evo players are, and these top players are invited to their respective region’s Offline Finals tournament.

For the UK & Ireland, the Finals are nearly here! 

lukeburnsPro Evolution SoccerApril 20, 20150 comments
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PlayStation Official Magazine’s Complete Guide to Metal Gear Solid

Have you got your copy of PlayStation Official Magazine this month?

If you haven’t then you’re missing out on “The Complete Guide to Metal Gear Solid”. 

bridiebunnyGames, Metal Gear Solid, OtherApril 15, 20150 comments
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PES Virtual UEFA Champions League: March Winners

Your online division and friendly lobby matches have been recorded on the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League tables, and we can now reveal which users have proven themselves to be outstanding PES 2015 players for the last month! The top player in the UK & Ireland region for March is RAF—10 - our congratulations go to him! RAF–10 will have the opportunity to compete in the UK Finals, and in turn play for a place at the PES 2015 World Finals. That’s pretty special!

lukeburnsOther, Pro Evolution SoccerApril 9, 20151 comment
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A.M.P. Photography: Chris Locke as Big Boss

Cosplayer Chris Locke and photographer Ace Ashun (aka A.M.P. Photography) have teamed up to create some brilliant Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain-themed photos.

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidApril 8, 20150 comments
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Ace Ashun’s MGS Cosplay Photoshoot

Konami community photographer Ace Ashun has been busy once more, taking some brilliant snaps of Metal Gear Solid cosplay! This fine group of cosplayers, many of whom we’ve featured individually before on the blog, are together showing off costumes of a plethora of Metal Gear characters – from Solid and Liquid Snake, to Ocelot and Psycho Mantis.

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMarch 27, 20150 comments
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PS Store Easter Sale: Huge discounts for PES2015, MGSVGZ & more!

PlayStation fans, it’s that time of the year again: The PlayStation Store Easter Sale is back! Some top quality titles are being sold at crazily cheap prices, and this lineup includes some fantastic Konami games that you need to own if you don’t already.

lukeburnsMetal Gear Rising, Metal Gear Solid, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent HilMarch 26, 20150 comments
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Mike Rollerson Photography – Silent Hill Gallery: Part 2

Way back in January 2014, we made a blog post featuring photographer Mike Rollerson’s amazing Silent Hill snaps. Since then, he’s taken many more brilliant photos, and we’ve collected another set together in this article for your viewing pleasure!

lukeburnsSilent HilMarch 26, 20150 comments
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WIN a Nendoroid Solid Snake Figure!

Fancy an opportunity to win one of these Solid Snake Nendoroid figures, courtesy of the Good Smile Company? Obviously you do, because they’re fantastic. We recently launched a competition on our Facebook and Twitter channels, giving one lucky person a chance to bag one. Keep reading to find out how YOU can enter!

lukeburnsMetal Gear SolidMarch 17, 20150 comments
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