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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11th – 17th NOVEMBER

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The PlayStation 4 has now officially launched in North America. Because I live in the UK I would like to try and avoid covering too much next-gen console release news before the PS4 and Xbox One are actually out here in Europe, but of particular note at the American launch is that a small percentage of consumers are reporting that faulty HDMI ports are preventing them from using the console. Amongst the complaints were two consoles received by gaming news sites Kotaku and IGN, who both reported manufacturing problems that was making some of the pins required for HDMI connection unavailable. Other individuals have been discovering problems by using different cables to the ones provided in the box.

PS4 owners - your HDMI port should look like this. If it's bent or broken, you may have problems...
PS4 owners – your HDMI port should look like this. If it’s bent or broken, you may have problems…

Isolated reports of console hardware errors on day one are nothing new, but at this early moment in time it is difficult to gauge how many launch units may be affected by this problem, and indeed as to how Sony managed to come up with a figure that 0.4% of the consoles are currently affected by this problem. Expect a lot more clarification on the issue in the coming days; and if you do happen to get a PS4 just make sure to double check the HDMI port before you get set up for the first time. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 11th – 17th NOVEMBER

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes & MGS Film Announced At 25th Anniversary Event

Today, Konami threw a big event in Japan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear franchise, and a few surprises were in store for those lucky enough to be in attendance. Not only will the next game in the series be an open world adventure, but Metal Gear Solid will also be getting a film, to be overseen by Columbia Pictures.

First of all, the game. Details are pretty scarce at the moment because Konami have slapped an embargo over reporting the game for the moment, but here’s what we know: the game will be called Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, will feature Big Boss as the protagonist, and will have real time cut-scenes powered by Team Kojima’s ‘Fox Engine’. An teaser image for the game was also released on Japanese gaming site Famitsu, which is conveniently¬† pasted below for your visual enjoyment.

Big Boss appears to have stolen Sam Fisher’s signature goggles…

The other piece of news will no doubt have fans of the series split; Metal Gear Solid is famous for being impossibly cinematic, and one wonders if Avi Arad (the man at the helm of the project who has also overseen several Marvel films over the years with a good deal of success) can orchestrate a big screen version which can match the vision Kojima has set out in his games. All sorts of names are being thrown about for involvement in the film, so nothing is set in stone yet. Expect a release date in the latter part of this decade.

It’s all happening for Metal Gear fans then, following the announcement that ninja cyborg Raiden will be a playable character in Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. More news as and when it inevitably gets leaked from the event.