11 Minutes With Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

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I take a holiday break for a few days, and the gaming world explodes with huge game announcements. So, bear with me this week as I catch up on a few stories that are probably old news to most of you out there.

Obviously the big, BIG news from PAX weekend was Hideo Kojima’s unveil of the next Metal Gear Solid. No, this isn’t considered Metal Gear Solid 5, nor does it have anything to do with Metal Gear Rising.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, built on the stunningly impressive FOX Engine, is set to be another “prologue” chapter in the series, featuring an evolved open-world design, elements of vehicular exploration and the ability to do things like call in support from friendly helicopters at any time.

Check out the 11-minute in-engine unveil trailer below. Supposedly the demo footage was recorded from PC, but the game is in development to run on PS3 and Xbox 360 at performance “close” to this target. To me the engine looks more advanced than what the current consoles are capable of, but if any one can pull this off, it’s Hideo Kojima.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.