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N64 GoldenEye Track “Cradle” Has Heavy Metal Roots

Legendary video game composer, Grant Kirkhope, is well known for his work on the Nintendo 64 soundtracks for Banjo Kazooie and GoldenEye 007. For the latter, Kirkhope found numerous inventive ways to play with and remix the classic James Bond theme while implementing his own original touch. For one song in particular, Kirkhope drew from his time as a musician in a heavy metal band.

Yesterday, Kirkhope tweeted this hint:

Sharp-eared twitter user @MuseofMoose quickly identified the riff from "No Absolution" as one heard during the Cradle stage music from GoldenEye. In this level, Bond chases down his former double-crossing ally, Alec Trevelyan. The driving riff adds to the drama of the climactic encounter, and given the intensity of the song it's no wonder it began life as a metal song.

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Report: Metal Gear fan remake featuring Hayter shut down

A remake of the original Metal Gear – not Metal Gear Solid, for clarity – that reportedly featured David Hayter reprising his years-long role as Solid Snake has been shut down, according to Metal Gear Informer. The site reports that a producer on the…
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Konami Shuts Down Metal Gear Fan Remake, Developers Release Trailer

Outer Heaven, the mod team developing a remake of the original Metal Gear, has cancelled its project. In the wake of this cancellation, it released a trailer for its unfinished game.

The team was highly invested in its project. It had even snagged David Hayter, the voice of Snake up through Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, to provide voice work. You can watch the trailer below.

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Metal Gear Informer corresponded with Ian Ratcliffe, a developer attached to the project. They were told that "we can no longer go ahead with the project, it seems like the guys over at Konami couldn't agree on a decision so had no choice but to shut us down." 

Konami was originally okay with the project under the condition that it couldn't be produced for profit, which the team had been honoring. Some fans have begun to believe that the shutdown is cause to assume that Konami may be working on its own remake of the title.

[Source: Metal Gear Informer via Eurogamer]

 

Our Take
It's a little disappointing that Konami went back on their approval for this project. What was shown so far was promising and had many Metal Gear fans excited. Still, if this news does indeed ring a bell to indicate Konami's own Metal Gear remake, then all is not lost.  

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain And Ground Zeroes Are Coming To Steam

At its Metal Gear press conference today, Konami announced that both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain will also hit PC on Steam.

Previously, Konami had only indicated console releases for both games. Now PC gamers can get in on the new Metal Gear action. 

There is no release date for either game's launch on Steam, but Ground Zeroes will unsurprisingly come first.

You can check out our Ground Zeroes review here.

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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Ground Zeroes coming to Steam

Update: In a video featuring Snake sneaking around in a box stamped with the Steam logo, Hideo Kojima has officially announced Metal Gear Sold 5: The Phantom Pain and Ground Zeroes is coming to PC. The announcement was made during Konami’s special…
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Catch the Metal Gear Solid 5 preview at the Gamescom gala

In a powerful demonstration of the mantra “go big or go home,” Konami will be previewing Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain not on a show floor, but at a special gala event in Cologne, Germany, the company has announced. The celebration will take…
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Watch Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s E3 demo

Snake? Yo, Snake? Snake!

Oh, there you are.

Hey Snake, check it: You’ve read our E3 preview of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and its animal-ballooning hijinks. Now watch all 30 minutes of the E3 demo for yourself in this recorded Konami…
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Hideo Kojima Teases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 30 Minute Gameplay Demo Tomorrow

Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima recently tweeted for fans to expect to see some Phantom Pain gameplay online tomorrow.

Kojima tweeted that tomorrow at 7 p.m. JPT (which is 7 a.m. EST) a Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay demo will be presented here, at Kojima Station. The demo will be approximately 30 minutes long and will be the equivalent to what was shown at E3.

We had a chance to see the gameplay demo at E3, and we wrote about it here.

[Source: @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN, via NeoGAF]

 

Our Take
If you're at all interested in Metal Gear Solid, I would recommend setting an alarm clock to check out the demo. If it's equivalent to what we were shown at E3, some very cool (and weird) things are shown off.

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Seen@E3: A visual history of Metal Gear

The walls outside the theater of Konami’s E3 2014 detail a visual history of one of the company’s most famous franchises. One poster showcases the evolution of Snake from his days as a bundle of pixels on the MSX to the gruff, high-res hero in…
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