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Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Demo 1’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid’

How a PlayStation "Demo 1" disc introduced me to some strange game called "Metal Gear Solid".

A Tribute to Gaming’s Greatest Cardboard Boxes

By stretching the limits of how we accept such everyday objects to function, Metal Gear Solid imbues The Cardboard Box with a mundane absurdism to match the magical realism that infiltrates the rest of its universe.

‘Metal Gear Survive’ to Require Constant Internet Connection

With just a few weeks left to release, information on the spin-off is starting to come out more frequently, along with more trailers showing off aspects of the gameplay.

The Growing Maturity of the Sony Brand

It doesn't take an industry expert to identify the reasons for Sony's success in the current generation of gaming consoles. Microsoft may have shot...

Top 10 Games with Sony Editor, John Cal McCormick

Top 10 Games is a new, semi-regular series that hopes to offer a bit of insight into the twisted minds of Goomba Stomp’s writers, editors,...
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30th Anniversary Retrospective: The ‘Metal Gear’ Series’ Uniquely Self-Aware Journey

Metal Gear is a name that, by now, is permanently etched not only into the history of video games, but outside culture at large, unlike any other multimedia franchise before or since.
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Games That Changed Our Lives: ‘Metal Gear Solid’ Was The Interactive Action Movie I...

Obviously, Metal Gear Solid was a massively influential game. You can see the DNA of Solid Snake's first PlayStation adventure in many story heavy games that have released in the years since, and it's almost impossible to guess what the industry might look like today had the game never happened.
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A Love Letter to Game Manuals

It’s hard to deny the simple pleasure one used to get from opening a brand-new game case and taking out an expansive, detailed manual.

Boss Battles: Expectations and Originality in ‘Metal Gear Solid’

Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear series, once said: “as a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.” Throughout his hallmark series, Kojima has done this in many way

‘Metal Gear Solid 2’ at 15: Still Sending Players Down the Rabbit Hole

Time has been kind to Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Its excesses haven’t disappeared, but its innovations are now easier to appreciate. Much that seemed extravagant in 2001, when it was released for the Playstation 2, now feels prescient and relevant.