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The Lost Level: Episode 22

This week on The Lost Level… there was a show called the Spike Video Game Awards 2011 — pretty sure you’ve heard about it — that just happened recently, and we have the guys sharing their overall impressions of this year’s show, as well as the major announcements that were unveiled. Sony and Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us anyone? Or how about the craziest reveal of the show (according to G that is) which was Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? Fun times.

This episode is indeed pretty huge, and they’ll be covering other meaty stuff as well namely: November NPDs, PlayStation Vita multiple accounts dilemma, the Shigeru Miyamoto “stepping down” story, Thor 2  and Star Trek sequel updates, Michael Bay possibly directing Transformers 4, Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises teaser posters, TDKR’s Operation Early Bird, and more!

Don’t forget the first Lost Level meet and greet coming up on December 16th. Details are on Facebook.

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Hideo Kojima officially confirms Metal Gear Solid 5. Sort of.

Don’t get too excited just yet: The latest issue of The Official PlayStation Magazine UK has Kojima coughing out his plans for the “past, present, and future of Metal Gear Solid” which include, obviously, MGS5 and the mysterious Project Ogre.

In short, Kojima basically just said that there’s a game called “Metal Gear Solid 5″ he’s currently thinking about. Done.

Shocking? Hardly. We knew it was coming anyway.

The VGAs are Coming!

It’s hard to take the VGAs seriously. I hold the awards to about the same standard as the VMAs, which is to say no standard at all. So, why be excited for the VGAs on December 10th? The reveals. The glorious, glorious reveals. Geoff Keighley, video game journalist and VGA host, tweeted some things about the VGAs and teased at what we can expect from the ceremony.

First off, he said “Alan Wake returns,” which I’m sure about 5 people are excited for. But who knows, maybe his return will bring closure to a story that still makes no sense, even after its DLC that was suppose to give the game a satisfying ending. More excitingly, there will be something revealed in regard to Metal Gear Solid: Rising and Bioware will announce a new game from a new studio. Is it too early to ask for a Mass Effect MMO? These are just a taste of the things that we can expect from the Video Game Awards Show. We can’t wait to see what else it brings.

The Lost Level: Episode Zero

“Chris rewinds the clock a little bit by discussing Dragon Age II and Alan Wake. While G, on the other hand, colorfully praises the visual styles of both Catherine and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (the demos if you will). Then a brief discussion about L.A. Noire, even though G seems pretty pissed about the whole overheating issue!

Plus– thoughts on the movies Attack The Block and Kung Fu Panda 2, Platinum Games working on Metal Gear Solid Rising, Sony’s PSP Remaster series, the recently released trailer of the new BloodRayne game, AND a couple of other bizarre and nerdish things in this “beta” version of The Lost Level.”

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