DualShockers Weekly: Check Out The Most Popular News Stories Between December 20th and December 26th

By Morgane Bouvais

December 27, 2015

While many of you currently have their hands full enjoying their holidays with your loved ones, DualShockers wishes you all the best and will keep you updated the news you may have missed. As a result, every Sunday I will be writing this DualShockers Weekly article, featuring our five most popular news story for the past week.

Grab a blanket and a cup of your favorite hot chocolate (coffee or tea work too!) and enjoy reading our first weekly recap.

1 – Bloodborne’s Update 1.09 Released, Brings Changes to Weapons, Lets You Buy Blood Rocks

Sony Computer Entertainment released this week a new update for From Software’s dark fantasy title: Bloodborne.

Among the changes, players are finally able players to purchase Blood Rocks, a decision which is sure to make quite a few of those who want to max their weapons happy.

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2 – Former Konami Tech Director Talks Divorce Between Kojima and Konami: “You Must Believe in Hideo Kojima”

I had the chance to attend a lecture in Paris by Former Konami Technology Director Julien Merceron.

During the conference, Merceron shared his experience with Hideo Kojima and his view on the issues that caused the breakup with Konami, voicing his opinion on what made Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain a success: “You must believe in Hideo Kojima.”

3 – PS4/PS3/PS Vita Exclusive Attack on Titan Gets Awesome Direct Feed Screenshots: Playable Titan and More

In case you did not get enough to eat during your holiday feasts and still have some space left, here are some delicious and saucy titans for you.

Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan game received a new batch of screenshots showcasing side characters, and most importantly Eren’s titan form and the “female titan”. If you enjoyed the anime and/or manga, be sure to check this article out.

4 – Bandai Namco Announces God Eater Games, Tales of Berseria and More for the West, Adds New PC Releases

Since all of you were very nice this past year, Bandai Namco delivered some really cool gifts these holidays by announcing many awesome games for the West, among which Tales of Berseria and the newest God Eater games. You can enjoy the trailer-fest here.

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5 – Hideo Kojima Works on Everything Himself: Former Fox Engine Lead Tells His Experience Working With Him

During Julien Merceron’s conference in Paris, the former Fox Engine lead also went over his meeting with Hideo Kojima and how the two of them came to work together.

The creator of Metal Gear actually exceeded Mr. Merceron’s expectations as he discovered that Hideo Kojima does everything by himself: from marketing to narrative and game design and even technology-related work.

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