Train up for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker…

…by watching these “instructional” videos from Hamaru Gear Solid, a site over in Japan created to introduce beginners to the series. Don’t know what Hamaru Gear is? Neither do I, but it has stuff that you can watch.

Spotted over at Japanese-gaming news site, Andriasang, these are goofy but humorous videos that break down the basics of Peace Walker’s sneak-flavored gameplay. Andriasang does a good job in letting you know what’s going on in each since they’re in Japanese, although just watching them is enough as they show off just how they relate to Peace Walker.

One thing that was also noted is that “Hamaru Gear Solid” could also be a play off of the name of Hirokazu Hamamura, the CEO of the publisher, Enterbrain, which owns Japanese gaming mag, Famitsu, and which Kotaku has recently questioned just what that means when they award a perfect score to the game.

But whatever you might think of that, with Hideo Kojima still at the helm of Peace Walker, the follow-up to Snake Eater looks like it could deliver the MGS fix for its hardcore fans on the PSP when it officially arrives in North America.

So, if Assassin’s Creed were being made into a movie…

I hadn’t heard of Damien Walters until I saw this, but it turns out that he’s a phenomenal gymnast and free runner that’s represented the UK in worldwide competition in the past and is now a member of Jackie Chan’s own stunt team.

If Assassin’s Creed needs someone to dress up like Altair or Enzo in a film, this guy could be on the short list. At the very least, he’d be pretty convincing on Halloween jumping from house to house, leaping over kids, and rushing through narrow alleyways for candy. Hey, it could happen.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Trailer

As promised, the new trailer for Treyarch’s take on the Call of Duty series slated for release in November this year is out in the wild. It drops quite a few hints as to what might be going on, such as that it could be taking place during Cold War.

And don’t forget to catch what looks like a flight suit for the SR-71 Blackbird which appears towards the end. I thought it looked like a Mercury space suit, but if it’s a hint that there’s going to be some kind of mini-game where you take spy shots at three times the speed of sound, I’d like to see how they pull that off.

Speculation? Well, from what we’ve heard, the game isn’t restricted only to Vietnam thanks to a leak by a UK retailer’s listing of the game mentioning Cuba and the Arctic.

Coupled with what’s seen in the trailer, I’d guess that we’re going to see the Cold War from a sort of “black ops” history lesson done FPS style, via the memories of whoever is being tortured for them by whoever is looking for whatever dirty laundry might still be relevant today.

And, being that this is Treyarch’s baby, we haven’t seen the zombies yet. But something tells me that I wouldn’t be surprised to see Soviet ones this time around.