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Pliskin
02-26-2008, 12:55 PM
From kotaku (http://kotaku.com/360906/metal-gear-solid-4-finally-has-a-release-date)

Word from Destination PlayStation, a retailers-only conference for all things PlayStation related, is that Metal Gear Solid 4 is coming to the PlayStation 3 on June 12, 2008. According to sources there now, the release of Kojima Productions action-stealth game will arrive on a Thursday, oddly enough. Even more interesting is that we're hearing word that Sony will be offering a hardware bundle that features MGS4, an 80GB PlayStation 3 and a DualShock 3 packed-in.


I think I'm buying a second PS3.

From PS3 Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/02/26/destination-playstation-news-mgs-ps3-bundle-kratos-psp-and-dualshock3-release-date-by/#comments)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 Bundle
To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008, SCEA will introduce a PS3 bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499.99 (MSRP).

Confirmed. Also a God of War bundle PSP, and the official date of the DS3.

Oh, and Metal Gear Online Beta with MGS4 preorder.

As has been announced previously, MGS4 will include a Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack.” If you can’t wait to try out MGS4, the good news is you don’t have to much longer. Those who pre-order the game will be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.

Mesoian
02-26-2008, 12:57 PM
But if you do that, you'll miss out on all the goodies that are bound to be included in the special edition of MGS4.

Pliskin
02-26-2008, 12:59 PM
But if you do that, you'll miss out on all the goodies that are bound to be included in the special edition of MGS4.

... what makes you think there will be a special edition? Furthermore, what makes you think I won't be purchasing both? LOL

Mesoian
02-26-2008, 01:00 PM
... what makes you think there will be a special edition? Furthermore, what makes you think I won't be purchasing both? LOL

The biggest game to come to the PS3...period? Oh yeah, there'll be one. It'll probably come with an artbook and the soundtrack.

Still though, I'm not buying a Ps3 until they get this BWC issue sorted.

Pliskin
02-26-2008, 01:05 PM
The biggest game to come to the PS3...period? Oh yeah, there'll be one. It'll probably come with an artbook and the soundtrack.

Still though, I'm not buying a Ps3 until they get this BWC issue sorted.

Suit yourself. I've been too busy playing PS3 games to bother with BC lately.

TybaltFlux
02-26-2008, 01:36 PM
Here's hoping the date is set in stone. Middle of summer works very well for me, kekekeke.

I wonder what the price tag for the bundle will be?

Pliskin
02-26-2008, 02:35 PM
Here's hoping the date is set in stone. Middle of summer works very well for me, kekekeke.

I wonder what the price tag for the bundle will be?

Looks like $499 according to official playstation blog. (which is going up and down with traffic at the moment)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 Bundle
To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008, SCEA will introduce a PS3 bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499.99 (MSRP).

FinalEVA
02-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Freakin' awesome. It's the perfect time to release a game like this IMO, when I'm not attending school.

and yeah, i'm not really using the BC feature that much these days.

Pliskin
02-26-2008, 02:40 PM
Freakin' awesome. It's the perfect time to release a game like this IMO, when I'm not attending school.

and yeah, i'm not really using the BC feature that much these days.

Metal Gear Online Beta code with MGS4 preorder...

As has been announced previously, MGS4 will include a Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack.” If you can’t wait to try out MGS4, the good news is you don’t have to much longer. Those who pre-order the game will be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.

Sony and Konami... I love you.

FinalEVA
02-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Oh awesome. I already pre-ordered it last month.

demifiend
02-26-2008, 05:40 PM
Sounds like I may have found my excuse to finally buy a PS3.


Still though, I'm not buying a Ps3 until they get this BWC issue sorted.

I'm not. I'll just play my PS2 games on one of the 100 million PS2s out there, like the one six inches behind me right now.

FinalEVA
02-26-2008, 06:22 PM
Actually the 80 GB MGS4 bundle will have BC like the older 80 GB w/ Motorstorm. It was confirmed on the PS Blog.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/02/26/destination-playstation-news-mgs-ps3-bundle-kratos-psp-and-dualshock3-release-date-by/comment-page-1/#comment-46827

TybaltFlux
02-26-2008, 08:11 PM
Welp, I'm dropping $500 + tax come this summer.

TOTALLY WORTH IT

...I hope.

Mesoian
02-26-2008, 09:13 PM
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/02/26/destination-playstation-news-mgs-ps3-bundle-kratos-psp-and-dualshock3-release-date-by/comment-page-1/#comment-46827

For those of you wondering (and not already discussing the news in the Kotaku comments section!), yes the PlayStation 3 included in the Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle announced earlier today will play select PlayStation 2 games via hardware and software emulation. SCEA PR manager Al De Leon confirmed that the hardware is similar to what was included in the 80GB Motorstorm bundle and will feature partial backward compatibility. While the original Metal Gear Solid for PlayStation should play without a hitch and Metal Gear Solid 2 is listed as having "no major problems", you may experience a hiccup or two playing the third MGS game.

According to the official PlayStation 3 backwards compatibility database, Metal Gear Solid 3 has the following issues: "At various points throughout gameplay, the title performs at a significantly slower than normal performance speed" and "During various FMA sequences throughout the title, the FMA does not play as 'smooth' as normal." Not bad. Not bad at all.

Excellent! I'm in. But not until the fall (maybe in the summer).

Edit: http://kotaku.com/361158/metal-gear-solid-4-the-ps3-bundle-the-cardboard-box

Damn. Sexy packaging.

TheAnarCHris
02-26-2008, 10:40 PM
While I won't be picking it up, I love this bundle. It makes sense, and it's nice to see Sony make a solid business decision, after the train wreck that was last year. That and releasing MGS4 in June ensures it won't go unnoticed in a sea of games like MGS3 did.

Also, that red PSP is sexy. I would want it, but I has me a slim Silver and am quite content with that.

CountMetal
02-26-2008, 11:33 PM
Finally, PS3 is releasing some good titles. The only reason I am getting a PS3 is for Metal Gear Solid 4, Tekken 6, Hot Shots Golf 5, and Final Fantasy 13. The only games that the 360 will never release.

GyrfalconAH64D
02-27-2008, 04:36 AM
ooo yeah, I'm definitely gonna get the MGS4 bundle. Hopefully by then most of the kinks in the system will be worked out.

Simmaria
02-28-2008, 04:26 AM
heh sony this is a shrewd and brilliant move on sonys part. they know damn well outside pliskin and finalevangellion buying each model of their system, people were waiting for a game good enough to drop that load of cash on.

FinalEVA
02-28-2008, 09:11 PM
Looking at my 4 PS3s lined up (kidding).
Some were just a little early to the party.
heh I figured Sony would eventually re-learn why they made it so far in the industry.

Quantum9
03-07-2008, 03:28 AM
http://kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/02/mgs4_box_up.jpg

I'm not usually one to give props, but the boxart of the year voting just came to an end. Bow down.

GyrfalconAH64D
03-07-2008, 03:35 AM
that is made of win

Pliskin
03-07-2008, 08:12 AM
http://kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/02/mgs4_box_up.jpg

I'm not usually one to give props, but the boxart of the year voting just came to an end. Bow down.

That's actually not the final box art, according to the Kojima Productions podcast. Its still awesome.

I'm still holding out for one of the kickass sketch covers like we got for Substance and Subsistence.

FinalEVA
03-07-2008, 05:18 PM
Nothing beats this (Joke) box art...

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/417/mgs4360vc5.jpg

Cyan Bloodbane
03-21-2008, 05:09 PM
I am somewhat annoyed that I already have a PS3. The package deal is amazing!

80gb PS3 retails currently for $599

Dual Shock 3 retails for $54.99

MGS4 will retail for $60.00

Roughly looking at around $720-$750 to buy them separately.


With the package deal going for $499, you're saving at least $200!!

GyrfalconAH64D
03-21-2008, 05:24 PM
yeah i hear ya, its like the gas prices lol

new_ike
03-21-2008, 08:37 PM
*shrug* I like my (used/refurb) 60gb ps3.
Just need the ds3 and the game, now...

Syrinx
03-22-2008, 06:53 PM
hi guys =^.^= just thought i'd let ya know (if you didn't already) that the limited edition of mgs4 is available for preorder at Gamestop. if i remember correctly, you get the metal tin (of course lol), bluray dvd of a making of the game, and an interview with kojima, a soundtrack, hmm... oh yea, i believe there's gonna be 4 chapters of the digital graphic on there, and i think there's a gamestop exclusive artbook. (the artbook is probably one of those little things.. much like what came with devil may cry 4 and assassin's creed). it's gonna be 85 bucks though 0.o ...i still preordered and i don't even have a ps3 haha... i wonder if they'll make UBER limited edition for this game, like with mgs3 subsistence (the one with the reddish case)

GyrfalconAH64D
03-22-2008, 08:16 PM
awesome, thats teh sex

LagunaLoire
03-27-2008, 11:38 PM
What MGS3 issues? i have played the game and had no problems at all... (i have the 60GB version), i have also played MGS2 and MGS... :S...

I believe the ONLY problem i had with the BC is when i saved my data from a memory card to my PS3 and the saved games from Parasite Eve didnt loaded... so i just started the game again and i could save as usual.

Oh yeah... Cant wait for MGS4!!!

TheLadySummoner
03-30-2008, 05:12 PM
Ohhh I wish I had $500 to shell out on this, but alas I will be paying my parents back for the new computer I just got. Darn you, college!!!!

Oh, I have one of those little Assassin's Creed artbooks! I didn't buy the game, though. I went into a gamestop one day and saw a bunch sitting on the counter, and the guy told me I could have one. ^____^

GyrfalconAH64D
03-31-2008, 03:00 AM
Hey i just found this on my magazine that I bought today, thought I should show it to you guys.

Snake + XM8 = WIN

FinalEVA
03-31-2008, 03:36 AM
Damn, I'm really glad I'm not paying Japanese Prices for this game. At current exchange rate, that is $98. I'm studying abroad next semester in Japan, so I'm watching the exchange rate (which is really crappy right now, BTW).

GyrfalconAH64D
03-31-2008, 03:38 AM
Damn, I'm really glad I'm not paying Japanese Prices for this game. At current exchange rate, that is $98. I'm studying abroad next semester in Japan, so I'm watching the exchange rate (which is really crappy right now, BTW).

yeah I hear ya

lol its a Price Paradox!

akira_chan
03-31-2008, 09:44 AM
Ok so only one day left before preorder bundle time......anyone else pissed that the japanese bundle came with a gunmetal ps3, gunmetal dual shock 3, and a bunch of other goodies?

TybaltFlux
03-31-2008, 11:09 AM
Ok so only one day left before preorder bundle time......anyone else pissed that the japanese bundle came with a gunmetal ps3, gunmetal dual shock 3, and a bunch of other goodies?

Yes, yes we are. It was -metal-, for Metal Gear Solid. And we don't get it :/.

As much as I love MGS (and I REALLY do), I don't want to pay the $80+ for the special edition when the bundle is bringing the game already. That would just be my collector side being too waay too dominant- so to all the PS3 owners pre-MGS4, kudos to you guys, you get the special stuff plus the beta for Metal Gear Online.

GyrfalconAH64D
03-31-2008, 04:58 PM
as am I

I require it to be more... metal... and more... gear... and more.... solid...

CountMetal
04-02-2008, 12:12 PM
I am planning to reserve the bundle at my local gamestop.

GyrfalconAH64D
04-02-2008, 03:41 PM
I am planning to reserve the bundle at my local gamestop.

your gamestop is actually doing reserves?

wow lucky, the ones here are only doing a first come first serve release in june

Archelon
04-02-2008, 05:36 PM
Instead of making a new thread, I'll just post this stuff here. IGN has a new hands-on preview for MGS4, new screenshots, and a new interview with Kojima.

Hands-on Preview:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/863/863825p1.html

Screenshots:

http://media.ps3.ign.com/media/714/714044/imgs_1.html

Kojima Interview:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/863/863842p1.html

GyrfalconAH64D
04-02-2008, 05:53 PM
this is gold, thx for posting

FinalEVA
04-02-2008, 07:40 PM
Gamepro preview as well...

http://www.gamepro.com/sony/ps3/games/previews/173868.shtml

All I've got to say, is DAMN...

This could very well be 2008 GOTY

new_ike
04-03-2008, 02:33 PM
I picked up my preorder DVD today, so I think I'm all set for MGO Beta.

Except for the part where it's the couple of weeks before finals...

Pliskin
04-03-2008, 03:11 PM
Still waiting for my gamestop to get the DVD's in.

Archelon
04-03-2008, 05:23 PM
http://ps3.gamespy.com/playstation-3/metal-gear-solid-4/864329p1.html Gamespy has posted their own preview from the same event.

And here's 1Up's:

http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3167223

Archelon
04-04-2008, 08:58 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/864/864647p1.html IGN has posted a reader Q&A regarding MGS4 which they hope to continue updating as time passes.

Michi
04-05-2008, 08:37 AM
The really long Japanese trailer for MGS4 plays on loop at the front of the video game store I normally go to downtown. It's rather sexy. I've never been a huge MGS fan, but I am excited for MGS4's release. I don't even have a PS3!!

I think in the meantime I'm gonna pick up that MGS1-3 package for PS2... when I get home.

Damn, I'm really glad I'm not paying Japanese Prices for this game. At current exchange rate, that is $98. I'm studying abroad next semester in Japan, so I'm watching the exchange rate (which is really crappy right now, BTW).

YEAH IT IS! AUGH. It was so good last fall when I was here, but now it's crap... and I'm here again and hating it. fdjkggfjkfghlrdaifoestgs. Games are already expensive here, like around $50 just for a new DS game. Sigh.

Also I'll have to bug you outside of this thread sometime on that studying abroad stuff, since that is totally relevant to my interests. XD

FinalEVA
04-05-2008, 04:00 PM
The really long Japanese trailer for MGS4 plays on loop at the front of the video game store I normally go to downtown. It's rather sexy. I've never been a huge MGS fan, but I am excited for MGS4's release. I don't even have a PS3!!

I think in the meantime I'm gonna pick up that MGS1-3 package for PS2... when I get home.



YEAH IT IS! AUGH. It was so good last fall when I was here, but now it's crap... and I'm here again and hating it. fdjkggfjkfghlrdaifoestgs. Games are already expensive here, like around $50 just for a new DS game. Sigh.

Also I'll have to bug you outside of this thread sometime on that studying abroad stuff, since that is totally relevant to my interests. XD

I'm going to Kumamoto Gakuen next year. Yeah, PM me if you want. I may have some questions as well about the study abroad thing.

FinalEVA
04-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Ok so only one day left before preorder bundle time......anyone else pissed that the japanese bundle came with a gunmetal ps3, gunmetal dual shock 3, and a bunch of other goodies?

A whole bunch of details were just released, including boxart.

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/04/10/metal-gear-solid-4-guns-of-the-patriots-%E2%80%93-product-details-revealed/

It looks like the "gunmetal" PS3 is coming here after all!!!! Damn, do I want to get another PS3? - better resist, better resist.

(hope the double post is ok)

GyrfalconAH64D
04-10-2008, 07:08 PM
geebus, must-get-now....

TybaltFlux
04-10-2008, 07:48 PM
I wonder how 'limited' the limited edition PS3 will be. They're making it sound like they'll have a dozen copies and that's it. And, more importantly, I wonder how much it'll be. I wouldn't put it past them to make it pricier because it's pwetty.

Pliskin
04-11-2008, 02:33 AM
I wonder how 'limited' the limited edition PS3 will be. They're making it sound like they'll have a dozen copies and that's it. And, more importantly, I wonder how much it'll be. I wouldn't put it past them to make it pricier because it's pwetty.

Well, the japanese version sold out in minutes, to put it bluntly.

new_ike
04-16-2008, 12:15 AM
MGO Beta downloads open in less than 24 hours.

Make sure you've read this story (http://kotaku.com/379822/the-metal-gear-online-id-clusterfuck) as well as jump over to the linked PlayStation blog for details. Sounds like Konami wants their own bunch of proprietary IDs for their games, and that obviously includes MGO Beta. Now before you explode in nerdrage, do realize that it says so right on the slip for the beta code: MGO Beta isn't going to be using the Playstation network service, it'll be it's own thing.

On the other hand, hey! This gives you a chance to make a different name for yourself on MGO. Something cooler/manlier than PrettyPinkPonies25 (not a real PSN ID -- I hope.) :P

GyrfalconAH64D
04-16-2008, 12:39 AM
2 IDs huh, that's nothing really heart stopping

new_ike
04-21-2008, 02:25 AM
2 IDs huh, that's nothing really heart stopping
seriously; the way some people are reacting you think they were being asked to pass a brick-sized kidney stone and then give up their first-born.

ANYWAY, due to everyone pounding at the gates of the beta servers, Konami's been completely overwhelmed. Thus, Beta start date has been changed, and they've made the following announcement over at
http://www.konami.jp/mgo/us/index.html :
1) Starting date: TBA. We will be making another announcement on 22/4/2008 23:00(PDT)
2) Beta Test closure: This will now be on 11/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT) rather than 06/05/2008 at 24:00(PDT)

4ng31
04-21-2008, 02:44 AM
seriously; the way some people are reacting you think they were being asked to pass a brick-sized kidney stone and then give up their first-born.

ANYWAY, due to everyone pounding at the gates of the beta servers, Konami's been completely overwhelmed. Thus, Beta start date has been changed, and they've made the following announcement over at
http://www.konami.jp/mgo/us/index.html :

Ya know...this *same* thing happens with all big beta releases (Halo, CoD)...if you're gonna tell me they seriously didn't anticipate the traffic after learning from other companies mistakes...and not to mention this is THE game all PS3 owners are waiting for...just wow...

So far, this beta has been a big clusterf*ck...doesn't seem like it's improving much either...great job there Konami.

darthseb
04-21-2008, 02:54 AM
Ya know...this *same* thing happens with all big beta releases (Halo, CoD)...if you're gonna tell me they seriously didn't anticipate the traffic after learning from other companies mistakes...and not to mention this is THE game all PS3 owners are waiting for...just wow...

So far, this beta has been a big clusterf*ck...doesn't seem like it's improving much either...great job there Konami.

I think that's a bit of an over-reaction for a simple multi-player beta.

4ng31
04-21-2008, 12:35 PM
I think that's a bit of an over-reaction for a simple multi-player beta.

I wouldn't...I would call it laziness and flat out stupidity on the developer.

Seriously...how many times has this exact same thing happened? You would expect/hope that one would learn from previous experiments...

I mean, you know as well as I do that every single person with a PS3 online is going to be signing up for this thing...this is one of the very few reasons why people still want to own a PS3 and Konami is already messing things up.

FinalEVA
04-21-2008, 03:17 PM
That's disappointing. I just got my beta code yesterday. It seems that Japanese companies are a little behind in online gaming.

But I guess this is a beta, which means to expect problems.

I can't download the 1.01 upgrade b/c my campus network blocks P2P connections. I'll probably bring my PS3 to a friend's house to do that.

4ng31
04-21-2008, 03:37 PM
I can't download the 1.01 upgrade b/c my campus network blocks P2P connections. I'll probably bring my PS3 to a friend's house to do that.

Have fun waiting...literally took me an entire day (8 hours +) to download the update.

FinalEVA
04-21-2008, 06:09 PM
I guess they will be trying again on the 25th. Oh well, I should be focusing on my academics this time of the year anyway (capstone project almost due).

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/868/868084p1.html

Mesoian
04-21-2008, 07:57 PM
I got to play Metal Gear Online a ton at comic-con.

It's going to be wonderful. I need my Bush money like...now.

ManiacMarshall
04-21-2008, 08:42 PM
Hey i just found this on my magazine that I bought today, thought I should show it to you guys.

Snake + XM8 = WIN

FISHGUN!

...sorry, my /k/ is showing...

God I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS FUCKING GAME... I've memorised the entire thing... Vamp and Raiden's fight... I want this soundtrack so bad... so bittersweet...

FinalEVA
04-22-2008, 03:08 AM
Have fun waiting...literally took me an entire day (8 hours +) to download the update.

Luckily, the update only took about 30 min for me to complete. I guess it depends on the connection.

new_ike
04-23-2008, 08:00 AM
Have fun waiting...literally took me an entire day (8 hours +) to download the update.
This just dawned on me - why don't they just put the updated version as the one you download, you know?
I guess they will be trying again on the 25th. Oh well, I should be focusing on my academics this time of the year anyway (capstone project almost due).
Seriously - school's done in a couple of weeks and here are MGO B and GTA IV going "SCHOOL'S FOR SQUARES, PLAY WITH US!"
FISHGUN!

The "tactical trout", yes? I may end up using that (a spring one that I won't feel bad destroying) for my PMC cosplay if I don't get a greenlight for my M4 or a spring-operated SCAR doesn't come out.

new_ike
04-24-2008, 11:23 PM
Speaking of updates -- there's an update to 1.02 of MGO B out tonight; go ahead and grab it, it's nowhere near as big as the 1.01 update. Took me all of 20 minutes to download, compared to the several hours for the 1.01 update.

FinalEVA
04-25-2008, 06:31 AM
Eh. I'll wait until people are actually on and playing before I take my console to my friend's house to re-download a update. It seems as if Konami doesn't know what to do.

new_ike
04-25-2008, 07:44 PM
Sweet Jesus, It's Live.

Pliskin
04-25-2008, 07:50 PM
Omigawd its good.

GyrfalconAH64D
04-25-2008, 07:59 PM
indeed it is

darthseb
04-25-2008, 11:07 PM
Much fun. Few problems, but much fun.

Archelon
04-26-2008, 03:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmdmRt_m86Q

Here's the new Japanese trailer that was released a couple days ago with English subtitles. I can't vouch for how accurate the translation is, though.

Also:

http://www.ripten.com/2008/04/25/mgo-resolution-665p-equivalent-and-30fps/

Bungie redeemed?

Pliskin
04-27-2008, 03:32 PM
http://www.ripten.com/2008/04/25/mgo-resolution-665p-equivalent-and-30fps/

Bungie redeemed?

Considering it looks better, plays better, and has more depth than Halo?

Nope. Besides, what does Halo have to do with an MGS thread? Sounds like trolling to me.

Archelon
04-27-2008, 03:38 PM
Considering it looks better, plays better, and has more depth than Halo?

Nope. Besides, what does Halo have to do with an MGS thread? Sounds like trolling to me.

I was referring to the controversy regarding Halo 3 not being "true HD" or whatever. According to that article, it was the same for Call of Duty 4 too, apparently. I just don't think MGS4 should get a free pass when so many other games have been trashed for not being "true HD."

Pharaoh Atem
04-27-2008, 08:38 PM
I'm having a really good time with the beta since it's been up. :O Glad to see most people are taking the game seriously too, the lack of talking/typing I've seen actually shows respect to other players; just there to get the job done!

I'll be sad for the month in between when the game's offline.

new_ike
04-27-2008, 08:53 PM
I'm having a really good time with the beta since it's been up. :O Glad to see most people are taking the game seriously too, the lack of talking/typing I've seen actually shows respect to other players; just there to get the job done!

I'll be sad for the month in between when the game's offline.
haha, i think the lack of talking might be because the voice chat is so hard to setup.

I use the jabra headset that came with warhawk -- I set the sensitivity (in the XMB) to 1, and I come thru fine on COD4. In mgob, I have to set the sensitivity (you can get to it in the personal options) to 10 and even then it's finnicky about picking up my voice. The way that setting's worded, though, you think you should turn it to 1; it's something like "minimum microphone sensitivity"

new_ike
04-28-2008, 12:55 AM
All --
I thought it would be kinda neat if all of us could play under the same clan, so I invite you all to join COSSOCOM (see what I did there) for the duration of the beta period. It's not going to be "serious business" clan stuff, just basically getting together and using team tactics.

darthseb
04-28-2008, 08:36 PM
It's funny you should mention COD4, Ike. (hope you don't mind me calling you that)

MGO feels very much like COD4, with a little Battlefield sprinkled in there too. This is good, as COD4 is the best console FPS I have EVER PLAYED, in my opinion. Battlefield is also very good. But lemme get back to MGO.

It's strange that people take so long to hit 'Ready.' All you can do is change your skills, and while those do help a lot, you don't need to rely on them. They are not game-winning, they are merely small supplements. That's probably where it starts to differ from COD4, because COD4's 'perks' affect gameplay much more, I feel, than MGO.

If anyone sees a "Mastian" in a game, feel free to say hello, because that's my PMC. (at least I think you're a PMC in MGO)

new_ike
04-29-2008, 12:01 AM
I would really rather see more carefully-orchestrated fighting in MGO though, and I've yet to see it...

SPEAKING OF WHICH, anyone interested in starting a server/game on wednesday evening? Maybe an all-cos.com sneaking mission? Anyone? Bueller?

darthseb
04-29-2008, 02:26 AM
I would really rather see more carefully-orchestrated fighting in MGO though, and I've yet to see it...

SPEAKING OF WHICH, anyone interested in starting a server/game on wednesday evening? Maybe an all-cos.com sneaking mission? Anyone? Bueller?

The maps don't really look like they'd be good for sneaking. Sorry, I'm thread-crapping. I guess I could see it in Groznyj Grad, but the other map is just too open.

GyrfalconAH64D
04-29-2008, 02:31 AM
i'd love to join you guys but I didn't make it into the beta, but when the game comes out, I'm definitely in

darthseb
04-29-2008, 06:50 PM
i'd love to join you guys but I didn't make it into the beta, but when the game comes out, I'm definitely in

I'm in the beta, but I actually won't be able to play until the game comes out because I'm stuck in Houston and by the time I get back to my PS3, the beta will be over.

EXsoldierSNAKE
04-29-2008, 10:31 PM
I'd be glad to play with any of you guys. if you ever see me on, my name is the same as it is on here.

new_ike
04-29-2008, 11:46 PM
The maps don't really look like they'd be good for sneaking. Sorry, I'm thread-crapping. I guess I could see it in Groznyj Grad, but the other map is just too open.
Oh, there's a new map, it's basically an urban map with lots of alleys and little corners to hide in. Also, Snake gets octocamo.

darthseb
04-30-2008, 02:22 AM
Oh, there's a new map, it's basically an urban map with lots of alleys and little corners to hide in. Also, Snake gets octocamo.

Well, poo, I'm not gonna see it for months!

EXsoldierSNAKE
04-30-2008, 11:29 AM
Whats funny is that that new map is so much like Brown Town in the first MGO. The placement of some of the buildings is also the same

TybaltFlux
04-30-2008, 02:56 PM
How long is the beta running for, again? I just preordered my copy and got the MGO disc, but I won't be able to play till this weekend and I don't want to reduce my MGO time too much.

Edit: Nevermind, Cinco de Mayo. Sometimes, the simplest answers are written on the package themselves...

new_ike
04-30-2008, 08:26 PM
If anyone's interested, I'm thinking about getting on around 11pm EST, my PSN ID is Not_Tom_Brokaw. Send me a message, I'll idle til about 11:15, and then I'll launch a game, probably going to label it COSCOM.

Archelon
05-01-2008, 05:56 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nh03UwW5qVo

New trailer showing off the various incarnations of Shadow Moses (MGS1, The Twin Snakes, and even Super Smash Bros. Brawl) until we see a young Snake (wearing the octocamo, no less) slowly making his way across a winter landscape to finally arive at a deserted, dilapidated Shadow Moses.

Was it really just a dream? *dun dun*

darthseb
05-01-2008, 07:17 PM
As long as it's playable, they could make it a magical time-warp retcon and I wouldn't bat an eye.

new_ike
05-02-2008, 01:03 AM
All:
We're going to try to get a game together tomorrow (Friday) night, around 11:30pm EST. Games will probably be base capture and sneaking, with a couple of TDM rounds thrown in. Grozny Grad and the new map. Headsets are a plus. Look for a room/server called COSCOM; password (if needed) will be "ebk" (lol).
I'm Not_Tom_Brokaw on PSN, and brownwter-six (I messed up the typing) on MGO.
Hope to see you there, and if we feel like it we can then jump into GTAIV.

Archelon
05-02-2008, 08:18 PM
Exclusive MGS4 gameplay footage on X-Play in a few minutes.

UPDATE:

The footage was of Snake, along with Meryl and her "Rat Patrol," fighting the Haven Troopers, aka the "Frogs," Liquid's personal bodyguards. We've seen them in previous trailers and screenshots, but this is the first time the actual boss fight has been shown.

If it weren't for the HUD, the transition from cutscene to gameplay would be seamless. It's really impressive.

UPDATE II:

Here's the actual footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r5KBHzKBLI

darthseb
05-03-2008, 02:46 AM
I love it when they mix view modes in games and actually do a good job!

And, of course, when I reserved, I opted for the Collector's edition. Kojima, you've done it again, you awesome, awesome man!

Archelon
05-03-2008, 09:25 PM
SPOILER TIME! Seriously, don't look at this pic unless you want to see a potentially megaton spoiler for MGS4.

http://i28.tinypic.com/28s1mdc.jpg

There's always the possibility this is a fake, mind you. If not, well, I can't wait to see Kojima's explanation for this.

TybaltFlux
05-03-2008, 09:47 PM
SPOILER TIME! Seriously, don't look at this pic unless you want to see a potentially megaton spoiler for MGS4.

http://i28.tinypic.com/28s1mdc.jpg

There's always the possibility this is a fake, mind you. If not, well, I can't wait to see Kojima's explanation for this.



One of the earliest MGS4 teaser posters had a picture of Big Boss , actually. But it was later dismissed to be Old Snake . However, I wouldn't be surpised whatsoever if Kojima brings him back, simply on the basis that Kojima is a lunatic.

In fact, I'm going on record as to predicting that Kojima, himself, is in the game, and he is the one that kills Snake (basing this off of the fact that Kojima said something along the lines, "I'm the only one that can kill off Snake").

GyrfalconAH64D
05-03-2008, 09:49 PM
lol good times, gotta love Kojima

Archelon
05-03-2008, 09:55 PM
One of the earliest MGS4 teaser posters had a picture of Big Boss , actually. But it was later dismissed to be Old Snake . However, I wouldn't be surpised whatsoever if Kojima brings him back, simply on the basis that Kojima is a lunatic.

In fact, I'm going on record as to predicting that Kojima, himself, is in the game, and he is the one that kills Snake (basing this off of the fact that Kojima said something along the lines, "I'm the only one that can kill off Snake").

The poster to which you are referring had both Old Snake and Big Boss. However, it was just the corpse of Big Boss. Kojima explained in an interview that he did not even know Big Boss was on the poster until it was made. The decision was left entirely up to Shinkawa. He put Big Boss on there without Kojima knowing, or at least that's how the story goes. It's not like Kojima has never intentionally mislead people before.

TybaltFlux
05-03-2008, 10:36 PM
The poster to which you are referring had both Old Snake and Big Boss. However, it was just the corpse of Big Boss. Kojima explained in an interview that he did not even know Big Boss was on the poster until it was made. The decision was left entirely up to Shinkawa. He put Big Boss on there without Kojima knowing, or at least that's how the story goes. It's not like Kojima has never intentionally mislead people before.

Rule number one of Kojima Fight Club:

Kojima is a lunatic.

Rule number two of Kojima Fight Club:

He's full of bullcrap.

new_ike
05-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Less than a month, now!

The MGS4 site is live, with Otacon sending you through some "training missions" in exchange for Drebin Points to buy "items" in Drebin's Shop. It's mainly downloadable stuff like music clips, wallpaper, and screensavers.

That being said, I thought it was funny (immature funny, but funny nonetheless) when Otacon says "DP". BUT IT'S EVEN FUNNIER when Drebin says it.