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  • Ryan Payton: Japanese devs feeling heat from the West

    Ryan Payton, formerly of Kojima Productions, now unemployed in Seattle, thinks the sun is setting on high-end game development in The Land Of The Rising Sun. “The Japanese public seems to be disinterested in next-gen and high definition gaming,” he told Kotaku. “There is a stigma still attached to western technology there.” “There have been […]

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  • Ryan Payton quits Kojima Productions for family reasons

    According to this Kotaku post, Metal Gear assistant producer Ryan Payton has quit Kojima Productions, citing family reasons. “Back when I joined Kojima Productions in 2005, I hit the ground running and didn’t stop until we shipped Metal Gear Solid 4,” he said. “Then, for the first time in three years, I wasn’t working on […]

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  • Kojima concedes he may stay with Metal Gear for fifth game

    Speaking to Kikizo at E3, Konami creative legend Hideo Kojima admitted that he may well end up producing a fifth Metal Gear game. Never saw that coming. “When we look ten years into the future, maybe yes, I may well end up spending more time on the Metal Gear series,” he said. “I always intend […]

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  • Fission success: MGS4 nearing four million shipped mark

    We all expected Snake’s final adventure to be a smash hit, but now we have numbers, kinda. According to PSU, by way of a Konami sales report, Metal Gear Solid 4 has shipped 3.94 million units worldwide. However, don’t confuse “shipped” with “sold.” PSU did note that “about one out of every four or five […]

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  • Kojima to make Games Convention return in 2008

    According to this NintendoEverything piece, Metal Gear dev star Hideo Kojima will return to Germany for Games Convention this year, after demoing MGS4 to press at the event in 2007. Other stuff the publisher’s looking to air: Games PES 2009 Silent Hill Homecoming (PS3, Xbox 360) Castlevania Judgement (Wii) Dancing Stage Rock Revolution Lost in […]

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  • Kojima on MGS4 dev: Sony gave us a lot of advantage with pre-release PS3 hardware

    Speaking to the BBC, Hideo Kojima has spoken about how Metal Gear 4′s life started as a consultation with Sony on the birth of PlayStation 3 itself. “We started to work on Metal Gear Solid 4 four years ago, after finishing work on Metal Gear Solid 3,” he said. “At that time we really didn’t […]

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  • June NPD: MGS4 takes comfortable lead as US bestseller

    Surprisingly no one, NPD data for JUne has shown that Metal Gear Solid 4 was by far the bestselling game in the US last month, but a shock comes with Guitar Hero On Tour at number two with over 400,000 units sold. There’s no accounting for taste. Figures below. PS3 METAL GEAR SOLID 4 774.6K […]

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  • Japanese software figures - week ending July 13

    Last weeks chart here. Another week Nintendo can be proud of. Altus’s Persona 4 goes straight in at the top for PS2. No Metal Gear Solid in sight. Full list below: [PS2] Persona 4 (Atlus) – 193,000 [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 30,000 / 2,353,000 [NDS] Densetsu no Starfi Taketsu (Nintendo) – 29,000 [WII] Mario […]

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  • MGS4 on 360: "It's inevitable," says highly-placed source

    Following last night’s shock news that Final Fantasy XIII will release on Xbox 360, VG247 has been told be a very senior UK industry source that an 360 version of Metal Gear Solid 4 is “inevitable”. “There’s only MGS left now: for a few months at least,” said the mole. “It’s inevitable. Konami knows how […]

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  • Japanese software figures: Nintendomination again

    The Japanese software charts, courtesy of NeoGAF, are almost completely dominated by Nintendo yet again this week. See for yourselves: [NDS] Daigasso! Band Brothers DX (Nintendo) – 47,000 / 167,000 [PS3] Initial D Extreme Stage (Sega) – 43,000 [NDS] Derby Stallion DS (Enterbrain) – 38,000 / 186,000 [WII] Wii Fit (Nintendo) – 31,000 / 2,323,000 […]

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  • MGS4 tops Spanish and German software charts

    Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots has taken pole in the Spanish and German software charts for week ending June 22, GI reports. According to figures from Media-Control GfK International, Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is straight in at number three in both territories. The full chart listings for both countries are through […]

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  • Ridiculous no-kill MGS4 completion movie posted

    After the link. This 152-minute video shows someone earning the Big Boss Emblem in Metal Gear Solid 4, which involves beating the game on the highest difficulty with no deaths, no alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit and no special items in under 5 hours. Needless to say, watching this will ruin […]

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  • MGS4: 3 million copies "shipped"

    IGN’s reporting that MGS4 has shipped a total of 3 million units worldwide. We already know the game has sold 1 million in Europe in its first week, and that it shifted around 500,000 units in Japan in its first seven days on sale. The figure was revealed at the Sony PlayStation Business Review in […]

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  • Metro gives Metal Gear Solid 4 a 3/5

    Free London newspaper the Metro has reviewed Metal Gear Solid 4 with a 3/5 (equivalent to a 6/10), Videogamer.com reports. The paper hilariously insulted all Kojima fans by saying the plot was “utterly overblown” and that it “somehow manages to be both rubbish and exceptional at the same time”. The review jumped at the gameplay […]

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  • MGS4 is second-highest scoring console exclusive this gen

    As Metacritic shows, Metal Gear Solid 4 is now the seconf-highest scoring console exclusive this generation, next only to Mario Galaxy. MGS4 has an average score of 95 percent, while the vaunted Wii platformer managed 97 percent. Thanks, N4G.

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  • Payton: MGS4 pre-launch was "a blur"

    Speaking to 1UP, MGS4 associate producer Ryan Payton has admitted that running up to the game’s launch was more than a little taxing. “It’s all kind of a blur,” he said. “I tell people who visited us at the Nasu Boot Camp event back in March that I don’t really remember much about it because […]

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  • UK charts: Metal Gear goes top

    Metal Gear Solid 4′s gone top of the UK chart, becoming the second fastest selling PS3 game in Britain yet, second only to GTA IV. Last week’s charts here. List is for the week ending June 14. Metal Gear Solid 4 – Konami LEGO Indiana Jones – LucasArts Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Mario […]

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  • What Metal Gear is: "The joy, the smiling faces of people who accomplished the impossible"

    We love you Hideo. Speaking to Der Spiegel – translated here by GamingInGermany, Kojima has summed up the past 21 years of Metal Gear as only he could: by making very little sense. “Things you consider as impossible – around the world and in the game itself – are still possible,” he said. “In regards […]

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  • MGS IV will shift more PS3s than GTA IV, says analyst

    Gamesradar is reporting that EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich reckons MGS IV will drive PS3 hardware sales harder than GTA IV. “Sony’s PlayStation 3 can claim a relative small victory as its hardware unit sales were up 150% over last year; additionally, they managed to outpace their closest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox 360,” said Divnich. “This will likely […]

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  • Songs from your HDD on your MGS4 iPod after FW 2.4?

    According to this eu.playstation.com thread, the MGS4 in-game podcast says that you can play music stored on your HDD on your iPod – although this isn’t currently possible in the game. Perhaps after Firmware 2.4 is released this feature will become enabled, otherwise it appears someone way have got their wires crossed. The Firmware update […]

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  • MGS4 tops Spanish and German software charts

    Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots has taken pole in the Spanish and German software charts for week ending June 22, GI reports. According to figures from Media-Control GfK International, Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core is straight in at number three in both territories. The full chart listings for both countries are through […]

  • Ridiculous no-kill MGS4 completion movie posted

    After the link. This 152-minute video shows someone earning the Big Boss Emblem in Metal Gear Solid 4, which involves beating the game on the highest difficulty with no deaths, no alerts, no kills, no recovery items, no stealth suit and no special items in under 5 hours. Needless to say, watching this will ruin […]

  • MGS4: 3 million copies “shipped”

    IGN’s reporting that MGS4 has shipped a total of 3 million units worldwide. We already know the game has sold 1 million in Europe in its first week, and that it shifted around 500,000 units in Japan in its first seven days on sale. The figure was revealed at the Sony PlayStation Business Review in […]

  • Metro gives Metal Gear Solid 4 a 3/5

    Free London newspaper the Metro has reviewed Metal Gear Solid 4 with a 3/5 (equivalent to a 6/10), Videogamer.com reports. The paper hilariously insulted all Kojima fans by saying the plot was “utterly overblown” and that it “somehow manages to be both rubbish and exceptional at the same time”. The review jumped at the gameplay […]

  • MGS4 is second-highest scoring console exclusive this gen

    As Metacritic shows, Metal Gear Solid 4 is now the seconf-highest scoring console exclusive this generation, next only to Mario Galaxy. MGS4 has an average score of 95 percent, while the vaunted Wii platformer managed 97 percent. Thanks, N4G.

  • Payton: MGS4 pre-launch was “a blur”

    Speaking to 1UP, MGS4 associate producer Ryan Payton has admitted that running up to the game’s launch was more than a little taxing. “It’s all kind of a blur,” he said. “I tell people who visited us at the Nasu Boot Camp event back in March that I don’t really remember much about it because […]

  • UK charts: Metal Gear goes top

    Metal Gear Solid 4′s gone top of the UK chart, becoming the second fastest selling PS3 game in Britain yet, second only to GTA IV. Last week’s charts here. List is for the week ending June 14. Metal Gear Solid 4 – Konami LEGO Indiana Jones – LucasArts Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Mario […]

  • What Metal Gear is: “The joy, the smiling faces of people who accomplished the impossible”

    We love you Hideo. Speaking to Der Spiegel – translated here by GamingInGermany, Kojima has summed up the past 21 years of Metal Gear as only he could: by making very little sense. “Things you consider as impossible – around the world and in the game itself – are still possible,” he said. “In regards […]

  • MGS IV will shift more PS3s than GTA IV, says analyst

    Gamesradar is reporting that EEDAR’s Jesse Divnich reckons MGS IV will drive PS3 hardware sales harder than GTA IV. “Sony’s PlayStation 3 can claim a relative small victory as its hardware unit sales were up 150% over last year; additionally, they managed to outpace their closest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox 360,” said Divnich. “This will likely […]

  • Songs from your HDD on your MGS4 iPod after FW 2.4?

    According to this eu.playstation.com thread, the MGS4 in-game podcast says that you can play music stored on your HDD on your iPod – although this isn’t currently possible in the game. Perhaps after Firmware 2.4 is released this feature will become enabled, otherwise it appears someone way have got their wires crossed. The Firmware update […]

  • Photos from the MGS4 London Zavvi midnight opening

    Konami’s just sent through some photos from the London midnight Zavvi opening for MGS4′s launch. Looks jolly, doesn’t it?

  • More MGS4 gameplay – camo in action

    After the link. The footage shows Snake’s camo options in action, and it’s all looking rather good, to be honest. Nearly good enough to go about and buy the game with a PS3. Nearly.

  • Everyone’s getting MGS4 early

    Except us it seems. Still PS3F has got the skinny, with a ton of pictures of bundle-packs and limited editions sent in from around the world. Check it out in envy. We are. By Mike Bowden

  • Konami cancels MGS4 Japanese launch events

    In some of the best Engrish we’ve read from a Google translation in a while, you can just about make out the Konami has cancelled its Japanese Metal Gear Solid 4 launch event. Reasons are as follows: June 12 (Thursday) in three locations in Tokyo scheduled to take place today, METAL GEAR SOLID 4 GUNS […]

  • MGS4 install times revealed, Kojima makes in-game Blu-ray joke

    Someone over at NeoGaf has posted the in-between-chapter install times for MGS4, the total install being 4.6Gb. This comes at the same time as an in-game conversation between Snake and Otacon is revealed where Otacon is telling Snake he doesn’t have to change disks because of the capacity of Blu-ray. As the Metal Gear Solid […]

  • MGS4 street date broken, Kojima relaxed

    It seems Wal-Mart has sold early copies of Metal Gear Solid 4, breaking the official street date of June 12. Hideo Kojima however, remained contemplative. “Despite the measurements taken by any publisher, high-profile games always seem to have one store, if not more, break their legal street date,” he said. “This had been the case […]

  • MGS4 Gun Metal Bundle sells out in seven minutes

    According to P3F, the exclusive-to-the-US 80GB MGS4 PS3 bundle sold out on Amazon.com in just seven minutes. Demand for the bundle was so high, that it actually brought the retailer giant to its knees. Hilarious. MGS4 will be released worldwide on June 12 and no, for the last time, us lowly Europeans aren’t getting the […]

  • MGS4 reviewers told to not mention install size and cut-scene times, says MTV

    MTV’s claiming that journalists reviewing MGS4 in the US were told to not mention the length of the game’s cut-scenes and the size of the title’s PS3 install by Konami. From the site: I’ve been told by two gaming media sources who asked to remain anonymous that Konami representatives had been asking print reviewers to […]

  • Eurogamer gives MGS4 8/10, IGN 9.9/10

    Oh Lord. It’s internet-snapping time. Eurogamer’s given Metal Gear Solid 4 8/10, which has a rather Halo-esque ring to it. The score’s in contrast to almost blanket top scores from other publications – including this 9.9/10 from IGN – and is already being twitched over in the review’s comments thread. Leave now. Save yourself.

  • European MGS4 limited edition revealed

    The first images of the European limited edition of Metal Gear Solid 4 have sneaked out, and it looks like a box with some pictures on it. A nice box with some pictures on it, but there we are. The shots are here and here. Thanks, absolutezero.

  • New Metal Gear screens released

    On PS3Fanboy. Well, all over the internet, really, but there we are. Please bring out DualShock 3 very quickly so we don’t have to spend even more money just to play a decent game properly, SCEE. It’s out on June 12.

  • Kojima announces MGS4 world promo tour

    Missed this in the Gamer’s Day noise yesterday, but Kojima’s announced a world tour to promote the launch of Metal Gear 4. The developer will personally travel to London, followed by stops in Madrid, Milan, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Paris. Hideo’s entourage will then split into three, heading to Japan, New York and finally arrive in […]

  • Five new MGS4 trailers emerge from Japan wrap party

    After the link. There’s a lot of stuff there to keep you going. This is all from the press event in Tokyo today, as covered by Kotaku. See for yourself. Beware: the last one is the intro movie.

  • Kojima – Earlier PS3 comments misunderstood

    In an Edge interview posted in its entirety by Kotaku, MGS4 man Hideo Kojima has retracted some earlier comments about PS3 not being up to the job, saying the meaning of his words got lost in translation. “It’s become totally different,” he said. “This was in English, and here’s where it gets strange. Japanese readers […]

  • Steel PS3 for MGS4 bundle in Japan

    Sony’s shown off the limited edition steel PS3 for its Japanese Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle. In all fairness, this does look pretty cool. There’s approximately no chance of this coming out over here, but we can but dream.

  • New MGS4 shots released

    Here. If only the words “shots released” in that headline could have been replaced with “bundle announced for Europe”. Then we could have all been happy. The game releases in Europe and the US on June 12.

  • Screens from the MGS4 Online Starter Pack

    Here. The shots are taken from five different maps from the online starter pack, namely Ambush Alley, Gronznyj Grad, Midtown Maelstrom, Urban Ultimatum and Blood Bath. MGS4 was confirmed today for release in the US and Europe on June 12.

  • MGS4 will only have one VO per territory

    According to this, MGS4 will only include one language per region because of disc space. “Unfortunately because of disc space, we don’t have the space to include other languages, other voice over files for the respective versions,” said producer Ryan Payton. “So the Japanese version’s not gonna have English VO, and the North American and […]

  • MGS4 gets June 12 date for Europe

    According to this, MGS4 will be released on June 12 in Europe as well as the US. The piece says it’s from an announcement, but we haven’t seen it yet. Update: The announcement’s been made. Press release after the link.

  • Euro PS3 bundles not going to America

    SCEA and SCEE are obviously comfortable in their decisions. According to this, SCEA isn’t going to be bringing the two European bundles we saw today to Europe. “On Tuesday we announced our plans for the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 bundle for North America,” said an SCEA spokesperson. “We currently do […]