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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • MGS4 "impossible" on 360, says Tretton

    Missed this in the rush last night. SCEA boss Jack Tretton said in the Sony E3 press conference that MGS4 would not be possible on any other machine than PS3, partly because of the console’s Blu-ray drive. His comment came after a source told VG247 yesterday that the game’s transition to the Microsoft hardware was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Two MGS4 camo suits released

    Konami’s put out two new camo suits for Snake in MGS4, according to this PS3F piece, namely “Laughing Camo” and “Raging Camo”. If you approach enemies wearing either one, they laugh or “rage,” as you’d expect. Both suits are free. It’s a slow Friday, OK?

  • 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 […]

  • MGS4 knocked off top of Japanese chart

    That’s the problem with these clones warriors. No staying power. Last week’s chart here. Data for the week ending June 22. Super Robot Wars A Portable (PSP) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball (WII) Harulanaru Toki no Naka de 4 (PS2) Mario Kart Wii (WII) Wii Fit […]

  • MGS4 finally gets Japanese launch event

    Konami’s announced that there’s going to be Tokyo dates in the Kojima World Tour added for this weekend, June 28 and 29. Hideo’s not going to be there, from the look of it, but fans may be able to get art director Yoji Shinkawa’s autograph if they’re fast enough. That’s a sketchy translation, but it […]

  • MGS4 sells 1 million in a week

    Konami’s just confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold more than 1 million copies in Europe in one week on sale. “The Metal Gear Solid series has again proved its huge potential, and we are delighted with the fantastic response the game has enjoyed at retail,” said Konami Germany’s Martin Schneider. MGS4 is nothing […]

  • SCEA: More MGS4 bundles on the way

    According to this GameRush report, SCEA’s promised that more MGS4 bundles are on the way to the States, a move necessary as the pack is much sought-after. “While we can’t provide specifics on inventory levels, the Metal Gear Solid 4 PlayStation 3 bundle is a limited-edition offering that’s experiencing high demand from Metal Gear and […]

  • 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), 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 […]

  • NYT hunts for hidden meanings in MGS4

    There’s a good article on the New York Times on the themes of Metal Gear Solid 4. It never reaches any conclusion, obviously. Is the Sisyphean mission of Solid Snake — to rid the world of a robotic nuclear tank called Metal Gear — a parable about the futility of war or about its necessity? […]

  • 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 […]

  • All the Metal Gear Solid 4 eggs in one basket

    Theexplodingbarrel has meticulously trawled through this twenty-page Gamespot forum thread and listed every Metal Gear Solid 4 Easter egg uncovered by the community. If you don’t like discovering anything for yourself, take a look. By Mike Bowden

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