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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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), 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 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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