metal gear solid 4

  • Xbox 360 rumor madness: Metal Gear Solid 4 on the way (and Microsoft's secret kill switch)

    Man alive, this is more exciting than the Pentagon Papers. Apparently someone who used to work at Microsoft in some capacity has revealed a whole host of state secrets about the company, some of which may genuinely interest you. One: Konami and Microsoft are working on bringing Metal Gear Solid 4 to the Xbox 360; and two: All Xbox 360s have a built-in, remote kill switch that will disable… Read More

  • July NPD numbers are here: Once again, PS3 outsells Xbox 360

    The July NPD numbers have come out, and the PS3 continued its fine June performance, once again topping the Xbox 360 in units sold. Sony sold 224,000 PS3s to Microsoft’s 204,000. Meanwhile, the Wii continues to be in a league of its own, with Nintendo selling 550,000 units. The DS tops them all, of course with 608,000 units sold. The industry as a whole made $1.1 billion in July. Read More

  • MGS 4 in bargain bins already?

    We’ll start the day off with a video game story, since summers in the tech industry are slower than Biggs’ metabolism. Metal Gear Solid 4, in Japanese bargain bins already? Copies of Hideo Kojima’s opus have been found in such bins at Sofmap, a Japanese retailer. There, the game is going for the equivalent of $37; it was originally priced at $82, which is madness. Don’t… Read More

  • What does Metal Gear Solid 4 tell us about ourselves?

    The world is spinning out of control, but the New York Times still finds time to analyze what Metal Gear Solid 4 means to the medium of video games and to humanity as a whole. Super. An article there today goes around asking some of the guys from Kotaku and 1UP what they think of the game’s heavy story. Is the game too preachy? What does it say about America’s position in the world? Read More

  • Konami cancels all launch events for Metal Gear Solid 4 in Japan

    Amid rising concerns about the safety of attendees, Konami Japan called off all three launch events [JP] planned for their highly anticipated new game Metal Gear Solid 4. The announcement was published on the company web site today. A spokesperson told Japanese newspapers Konami cannot fully guarantee safety for the large number of participants expected. Konami Japan’s decision is… Read More

  • Video: The most awkward moments of Metal Gear Solid Another Friday, another opportunity to share silly videos with y’all. In anticipation of Metal Gear Solid 4 (remember, June 12!), 1UP has collected five of the most awkward moments from the at-times… Read More

  • Metal Gear Solid 4 gets rare perfect score from Famitsu magazine

    See? Four 10s Metal Gear Solid 4 has received a perfect score from lauded Japanese gaming mag Famitsu. Yes, the game with the horribly long cutscenes got a 40/40, joining the ranks of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Vagrant Story. (Now there’s a great game, Vagrant Story. It was like literature.) But do reviews even matter these days? Look at GTA IV. The game got perfect scores… Read More

  • Video: Slew of Metal Gear Solid 4 videos, some exclusive Apparently this is a spoiler video, so I’ll have to abstain from commenting on it. Watch at your own risk. The two videos I’ve pasted below are exclusive to MTV and I haven’t watched those either. Truth be told, I was never very interested in the MGS series. It’s inexplicable, really. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: MGS 4: 90-minute cutscenes, 4.6GB HDD install

    Here’s some fodder for the entertaining yet utterly pointless console wars. It seems, according to one lonely photo posted on Flickr, that Metal Gear Solid 4 requires a 4.6GB hard drive install. Horrors! Right? Oh, it gets better, haters! UK mag PSW, in its review of the game, says that it has cutscenes that border on the 90-minute mark. No, not a grand total of 90 minutes worth of… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: The most in-depth MGS 4 feature you'll ever read

    Edge, the expensive yet professionally unmatched British gaming mag, calls Metal Gear Solid 4 “a bang of a finale, not a whimper.” High praise that should put to end any “but will the game be good?” speculation. Like last month’s expansive GTA IV preview (which I bought at Barnes and Noble last week, along with that 2600), Edge devotes several thousand… Read More