MGS Database Announced

19 06 2008

Interactive compendium coming with next PSN update.

June 18, 2008 – Perhaps you’ve played through the first three Metal Gear Solid games, but still have questions and haven’t had a chance to play Metal Gear Solid 4. Then again, maybe you’ve blasted through MGS4 and don’t fully remember all of the characters and who’s connected to what person in the mythology. Don’t you fear, because Konami and Sony are going to be releasing a huge amount of information related to this massive universe in a rather creative way. On the Playstation.Blog, Brandon Laurino from Konami Online stated that the MGS4 Database will be launched tomorrow, June 19th as part of the PSN update. A free downloadable application, it features information relating to all aspects of the franchise. As Laurino said in his post, the database will include, “complete storylines, character profiles, relationship diagrams, and much more!”

Obviously, this would be an excellent way to augment any knowledge of the previous games, which is a great addition for fans. However, the MGS4 Database will also contain MGS4 spoilers with easter eggs and other hints. However, if you haven’t beaten the title yet, players don’t need to worry about spoilers, because the Database will read your save files and black out these spoilers until you’ve beaten the game once.

Laurino ended his post by highlighting that this was only one of a number of downloadable extras that Konami plans on releasing with MGS4, noting that a new camouflage pattern and iPod song have already been released, and that more was on the way.

Thanks IGN and PS Blog





ALERT! “Metal Gear Mondays” Begin NOW on the PlayStation.Blog with Metal Gear Online Beta Details!

15 04 2008

Welcome to the kick-off of “Metal Gear Mondays” on PlayStation.Blog! Here we’ll be bringing weekly articles about Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Metal Gear Online packed with news and content including surprise announcements, guest authors, and much more!

This week we’ll go into a lot of detail on Metal Gear Online and the upcoming MGO Beta. You must attain a free pre-order bonus gift “Metal Gear Saga Vol. 2″ DVD with MGO Beta Unique Product Voucher Code (UPVC) insert to participate in the MGO Beta as explained in our post last week.


If you have attained a MGO Beta UPVC, then Thursday, April 17th, this week, the download of the MGO Beta client will be available to you through the PlayStation Store on your PS3 (but please bear in mind, gameplay does not start until April 21st , and then will run until May 5th) – again, please do not try to redeem your UPVC before April 17th, you will just get an error message. You need to carefully follow the instructions provided on the MGO Beta UPVC insert in order to get at the download of the MGO Beta client through the PlayStation Store on your PS3. It is also important to note that your UPVC for the MGO Beta is good for only one PS3/PSN/PlayStation Store account, so you should absolutely NOT share your UPVC with anyone (unless you plan to forfeit your MGO Beta to whoever you give the UPVC to). There will not be any additional issue/reissue, replacement, etc of these codes – so again, we stress, please DO NOT share your UPVC for the MGO Beta with anyone!

Once you’ve got the MGO Beta client downloaded and installed, it’s time to load it up. Upon launching and going past the main menu, you’ll see that you need to sign up for a Konami ID. What is a Konami ID you ask? It is Konami’s service that has actually been around for a while in Japan, which basically allows for a unified account and access across various Konami products and services. Konami ID will be used for the first time in MGO for the US, and using the Konami ID allows for some of the really unique features we plan to offer the community with MGO. Once you hit the Konami ID sign up menu option, you should notice something subtle, but really cool: MGO launches the PS3 web browser from in-game and takes you to the Konami ID registration page. You can also simply visit http://id.konami.net from your favorite Web browser right now and sign up as well, to get a head start!

It seems that mondays will be great after all 😉

Thanks PlayStation Blog





MGS4 Limited Edition Details

10 04 2008

April 10, 2008 – If you’re like us, you’ve gladly thrown down your deposit for the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition without really knowing what that $84.99 is going to get you other than the Metal Gear Online beta code.

Today, Konami let us know what we’re buying.

Aside from the actual game, which casts you as old Snake and has you trying to tie up hundreds of loose story threads, the limited edition of MGS4 will include:

  • Collectible packaging with exclusive artwork by Kojima Productions illustrator Yoji Shinkawa
  • A Blu-ray disc featuring two “making of” documentaries that include interviews with creator Hideo Kojima
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots soundtrack CD

The super-spiffy collection will only be available at GameStop and will probably make life worth living again.

For pricing check this article

For the original post check this one





Euro MGS4 PS3 pack and DualShock 3 dated on Bartsmit schedule

10 04 2008

A supposed PS3 schedule from Dutch retailer Bartsmit has shown what appears to be dates for DualShock 3 and a Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 pack for Europe.

DualShock 3 is dated at May 2 on the list, the the MGS4 pack apparently launching on June 12, the same day as the game itself launches in Europe.

You can see the image of the schedule here.

The picture was sent in to videogaming247 by a reader from the Netherlands. So many thanks for that. And thanks to Blerk.

**To all my dear readers, I work at a video store so I will double check this one tomorrow (BTW I live in the Netherlands so 😉 )

Thanks Videogaming247