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Konami ID’s Going Away

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Yes, Konami ID’s are going away. Starting with the release of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. What about games that already use the ID? Konami has no plans to patch old games.

Most popular game to use the Konami ID is Metal Gear Online. If your letting the Konami ID stop you from even trying the game. You are missing out. Good news if there is a Metal Gear Online 2 it should be Konami ID free.

Konami ID’s to Be Scrapped

Sneak out and get MSG4:LE for $9.89

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MGS4

For today only at EB Games you can get Metal Gear Solid 4: Limited Edition for only $9.89. Which is a killer deal! If you haven’t played MSG4 yet, now you have no excuse. It’s a amazing game, single player and online.

Here are the deals for the rest of the week.

07.09.09 – Star Wars The Force Unleashed – $19.89 (PS3)
07.10.09 – Tom Clancy’s EndWar – $9.89 (PS3)

EB Games: MGS4 Limited Edition $9.89

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Published on July 8th, 2009 under , , , , , ,

MGS4 Surprise Week / Metal Gear Online Updates & Free Bikinis

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MGO has been updated to 1.33, it has a lot of bug fixes you can see the whole list here. It says “Damage for direct throws has been tuned.” Wonder if that means you can’t knock them out with one throw anymore with CQC-EX. Then the automatic CQC counter will only work if CQC’ed from the front. I prefer that actually, CQC-EX was to overpowered.

All this week Konami will have surprises for the one year anniversary of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. First surprise is free bikinis for those that have purchased the GENE expansion pack. Video of that in action below.

Another new surprise is a new stage, called the Icebound Inferno, which is also known as the “MGS4’s windy blizzard Shadow Moses stage.” Sounds like a great stage, I gotta try that. Then it seems like Snake will be selectable in more ways.

MGO Snow Stage

Wonder what other surprises Konami will have this week.

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Another Set of “Greatest Hits” For the PS3 Launches Today

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Greatest Hits

As you know, Greatest Hits games are $29.99. If you have been on the edge for some well known games then now is the time to pick them up.


Army of Two, Battlefield: Bad Company
Devil May Cry 4
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

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Metal Gear Online MEME expansion pack ready for download today

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Metal Gear Online for PS3Konami today released the newest Metal Gear Online MEME Expansion Pack.

It is available to download via the PlayStation Network store at a price point of $10, or $15 in a bundle with the previous “GENE” Expansion pack.

The pack comes with three new maps: Silo Sunset (from Portable Ops), Forest Firefight and Winter Warehouse.

Here are the additional features of the expansion:

Contains two new special characters:

* Liquid Ocelot – Has the ability to manipulate the Sons of the Patriots lock system with the Guns of the Patriots ability. In multiplayer, the Guns of the Patriots deactivates targeted enemies’ entire weapon system.
* Mei Ling – Has three special techniques – Trench Mortar, Soliton Sonar, and the ability to transfix an enemy.

Additional Rules and Settings (These can be played without purchasing the second expansion pack):

* No Headshot Setting: In this setting, headshots do not equal instant death. Headshots will cause the same amount of damage as a regular shot to the body
* Stealth Death Match: In this mode, you will begin the match with stealth turned on
* Interval: In this mode, players can practice strategy and also chat with each other without worrying about ranking or records

Official Tournament Lobby:

* Enables players to compete in a series of difficult battles where the winning player wins in-game gear and/or reward points that can be spent on character customization

New Avatar Gear – Players can also customize their avatar with comical gear

* Crocodile Cap: featured in Metal Gear Solid 3
* New Hair Styles
* Ghillie Suite: Metal Gear Solid 3’s sniper boss camo

Metal Gear Online is the multiplayer portion of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots which is available exlusively on the PlayStation 3 from Konami.

Metal Gear Solid 4 sold 4.33 million copies worldwide

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Guns of the Patriots for PS3Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold 4.33 million copies worldwide, according to Konami who has released their fiscal report for the second quarter of 2008 ending September 30th. The game even managed to sell 400,000 units during the 3 month quarter.

Other interesting bits of sales information include: (FY2008 Q2 Apr–Sep ‘07 through FY2009 Q2 Apr – Sep ‘08):

* North American Konami sales were up three million compared to last year.
* Last year 38% of sales were on the PS2, this year that number has been replaced by the PS3 (thanks of course to MGS4).
* DS sales shrunk from 30% last year to 11% this year.
* Wii sales grew from 8% to 17%
* PS2 sales shrunk from 38% to 18%
*Konami notes that “Sports, Music and Quiz games showed solid sales”.
* Konami also noted that Japanese multiplayer arcade machines showed solid sales.
* Lastly, Konami noted that the Metal Gear Solid series continues to sell well. Which definitely bolds well for the future of the franchise, which, with four plus million sales, is anything but dead.

Konami’s outlook/product slate looks like this:

1. Deploy global operation
2. Promote stable growth of existing franchises and utilize existing IP
3. Expand products and services utilizing online network

Pre-Order Castlevania Judgment for WiiGAME RELEASES
* “Dance Dance Revolution HOTTEST PARTY 2” ?Wii North America: Now on sale Japan: December?
* “Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2” ?PS3, Xbox 360, Wii North America: this winter?
* “PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2009”, “WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven 2009”
?PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, Wii, PSP, PC Europe: Now on sale Japan, North America: November? * Wii version: 2009
* “PUROYAKYU SPIRITS 5 KANZENBAN” ?PS3, PS2 Japan: December?
* “Castlevania Judgment” ?Wii North America, Europe: TBD Japan: Jan ‘09?
* “Silent Hill: Homecoming” ?PS3, Xbox 360 North America: Now on sale Europe: Feb ‘09 Japan: TBD?
* “GENSO SUIKODEN TIERKREIS” (DS Japan: December?

The fourth Metal Gear Solid game saw an older Snake return in a story driven adventure that featured a plethora of upgrades to make the series more accessible to Westerners by ridding the series of some of it’s archaic elements it had been hanging onto from past games. New gameplay features included a remote-controlled Metal Gear Mk. II and enhanced Close Quarters Combat system (CQC).

Set in stages that include the Middle east and South America, Snake is tasked with making his way through a series of battlefields using his legendary stealth abilities and his new OctoCamo stuit to avoid detection and reach his target–his archrival Liquid Ocelot. Also returning in the fourth chapter were classic and beloved MGS characters Meryl Silverburgh, Raiden, Hal ‘Otacon’ Emmerich, and Eva and Roy Campbell.

The game was hailed by critics and consumers alike and received rave review scores across the board when it was released to the gaming market on June 12th, 2008.

On PlayStation Network today: Metal Gear Solid 4 and NCAA Basketball 09 demos. Qore ep 6 out

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Guns of the Patriots for PS3Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced what new PlayStation Network downloadable games, expansions, demos and videos were released for PlayStation 3 and PSP today in America and Europe.

AMERICA:

PS3 Store

Qore
* Qore Episode 06: November, 2008 ($2.99 for episode / $24.99 for Annual Subscription):
– Included in this Quore episode is an exclusive MotorStorm: Pacific Rift theme.
– Qore annual subscribers who purchased subscriptions by 10/29 will be invited into the PlayStation Home closed beta.
Episode 06 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network travels to Tokyo to take an up-close look at the gaming culture, but still keeps things close to “Home” with an exclusive peek at the new virtual community.

Add-on Game Content
* LittleBigPlanet Halloween Mask Costume (free) – Limited time offer: A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy!
* LittleBigPlanet Spaceman Costume (free) – Limited time offer: A new costume for Sackboy!
* Tom Clancy’s EndWar FirstWar Enlistment Pack (free):
Enlist for the FirstWar on PLAYSTATION Network! This FREE download unlocks three exclusive unit upgrades – one for each faction – that you can acquire during campaigns. Be quick, this temporary offer is only available for the first week that the game is available in stores!
* Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Pack 3 (free):
Download Storm Pack 3 and unleash legendary ninja Shizune as your support character in battle. The Storm Pack 3 also contains new Ultimate Mission to engage!
* Guitar Hero World Tour songs:
“Waiting for the Rapture” – Oasis ($1.99)
“The Shock of the Lightning” – Oasis ($1.99)
“Bag It Up” – Oasis ($1.99)
Oasis Track Pack ($5.49) – this track pack includes all of the above singles.
“Another Way To Die” – Jack White & Alicia Keys ($1.99)
* Rock Band songs:
“Ladybug” – The Presidents of the United States of America ($1.99)
“Feather Pluckn” – The Presidents of the United States of America ($1.99)
“Dune Buggy” – The Presidents of the United States of America ($1.99)
The Presidents of the United States of America Pack 01 ($5.49) – this track pack includes all of the above singles.
“I Don’t Care” – Fallout Boy ($.99 – limited time offer)
“Use Me” – Hinder ($.99 – limited time offer)

Game Demos
* Metal Gear Solid 4 Demo:
He’s a living legend on a final mission. His objective: Terminate his own life. Get your free copy of the playable demo for Director Hideo Kojima’s record-breaking worldwide mega-hit, METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS! Experience the intense thrills of stealth infiltration as you avoid enemy detection on a battlefield that changes moment by moment with every action.
* NCAA Basketball 09 Demo:
Control the speed of the game like never before as your force your team’s style of play on your opponent in NCAA Basketball 09. Your ability to set the tempo from the opening tip and adjust your play according to on the fly feedback from real NCAA Division I coaches determines your success. An all-new game engine provides authentic college styles of play including up-tempo transition game, trapping defenses, structured half-court sets and many more tools to allow you to play to your team’s strengths. Grab the momentum and take control of the game – Set the Tempo with NCAA Basketball 09.

Game Videos
* Killzone 2 Helghan Trailer: Download the latest KZ2 trailer the way it was meant to be seen – in HD!
* MotorStorm Pacific Rift Courses & Environments
* Resistance 2 TV Spot
* Bayonetta TGS trailer
* FIFA 09 “Inside The Game” Part 3 – Gameplay
* FIFA 09 “Inside The Game” Part 4 – Be A Pro
* Guitar Hero World Tour Ted Nugent Vignette
* MotoGP 08 Trailer
* MotoGP 08 Trailer 2
* Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm TGS Trailer
* NBA 2K9 OBF Soldiers
* Tom Clancy’s EndWar Infantry Strategy Video Briefing
* Tom Clancy’s EndWar Mission Types Video Briefing
* Tomb Raider: Underworld Beneath The Surface: “What Could Lara Do”

PS3 Themes
* University of Alabama Theme ($1.99)
* University of Wisconsin Theme ($1.99)
* Bikini Fashion Show Theme ($1.49)
* Sexy Ninja Girls Theme ($1.49)
* Spider Webs Theme ($1.49)
* Tomb Raider: Underworld Theme (free) x2
* High Velocity Bowling New Characters Theme (free)
* PixelJunk Monsters D Theme (free)

Theme Park for PlayStationEUROPE:

PS3 Store

Games
* Theme Park – £3.99/€4.99
* Spin Jam – £3.99/€4.99

Demos
* Alone in the Dark – FREE
* METAL GEAR SOLID 4 DEMO – FREE
* Tom Clancy’s End War – FREE
* Mirror’s Edge Demo – FREE

Packs
* Rock Band songs:
The Presidents Of USA Pack 01 – £2.49/€3.99
Dune Buggy – £0.99/€1.49
Feather Pluckin – £0.99/€1.49
Ladybug – £0.99/€1.49
I Don’t Care – sale price – £0.59/€0.79
Use Me’ – sale price – £0.59/€0.79
* Guitar Hero World Tour songs:
CLASSIC ROCK TRACK PACK – £4.79/€5.99
HOT BLOODED BY FOREIGNER – £1.59/€1.99
JESSIE’S GIRL BY RICK SPRINGFIELD – £1.59/€1.99
NO RAIN BY BLIND MELON – £1.59/€1.99
ROCK AND ROLL BAND BY BOSTON – £1.59/€1.99
NEVERSOFT TRACK PACK – FREE
GUITAR DUEL TRACK PACK – FREE
* Dead space Obsidian suit – FREE
* Dead Space Scorpion Suit – €2.99
* Firstwar Enlistment Pack – FREE
* LittleBigPlanet Rare T-shirt – £3.99/€4.99
* LittleBigPlanet MotorStorm Costume – £1.59/€1.99
* LittleBigPlanet Spaceman Costume- FREE
* LittleBigPlanet Halloween Mask- FREE
* NARUTO: ULTIMATE NINJA – Storm Pack 1 – FREE

Video
* PSP Trailer (PSN )- Launching the PSP-3000 series – FREE
* BIOSHOCK LAUNCH TRAILER – FREE
* Tomb Raider – BENEATH THE SURFACE 2 – FREE
* Tom Clancy – MISSION OBJECTIVES VIDEO BRIEFING – FREE
* NEED FOR SPEED UNDERCOVER GAMEPLAY TRAILER – FREE
* NEED FOR SPEED UNDERCOVER TEASER – FREE
* PURE INSPIRATION TRAILER – FREE
* Resistance 2 E3 2008 Trailer – FREE
* Resistance 2 Twisted History Movie – FREE
* Bayonetta TGS 2008 Trailer – FREE

Wallpapers
* Soulcalibur Wallpaper 05 – FREE
* Soulcalibur Wallpaper 06 – FREE

Themes
* Bioshock – Special Bioshock PS3 Theme – £0.79/€0.99

PSP Store

Game
* Theme Park – £3.99/€4.99
* Spin Jam – £3.99/€4.99

Video
* PSP 3000 Trailer – Launching the PSP-3000 series – FREE

Media Manager Store
* PSP 3000 Trailer
* LocoRoco 2 Trailer

MGS4 Demo Available for Download

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Head over to the Japanese PlayStation Store to download the MGS4 demo, it’s about 1400 MB.

Published on November 6th, 2008 under ,

New PS3 160GB model including Uncharted announced for $499 in August

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PS3 160GB Uncharted Bundle Package

Sony has announced a new 160GB PS3 model that will come bundled with Uncharted: Drakes Fortune for $499 this November and will only be available for a limited time.

The increased hard drive space will allow gamers to store more movies (which Sony allows you to buy, download and keep), TV shows, games and whatever else you decided to download off the PlayStation Network. Or anything else you want to put on it, such as music, videos or photos.

Here is what the 160GB Uncharted Bundle will contain:

* 160GB PlayStation 3 system -A complete entertainment system comprising a Blu-ray Disc player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, and Cell Broadband Engine.
* Uncharted: Drakes Fortune video game – A 400-year-old clue found in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.
* DualShock 3 Wireless Controller – The DualShock 3 wireless controller provides the most intuitive game play experience with pressure sensors in each action button and the inclusion of the highly sensitive Sixaxis motion sensing technology.
* A PlayStation Network Voucher for PAIN – PAIN boldly tackles a rarely explored area of video-gaming … comedy. The unique mechanic of the game allows the player to load a character into a human-sized, ultra-powerful slingshot, and fire the character into an active, physics-controlled environment, filled with precarious and humorous situations. Download PAIN from PlayStation Store to your PS3 system with the included voucher.

“As PLAYSTATION Network continues to evolve with our recently launched video delivery service and more exclusive games, PS3 owners are demanding more storage capacity,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. “Consumers also are utilizing PS3 as an entertainment hub for their digital media, placing content such as their entire music collection on the hard drive. The 160GB PS3 system addresses this growing consumer demand in a compelling bundle that delivers significant value.”

The new game system is just in time as well, as a whole slew of AAA PS3 games are on the horizon, including: LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Killzone 2 and Buzz: Quiz TV. And PlayStation Network games including Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEAL’s Confrontation and The Last Guy.

These some great already released PS3 games like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue and Grand Theft Auto 4.

Metal Gear Solid 4 ships 4 million copies worldwide

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Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has become a resounding hit for Konami. The company announced that the PlayStation 3-exclusive tactical stealth-action game has sold 3 million copies worldwide. As well as being well underway to selling the nearly 4 million copies that were shipped to retailers worldwide (3.94 million to be exact).

This was reported in Konami’s Q1 2008 operating income results. It showed that thanks to Metal Gear Solid 4 sales now make up 56.8% of the 57.3% PS3 sales of Konami’s total between April-June 2008 compared to 1.3% in the same period last year.

Snake’s still got selling power! Which is proven by the Metal Gear Solid series accounting for cumulative sales of more than 25 million units worldwide as of the end of June 2008.

Published on August 6th, 2008 under , , , , , ,

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