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Konami ID’s Going Away


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



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 , , , , , ,

Best Buy PS3 Bundle – Includes MGS4 and Killzone 2


Best Buy MGS4 KZ2 Bundle
Now this is how you bundle a system! Hopefully this will propel more sales for PS3, because this is one hell of a bundle! Includes the 80GB PS3 and sells for the base price of $399.99.

In any case, I’m sure some of our readers here currently do not have a PS3, but this bundle would be worth it! Two of PS3’s best exclusives? Come on! Kicks the crap out of the 360’s Lego Indiana Jones and Kung Fu Panda bundle! Only thing that has going for it is the 120GB HDD.

To view details and purchase, check out Best Buy’s Product Details page.

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Published on July 7th, 2009 under , , , , , , , , , ,

MGS4 Surprise Week / Metal Gear Online Updates & Free Bikinis


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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Metal Gear Solid 4 cheats and secrets for weapons and more equipment


This is an overview of Metal Gear Solid 4 cheats and secrets that have been found. Below you can watch a video of secret Metal Gear Solid 4 weapons in action.

*Spoilers!* Check out these hidden secrets.

How to unlock these weapons and a lot more equipment.
* Bandanna: Complete a single-player session without killing anyone (including bosses). You can do this on any difficulty;
* Desert Eagle, Long Barrel: Earn the Fox emblem on a single-player session;
* World War I Pistol: Earn the Hound emblem on a single-player session;
* Thor 45-70: Earn the Fox Hound emblem on a single-player session;
* Digital Camera: In the Nomad vehicle during the mission intermission; you can unlock a special photo by picking up this item in stage 4 instead of earlier;
* Mantis and Sorrow Dolls: Beat Screaming Mantis;
* MGL-140 Grenade Launcher: Beat Raging Raven;
* Mk. 23 Handgun: Found in the first area of Act 4;
* Patriot Future Assault Weapon: Earn the Big Boss emblem on a single-player session;
* Race (Ricochet) Gun: Clear the single-player game once;
* Rail Gun: Beat Crying Wolf;
* Scanning Plug S: Log more than 10 hours of Metal Gear Online play time on the same profile as your Metal Gear 4 game. You buy this from Drebin;
* Solar Gun: Collect the five statues (those of the four Battle Beauties and the Frog Soldier/Haven Troopers in stage 1) using non-lethal means on their respective idols;
* Stealth Item: Complete a single-player session without instigating a single alert (caution is okay, but not alert). You can do this on any difficulty;
* Emotive ammo cry / laughter / rage / scream and Smoke Grenade blue / green / red / yellow: Finish the game once and go back to Drebin to buy these.
* New combat vests: Clear the single-player game once;
* Altair: Obtain the Assassin emblem. Beat the game with 50+ knife kills, 50+ CQC holds, and 25 or less alerts;
* Civilian Disguise: Start Eastern Europe level;
* Middle East Militia Disguise: Middle East in the Militia Safe House;
* South American Rebel Disguise: South America (Cove Valley Village);
* Suit: Clear the game once;

Secrets include:
* Cheaper Prices In Drebin’s Store: Set the PS3 system date to a Wednesday or Saturday, and Drebin will have cheaper prices. Also, in Act 5 all prices are halved.
* Money Code At Shadow Moses: In the Shadow Moses when at Otacon’s office he asks you for the code… just input 14893 you’ll hear a familiar sound after hitting enter, and it gives you 100,000 DP points.
* Inheritence: You can carry over your Drebin points, weapons, ammunition, items, and special items from a previous game upon game clear. However, Snake will need to encounter Metal Gear II in the first stage to get his stuff back. Be sure to save your cleared data upon game completion to track your items. Load the cleared data to reap your benefits.
* No More Camo: Shake the Sixaxis controller to return Snake’s Octocamo to its neutral (black and blue) pigmentation.
* Refill Psyche During Cut-scenes: If during a cut-scene something causes Snakes psyche gauge to decrease just press X rapidly to replenish it.
* Show Me Your Motions: When a character is introduced for the first time, press R2 to view that characters motion capture person instead of that person’s voice actor.

For The Boss Extreme difficulty: Complete the single-player mode once (and saving the cleared data).

Easter Eggs
* To trigger the Beauty and the Beast Photoshoots: While fighting the second form of any B&B unit stall for 3 minutes. After that the whole area around Snake and the beast will go white. If you have obtained the Digital Camera (see above how) already once you pull it out and aim it at the Beast, who in turn will pose for you. You can also turn on the iPod music “Oiishi Two-han Seikatsu” and have them dance for you. You can see both in action here… (warning: disturbing moaning in the background)

* Stress goes down faster if you sit in the box.
* If you call Rose on the codec and shake your Sixaxis, her boobs will jiggle.
* If you flick the remote for the screen Campbell talks to you on with the Mk II you get pictures of girls in their underwear. Apparently it only works in Act 1.
* During a cut-scene, you can shake your controller to return snake to his regular camo.
* In the Vista mansion there are two posters of Akina Minami, when snake views these in first person he will call out the models name and his psyche gauge will go up.
* When you in the basement lab at Shadow Moses you can use MG Mk 2 to reactivate the electric floor and destroy the Gekko.
* Also, if you move the MG Mk. II around during the briefings, you can usually find items, ammo, and iPod music on the Nomad. You can even find batteries so your Solid Eye or MG Mk II lasts longer. There’s a PS3 on the table upstairs.
* There are ghosts in Shadow Moses, only way to see them is using the camera you find on board the Nomad and you must have the Sorrow doll equipped… there are 30.
* In MGS2, if you codec Snake as Raiden with a ration equipped, he says that he admittedly finds it better than Roses cooking. So if you call Rosemary with a ration equipped in MGS4 see that the Colonel couldn’t agree more with Raiden.
* Whenever Snake is smoking there is always a no smoking sign behind him.
* At the start of the game when the adverts are on, you can press X to change through different channels like on TV. There’s a great one where David Hayter is being interviewed wearing a Solid Eye.
* You can raise the MKII’s little head with both the d-pad up and down, and the Sixaxis tilt forward and tilt back.
* If the fight against Laughing Octopus, once she is out of her armor, if you lie face up on the bed in the complex, she will climb on the bed and saddle you.
* In act 2, when you’re tracking Naomi, there’s a plate with the production team’s hand prints on the ground. Lay on this plate and the octocamo will blend to match, covering you in hand prints. This is the only place in the game to get this specific camo, so register it if you want to keep it.

Find out about iPod Tunes (music) and Emblems (achievements) at Gamefaqs. Thanks for the Easter Eggs Joe!

Metal Gear Solid 4 sold half a million in 4 days in Japan


Metal Gear Solid 4 group photo
Japanese gaming website Famitsu has revealed the Entertain sales data for Metal Gear Solid 4 in Japan. During the first four days the PlayStation 3 exclusive was on sale, it sold 476,334 copies — nearly half a million! — spread across the various editions, including those that came with PlayStation 3 hardware bundles.

These hardware bundles increased PlayStation 3 sales in the country from 10,000 a week to 77,208. Sales numbers from the other two big Sony regions Europe and America are expected soon. — Famitsu translation by Kotaku

Published on June 17th, 2008 under , , , , , ,

Metal Gear Solid 4 World Tour launch events


Metal Gear Solid 4 group photo
From June 2, 2008, Kojima Productions begins its World Tour, visiting Europe (London, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Milano, Paris, Madrid), North America (New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco), and Japan (Osaka, Tokyo, Yokohama) in celebration of the worldwide release of Metal Gear Solid 4 on June 12th, 2008.

[Go to the Metal Gear Solid 4 World Tour website] to access information regarding in-store signing sessions and launch events with Hideo Kojima (the creator and director), Yoji Shinkawa (second director), David Hayter (voice of Snake), Yumi Kikuchi (model for a Beast), Ken Imaizumi (third director), and Ryan Payton (producer).

Published on June 4th, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

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