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Gamestop says no Metal Gear Solid 4 until 2008

Uh oh. Looks like gaming behemoth Gamestop/EB Games is sending a dreaded email to gamers who preordered Metal Gear Solid 4. According to an email sent earlier today, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots been delayed from its tenative September 1st, 2007 date and is now expected March 1st, 2008. This isn't the first time a high-profile title hits a sudden postponement, but we were gearing up in anticipation for this title to hold us over through the holidays. Without the hugely anticipated title expected until 2008, it could cause Santa's little helpers to drop off something else under the tree. Lets all hope this one doesn't quite pan out as the email indicates.

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1. Looks like IGN was right then they said they had a feeling this would happen. Plus I have to say that it really is not that big of a shock I do not want a rushed game any way.

Posted at 4:34PM on May 14th 2007 by Joe

2. I agree with Joe, im all about MGS being perfect. ID rather have to wait a few more months than have something that looks and plays beneath a previous MGS

Posted at 5:00PM on May 14th 2007 by Toby

3. 360 exclusives expected this coming this summer/fall:

Halo 3
Mass Effect
Too Human pt.1
Forza Motorsport 2
GTA IV(with exclusive content)
The next Splinter Cell
blue dragon
lost odyssey


Killzone 2 maybe this year
Ratchet and Clank maybe this year
Heavenly Sword
GTA IV(exclusive content)

My point is this hurts ps3 if its true

Posted at 5:13PM on May 14th 2007 by jason

4. PGR3 again? omigod!

Posted at 5:14PM on May 14th 2007 by Moe

5. This is proabably for the better. I don't think they have anymore relative "sub" words to attach to the title, so they gotta get right the first time.

And yeah, Wii will be taking over this xmas. No amount of copy and paste shooters or 250 hour RPGs are gonna knock out Super Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros., Metroid Prime 3, Nights or Mario Party 8 (and those are just the blockbusters).

Keep on delaying Sony, we all know 2008 is your year anyway.

Posted at 5:18PM on May 14th 2007 by Hyper C

6. pgr4 sry

Posted at 5:21PM on May 14th 2007 by jason

7. I wasn't expecting MGS4 to come out until 08 anyway. But this definitely does hurt the exclusive titles coming to the PS3 in 07.

Posted at 5:29PM on May 14th 2007 by Dolla Dolla

8. With all due respect, the first rule of release dates is the retailers don't know squat. Evidence: Multiple release dates every year for Duke Nukem: Forever. Further evidence: Any high-profile game ever, pretty much.

Now, this isn't to say MGS 4 won't get delayed, everyone's been expecting it. But this is more likely a cya for Gamestop since they're finally catching on to what everyone else has been saying for a year now. Or, I guess it's possible a Japanese game studio told no one but one American game retailer about the delay... okay, no.

Posted at 6:00PM on May 14th 2007 by apease

9. So what. is just one game. there are plenty more awesome exclusives coming before this year ends.

BTW: Jason do you own a PS3?

Posted at 6:06PM on May 14th 2007 by thatpspkid

10. Hey #3 even if they had 100 exclusives most people won't be able to enjoy them when you have a system that is broken 2/3 of the year.

Posted at 6:23PM on May 14th 2007 by MrSkip

11. never thought the new MGS game is in store for Christmas in the first place, that'd be like me saying that FFXIII will come out this year.

Nothing will get the Japanese market excited unitl DMC comes out.

as for US market, nothing will catch up to Halo 3, Sony will just need to keep pace this year.

Posted at 6:25PM on May 14th 2007 by kingofwale

12. This should have been pretty obvious to most. This is a high profile title and probably will be one of the biggest releases for the next three years. It makes sense that they are delaying it. To perfect a game it takes time and this game will take time. Don't be surprised if it doesn't release until late 2008.

Posted at 6:43PM on May 14th 2007 by acedoh

13. Halo is probably one of the most overrated games ever. I play it with my friends online and Its great and all but just because the Halo franchise kept the Xbox alive, it does not mean that it is this great game that will beat and outsell every other game out there. I bet anyone that it won't sell more than those(god dam same ass game as all before) DS POKEMON game.

Spoiler for Pokemon DS: you are going to collect some lame badges and catch like 300 Pokemons. Don't forget to pick between the first three basic Pokemons.


What does Halo do so great that any other great FPS does not?

P.S. If Master chief took of his helmet and revealed that it was a very hot chick and started dancing with Samus in a lesbo sort of way, then Halo would be the greatest game ever. lol Haloid

Posted at 6:48PM on May 14th 2007 by thatpspkid

14. "What does Halo do so great that any other great FPS does not? "

Sell approximately 2.4 million copies in a single day (Halo 2).

People can all bitch and moan all they want that Halo doesn't have the graphics of Rainbow Six or the overall awesomeness of Half-Life 2, but the end result is, it sells really well. REALLY well. You may not care for it, but every Joe Six-Pack that owns an XBOX and buys three games each year (two of them always starting with the words "Grand Theft Auto" and "Madden"), will pick up this game en masse.

Back on topic, while I'd LOVE to play MGS4 as soon as possible, I'd much rather see it delayed (assuming the info is reliable) than released in an unfinished state. I have no doubt that it'll be a (flawed) masterpiece, just like the previous titles, and I'll find it more than worth the wait when it finally arrives.

Posted at 7:22PM on May 14th 2007 by Strike Man

15. yes we all know that everyone likes it, and if you own an xbox you probably own halo, but-

selling 2.4 mill in a day was not the kind of answer I was looking for.

I would of accepted:
A. Its like Mario for nintendo
B. There is just something about it that I just can't explain.
or even
C. It just goes great with bear and a couple of buddies.

Sorry, next contestant.

Posted at 7:41PM on May 14th 2007 by thatpspkid

16. Very true. In the end, it doesn't matter if the individual parts of a game make Halo successful. There's a frickin huge fanbase, and that'll be the reason of undoubted success of Halo 3.

And yeah lol @ Haloid.

Again back on topic, MGS4 was never determined to be on September 1, 2007. It was just put there temporarily along with the rest of the games that didn't have any sort of announcement, except that it'd be within 2007. So realistically, that meant late 2007, and again as everyone said, i'd rather them delay it a few months to perfect it. Because really, it IS arguably the most anticipated PS3 title and so perfection is definitely in order.

Posted at 7:42PM on May 14th 2007 by Dahk

17. I haven't touched my ps3 in months for gaming. It's just a Blu-Ray play to me these days. MGS was by far the biggest game I was waiting for on the system as well. Way to drop the ball Sony.

Posted at 8:04PM on May 14th 2007 by Craig Ehlo

18. thatpspkid
Halo 3 in my point of view and many others has the best online set up matchmaking and clan party matches that are ranked which I am not sure if you have tried all the online gametypes cuz there are alot and played online using matchmaking cuz you can get into games very quickly. Also there are still many hundreds of thousands of people playing halo 2 online still. Right now though I am mad at bungie cuz I can't play online matchmaking since the new maps came out cuz I can't redownload them to fix the bugs in it. From what I am reading in your post you haven't played through both the campaigns of HALO 1 AND 2 cuz it was a single player game first and multiplayer game second cuz it is a trilogy. The HALO 3 multiplayer is only going to get better it will get online co op and i believe now you have the option to look for people in your rank zone to play an oline match with which sounds pretty sweet, also you can veto a matchmaking gametype/map if you and others don't like it which is cool. I don't own a ps3 but I have played a couple of games for it and I will buy one way way in to the future cuz the price is just so high right know and I don't see them lowering it dramatically since they lose so much money from it.

Posted at 8:10PM on May 14th 2007 by jason

19. @Craig Ehlo

yeah, because apparently Sony is responsible for anything Konami does with its OWN game, right?

Way to pretend to be a PS3 owner. nice try, because NOBODY ever done that before. ;)

Posted at 8:16PM on May 14th 2007 by kingofwale

20. This is good, at least for me. Now I can save for my 360 this summer, and then next summer I'll save for a PS3 and MGS4.

Posted at 8:18PM on May 14th 2007 by Ben

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