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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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21. @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

22. 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

23. Yeah I played trough the campaigns, and they are all right, not the best story (MGS's story is pretty kick ass if you get into it), but whatever the game is fun. But like you said what keeps them coming back for more is the online. That is Halo basically.

If they pulled a Warhawk on Halo after the 3rd one would anyone care? I could see it. Online is its best selling point if you ask me.

Same thing for MGS. The online is great and all and I would be pissed if they did not added one for 4, but would it really matter as long as the single player kicked ass?(It always does btw)

You know... I guess what I am trying to say here is that if penguins could fly, then why couldn't birds swim, you feel me???

Posted at 8:25PM on May 14th 2007 by thatpspkid

24. oh wow, to me (dont own a PS3) MGS4 for ps3 is like halo 3 for 360... i am a fanboy but buy like a average person. i jus wanna say that i am glad that i don't own a ps3 cause to be honest... from what my friends tell me, it is just a shiny box in the living room because all of the games suck.
LET ME TELL YOU GUYS SOMETHING... cut your losses, get a 360, and reserve halo 3 and anyother game that you want...you won't be sorry cause everntually MGS4 will come out for 360... they need to make money somehow haha

Posted at 8:27PM on May 14th 2007 by Faraz M.

25. lol @ 21.

you know it ain't true when they pull the ol' "its only a blu ray player" line.

Hilarious

Posted at 8:33PM on May 14th 2007 by thatpspkid

26. that's because it is...just a blu-ray player...for now at least till they get some damn games to validate owning a ps3 for.






















Countrymen lend me your ears! wait for the cheaper Ps3 with a rumble SIXAXIS and Great games to play it on!! ...till then have fun with the 360 and it's plethora of titles..(you might as well wait for that one too..this fall will be a cooler .65 chip setup and one hell of a multiplayer: halo 3.)

plug,plug,fizz,fizz...

Posted at 8:43PM on May 14th 2007 by Kunkaii

27. That hurts if true, no two ways about it. Heavenly Sword and Lair will HAVE to deliver at that point, with Home and Ratchet&Clank running a pretty good race as well. There are a handful of other titles that may deliver as well (uncharted seems to be under the radar for some reason), but we need games for the holidays that will get the attention of the public and make them want a ps3 under the tree. If the 360 has a huge holiday season but the ps3 doesn't, it will be damn hard to get out of that hole.
Then again, several sites are still listing a q4 2007 date, so we'll have to wait and see. Fingers crossed...

Posted at 10:06PM on May 14th 2007 by mccomber

28. I would rather have a rushed game then a late game. Sony needs to sell consoles over the holidays. Even a shitty version of MGS will do that.

Posted at 10:20PM on May 14th 2007 by massive_98

29. But massive_98, what happens when everybody realizes that MGS4 is bad? No good press, or good anything could come from Sony pressuring Konami to rush it. It is arguably going to be the system seller for the PS3, as Faraz. M said, it's like the PS3's Halo3. And to rush it would be idiotic. And to be happy that they rushed it just so you could play it earlier, even if it sucks more, is even more idiotic.

Posted at 10:38PM on May 14th 2007 by Ben

30. But massive_98, what happens when everybody realizes that MGS4 is bad? No good press, or good anything could come from Sony pressuring Konami to rush it. It is arguably going to be the system seller for the PS3, as Faraz. M said, it's like the PS3's Halo3. And to rush it would be idiotic. And to be happy that they rushed it just so you could play it earlier, even if it sucks more, is even more idiotic. I will gladly wait for MGS4, as long as it kicks ass. (which it will)

Posted at 10:39PM on May 14th 2007 by Ben

31. @26
You're right, it is a Blu Ray player, but it also plays DVDs, where the 360 only plays DVDs.

Posted at 12:18AM on May 15th 2007 by Vincent060

32. PS3 really cannot afford to have no established major AAA title to carry it through the winter. Both the Wii and Xbox 360 are unleashing some of their top titles this year. The 360 is growing an amazingly impressive library and all of the "side features" like Xbox Live video marketplace and Xbox Live arcade are blowing Sony and Nintendo out of the water. If the Xbox 360 has a $50-99 price cut I think it's the beginnings of the death toll for the PS3.

The Wii is canobolizing the PS3 in Japan and both Nintendo and Microsoft are having their way with Sony here in the states and Europe.

I really think Blu-Ray may be in some serious trouble as well if the PS3 continues to fail as a gaming platform.

Posted at 1:27AM on May 15th 2007 by Jon

33. thank you #26 for clarifying that.

*edit*

that's because it is...just a MOVIE BOX...for now at least till they get some damn games to validate owning a ps3 for.






















Countrymen lend me your ears! wait for the cheaper Ps3 with a rumble SIXAXIS and Great games to play it on!! ...till then have fun with the 360 and it's plethora of titles..(you might as well wait for that one too..this fall will be a cooler .65 chip setup and one hell of a multiplayer: halo 3.)

plug,plug,fizz,fizz...

Posted at 2:29AM on May 15th 2007 by Kunkaii

34. *editideted* @ #31 vincent60 -_-

Posted at 2:31AM on May 15th 2007 by Kunkaii

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

You would know. You're the same guy who spent entry after entry getting bombarded by me and other people for talking about something you know nothing about, aka Wii, and after finally catching a huge amount of flack and flames for doing so, you miraculously start talking about how you bought a Wii for your girlfriend, and spent a lot of time playing it. Funny how it never came up until things reached a breaking point for you.

Posted at 2:53AM on May 15th 2007 by Next-Gen-Gamer

36. @16
"People can all bitch and moan all they want that Halo doesn't have the graphics of Rainbow Six..."

Obviously you have not played Rainbow six. The graphics are HORRIBLE!!! What makes that game great is the gameplay and teamwork.

TheSh0wstopper

Posted at 9:12AM on May 15th 2007 by TheSh0wstopper

37. Lameness.

Posted at 11:18AM on May 15th 2007 by KilgoreTrout XL

38. I understand why Xbots troll this site, I guess. No, I take that back. I have no idea why they're here.

Spring of '08?

That sucks, big time. Sure, it'll be a better game, sure, the programmers are wrapping themselves around how they're going to get this thing to meet Sony's standards...

But why not give a great game experience in 720p/1080i (for those whose monitors are either 480p or 1080i) by holiday of '07? And then come out with a new one, having learned the system, in spring of '09?

Having seen what they've shown us, it's hard to care.

So I get a game that is various shades of green/brown.

I got that with Resistance, which is cool, because it works, the storyline is great, the online is amazing...

But if you're going to make us wait, why are you just giving us more greens and greys, in higher definition?

I think this is a dumb move, on Sony's part. It's only going to appeal to hardcore gamers.

That said, I've barely played any of the Metal Gear franchise.

So maybe I just don't get it.

Posted at 11:35PM on May 15th 2007 by John

39. oh, btw, faraz m is a plant. Planted by Microsoft, watered regularly. Must be nice. If I didn't have a regular, good-paying job, maybe I'd be a HO too, like him/her.

Posted at 11:39PM on May 15th 2007 by John

40. The Halo series is no more overrated than the MGS series. Set aside your fanboyism for a moment and admit that MGS from the beginning is more movie than game. It's always been that way since PS1. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because the storie is usually interesting enough to at least keep you engaged, and sometimes downright enthralling. But there are always points in every MGS game, where you go "OK, I just want to skip all this movie crap and get back to actually PLAYING!"

Halo single player is overrated I think. The ending of Halo2 was about as disappointing as any game ending ever has been. Halo 1 was better because it was so new and it was so much better graphically than ANYTHING on the planet at the time; even the most jaded Sony fan couldn't play Halo without being impressed, and at least a little jealous.

Online though, Halo sets the standard for matchmaking. I LOVE GRAW2 online as well as Gears of War, Dead or Alive and most of my sports games (especially MLB2k7) but none of those games makes it easier and more intuitive to get in the kind of game I want with the kinds of players I want than does Halo.

Honestly, the one thing Microsoft could do to make Xbox Live even better than it already is is to require all online games to have a matchmaking system as well-designed as Halo's.

There is something to be said for Halo's mechanics too. When you play online and you run head to head against someone and you bash him in the face with your weapon, something about it just feels right. It's hard to explain, but no other game I've ever played online (and I've played 'em ALL) quite does it as well as Halo.

BTW, I won a 360 and Owned a PS3. I sold my PS3 a couple months ago. Got sick of waiting for games to come out in 2008. I liked it the first couple weeks I had it. The GT demo and Resistance kept me occupied for a little while. But then they got old, Motorstorm was utterly disappointing and anything else worth having (LAIR? blech!) won't be out until at LEAST 2008.

At that point it actually made me angry to look at the PS3 console everyday. This mammoth black box sitting on my desk taking up space without delivering anything to make it worthy of it's place next to my Xbox 360. I bought one Blu-Ray movie - Invinceable. Honestly it didn't look much better than regular DVD. Not enough so to make it a selling point, that's for sure. So, I listed on EBAY, sold it for $800 with the games and movie and put the money towards a new gaming PC.

Holidays 2008, when (if) the PS3 finally has some compelling software AND a significant pricedrop, I will consider buying one then.

But right now, you ahve to be a major Sony Fanboy or Sony Drone or just plain stupid to think the PS3 is a btter gamning system than the Xbox 360 RIGHT NOW and for the remainder of 2007.

Beyond that we'll see. But right now Xbox 360 is the clear best of class. The Wii doesn't even count...it's not in the same class as either the PS3 or 360.

Posted at 2:37PM on May 21st 2007 by Tiberius Jones

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