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Archive for the ‘Metal Gear’ Category

August 15th, 2008

How To’s: Beat Screaming Mantis in MGS4

If you’ve been following the Metal Gear Solid series closely, then the showdown with Screaming Mantis in Metal Gear Solid 4 would have caused a major case of goosepimples, thanks to the nostalgia. Then again, even first-time Metal Gear players probably would’ve gotten goosepimples because they can’t get a bead on the bad guy. Or […]

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June 29th, 2008

Deconstructing Yahtzee’s Metal Gear Solid 4 review

Benjamin “Yahtzee” Croshaw thinks Metal Gear Solid 4 is a “stiff and inefficient” third person shooter,” mainly because of the controls. The game’s storyline was lambasted as well, but that was to be expected. Surprisingly, Yahtzee seems to hate MGS4 even more than Haze, which was universally reviled.
Tags: metal_gear_solid, metal_gear_solid_4, mgs, mgs4, video_reviews, yahtzee

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June 28th, 2008

Rant: Metal Gear Online griefers are not your ordinary griefers

There are griefers, and there are Metal Gear Online griefers. The run-of-the-mill griefers do what they do because it’s actually rather fun in a sick, zit-popping, puppy-kicking kind of way. MGO griefers, on the other hand, are a new breed of dolts.
Tags: griefers, metal_gear_online, mgo

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June 24th, 2008

MGS4 How To’s: Beat Vamp

So you’ve finally returned to Shadow Moses and had a good look at Metal Gear Rex (or what’s left of it). That’s when Vamp, the seemingly-immortal bad guy, jumps you. Fighting the guy seems easy enough, especially since his attacks aren’t particularly devastating or difficult to dodge. But when the battle extends to over 10 […]

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June 20th, 2008

NSFW: Snake snaps pictures of MGS4 beauties

If you’ve played Metal Gear Solid 4, then you probably know that there’s a feature to take pictures in there somewhere. Combine that with the gorgeous bosses Snake gets to fight, and you’ve got yourself a weird mix of disturbing NSFW videos.

Tags: beauties, bosses, metal_gear, metal_gear_solid_4, mgs4, nsfw, Videos

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June 19th, 2008

MGS4 playthrough: Could boss fights be not as good?

Pundits say that the PlayStation 3 provides über designer Hideo Kojima the platform to finally realize his vision for a Metal Gear game. I say hogwash. Kojima never did let hardware limitations prevent him from creating masterpiece upon masterpiece in the previous console generations.
Case in point: the brilliant boss fights. Each Metal Gear Solid installment […]

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June 17th, 2008

MGS4 playthrough: Liquid Sun is as hot as it gets

War may have changed in Snake’s tired eyes, but the trademark Metal Gear gameplay is still very much intact in stealth action game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. For the uninitiated, this involves getting from point A to point B without attracting any attention.
Moving between points isn’t so simple, however. The armed […]

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June 13th, 2008

1UP chimes in on Metal Gear Solid 4

The house that Shoe built has finally chimed in on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Did they like it? Watch and know.

If you’ve played MGS4 and agree/disagree with the review, I’d love to hear what you think.
Tags: 1up, guns_of_the_patriots, metal_gear, metal_gear_solid, metal_gear_solid_4, mgs4

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May 2nd, 2008

New MGO videos show how gameplay is like

Enjoying your access to the Metal Gear Online beta? I hope you are because the best we other mere mortals can do is drool at the sight of MGO videos. I’ve got a couple of new ones today. Watch them and be reminded of how excruciating it is to wait for June 12, the game’s […]

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April 24th, 2008

New MGS4 trailer shows drama queen side of Solid Snake

If you’re a Metal Gear fan, then you’ve probably seen a fair share of Metal Gear Solid 4 trailers. You’ve probably even watched several long clips that showed the same crumbling desert town where the aging Solid Snake sneaks around. I have bad news and good news for this new trailer. First, the bad: you […]

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April 18th, 2008

Snubbed by Konami, left out in MGO beta

Yes, you read right. I’ve tried to get in the Metal Gear Online beta, but no dice. I signed up at the game’s beta version webpage several times (using different personas) and received emails saying I didn’t qualify for the MGO beta’s “download promotion.”
The emails never did say why I didn’t qualify. I do understand […]

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February 29th, 2008

MGS4 is coming out on June 12

Here’s great news, courtesy of Spencer at Siliconera. Metal Gear Solid 4 would be released simultaneously worldwide on June 12. “But Mike, we already know that,” you say.
Think again. News sources (like GameSpot) merely announced that the game is coming in mid-June, but thanks to Siliconera, we now know that Konami is planning a simultaneous […]

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