MGO Update ready for download

Konami has released update 1.02 for their Metal Gear Solid Online Premiere Beta. Relax, its a quick download. Took me about 5 minutes to update it.

The beta officially starts Friday at midnight Pacific time (OK, technically Sat).

MGO Character Creator

We may not get the Beta till Friday, but that doesn’t mean we cant mentally put our characters together. This video shows the Metal Gear Online character creation in all its glory. It looks pretty awesome. Friday can’t come soon enough.

More Metal Gear Online Beta news

Metal Gear Online Screen

Ok, so now the Metal Gear Online Beta is “planned” to be released on Friday, the 25th. Planned. That means Konami is trying to get their servers ready. Hopefully this time the thing can get off the ground. I’m just happy the thing wasnt freakin’ canceled like was being presupposed on GAF.

MGO Beta Delayed for US and EU

Well, Konami officially fucked up the MGO beta. Apparently the worldwide nature of the thing has caused their servers to collapse and as a result they are postponing the US and EU Beta till a date TBA. There should be an announcement tomorrow, concerning that. As a resuly the end date of the beta will be extended till May 11th.

We would like to thank all players for their keen interest in taking part in the beta test. However, we regret to inform you that due to extraordinary levels of traffic from all around the globe, we have been unable to run the service to the level we expected. As a temporary measure, we will be deferring the start of the US public beta test until we are able to stabilize our server. We would like to apologize for all inconveniences as well as confusion caused.”

Metal Gear Online – Where are you? is saying that the servers are up at midnight. Doesn’t specify if its talking about ET or PT, so I guess its just open speculation till it goes up. Ugh.

David Hayter on Podcast Beyond next week

Next week’s episode of Podcast Beyond is going ot be amazing. David Hayter, voice of solid snake, will be their very special guest. Interviews with Hayter are always really good, so expect lots of snake voice.

Metal Gear Online β Download Now Live

Metal Gear Online Beta

Thats right ladies and gents, the MGO Beta is now available for download. Its not just sitting on the store, though. To get it go to Account Management > Transaction Management > Redeem Playstation Card/Promotion Code. After this type in your beta key (It is case sensitive, so use caps where applicable).

The beta doesnt start till the 21st, so dont get your panties in a twist about downloading it right away. You have some time.

I put some more screens of the download screen after the jump.

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MGO β Info

man cannon

Over at the official playstation blog they have announced that every monday they are going to have “Metal Gear Monday” in which they will detail some stuff about either Metal Gear Solid 4:Guns of the Patriots or Metal Gear Online. In today’s update they have a long article detailing some information about the MGO beta. We’ll get 2 of the 5 maps (Blood bath and Groznyj Grad), and a bunch of weapons (after the break), and items (also after the break). They also give out the american version of the Konami ID page. This ID will be used for the final game as well so get off your ass and go register the name you want. I cant wait till the beta starts!

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MGS4 Headset Real?

MGS Headset Math

A few days ago Kotaku posted a picture of a MGS4 themed headset. The renders of it didn’t look very real but a new post this morning suggests otherwise. The headset will be released on June 12th along with the game and retail for $60 USD. It comes with a carrying case, 8 hour talk time, auto shut-off, and a sweet MKII style design.

I’m still skeptical.

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MGS LE Box Art/Gamestop Exclusive!


Konami announced that the Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition will retail for $84.99 and be a Gamestop exclusive. I feel bad for all those shmucks that have it reserved online. I have gone through more preorders of this game than any other. I started on amazon, then went to gamestop, then had to upgrade to LE. Luckily my preorder now sits firmly in the right spot. I wonder how fan reaction is going to be in light of this exclusivity deal.

All versions of Metal Gear Solid 4 will go on sale June 12.

source:Kotaku / Gamingbits (for the image)

Metal Gear Online Box Art & Release Date!!!

mgo boxart

Amazon has posted MGO’s potential cover art along with a release date of November 15th. It looks like stuff that Power Graphixx would make (the design team that made the Metal Gear Portible Ops designs/interface).