Retro Videogame Magazine #9 focuses on Metal Gear, 50% discount for MGI readers

Metal Gear Informer members can get a special discount on Retro Videogame Magazine #9, focussing on the Metal Gear franchise. This issue contains a look at the stealth genre in general and the Metal Gear franchise in particular, plus previews for The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online. The description reads:

We’re getting sneaky in this edition of RETRO Videogame Magazine as we honor the Metal Gear franchise and explore the history of stealth gaming. From our in-depth look at the long-running Metal Gear franchise to our analysis of the future of stealth, this issue is jam-packed with everything a stealth fan could want including looks at classic titles Castle Wolfenstine, Thief: The Dark Project, Deus Ex, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, and many more! Plus, we interview Warren Spector, provide the ultimate retro game repair guide, and examine the plausibility of stealth gaming mechanics in real life!

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Metal Gear Informer members can get 50% off when downloading the magazine, which means you can buy it for $1.50 instead of the usual $3. Use the discount code MGINFORMER to claim your discount. If you rather have a print copy, you can get a discount as well ($5 instead of $7). In this case you can use the code MGINFORMERPRINT.

The offer is valid until September 1st, the day MGSV: The Phantom Pain releases.

  • PACOVELI

    15 days left

    • DiamondDoge

      15 for me =D

      • Tong Ninja

        15? What country do you live in? your time zone is like 2 days ahead of everyone! haha

        Close to 17 days left for me!

        • Gatsu

          Maybe used phantom cigar for a while ;).

          • DiamondDoge

            I would have smoked 10 cigarette boxes of phantom cigars only to play it alrdy 😛

        • solideater

          Not country which planet. I think they are from Jupiter as a single day is of 10 hours. Guys we have martians here!!!

        • DiamondDoge

          I live in Germany, but I buy it from Austria. There’s a shop which sells it alrdy on the 28th August 😀 Thats even pretty normal, most of the Shops in Austria even deliver game a whole week before their actual release date.

          • Tong Ninja

            Ah, I see. 🙂
            People seem to be getting the game early … maybe I should go into the game store and ask for an early copy! 😀

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      15 days for me

  • Bożydar Mazur

    Well, since I dont like digital magazines I need to pass on that offer. Sucks to be in Europe sometimes.

    • VenomSnake123

      Agreed!

  • PACOVELI

    I mean 17

  • PACOVELI

    Or 18 for some countries

  • PACOVELI

    I like young yea countdown video’s

    • Sonja Morath

      yea, I like them, too. Watch the vids every day. Can´t wait for MGS!

    • Zubairu

      Yeah i watch them to i also like his trailer analysis video’s because of him i see so much more details in the trailers

    • glitchbomb

      Me too. Just like this site, it makes the waiting much easier.

  • Tong Ninja

    haha new article post! 😀

    Previous one had 1631 comments! XD

    • BIG BOSS

      haha

  • Gatsu

    Hey Nyx :D, we made a new record again XD. Hope you’re proud of us lol ;).

    Nice article thx! I will buy this because it’s MG related and great that MGI get a discount :D. Happy to be part of such a fantastic community!

    Only 2 weeks left soon, omg O__O …

    • Before you buy it, check your mail. 😉

      • Gatsu

        :O

        • glitchbomb

          Awesome.
          Also, after that Tokyo Weekender article with you in it , I will now refer to you as Furious Gatsu!

          • Gatsu

            Wait a sec, did I miss something? What article lol :O… Furious Gatsu sounds kinda cool though, haha.
            Also @Nyxus you mean my e-mail D: ?

          • glitchbomb

            You dork. 😛 How come I know about this and you dont.lol
            http://www.tokyoweekender.com/2015/08/konamis-treatment-of-employees-exposed/
            And I think he means you already have a copy. Check your email. 😀

          • Gatsu

            LOOOOL I see ;D, thanks for link XD.

          • Did you get the mail about this magazine?

          • glitchbomb

            Yeah, Furious Gatsu!

  • VenomSnake123

    That cover looks really cool!

    • Gatsu

      Yeah it does :D!

  • Chem

    i want this 🙁 i don’t know if i could get it, it’s kinda complicated to get dollars in my country, even if i have the money in my national currency… i would love to have the printed version

  • Korbin Yahraes

    17 days… The wait is almost over.

    • Gatsu

      It’s been a long time ;O …

      • Ravenous

        Am I the only one reading that line with Liquid’s Miller-voice? It just goes with your pic so nicely for “some reason or another” 😉

        I’ve got to get my hands on TPP before I loose my sanity…but FIRST, a playthrough of all of Kojima’s MG-games

    • solideater

      17 days left…If I convert It in hours i get depressed, too much wait!!!. Oh if it the game releases early in UAE which is mostly the case I have already deployed FOB there to collect it 🙂

      • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

        Those UAE trolls were full of shit. The game hasn’t even gone gold yet. It won’t be available until at least a day or two before release.

        • Cobra Commander

          What’s UAE?
          Undercover American Eagle?
          Ugly Ass Eater?
          Unleash All Evil?
          Ukrainians Against Embroidery?
          Umpires Are Endowed?
          Unwelcome Anal Entity?

          Seriously, I don’t know what you guys are talking about.

          • solideater

            United Arab Emirates…

          • Ravenous

            LOL, ‘Ukranians Against Embroidery’ XD
            I bow before you and offer my humble reward; congratulations, sir, you just won the internet 🙂

        • FoxTamerMGO

          I guess they were. But the game will be leaked there 1 week before official release at least, that’s for sure.

    • GUN®

      I’m trying not to focus on the days or else they’ll go too slow. Those last 5 days are gonna be hard to wait out though.

      • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

        Same for me. I don’t even want to play any other game right now. Nothing interests me.

    • MattleGear!

      Tic toc tic toc.. Its just a waiting game now!!

    • slickrickisbigboss

      i’m playing dark souls 1 again to pass the time and it’s going quick! distract yourselves brethren!

      • Gatsu

        Just 5 work days left, and then I shall be free…
        Gonna play MGS collection then a week before TPP 😀 + GZ.

        Playing some random games on Steam in the mean time, or Witcher 3 :).

        • TheGame1083

          I’m halfway through PW playing 1 mission a day till release day, then GZ + TPP the way it was originally supposed to be, 1 complete work

          • Gatsu

            That’s a cool plan :).

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        Twitch Plays Dark Souls ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        • solidsnack

          i watched this for 5 minutes and i just feel like it’s never gonna work lol pokemon was hard enough!

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            I don’t even want to attempt watching it because all I’ve heard about is that they’ve been in the starting area the whole time or something.

          • solidsnack

            yup they were just walking into a wall and rolling now and again in the undead asylum

    • Raven_Sorrow

      “Not yet snake! It’s not over yet”

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Neat! 🙂

    “Preview of Metal Gear Online”

    New MGO info? Oh boy!

  • Thanks so much for posting! I just ordered my print copy!

  • H’m

    Hey guys when i think of any metal gear i think of this short , 1min 25secs part of the music,
    listen here from ***5mins 10secs*** in…
    and when i finish mgs 5 ( for the first time ),
    il play this short peice of music, then for me il know its finally all over 🙂

    • Gatsu

      <3 love it so much…beautiful T_T.

  • glitchbomb

    This is really cool!! Ordering the print copy right now!

  • solideater

    Off-topic: Kotaku Has published a report of internal workings of Konami. The Bullet Points are:

    Konami
    has an official division called the “Internal Audit Office” .
    One Konami employee compared them to the company’s own secret police.
    This division checks internal communication, such as email, Konami’s
    closed circuit cameras, and monitors who leaves and enters the company.

    There
    is also a team within Konami called the Monitoring Group . The
    team sit in a room that’s filled with monitors showing the internal
    CCTV feeds from cameras located within Konami. There are cameras in the
    company’s rooms, corridors and data centers.

    Konami
    employees who want to use the internet must apply via the IT department
    for an internet VPN. Employees who want to take a laptop home must also
    apply. If approved, they log in through a VPN.

    There
    are rules about which entrance and exit employees can use, say current
    and former staff. When leaving, employees must show their Konami I.D.,
    but then tell the security guard where they are going, whether that is
    to a nearby convenience store or just stepping out for a smoke break.

    Current
    and former staff say that every Monday morning, Konami’s Operating
    Officers have a meeting which is taped and broadcast on an internal
    Konami website. All Konami employees must watch this meeting, and this
    is tracked. Employees who fail to watch the meeting have their name and
    division announced throughout the company.

    • GUN®

      I only wonder how Kojima has managed to stay there as long as he has.

      • Connor Nelson

        he was president for like 2 years

      • solideater

        I think the boss of Konami is Cipher and Kojima and employees are Diamond Dogs and Mother base is Konami Head Quarters and the battle is raging there….There should be a film on this subject.

      • solideater

        He really needs to use Fulton system on himself…

    • That’s insane… Good move Kojima. That is just wrong, bet they’ll start wondering why creativity and passion will be at an all time low. Then have to tell the officer where their passion went… Just a smoke break officer..

      • solideater

        Konami is now a mini North Korea, all there top management are possessed by the spirits of Kim Jong Un…

  • Sozuke

    gotta order this, definitely need more info on MGO

  • H’m
    • Gatsu

      Thanks =) .

  • H’m

    Watch this and tell me your not going to sneak up into a base tranq everyone, call in d-horse…
    poop all over the place, run back out and watch the shenanigans unfold while listening to benny hill music
    🙂 lol

    • Haters will say that’s not even realistic

      • DiamondDoge

        Thats something mythbusters should test

        • Haha yeah. Depends what the horses diet will be their answer.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        “B-b-b-but Metal Gear is a realistic franchise!”

    • GUN®

      I wonder how often we can command D-Horse to unload.

  • Guys is it true that Del Toro won’t make a videogame ever again?

    • solideater

      That’s what I heard, now he thinks which game he is attached to it it gets shutdown. He thinks he jinxed the production

      • I read somewhere that Kojima and Del Toro are working on a new Horror Game

    • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

      Del Toro, Kojima and Konami need to kiss and make up and have a lovely tea party.

    • slickrickisbigboss

      that’s what i read somewhere too, hopefully the exception to the rule is kojima. there’s always an exception!… right? 😐

    • Gatsu

      Yes after SH cancellation….he commented about it in interview ;C… Saying he would never be involved in video games again, because it seems all he is involved in get cancelled. Like that other game before PT/SH :(.

      But maybe he change his mind, we’ll see.

  • solideater

    Guys on Xbox One Pre-loading for MGS V has started…

    • GUN®

      I’m getting the CE edition so it doesn’t matter to me but I always wonder why X1 always gets preloads long before the PS4?

      • solideater

        Don’t Know About that Maybe Better Infrastructure, If they can handle the load of WIN 10 installs they can easily handle pre-loads

        • GUN®

          No I mean, PS4 can do preloads too I just want to know why they don’t make them available until like 2 days before release? But Xbox can have it 17 days before release. If the infrastructure was worse on PS4 then it makes even less sense to leave it so late and have everyone downloading in the same 2 days.

          • solideater

            i have seen this habit of Microsoft of Pre-loading way in advance for many software’s. I think they try to manage the demand well in advance as they have to only unlock the game on release day. Hence less downtime of service.

          • It’s probably because the MAJORITY is going to play MGSV on PS4 and steam. That’s Xbox’s only ammunition, pre loading to early…. Giggidy..

          • solideater

            Well Sony Should be doing this also, there server gonna go offline due to demand or speed of download would throttle…I have less faith in Sony servers than of Microsoft.

          • Ah well doesn’t effect me. I’m getting the CE I never get digital copies of games.

          • solideater

            Well I’m buying the X-One Version….. and also on Steam,PS3 and X-360 🙂

          • Damn going all out haha. I’ll probably get it on steam aswell when my computers finished so it can handle it. But not last gen consoles.

          • solideater

            The reason for last gen is to keep my little cousins off me… Or else they’ll be all over my PC and X-One. No Ps4 yet as not many exclusives this year. I’ll definitely gonna buy MGS on Ps4 next year…May be by then there would be complete MGS Collection available.

          • Oooo damn I didn’t think of that, a new collection. That’s going to be a nice addition to the metal gear shelve.

    • Gatsu

      What the o_O… But hoping they can’t play it yet lol, still wondering when or if we can pre-load for Steam version too :).

      • solideater

        X-one would unlock sep 1 Midnight Eastern Time and Ps4 Sep1 Midnight Pacific Time..

        • Gatsu

          Okey XD, yea good to know.

    • DavidHSnake

      Great! Whats the file size on Xbox?

  • GUN®

    So…has anything been said about a review embargo? The game is so big that reviewers would want to be getting their copies about now to have the review ready for launch.

    I don’t think I’ll read any reviews though, just look at their scores…not that it would matter as I know I’m gonna love this game.

    • solideater

      I hope the reviews are before the game released as in the case of witcher 3

      • GUN®

        Yeah me too.

      • Gatsu

        Same here, didnt they release about a week before the official Witcher 3 release? Which is quite rare these days.

        • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

          I’m thinking the game is so MASSIVE the reviews will take awhile hehe. Here’s to KOJIMA!

          • Gatsu

            True, but Witcher 3 was massive also :). Kojima is god!

    • JJBYACH

      They may pull a witcher 3 considering that even Konami of all people are pretty confident they have a masterpiece brewing as no publisher even as stupid as Konami would allow journalists to play over 16 hours of the gameand then they allowed those Japanese journalists to complete the game if they didn’t believe they had something exceptional that would be received well, despite not even being completely finished yet.

  • J_muse72

    Our Haven is getting more popular I see, just becarefull, we don’t want any trojan horses coming into our Base. Thanks for the discount though!

    • solideater

      Huh, what trojan horses?. The only horse here is the D-Horse.

      • Connor Nelson

        *D horse opens up and reveals a bunch of child versions of those who do not exist

        • Gatsu

          XD ….

  • Connor Nelson

    Whens an appropriate time to call the local “mom and pop videogame shop” and see if they have copies in yet? I know someone in the world is going to play it early and i want to BE THAT SOMEONE. Id never spoil the game for anybody because im not a complete asshole.

    • Tong Ninja

      best to ask them a few days to a week before the official game release. 🙂

      No harm in asking because after all, you are buying their product. haha

  • I think I’m finally okay with not having anymore info on MGSV. I mean if there is more info, of course I’m going to read it. But I’m not hungry for it. Got Black Ops 3 Beta in 2 days, that’ll keep me busy until September for the GREATEST GAME EVER!!!!!

  • slickrickisbigboss

    hell yeah thanks for setting this up 🙂

  • solidsnack

    @Nyxus:disqus what are you gonna play TPP on? are you gonna join the MGI clan?

  • vic boss

    What do you guys think will happen with skull face? In the most recent trailer it appears as if he’s real and against everyone and everything, in the past trailers we’ve seen him by the side of big Boss, and also what it seems to be an allusion that just big boss can see. So what do you guys think skull face is or if he’s real or just an allusion.
    Also I think James Horan does a superb job with the voice, it’s not perfect but it gives that feeling of a mysterious and creepy character to skull face so I think he did a good job with the voice.
    https://youtu.be/W0HT9qBrPp8

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      What I find interesting about Horan is that he’s not familiar with the games industry at all and supposedly remembers very little of his part in TPP. I’m thinking Skull Face really isn’t there for most of the game and that he becomes a figment of Big Boss’ imagination after his death. Maybe. That seems like a Kojima thing to do.

    • JJBYACH

      I personally think (more like hope) Kojima goes completely arthouse and makes Skull face both a real physical person but with the characteristics of a phantom (appearing out of nowhere, knowing information and conversation that he shouldn’t know because there is no physical way he could of been there and all of the mirror symbolism with Big Boss). But if it he is a hallucination I think Kojima will leave it to us to figure out what appearances were real and which ones weren’t.

    • Tong Ninja

      James Horan is great! The fact that he did the voice over recordings by himself in studio and made it sound like he was talking to the other characters is amazing. The only part I didn’t like was when he was talking to Chico in the opening cut scene of Ground Zeroes … sounded off for some reason. The rest of his performance so far was top notch especially in the cassette tapes. 😀

      Skull Face sounds calm, collected and highly educated. 🙂

  • Gatsu

    Way off-topic, but anyone else excited for this 😀 ? Oh maaan, Tarantino always pick such a fantastic cast for his movies <3…

    • Robin Besch

      i think i love every single tarantino movie. and tarantino+samuel gonna kick ass once again!

    • solideater

      Yeah I’m really excited..Watched it after playing RDR and Sun Set Riders…

    • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

      The dialogue is a little dodgy. Also the acting is a small bit wooden, except for Tim Roth, great accent!

      I love Tarantino and I hope it’s great, just not impressed with the trailer.

      • Gatsu

        Yeah I hope so too :), was this gonna be his last movie or something like that?

        • venom1984snake

          At SDCC he said that “You have to make at least three Westerns to call yourself a Western director”, which hopefully indicates he has plans to make another western. I’m a big western fan so the more the merrier so long as they’re done well.

          • Gatsu

            Alright thanks for the info :D.

            Yeah I love Western movies too, I’m a huge fan of Sergio Leone’s movies. Which is why I always welcome more if they are done well :D. Leone’s movies also include such great soundtracks, many made by none other than Ennio Morricone!

            These are definitely some of the best scenes in movies I have ever seen 😀 …
            Such epic duel 😉

            This Man with the Harmonica/Once upon a time in the West scene is just awesome…the song and well how it’s made. So cool but evil.

          • venom1984snake

            Yeah Ennio pioneered the style of music used in many italian westerns. The final duel of Good bad and ugly is probably my favorite scene in a western. I love how its drawn out to match with the music, it works out well. Plus the outcome surprised me the first time I saw it. Sergio’s trilogy with Clint Eastwood will always be my favorite westerns.

            The coolest sountrack is definitely from Once upon a time in the west but I have never seen it in its entirety. Will do so one of these days.

          • Gatsu

            Btw welcome to MGI aka Outer Heaven :), if hadn’t said already.

          • venom1984snake

            Thanks man I apreciate it!

          • i’m also a sucker for westerns! i really like the ones by Enzo Castellari too, besides Leone

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      I’ve never seen a Tarantino film, unfortunately, but this definitely looks promising if you ask me.

      • Gatsu

        Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1&2 are some of my favorite movies from him :). I recommend checking them out! Django Unchained is cool too.

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          I hear so many good things about all of them and I really should get on that.

          • Arestras

            Watch them if you got the chance, they’re all great.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            will do m8

        • Amrit

          Don’t forget Inglourious Basterds!

          • Gatsu

            Don’t worry I didn’t, but just mentioned a few :). I perhaps like his every movie.

          • Amrit

            Ha cool man. IB is so legendary.

          • Gatsu

            I agree it is 😀

    • glitchbomb

      I was @ the sdcc panel when they showed a preview. Super excited!

    • GUN®

      I had no idea this movie existed, nice one!

      • Gatsu

        Definitely gotta watch this in December :). Star Wars too ;D.

        • GUN®

          If I can pull myself away from MGSV by December then me too.

          • Gatsu

            Haha, good point… Not sure if I can o_O.

    • Zubairu

      Yeah trailer looks good! Tarentino really likes Samuel L Jackson how many moves already has he made with him!

      • Gatsu

        I really like Michael Madsen in his movies too :D! Too bad don’t see him in many great movies besides Tarantino’s :(.

        I think it’s awesome when he use the familiar actors.

    • Arestras

      Nice! Tarantino is my favourite movie director 🙂

      • MichaelPayneV

        After God, I mean Kojima!

    • J.Wayne

      Big Tarantino fan. He picks pretty much the same cast for most films! Excited for the film

      • Gatsu

        Yea same cast quite often but they’re such good actors :).

        Hey Wayne what was your steam username? Or did someone invite you to the group yet?
        Think I forgot to do it yesterday 😀 …

        • J.Wayne

          No problem, my username is ‘mad_skillz3’

          • Gatsu

            Okey I sent invitation, at least I think it was to you :).

          • J.Wayne

            I’ll check to see

          • J.Wayne

            Hey, did you keep the quotation or just mad_skillz3 ?

          • Gatsu

            Hmm I tried both, but it show a user named Mad_Skillz <3 . Not sure is it a wrong one D: …

            Can you maybe add me to friend list :)? Easier to add from there, I use Gatsu there also.

          • J.Wayne

            that was not me unfortunately, but I added you, we’ll see how it goes.

    • venom1984snake

      Very excited since its another western which we don’t get a lot of today, especially “spaghetti-style” with the exaggerated gunplay and the iconic music style. Plus one of the few times he will use an original soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Is Tarantino, how could I not?

      • Gatsu

        😀

        • MichaelPayneV

          Pulp Fiction is my favorite Movie of all time, followed by Terminator 2 and then Scarface!

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            That intro though!!!

    • JJBYACH

      I love how Tarantino just takes his damn time making his movies and trailers(in this case teaser) , Suicide Squad just got its trailer and the movie is coming out later next year I think, but Tarantino is like “no, I’m going to make a trailer when the movie is done”.

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        I have a feeling suicide squad might suck but I have the same feeling about deadpool?i love deadshot I hope will smith doesn’t ruin him !

        • JJBYACH

          I’m personally burned out on superhero films and their ubiquitous conventions to be hyped about another superhero film for a long time. But Deadpool has peeked my interest, only because I love Deadpool so much.

    • Daburcor

      Can not WAIT for that movie!

    • man! i’m way too exited for this, so much that i actually printed the whole script and i’m half through reading the thing, the cast alone is wonderful, i’m really glad that kurt rusell is back on another Tarantino film, because even though i loved him on Death Proof, everyone else destroyed that movie. and his character on this movie has a lot of screen time

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      Will I go watch dis or Star Wars ep VII ?i think I will buy this on dvd

    • Ishmael

      so this is the movie where tarantino got mad because the script has been leaked before. i will watch it because almost every tarantino movie was entertaining for me. but i will watch it without any expectations.

  • H’m
  • solideater

    Guys Last week i visited a place called Karakorum Highway. Its a Highway between China and Pakistan. It reminds me of MGS 3. I was thinking seeing the mountains any minute now a Hind D would appear from the mountains..It looks like this
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/558c4ac075845ecf9024e20da28871db75e60ed6a601d38d9f5ce07799ff0b5a.jpg

    • glitchbomb

      Wow. Beautiful.

      • Gatsu

        It sure is :)!

        • solideater

          Another Pic for my comrades…The drop is more than 1000ft

    • Cobra Commander

      Did you equip your Choco Chip camo? 🙂
      It does really remind me of those mountains in MGS3.

      • solideater

        Well not me but the soldiers at the border were wearing Choco Chip Camo..

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        “Chocolate Chip?” “Yeah, like those cookies the Major’s always eating.” “They’re not cookies, they’re SCONES.”

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      Wow

    • NakedSnake85

      actually it reminds more of the place where ocelot says . “now go let the legend come back to life”

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        DT
        Place is afghanistan

        • NakedSnake85

          yeah i know.. i mean the exact spot ! :p

      • solideater

        If you take a detour and go K-2 Mountain base you need to travel on Horses or Donkey.. You really start to feel a part of metal gear.. For my Comrades info: K-2 is Second Highest Mountain in the World and more dangerous to climb than Mount Everest. That is why it is also called savage mountain.

        • NakedSnake85

          cool ! why you were there?

          • solideater

            Vacation & Adventure…

          • NakedSnake85

            Haha nice 🙂

          • solideater

            Its more fun when your friends/family are in army, you can do things generally not available to common adventurers..

          • NakedSnake85

            Haha i know. i posted a pic above from the time i was serving ! check it out!

      • Chriss Kama

        That’s a place that was meant for a Metal Gear Solid game.

    • NakedSnake85

      your post reminds me of a place that i ve been 2 years ago a mountain with a river on the bottom that to me felt like tselinoyarsk for some reason !

      • Mago Som

        nice look…
        like Lombok-Indonesia

      • Gatsu

        That’s a great view :O …

  • stagueda

    Guys, just one question, how can someone rate MGSV on preorder on the PSN Store, do they have the game? Is it an error of some sort?

    Food for Thought? quoting Yong Yea

  • stagueda

    Food For Thought…

    Do you know how it is possible to rate the game even if it’s not out… i say this because even those who pre-order the game can’t do anything so i suppose that the reviews come from people in my country that are reviewing the game and have early acess.

    The PS4 also has 5 reviews at 5 stars rating and the numbers have increased trough time.

    Cheers

    • No Place For Hayter

      If you can’t rate it even if you pre-order it than my guess is yeah, some people actually have it

    • Zubairu

      You can rate when you pre-ordered the game atleast i could when i preordered SW Battlefront

  • solideater

    I was wondering if we have saved Kojima in GZ will we have him in our mother base also??

    • Connor Nelson

      If he is the third person on the gurney then my guess is yes but youll have to rescue him again or something cool like that

    • WrongDirectionZ

      If that is so, i would assign him to my combat unit and start a Kojima playthrough ^^

      You can’t run from yourself forever

  • NakedSnake85
    • NakedSnake85

      Wait… What?

      • GUN®

        Is this his official twitter?

        If so that’s very interesting and implies Roy Campbell will be in MGSV…

        • NakedSnake85

          yes. he posted that on Facebook as well

          • solideater

            So it looks like Solid Snake would be in MGS V and there may be a connection with metal gear 2 as Roy Campbell was introduced in it..

        • muaddib

          Well, Campbell and Big Boss were friends by 1970 in Portable Ops, but i can’t remember if this is cannon (i’im pretty sure isn’t)

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah it isn’t, the bigger overarching details of PO are canon (even then Kojima doesn’t like using or referring to PO) but smaller details like the characters Big Boss meets and the roles they play aren’t, maybe someone important like Gene, but definitely not the shoehorned in Campbell.

    • stocchinet .

      #scissors 61, lol

    • Gatsu

      Truthful hmm…

      • NakedSnake85

        cryptic metaphor !

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Paul Eiding is the coolest guy under the sun! All i need to say…

  • Gatsu

    I loved reading the Metal Gear history in the magazine and some info I didn’t know :), thanks again Nyx for this!

    Stealth games wouldn’t be the way they are without Metal Gear and Kojima-san. /salute

  • Tyrel Wilkins

    Pretty sure I found the end theme for TPP guys

  • Chem

    Hey guys, i really want to have this magazine, so i have and idea, can someone buy the magazine for me and in exchange for that 1.50$ i’ll make and custom illustration for you, no matter what you want i’ll make the drawing and send it to yo via email. if anyone is interested please let me know :).

    if you wanna check my previous artworks here is the link: http://josechemtrail.deviantart.com/gallery/

    • Zubairu

      Hey nice i like the Jack, Big boss and Luna drawings you made.

      • Chem

        Thank you! i appreciate your support

    • NameUndecided

      I’d be happy to do that for you if no one’s take up your offer already. 🙂

      Is there a way I can contact you, or can you just leave your email address here real shortly and then edit it out of your comment after I’ve seen it(?).

      • Chem

        Hey!! Thank you so much, i can add you from the gametag sheet perhaps? Anyway muy email is chemtrail4@gmail.com, you can send me the info there. Thanks again 🙂

        • NameUndecided

          Heads up that I did send you an email message. I dunno if you got it or not so I’m letting you know here as well. 😉

          • Chem

            Message received! I replied vía e mail bro

  • Gatsu

    Waiting for my Fulton drop. 🙂
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMKEzlpUEAAstgp.png

    • solideater

      That drop would reach it in 17 days…Tell snake to shoot the parachute it’ll drop faster 🙂

      • Danny Patten

        If only…*sighs deeply*

    • Will

      Lol, this is kinda inception.

    • Chriss Kama

      Boss, the estimated time for Fulton delivery is 16 days from now. If you need to pass the time, smoke that phantom cigar of yours. (Lol!!!)

  • Gatsu

    https://twitter.com/JunkerHQnet/status/632238274581557249
    “This will be the final article in my column about films that have influenced Metal Gear Solid (MGS). In the previous seven articles, I’ve introduced to you ones that played a part in shaping the series. Here’s a recap of them. ”

    Kojima got a great taste in movies. Need to check some of these :).

    • BurntFM

      That’s a great list. I knew that up to this day he is a fan of Crayon Shin-Chan. That’s the kind of humor that stands the test of time in MGS LOL

    • Ol’ Jack Burton

      Now I feel even better about owning the Streets of Fire soundtrack on vinyl.

  • Gatsu

    Horse shit ftw, can’t wait to take it into battle with me :).

    • Tyrel Wilkins

      Diamonds from their asses.

      • Gatsu

        Take them into battle with us…

      • Danny Patten

        Well, if you press it hard enough. I guess it could happen 😀

  • solideater

    If I see a scene like this in MGS V… I don’t know what i’ll do..

    • Gatsu

      Awesome pic :).

      • solideater

        I Just know what they would say if they meet like this:

        Solid Snake: Big Boss!! So You’re Behind Outer Heaven!
        Big Boss: Ahh Snake. I Never Expected You to Come this far!
        Solid Snake: Boss. I’ll put an end to this. I will stop you!!

        • Chriss Kama

          Monologue for epilogue of TPP

    • NakedSnake85

      i really think that the final boss will be Solid. He will be the intruder (multiplayer style) and then we will finally lose to him

      • solideater

        I really hope so. Or a last section after a time skip playing as solid snake infiltrating outer heaven and stopping big boss…

      • Chem

        i’ve always wondered if Solid Snake meet Big Boss before in Outer Heaven incident, or if he only knew that he was Foxhound commander without meeting him in person

      • MattleGear!

        It would happen if by chance Kojima made a fast forward segment to the Outer Heaven Era, now that would be something for a new Production!!

        • Chriss Kama

          It has been theorized, but has neither been confirmed or denied.

    • ddmaster

      I know what I’ll do: scream like a hysterical woman, cry, then feint…

      • Chriss Kama

        Oh man really….I’ll scream running outta my house into the parking lot, and onto the street!!!

    • Chriss Kama

      Oh good Lord…..

  • thetrooper1989

    Is anyone on PSN able to preload MGS V: TPP yet and if so which region are you in? I know XBL users have been able to preload today.

    • Connor Nelson

      No.

  • Connor Nelson

    Will there ever be a mgi IRC chat?

    • Danny Patten

      I’d love that. But that chat would crank down my productivity so bad 😀

  • Gatsu

    If anyone is interested, I asked Rob if he know about Steam’s pre-load possibility for TPP. Said they are trying to make it happen.

    • JJBYACH

      Thanks so much! I think the possibility of them adding pre loading is quite high since they surprisingly care a great deal about pc gamers, even enough to push forward the release date…

  • Ravenous

    Hey guys, just stumbled onto a very interesting thought from some random commenter on Yongyea’s newest video: what if “Cipher’s conducting new research..claims that what they’re doing in africa is a weapon to surpass metal gear”
    Is actually referring to Big Boss himself?
    As in an actually all-terrain, mobile weapon capable of defeating any metal gear, and also the possibility of being “nuclear-equipped”, though not quite in the same way as MGs, I think this is an interesting thought 0o

    It fits with Zero’s idolization of Big Boss, it fits with Zero’s reasoning for cloning BB, and it could also tie into ‘Words to controll the subconcius” unless I’m way off base here 🙂

    What do you guys think?

    • stocchinet .

      Very cool theory

    • MichaelPayneV

      I think Gray Fox is the weapon to surpass Metal Gear!

      • Ravenous

        That is possible, i mean, we don’t really know much about his history between BB rescuing him from the Vietnamese POW camp and BB bringing him and Naomi over to the U.S from Africa, and he should be in the game in some role or another…

        And he’s apparently Kojima’s favourite character of the franchise IIRC, so hopefully, Gray Fox’s story will be told in TPP 🙂

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          Plus

        • Le Guy who drowned quiet

          A journalist said Zambia will be a location with angola and Congo and Zaire .zambia is aprt of Rhodesia !

  • NameUndecided

    Hi, everyone! I’ve been enjoying reading through comments here for the past couple of weeks. It’s been a great way to channel my own Phantom Pain hype, as this seems like a really nice community and you also know a lot more than I do, so I’m enjoying learning a lot.

    I hope it’s not too frowned upon for me to just come in asking questions, but I’ve been really curious about this lately and maybe this will help others out as well:

    Does anyone know or has it been confirmed if *every* soldier or prisoner we extract within a completed mission in Ground Zeroes will be carried over to our Mother Base in TPP? Or will it only be the prisoners we’ve extracted? Or only certain characters we’ve extracted…?
    I’m just really curious if I should take some time in these next couple of weeks to extract a ton of soldiers via helicopter in the various GZ missions. Or maybe that could end up being a bit of overkill and all for nought, if only some few characters will carry over into the next game. (Though it’ll be great practice. Outer Heaven knows I need that practice…)

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Hi there and welcome 😀
      Prisoners and ” special” soldiers will be carried over from gz to tpp. Like glaz and paliz. But i think it doesnt matter how often you extract them, they will only count once.
      Imagine how overpowert motherbase would be if you’d redeem everyone 😀 one plattform for like 1000 ppl. ^^

      “Man over board”

      • Ol’ Jack Burton

        This is exactly right. Only prisoners and special characters carry over into TPP, not generic soldiers, plus they don’t stack. So just make a point to extract:

        – The escaped prisoner in Ground Zeroes
        – Prisoner 12282
        – All generic priosners
        – Glaz
        – Palitz
        – Kojima (Though with this whole Konami business, this might have been skewered at the last minute)
        – The JCS Mole
        – The Bald Patriots Agent who has the real cassette tape

        • NameUndecided

          Thank you! This really streamlines my focus for Ground Zeroes for this month. It’s probably all who I would have expected, but I wouldn’t have been able to make this list just off-hand.

          • Ol’ Jack Burton

            Happy to help! One thing that might be worth noting (I’ve seen a few people across the internet mention this, but I have no idea if it’s true or not. Any idea Nyx?) is that while they don’t stack, supposedly if you extract them in hard as opposed to normal, they’ll receive a stat boost in TPP.

          • WrongDirectionZ

            For that particular case i extracted everyone on hard aswell. Just to make sure… ^^

          • Ryan Locke

            I was just going to ask that lol it would be cool if they got a stat boost due to being on hard, and it would make sense…Whenever someone does find out that would be a great thing to post for us so we know, because I know a lot of people would be interested to hear it

      • NameUndecided

        Ahh, thank you for the clarification. Though I figured a soldier wouldn’t be able to be extracted and counted more than once (that seems reasonable), I did wonder — “hmm… what if I did a run-through of each mission, or even just the main mission, verrry slowly and put everyone on a helicopter?” Maybe a bit of a relief though, that I shouldn’t feel pressured to recover like… fifty+ soldiers.

        Speaking of “man over board”, here’s another thought I’ve had about The Phantom Pain and Mother Base, and bear with me:

        Wolf Zoo.

        We’ve got wolves. And we’ve got a zoo. Anybody else hoping it’s possible to make a crazy ass hugely populated wolf zoo?

        • Raven_Sorrow

          Hugely populated sheep zoo for me ;)*bahahahadahahahass

        • WrongDirectionZ

          And DD to rule them all ^^

    • MichaelPayneV

      Welcome to Outer Heaven!

    • No Place For Hayter

      Welcome! glad to have you with us comrade. No it’s not frowned upon, we are open and accommodating 🙂 matter of fact we have a lot of people whom just blend in with a comment or question as they come in, lol. Lets channel the hype together ( ‘ ‘ )7

      I see your question has already been answered, lol, yeah it kind of helped me too, lol.

      “(Though it’ll be great practice. Outer Heaven knows I need that practice…)” I see what you did there, lol, I will admit it took me three reads before I caught it, kind of tired, lol.

    • Gatsu

      Welcome our comrade! Hope you enjoy chatting with us :). If you play on Steam, give me invite or something and I’ll invite you to our Steam group Metal Gear Informers.

      The wait has been long, you feel it too don’t you?
      But don’t worry, soon it is finally over…

      • NameUndecided

        Thanks for the welcome! I’m going to be playing on PS4, actually, but thank you for the Steam info. 🙂

        I’ve also seen the Google docs spreadsheet that people are signing on, and I’m guessing that’s just for people to meet up on Phantom Pain’s multiplayer? Even though I don’t have any history of doing online multiplayer things and not sure yet if TPP will change that.

  • Alex Gregory

    Bought the magazine – it’s quite good. There’s an interesting retrospective of the series (that covers the spinoffs as well), and there’s a nice article on the importance of the MSX Metal Gear 2.

  • What does the yellow bar next to people’s avatar mean?

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Selected comment 🙂

      • ???

        • Raven_Sorrow

          Ok like this: You are on your disqus notifications page. You see a comment of interest. You click on “view” or “view in discussion”. it opens MGI page with that comment selected with a yellow bar 🙂

    • Andrea Feletti

      That you selected a comment 😉

  • vic boss

    Hey guys , I was wondering why would Kojima make P.T. and that trailer for P.T. featuring chico in the first place , if he already knew when Ground Zeroes came out that he’d be fired from Konami …. isn’t it kinda pointless. Anyways I’m glad he did but I think it’s weird and that there is something more than meets the eye.

    • GUN®

      Well until Kojima actually confirms himself that “you can erase the markings, but the memories will stay for ever” (paraphrasing), was actually about his future conflict with Konami then it should be treated as speculation with the possibility for coincidence.

  • GUN®

    On the topic of magazines, I bought the OPM UK magazine to get the free MGS lightbar decals for the dualshock 4 but it turned out someone already stole them from the packaging. :/

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL5921NWgAAoOsr.jpg

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Damn, how can that hapen to MGI members.. :/
      FFUUUURRRRRRYYYYY

    • MichaelPayneV

      We should attack his FOB ASAP!

      • GUN®

        Take back everything we’ve lost!

      • WrongDirectionZ

        Regroup…. Reload…. CHARGEEEEE!!!!!

    • BurntFM

      Does the light shine like a flash light? Because if that’s the case, the FOX logo would show up as a XOF logo wherever you point it at.

    • Danny Patten

      Where does one grab such lovely stickers? :O

    • Ol’ Jack Burton
    • Zubairu

      ohw i like these alot especially the Fox logo really looks good on the controller

    • Ishmael

      haha.

  • GUN®

    It’s a fairly common fan wish/theory that MGSV may end with time advancing and the final boss being Solid Snake in Outer Heaven.

    If that were to happen I think it’d be awesome if we control Big Boss for the first half of the battle and then control is switched to Solid Snake and we are forced to kill Big Boss. It’d be epic but also sad.

    Personally though I believe MGSV will end with maybe the final cutscene jumping to 1995 as a young Solid Snake approaches Outer Heaven and fade to black, roll credits.

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    Now Go ! Le the legend of Soccer come back to life !

    • Danny Patten

      Slap me silly but that looks rather creepy 😀

      • FMercenary

        One would say it looks rather… Messi.

    • Ishmael

      fuck messi.

  • Joaquin Romero Victorica

    The Heroes Behind Metal Gear Solid V Kojima-San Masterpiece !

    Zero New voice actor spent his time in hiding and relayed orders via proxies . His face and name Still is unknown lol

    • GUN®

      You just reminded me of how bad I wanna find out why it appears that Paz is alive in TPP.

      • Chriss Kama

        Have you bought into the clone theory yet??? Because it’s a possibility.

    • MichaelPayneV

      His name is David Bowie!

      • NakedSnake85

        yeah! i know right?
        it has to be him!

      • FMercenary

        If that’d be true, it would be so awesome that I don’t know what I would think other than that’s so awesome that I don’t know what to think! lol

    • Andrea Feletti

      Nice! 😉

    • Eugene Voldo

      No place for Hayter :'(
      RIP Solid Snake.

    • Gatsu

      Awesome work Joaquin <3 !

    • markr96

      I think zero is going to be voiced by Conleth Hill, because the voice in the Elegia trailer sounded just like his

      And good lord Tara Strong is really pretty =D

      • Chriss Kama

        Yes….she is.

    • Chriss Kama

      I like this cast of characters pictorial compilation to the actual in game characters. GREAT JOB MAN!!!!

  • vic boss

    Amazing video about the whole saga, but it just makes the waiting more painful.
    https://youtu.be/jB1IVeLhb3s

    • Ryan Locke

      Halfway through and Im gettign chills! Thank you for posting!!

    • kirtanloorii

      That was a very good video!

    • Schmojima

      that was amazing. ;_;

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      Fiddles intensifies…..Amazing

    • Gatsu

      Wow!

    • Chriss Kama

      Good God almighty……no saga in the video game industry can beat this!!!!!

  • kirtanloorii

    Any update on the supposed MGSV console leak in Dubai? I really hope it is not true.

    • bigboss92110

      hey im in Dubai! The leak isn’t true. I contacted many retailers here and they all said it isn’t released here yet

      • Venom_Sina

        Hey,man.I have some friends in Dubai.I talked to them and they said the game isn’t leaked,yet.

        • Joaquin Romero Victorica

          Thanks guys . Could you warn us when the game comes out ? It will much appreciated

          • bigboss92110

            Sure bro 🙂

          • Venom_Sina

            Roger that!!!

        • bigboss92110

          yh dude …. i got really excited when i heard about the leak and literally went to and called every retailer i could find but it was a fake leak

      • kirtanloorii

        Cool. Thanks for the info.

      • Gatsu

        Oh thank god, thank you so much for saying this ;D. I was seriously worried… O_O

        • bigboss92110

          no problem bro 🙂

          • Gatsu

            Welcome to MGI comrade :)…

          • bigboss92110

            Thanks boss

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.As our boss Gatsu said,Welcome aboard.

          • bigboss92110

            Thanks captain 🙂

      • No Place For Hayter

        Welcome! comrade ( ‘ ‘ )7

        And joining our Outer Heaven with some info I was curious about, thank you, I can relax now until a true leak, lol.

        • bigboss92110

          Thanks bro, Honored to be a part of this community 🙂

  • Steven Michael Brown

    So I preordered from the GameStop in the town where I live and now they aren’t having a midnight release supposedly because their manager is going to be in Las Vegas…

    • Danny Patten

      That sucks…:/

    • Ravenous

      And my local Gamestop isn’t sure they can justify having a midnight release for TPP yet, the guy said they needed atleast 200 pre-orders, but as of Wednesday they only had 124 Oo

      I keep wondering if that’s because so many still haven’t put in their pre-order yet or if they are getting their copies elsewhere…or if TPP isn’t considered worth pre-ordering by non-MGS-fans?

      • BurntFM

        Maybe people ordered it online to be delivered to their house. I know a lot of my friends now order on Amazon or directly from PSN/XBLIVE and avoid gamestop all together. The gamestops in my town are run by the most incompetent, hateful, rude and condescending pieces of shit employees so nobody goes to gamestop anymore.

        • Steven Michael Brown

          When I called to ask the kid said no and take it easy and then just hung up on me. I like to support businesses where I deal with people in person but so far their service has been pretty sad. Maybe I will have to start going back to Hastings.

  • Danny Patten

    So, I watched the latest YongYea countdown retrospective video and there was a mention of a 2nd game studio in LA. Does that belong to Konami as well or is that Kojima-sans very own studio?

    • When is started it it was named “Kojima Productions Los Angeles” here is the original logo
      http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2013/36/1378463788-kjpla-logo.jpg
      Since the whole thing between Konami and Kojima it’s been renamed “Konami L.A.” but yeah, more specifically it’s always been a Konami studio.

      • Joaquin Romero Victorica

        But for my heart it will be always Kojima Productions. I’m tired to read people writing about business perspective Between konami / Kojima. I’m a gamer who save money for things that i love and want to play. We have our own life to deal . So no matter how good is the argument about Konami Company. Kojima Productions and Kojima itself will be always my side to choose .

        • Danny Patten

          *applauds* Very well said, sir. Very well said.

    • BurntFM

      I think the saddest part of that video was the question about Kojima directing the next Silent Hill and Kojima saying that the President of Konami told him to make the next Silent Hill, So it wasn’t about the creative decision from Kojima. The President wanted to get his moneys worth and put the FOX Engine to use so he told him to make it.

      • I’d like to think working with Del Toro was something that made it worth it for Kojima. The man deserves to do things he enjoys. I love Metal Gear Solid to death but i know Kojima is capable of much more.

        • BurntFM

          All I want from Kojima is another Sci-Fi adventure game. Since Konami owns Policenauts and Snatcher, I want a new adventure.

    • glitchbomb

      Newp. It is now it is Konami L.A

  • BurntFM

    There aren’t enough fiddles in the world to make me go through another MGS4 playthrough. It was grueling getting the trophies. I’m at 91% and I find out the only trophy left is the songs but I need all the emblems to get it. FUCK THAT!!!!!!!!! I did all I could. I’m gonna play Flower for a while, while my body gets ready for TPP.

    • NakedSnake85

      the only thing that i couldnt do is the chicken emblem!

      • BurntFM

        That’s the emblem that made me decide to let it go. I mean 35 hours of gameplay? Who does that, it’s not natural. It’s such a ridiculous number that I bet Kojima made it just to troll people.

      • No Place For Hayter

        OMG, I forgot about that one, 50+ hours gameplay, MY GOD, you literally cannot suck as hard as the chicken emblem, lol.

    • SNKtheStampede

      Call that coincidence but in this very moment I have finished my last run for the platinum! I am at the credits. Hope I have done everything well… 8 consecutive runs in the last month for the Platinum. The problem is that I had done the game before when it released and I had done it… 12 times already. ENOUGH OF THIS!

      • solideater

        If it supported Morpheus..you’ll be playing it again. Even Better with Hololens, our own Quiet in the living room….oh also a metalgear

        • SNKtheStampede

          Ahah! Yeah, I guess so.

      • BurntFM

        Yeah. Sometimes we gotta pick our battles and I made my peace not getting the platinum even though I’m 1 trophy away from it.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Lol, same thing here, I’m trophy the hell out of games I play, but for MGS4 I got all but the same trophy (more accurately a very small amount of the trophy, because the only song I need is snake eater) because the difference between getting that one trophy and the rest is HUGE, you have to complete the game at least 8 times just to get ONE song for that ONE trophy, it is really stupid. Whom ever did the trophies for MGS4 clearly messed up big time, there is no way such a broken and imbalanced trophy like that made it through knowingly, it would make sense if there were trophies for all the emblems you can get for MGS4 as a step ladder towards the retarded trophy but there isn’t the rest are pretty simple and straight forward, and not time consuming, but that one trophy is so bad I’m never going to get it, lol. And yeah my response was the same “FUCK THAT!!!!!!!!!”.

    • Fritillary

      I feel you man. I had 100% completion when the trophy patch was rolled out only to find out they weren’t retroactive and I had to do it all again. I gave up around 52%, and wanted MGO back. I wasn’t even going to attempt all the dog tags in MGS2, I did that once already back on the PS2 and it was brutal back then as well.

  • Connor Nelson

    So I know 4chan isnt the most reliable resource but apparently Monday is when the review copies are being sent out to all the outlets. Seems like just enough time to full-time-job through the campaign and putz around with a good portion of the equipment and mechanics along the way. http://boards.4chan.org/v/thread/306511957

    • Joaquin Romero Victorica

      Thanks for the info .4chan info could be false But the argument about it is preatty solid since the game is huge . I’m gonna Fulton my self on Monday =)

      • Gatsu

        LOL that’s some epic fultoning ;D.

      • Fritillary

        Kaz: Dammit Snake. We’re soldiers not farmers!
        Snake: Shut up I’m the boss…..
        Kaz: Don’t say it.
        Snake: The Big Boss! *Snake Eater sting plays.*

    • Danny Patten

      if true, then leaks will happen all over the place until release…shite…I wanna know them but at the same time I don’t….

      • Connor Nelson

        yes and no, there is a embargo so the person doing the leaking has to be very stealth mode about it

        • Fritillary

          They don’t really have to. It’s all about their willingness to break embargo and be put on a black list for reviewing games and never get anything early again. I know some of them will consider that to be worth it for a game this big.

  • NakedSnake85

    Today is my Nameday but im more excited cause “oh i dont know” V is 16 days away !
    Woooooooah wooooooooooooah

    • Zubairu

      congrats!

    • Gatsu

      Gratz bro :).

    • MichaelPayneV

      Happy D-Day, (D from Diamond Dogs)

  • mcroix

    Good lord. No one is on topic here. Did anyone get the digital copy? Was it any good? I’m pretty much reading everything that comes out as far as TPP info goes. Was there anything NEW in the magazine?

    • Gatsu

      I did post way below that read through it, well mostly the MG related things. It was good stuff and did give me some info of the past games I didn’t know, from Metal Gear –>. Well written magazine.

      Also was fun reading stuff about how the stealth abilities might work in real life. The TPP or MGO section didn’t give much new info imo.

  • Golgari

    So I started reading it, and It’s really good retrospective in terms of the whole stealth genre. You should try it. It’s a really good read + really nice stuff for Metal Gear fans. A lot of retrospective for Metal Gear games since the first game to the Phantom Pain.
    There are not a lot of new info on the Phantom Pain, but it is nice.

  • ShadowSnake

    Thanks nyxus!

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    I have a theory. I think. The skulls are part of an experiment like MK ULTRA but words are used instead of a gas hence the earplug into the african mans throat

  • JJBYACH

    Got super bored and decided to make my character in Skyrim look like Quiet and started to take random pics…

    Here is an imagur album of the rest of the pics I took if anyone has time to kill…

    http://imgur.com/a/qD2o2

  • solideater

    Guys do we Know anything about bosses in the game? Oh currently my wallpaper …

    • The Reaver

      We know that we most likely recruit Quiet after fighting her as a boss, and we know that her boss fight is most likely an open world sniper duel, similar to The End except on a bigger scale. There aren’t any other boss-related specifics that I know of.

      • solideater

        The boss fights which i can think of are as you said with Quiet, one with Metal Gear and obviously one hand to hand fight hopefully with solid snake. Also anyone played GZ on Windows 10??

        • Danny Patten

          why solid snake? He’d be a child like we saw liquid be. And since he’s pretty different from liquid, i don’t think we’ll see him.

          • solideater

            Actually there may be a possibility for another time jump…

      • markr96

        Yeah quiet is a boss battle, in a preview article i read the writer actually said it was the best sniper battle he has ever played since sniper wolf (or the end….i cant really recall)

    • JJBYACH

      *Drools*

    • Tong Ninja

      As stated by Kojima, some boss fights are optional (not sure if all of them will be optional or only some of them). You can choose to engage the boss battle or completely skip them if you want.

      There will probably be a boss battle with a Metal Gear as all of the past MGS games had Metal Gear boss fights. haha

  • J.Wayne

    16 days = 2 weeks and 2 days, any way to make the wait less painful?

    • MichaelPayneV

      Play MGS3!

      • J.Wayne

        Getting there! Jjust played MG1 and started MG2 on the legacy collection for the first time.

        I will be replaying MGS3 before Peace Walker, followed by another couple of rounds of Ground Zeroes. Should should keep me occupied for some time.

  • H’m

    Hey guys, just wanted to share what just arrived
    ( again.. had to send back due to a few lil issues and now i finally have it back ),
    i ordered this custom ds4 just for mgs5,
    orig black face, gloss back, black face an ps buttons, rumble removed
    and best of all, custom ds3 style analogue sticks 🙂

    • Danny Patten

      Where did you get this made :O

      • H’m

        loll… sorry i should have mentioned, http://battlebeavercustoms.com/

        i will say chris ( the owner ) aint the most apologetic guy, and can take a lil while to reply
        and given i did have to send back, he does try to help and did do the right thing and
        the build quality is pretty damm good, i did pay a pretty penny as im in australia but worth it

        • Danny Patten

          Thank you very much!

          • H’m

            NP bud:)

    • GUN®

      If it were me I’d have put a red ‘V’ on the touch pad and a red ‘!’ on the PS button. But I like the stealthy look to yours anyway.

  • Danny Patten

    Just bought it and about to read it. Money well spend!

  • solideater

    Comrades Following is the chart of staff which can be acquired from Ground Zeroes:

    • BurntFM

      Yup, got them all. Plus a few dozen soldiers. I guess they don’t count but it’s fun to hear Kaz saying “He’s coming too?” as in “Come on, we only have so much room in the chopper” LOL

    • Ryan Locke

      But do their stats increase in tpp if you extract them on hard?

      • solideater

        Well you need to wait for TPP to find out or ask Ken-ichiro 🙂

        • Chriss Kama

          Not….JOHNNY “AKIBA” SASAKI….PLEEEEEASE NOT HIM!!!

  • NakedSnake85

    know its too late but are you concerned about the lack of characters in V?
    I know theres a lot but still i would love to have a cast similar to peace walker

    • bigboss92110

      maybe there are some secret characters which would be revealed in the game?!

      • Connor Nelson

        Gray Fox has to be in there, and theres alot of speculation that all the bosses from mgs1 show up as kids or young adults. Remember, everything theyve showed is a fraction of the game

        • Joaquin Romero Victorica

          i’m just gonna say this from what a good Friend who spoke with jackie (K.P employee)

          Mgsv will tide up 95 % everything up leading to the perfect conclusion in the franchise.More characters will be reveal . Also the horror atmposhere journalist where writing about is real .

          I’m talking about horror experience like P.t where your body will be shaking of frightening. He told him this game is for the fans and they truely believe in art as whole in the industry. They don’t care more about money , reputation . They just want this game for fans who has been with them with tem since the beginning

          Expect to see the revolution of gaming in 16 days

          i’ve more information but i will keep it for me to avoid spoilers guys

          • Gatsu

            Especially the beginning hospital feels like some some horror sequence.

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Just wait to see how The tutorial Mechanics works in the opening. It will explote our brains and beg for mercy

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

            Great picture of The Boss. She should be the lead in the next MGS
            game. A prequel set in WWII using Fox Engine. I want to see the Metal Gear
            universe’s depiction of Nazis. Her and he Cobra Unit taking on a Nazi
            superhuman division.

            The Russians claim to have been the first to design Metal Gear. Remember a lot of Nazi tech was stolen by America and The Soviet Union during and after WWII. I wonder what the Nazi Metal Gear would look like?

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Remember the Kojima interview about Metal gear Solid Rising ? He expressed some thougths about wanting the game (= but Honestly : As much i want that game to happend. I will never support it . I just think Metal gear Solid world comes as one with Kojima and K.P . No matter who amazing could be the Story for me is not Metal Gear Solid . When i play Mgs games is like We’re talking and sharing things with our Creator . It my be such a Extremist way to think but i’m being honest . Our franchise ends in September. Nevertheless i feel you bro

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

            I kinda agree. But The Bosses story needs to be told. Konami remaking Metal Gear 1 is wasteful. We already know Solid Snakes story. And it’s nowhere near as interesting as The Boss or Big Boss. Fox Engine already has the assets available to make it happen. The Boss spends time in northern Africa during WWII. Obviously it would need a European setting too.

            Imagine an open world and going around recruiting members of Cobra Unit? They are essentially the dirty dozen. A rag-tag crew of superhuman psychos and murders. But she needs the best of the best. They could start out as in game bosses and she would have to defeat them to recruit them.

          • GUN®

            Do we want a MGS6 with no Kojima?

            I don’t expect to be giving Konami ANY money after MGSV (unless they make a complete collection for PS4…I’m weak.)

          • GUN®

            I remember Kojima said he wanted to do a game starring The Boss and I was so happy to hear that as I think she’s the greatest female video game character of ALL time. But then Konami happened and ruined EVERYTHING.

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Exactly . They could turn the boss in a Walking pachinko machine who fired coins out of his mouth

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

            I was crushed too. She is a great character. The only person that could kick Snakes ass is a women. In MGS3, she let him win.

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

            They call Big Boss the 20th century’s greatest soldier. That’s horseshit! He’s a true badass don’t get my wrong, but The Boss won WWII for the allies. The most important war in human history. I want to see how she won it.

          • GUN®

            Mmmm I dunno, if the Peace Walker version of Big Boss fought The Boss I think it’d be a pretty even contest. Also Big Boss managed to take out all of the cobra unit in like 48 hours on top of a Shagohod and Volgin (this was despite him only being recently released from the hospital after almost dying in the Virtuous mission). He prevented WWIII a couple of times and refused to let himself be used by a government.

            The Boss was badass but I think Big Boss as the more impressive achievements.

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon

            BB has more Impressive achievements? More then winning WWII? I think not. The Boss wanted Snake to take out the Cobra’s. It made him into a better soldier. And gave him the right and strength to face her at the end. She let him win of course. Just to get her point across. Snake(Now Big Boss) realized this when he discovered she was betrayed for the Philosophers Legacy. He also realized her vision for world.

            Big Boss obviously became stronger as the series went on. Big Boss vs The Boss in their prime?. That would be a tough call to make.

          • ShalashaskaWasHerSon
          • Gatsu

            Yeah 16 days left <3. Kinda sucks I wont be able to download it midnight on Steam, if it get released then. My new net contract comes available 08.00 on September 1, after moving. But I guess its pretty well just in time for TPP anyway :D.

          • NakedSnake85

            what else can you say avoiding spoilers?

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Fight with Quiet at Night .
            Think about the Story like Breaking bad. it’s preatty much as Peace walker if you know what i mean… That is okey ?

          • NakedSnake85

            Can we talk on private somehow? i want to ask somethings ! hehe

          • Joaquin Romero Victorica

            Add me on facebook bro . My name is the same XD

          • You can send an e-mail to info@metalgearinformer.com

          • NakedSnake85

            thnx nyxus !

    • solideater

      This is only game in the series in which very less has been shown about the characters. May be its due to being the last game in story arc, and Kojima is trying to keep it as much as under-wraps as for the players to find out about it.

    • Danny Patten

      So far we only have seen/heard about 1 confirmed boss fight which is quiet. So there are more characters to come and learn about. And honestly we probably have seen like 5% at best of the game. Game play wise and story wise. So, just embrace Kojima-sans secrecy 🙂

    • Tong Ninja

      There’s the African child soldiers and the Parasite unit. But not much information about them. Kojima is probably keeping some of the characters under wraps! 😀

  • Steven Michael Brown

    Where do you enter the code for 50% off?

    • Steven Michael Brown

      Does it not work on mobile? I’m not seeing it anywhere

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