Third Editions Metal Gear Solid book will also get a collector’s edition

Last month Third Editions, a French publisher making in depth videogame books, announced they would be translating their MGS book, Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima’s cult work, and make it available worldwide. Through Kickstarter they have acquired the necessary funds to do so, and now they have announced they will also be making a collector’s edition version of the Metal Gear Solid book.

 After having a lot of comment about it, we’re introducing Metal Gear Solid Collector and Bioshock collector. Again, it’s the same as the standard edition but with a variant cover underneath the dust jacket. Limited copies, but this time not limited in time. That means that it’s for sale on preorder (with discount for the backers) and will still be on sale if we got copies left. But once it’s sold out, it’s sold out!

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As described in the update, the collector’s edition will be exactly the same as the regular version, aside from the different artwork underneath the dust jacket, and it will only limited copies will be available. If you want to swap your normal for this edition, you will have to downgrade your pledge and select the collector’s edition add the ‘Add Ons’ tab.

You can order both the regular version (€28) and the collector’s edition (€35) through this page.

Source: Kickstarter

  • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

    I love that they used venom instead of the boss or John
    We saw John’s descent into evil from mgs3 to mgsv.
    He betrayed his best comrade , Damnit.
    He shat on the boss’ will

  • Gatsu

    This cover looks so cool and also I like how they used the shrapnel side of his face.

    • Yeah it’s a very nice design, with the snake skeletons (reminiscent of the Snake Eater intro) running over his face.

      • Full Options

        Ah, this is what it was (skeletons)… Cool / THX was wondering but could not bring it together…

        • Well that’s what it looks like at least. 😛

          • Full Options

            Would be cool to have it in higher res, but your explanation 100% fits still.

          • We’ll put up some high res pics once it’s out.

          • Full Options

            Thanks ! … You nailed it tho … The part below the shrapnel make it quite clear now.

  • Fistigons

    Is this book in english or french?

    • The original is in French, but this Kickstarter was for translated versions of the books (in English).

  • Alex

    Just to be sure, I can order this for shipping to an US address correct?

    • Well, in the FAQ they talk about sending to the US so it seems so:

      “I’m not in the US, will I pay any customs taxes once my book arrive?

      No, you should not. Books are a very special good that receive a special treatment from most customs on the planet. They are taxed at 0.8% worldwide, so it’s really unlikely that your country would tax them when received. So, no hassle!”

  • These people in the comments: http://n4g.com/news/1974137/kojima-visits-valve-and-sucker-punch-in-seattle

    Kojima should ‘apologize’ for MGSV and also commit suicide because this guy didn’t like it. Shocking how twisted some people are.

    • Man, you are looking for a wrong site. N4G community in general need professional help. You are talking to 14-15 year old pricks that have an access to the internet without permission from their dad or mom.

      If you are interested in decent news site. I recommend vg247. N4G was always full of retarded kids because their news are mostly cancerous shit from blogs and other uninspired rumored stuff.

      • You’re right, the community there is very poisonous (for lack of a better word). It’s mostly fanboy wars between the different systems and people who feel like they have to be angry all the time about everything.

    • Gatsu

      That’s just crazy… N4G community is often quite toxic, but there are great commenters there also and I still love to use it for gaming news. Btw was nice how half of the net was down yesterday …

      • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

        Yeah
        Especially Twitter :/

        • Gatsu

          I realized yesterday how much twitter or disqus I use every day and then when they were down… I was like omg no >_<.

          • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

            Lol it was at night
            Me too bro
            Lol

    • Full Options

      LMAO, “Professional” xD
      Nyx / Golg, sorry but there are some cases where even Pros may fail.
      Don’t want to bring up my 2 cents psychology but if this guy is talking about suicide, part of him is desperate… Relax tho, if he shot himself in the head after your observation, it was probably with a water-pistol.

    • Lex Radu

      Why even give him the attention?

      Trolls live with attention, if you don’t give it to them, at some point, they will die…digitally!

      • Yeah that is probably the best strategy.

      • some findings I want to share with you http://imgur.com/a/pSsvt

        • Lex Radu

          Big Boss Venom and Skull Face are one and the same!

    • Mr.Pony

      Oh the Internet…

    • MrVux007

      Sometimes i think the best cure for some folk is to put them to work on some container/oil ship,where they must be ready to be on-duty 24/7,with no internet,half-decent food,no pussy and 15+ strangers onboard for 6+ months…far away from their home-basement/room.

      Maybe then they would start appreciate some good things in life,instead of wishing the opposite on someone.

    • LeGuy(CertifiedPoS)

      If u think this is bad you must not know about the big bad four
      Arrowverse fanboys(Horrible)
      DCEU Fanboys(Extremely Awful)
      MCU Fanboys(Extremely awful)
      Supergirl Fanboys (Worst)
      I got insulted by all four in one post on youtube

  • MrVux007

    @fulloptions:disqus Have you seen this?
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-inside-playstation-4-pro-how-sony-made-a-4k-games-machine
    Apparently M.Cerny stated that PS4Pro has 8,4 TeraFlops of computing power via the tech SONY owns.
    Guess we could say… https://cdn.meme.am/instances/68848154.jpg

    • It doesn’t matter really. These systems have issues with 1080p image and 4K Upscale is not native 4K at all. There is also a huge difference in the visual information if you make a game for 720p, 1080p or 4K. So a game that was designed for 1080p will sometimes look worse in 4K. There is a huge difference in how much pixels you can put in the game and how much pixel information it will show.

      Also, that HDR stuff is not that something people should be excited for. It’s not something new and better color saturation? I mean why? Look at Uncharted 4. It’s full of colors.
      All of this is pointless really, what PS4 Pro offers is simply better VR experience and some games will have better textures in 1080p with more stable frame rate. That’s all.

      • MrVux007

        Guess we will see what this bad-boy is capable off on November 10th.

      • Full Options

        Golg, HDR is cool. Of course too few games are ready to shoot like that and you also need a compatible screen. One side-effect can be a slightly more saturated experience often because the scene appear better lit, so you better see colors. The technique mimics the human iris aptitude to adapt in various lighting conditions so the direct result is that you feel a bit like if there was “no glass” anymore.
        CGI in games can naturally produce wider exposure ranges but even if the dev decide to shoot such image quality (and of course if the frame budget let him do it) you still need an according screen to watch the result, but it is really stunning. Not sure if Uncharted 4 is yet patched for HDR (it logically should) but with a proper screen, you may really be amazed.

    • Full Options

      Hey Vux, thanks ! Very nice gem you found us here. Cerny is sharing a lot of cool stuff, Sony was not that talkative in the past.

      Well, this is 8.4 TFlops but half-precise floating point values… That’s impressive but I think his point here was that you can declare those halfs more conventionally / directly in the shading language without worrying about how the values will be dispatched across registers for a result near to if you addressed the registers directly (with ASM or intrinsics, plus few fancy tricks to pack data before pushing them inside).
      Many devs are yet pretty comfortable in packing data in registers like that (4x8bits integers in 32bits registers, 4x32bits floats in 128bits or 8x16bits floats or ints in 128bits as well, etc..). I think he was just stating that here, they provide more comfortable routines for taking care of the job for us so we don’t have to mess around such concerns (or less, I guess).
      So for more conventional shader redaction, yes, this can be seen as an increase of flops, not because you really have more of them, but because you pack your data in registers. I am pretty positive on this point since they definitely not modified registers at HW level for doing this. It is a software tweak.
      Specs are always interesting when you try to evaluate processing power difference with previous families of units (like horses for car engines).
      Gameplay+AI should not really cost a lot. This mainly leave us with rendering and physics. Many elements can be baked off-line and just streamed instead of being evaluated at run-time. The CPU can get quite well off-loaded with techniques like that, but hard-drive space can also get accordingly impacted. The key is then to have your engine use the right balance between processing power and available resources (RAM, HDD).
      Of course having more flops always makes things more easy, but for raw computation only. Many other concerns have to be taken care of in a game for having it to execute fast / smooth.
      On a more traditional specification standard, you have here around 4.2 TFlops single precision (which is quite cool yet).

  • Gatsu

    Hard to hear everything well because of all the background noise. If this only had been a remake for console and PC :(… Those graphics sure look nice .

  • flyryyo

    Forgive my ignorance, but what is this book about?

    • “In this book you’ll find a complete panorama of the cult saga from Hideo Kojima, exploring all it’s facets: genesis of every iteration and trivia from the development, study of the scenario and analysis of the gameplay mechanics and themes.”

      http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=28304

  • mysteryharman

    Forgive me for my ignorance, but does anyone know if the book is in English or French? The only reason I ask is that the covers are in French and don’t want to order a book I can’t read! thanks to anyone who responds!

    • These are in English. They just provided a picture of the French cover because the English ones haven’t been printed yet.

      • mysteryharman

        Excellent – thanks for getting back so quick.

        • No problem. The whole reason for this Kickstarter campaign was to translate the books and bring them to an international market (as the French versions have already been released).

  • Jefferson DE Almeida Cruz

    EVEN THOUGH THE GREEK HIDEO KOJIMA AND KONAMI COULD MAKE MUCH MORE GAMES AND REMASTER, GAME METAL GEARS, METAL GEAR SOLID 1,2,3,4 REMASTER IMAGINE THESE GAMES ON 4K TV ON PLAYSTATION PRO PS4 Pro is only valid for those who have TV with 4K and HDR
    AT LEAST SHOWING WORK IN THESE GAMES AS A REMASTER FOR PS4, XBOX ONE

  • Jefferson DE Almeida Cruz

    EVEN THOUGH THE GREEK HIDEO KOJIMA AND KONAMI COULD MAKE MUCH MORE GAMES AND REMASTER, GAME METAL GEARS, METAL GEAR SOLID 1,2,3,4 REMASTER IMAGINE THESE GAMES ON 4K TV ON PLAYSTATION PRO PS4 Pro is only valid for those who have TV with 4K and HDR
    AT LEAST SHOWING WORK IN THESE GAMES AS A REMASTER FOR PS4, XBOX ONE.

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