Ripten.com reports that the online beta of MGS4 has been confirmed in the US. Guaranteed access is being offered as well -- for a price.
Sony once again treating Europe like a 3d world nation. This is not fair. Halo 3 Beta was open to the whole world. Nobody was discriminated against because of their nationality.
I am a US resident, but I would have to agree with you. I have many friends in the UK who are well informed die hard gamers and it doesn't make business sense to me to exclude them.
This is incredible. Everyone knows that MGS 4 will sell double in Europe right ? Europe is where the majority of ps3's are , so why treat the american like kings and the europeens like they were a piece of sh*t ? Europeens should treat Sony the way Japan treats MSFT. What is wrong with Sony ? I dont see MSFT doing something like this to their biggest market (why does Sony leave out Europe when MSFT would never leave out their biggest market (USA)). Oh well like my fellow europeens ps3 fans Would say SONY FTW !!!
it's only a beta.
Microsoft did the same thing with Crackdown I believe. I don't see anything wrong in it. It's really up to you, if you don't like it you can just wait for the full game to arrive.
Not really the same ... you had to buy a $60 game to play the halo beta. All you have to do to get in on this is pre-order the game you're gonna buy anyway.
I'm in America and I'm happy. Can't you guys in Europe just make a U.S. PSN account and get in that way?
Crackdown was just 1 of 3 ways to play the Halo 3 Beta.
I played the Halo 3 multiplayer beta before I bought Crackdown. Explain that!
its only confirmed for US, maybe later we hear a confirmation for Europe too.
This better come to UK (and everyone else for that matter) also! MGS is MASSIVE everywhere, not just in the bloody US.
It's actually for North America - not just the US. So, for now, Canadians can come along too. Dunno about Mexico, no one ever counts them as NA.
Ok get the deal started already so I know where I should pre-order from.
I love the idea of the online beta but I don't want to preorder the game to guarantee access. This game is going to sell like crazy anyway. Why not make it free?
this is a good idea 2 build up sales at least you dont have 2 buy a game you dont want 2 play the beta
wonder if they are american or europeen ? If they're europeen then there is no more hope for you , sony has really got a hold on your souls.
Or maybe not everyone reads so deeply into things on a video game board. As Kain81 said, this is a US article about the US version. It doesn't discuss the EU version so do everyone a favour and take a chill pill.
That wasn't Sony's choice. Konami is the developer, so blame them.
where it's pre-ordered from? I was gonna go with Amazon, as I usually get the fastest delivery from them, but I'd like to know whether or not it's only through certain outlets.
No hard feelings on my side cause i just want everything on a single day..like BAM!!oh sh*t Metal Gear 4 right in front of me so we can get down & dirty like high school virgins ones again lol!
Yes but that £40 game was Crackdown which I must say it one of the funnest games I've played on my 360 and in my life, this is kinda crappy because you don't get a possibly a great game with a beta if you looked at it this way. Im gonna wait until MGS4 comes out, will MGS:O come with MGS4 on the same disk?
crap, i hope it's available in canada as well... either way i'm still pre-ordering MGS4.
Yeah same-well they always count canada and the u.s as a whole so I HOPE we have nothing to worry about....
It doesn't say that Europe is out of the Beat so let's wait and see but for those of us in NA, all I can say is AWESOME!
Cool Avatar! =p
iS the game available now for pre-order? Last week I tried to pre-order and I couldn't.
It was added into the Gamestop Reserve list about a month or mabey alittle more ago. Not sure about Best Buy/Toys R Us ect
When I know for sure where to pre-order in order to get this "guaranteed" access. I would guess that the promotion would be going on at Gamestop but I want to be sure before I put my money down.
Fine. Change the title from the original. You dont have to pay anymore than you would if you're getting the game anyway!
the title makes it seem like you have to pay a big amount. all you do is pre order and your in. how hard is that. misleading title.
Dont take this as Sony fault but EU fault. EU gets EVERYTHING late which I dont think its just a coincidence. I think it takes longer time for things to get certified there then the US/Japan and causes more problems . Most likely MGS will come out in June. To probably account for EU they have to prob push it back at least a couple of weeks giving less time for beta and beta are usually for the devs to find glitches and things to change before game release so they need as much time they can get.
Guess I will be preordering lol
is this at gamestop only
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