Here is how to sign up for the Japanese Metal Gear Online beta.
Hold on, so the Japanese aren't forced to pre-order to receive access to the beta? Not that the pre-order bothers me as I 100% buying MGS4 anyway, just seems strange that they wouldn't fully open the beta like this in other territories.
who knows what is going on... the only retailer in my area (Gamestop) is USELESS!!!! They dont know what I am talking about.
But you get the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD which is worth the price of admission alone, besides it's not like the money isn't being taken off from the final game price.
Excellent point my friend, I really want to check that DVD out, how did i forget about that!
You guys should check your gamestops TODAY - a lot of them are getting their shipments of MGS vol. 2 + key in today ... I just picked mine up 10 minutes ago. :)
i just called my GameStop and they said they had the dvd in for all those who preordered through them!!!!!!! on my way............
Sony always takes care of their own kind. Japanese company takes care of Japanese gamers. Sounds racist.
ill wait for the US beta
i talked to this guy...which seems like the only person who knows whats going on...... at gamestop while i was preordering some things and asked him about the beta and he said they would get them soon, i asked if they would call he said yes. NOW if i miss out on this i will take my pre order for MGS 4 paid in full, GEARS 2 LE, GTA 4 LE, GT PROLOGUE, and RESISTANCE 2 back from them and take my business elsewhere.
Got me a beta code :D. Anyways, I'll use it if for some strange reason I don't get my other one in time. Nice.
Just got my code, that guy's instructions were all over the place but I figured it out. I preordered MGS4 online, but I don't know the terms on when I'll get the beta code so this will come in handy in case there's any hiccups.
I pre-order mine so I'll get the US version, however they can region lock the beta. Since it is aim to Japanese audience only.
My PS3 is a 20gb Japanese PS3, so i'm good to go if it's region locked. :). Soon to upgrade the hd to a 250gb
I'm not going to do all that work just for that, nah.
Yeah i got a code as well!
Hey guys, alllll the gamestops in my area got in the US beta codes (w/ the MGS Saga 2.0 DVD) today!!! Start calling! Picked mine up a few minutes ago. =)
I got the code after I sign up. But I am also hoping that I get the Code from the MGS4 preorder I have.
Signed up for the heck of it. Only part i messed up on was the ID. The Konami ID has to be 8-11 letters/numbers that i didn't notice mentioned till the final sign up didn't work for me.
Well at least us Europeans can get to try the beta (albeit the JPN version) Looks like the only way we'll get the Saga DVD is the same as the first. Ebay /sigh. I went into Game in the UK and asked about pre-orders and we can reserve a copy so we make sure we get it on the day but that's it. Hello? Kojima? There are fans in Europe too!
Or you can get a US friend to "preorder" it for you.. Send him/her $5 via paypal, have him preorder from another store, take the disc and send the beta key to you. And never buy the game, just leave the $5 there. D;
Awesome idea! Any American friends willing to help? =)
and send the five bucks to my Paypal.. not a problem. I'm real close to GameStop so if you want it let me know, just PM me.
Got my code. One thing I wanted to add to the discussion in the GamerZone(stupid ban) was make sure your name is all lower-case. That had me stumped.
Hey didn't anyone tell you ... there is no MGS4 !OR! MGO for 360. And you don't have a PS3, oh well.
because I tried mine but couldn't get it to work, you have to make sure it's all in lower case... is that it? your username or the Beta code?
I went in and pre-ordered, they said I just needed to put 5 bucks down. But I figure I'm still coming back here for the game so just paid for it in full... $65 bucks with tax, -They said I could also trade in old PS3 games that I don't want towards the purchase... To which I said "you crazy, I love all my PS3 games... LoL" Oh and when you open it, it says congratulations This is your Ticket to participate in the beta use code on back and blah,, blah... blah.. you get the idea. What's on the DVD? - have no idea didn't get to that yet. any way here's some pictures....below (the last one is a custom one I did for preparation for MGS4) -I DON'T KNOW WHY N4G.com IMAGE UPLOAD IS NOT WORKING!!! http://aycu31.webshots.com/... http://aycu35.webshots.com/... http://aycu07.webshots.com/...
wow this was really good for me being in the UK just hope that its not region locked, and the menus are easy to get through
For any of the people who got their codes already from Gamestop, can you guys give me an idea of where you live, cause I went to my local one in Long Beach, CA and they told next week sometime.
and that doesn't surprise me because the beta downloads starts April 17 and gameplay starts April 21, so no worries if they get theirs next week it's still plenty of time. And trust me your not missing nothing that DVD just has some videos on it of MGS4 trailers and some game story stuff, nothing you haven't seen on youtube by now.. and the quality sucks it's not even in HD it's really low quality like a youtube video and for a DVD that sucks. They could have at least put the game trailers in true HD on it. that would have been cool.
Thanks for the reply. I just don't want be left out of the Beta, Im just a little paranoid cause I used to have a contact at gamestop that I can depend on, now I'm just left with a bunch of employees that don't know anything, especially when it comes to PS3 products. Thanks once again.
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