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Metal Gear Online: Six vs Six PS3 European Championship 2010

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233w ago - Today Konami issued a presser announcing the upcoming Metal Gear Online: Six vs Six Official PS3 European Championship 2010 which begins later this month.

Press Release: METAL GEAR ONLINE: Six-Vs-Six 'Official European Championship 2010' Announced

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced a new 'Six-Vs-Six' METAL GEAR ONLINE tournament will begin on February 26th.
Overseen on Konami's behalf by online specialists my-liga.com, entry to the competition is absolutely free, with a wealth of coveted Metal Gear Solid prizes to be won.

Teams of six players are invited to submit a squad for the eight preliminary stages, with each stage hosting eight teams. Eight of the best teams will then be selected to play a series of elimination bouts, with the winners scooping top-of-the-range pro-gaming equipment, courtesy of Astro Gaming.

The prizes include MGS4 Edition Astro Audio systems for the six winning team members, with the second place team winning Astro gaming Backpack Scouts.

Third place will earn an Astro Gaming Bag 'Mission', with all entrants receiving Reward Points redeemable in the MGO store.

The tournament will start at 7pm UTC on February 26th, with the other preliminary rounds taking place every few days. To register, European players should...
 

Metal Gear Online Gets Shadow Moses Map and New Content

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267w ago - As if the recent Bikini DLC Pack wasn't enough for Metal Gear Online fans, today Konami has announced a new map, character and reward mode.

The famed map "Icebound Inferno" is coming to the game, and is most well-known for being the "Shadow Moses" map from the first Metal Gear Solid game.

The map features an Arctic Island that consists of a large snowfield with buildings of varying heights, and is best suited for medium to long-range combat.

To quote: The latest content will only be available to players who have purchase the SCENE Expansion Pack.

In addition to the new map, the download allows players to use Old Snake as a unique character and the Octo-cam suit as a weapon. In a twist, Old Snake will not become completely invisible when using the suit, but will automatically blend with the environment.

The latest download will also include an Auto Matching Reward mode in which the winner of the match wins more reward points than normal.

When playing an individual match in this mode, only the winner receives the reward points while in a team match, the team member ranked first will win the reward points. Forcing players to try their hardest if they...
 

Metal Gear Online Gets Anniversary Bikini DLC Pack

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267w ago - In celebration of the the one-year anniversary of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' release Konami has made available a Metal Gear Online Bikini DLC Pack.

Rather than draw from the series' pool of female characters, the pack lets players roll their own originals, complete with sultry -even scandalous- "taunts."

The DLC is free for players who already have the GENE expansion pack purchased and installed.

A video of it in action is below, courtesy of NaomiHunter88 via YouTube. Enjoy!




 

Metal Gear Online - Race Mission & 'Patriot' PS3 Details Unveiled

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273w ago - Konami Online's Brandon Laurino has revealed today both a Race Mission and 'Patriot' PS3 details for Metal Gear Online, as follows:

Hello all! The [Register or Login to view links] was recently released for Metal Gear Online, which came with a ton of exciting new features, maps, and of course two new playable characters, Vamp and Raiden. But there's even more content coming soon!

Starting on May 12th 2009, all players, not just those who have purchased SCENE, will be able to play an entirely new game mode, Race Mission! This mode pits two teams against each other, with the Blue Team searching for and protecting the KEROTAN target, and the Red Team searching for and protecting the GA-KO target.

Each time a team passes a check point with its target in hand, a new checkpoint will be generated. If a team drops its target and the target is not retrieved within a set period of time, the target's position will be reset and the checkpoint will change.

There will also be an exciting new "Patriot" feature available to all players, starting on May 26th. This feature will select a few lucky players every week starting from the 26th, and give them exclusive access to a 5.56mm Hand Rifle with infinite ammunition and no reload....
 

Metal Gear Online SCENE PS3 Expansion Skills and Map Details

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280w ago - Some additional details are available today courtesy of Konami Online's Brandon Laurino via PlayStation blog as follows:

Hello all - Only one more day until the [Register or Login to view links] for Metal Gear Online is released! That means only one more day until the pre-order period ends, and your opportunity to get the "cardboard man" head gear for free!

You can purchase the SCENE Expansion by itself for $9.99, as a bundle with the MEME Expansion for $14.99, or for the best value, get all three Expansions, GENE, MEME, and SCENE, all for only $17.99.

All three options are available now via Metal Gear Online's in-game shop and Konami's shop. Along with all other normal methods of payment, you will be able to use PayPal as a form of payment, and the PlayStation Network Wallet payment system will be coming soon.

As part of what is included in SCENE, you can acquire three new Skills.

The First of these is CQC (Close Quarters Combat) EX. In order to obtain this skill, you have to execute a CQC maneuver 200 times with CQC Mastery Lv3 equipped. Once you have this skill, your character will automatically counter an opponent's CQC attack.

You can also gain Toughness, by receiving a knockback,...
 
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