290w ago - Update: It appears that Konami may have dropped the $500 insurance charge and that pre-orders have temporarily ceased. The Konami online store asks customers to "Please check back tomorrow (May 20, 2008), when we will make available more stock for pre-orders."
One might think that after the registration disaster that was the Metal Gear Online beta sign up process that Konami would be well prepared for the pre-ordering onslaught that awaited them today.
Surprisingly, it wasn't, resulting in what can be be described as a clusterfuck of massive proportions as many gamers attempted to order their Metal Gear Solid 4 limited edition PlayStation 3 bundle.
In addition to tacking on a $500 insurance charge–which we're told is mandatory and refundable, though we can't confirm right now–we've yet to read of a single successful check out for the "gun metal" version of the console. As of right now, the Konami store is throwing a 503 error, most likely due to the heavy volume of MGS4 fans trying desperately to buy their PS3s.
Anyone out there lucky enough to secure one yet? Thanks to the many tipsters who sent this one in.
291w ago - Konami today that the limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 computer entertainment system bundle for North America will be available exclusively available at Konami's Web site, www.konami.com, for a SRP of $599.99.
Pre-sales for the bundle begins on May 19th, 2008, and limited supplies are available.
Press Release: KONAMI ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION HARDWARE BUNDLE FOR METAL GEAR SOLID 4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Highly Limited Edition Bundle Includes Gun Metal Gray 40GB PLAYSTATION¬®3 Computer Entertainment System With Matching Controller And Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition Game
El Segundo, Calif. - March 15, 2008 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced the availability of a limited edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system bundle for North America. Featuring a Gun Metal Gray PLAYSTATION¬®3 system with a 40GB hard drive, the bundle also includes a matching DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition game.
The bundle will be exclusively available at Konami's Web site, www.konami.com, for a SRP of $599.99. Pre-sell for the...
294w ago - There has been some mystery about a "Tournament Kit" item bundled with the special edition of SoulCalibur IV. The official announcement didn't explain the item in detail and in case you were waiting on bated breath to hear what it is, we found out. It's a tournament bracket card.
However uneventful this information is, we discovered something else about the SoulCalibur IV limited edition. The t-shirt you get tucked in the tin is different if you purchase the PlayStation 3 version or the Xbox 360 release.
Buy the Xbox 360 version and you get Yoda/Siegfried on a white shirt. PlayStation 3 purchasers get Mitsurugi/Darth Vader on a black tee.
294w ago - A major question which I had about the forthcoming release of Grand Theft Auto IV was "How will the Special Edition be packaged?".
Today an employee of an Australian retail store has answered that question for me and the many others who were curious.
The game, soundtrack CD, art book, keyring and bag will all be stuffed very tightly inside the lock box, which itself will then be inside an outer cardboard box which features different artwork to the standard edition of the game.