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MGS4 Uses PS3 Power "To Capacity"

How much of the PlayStation 3's considerable power does Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots utilize? Well, about as much as developers can drag out of the thing right now, apparently.

First of all, Konami Digital Entertainment President Fumiaki Tanaka spoke at a press conference a few days ago, saying that "Metal Gear Solid 4 surpasses the scale of its previous titles in all aspects, including their story, visuals, and music." He goes on to say that Kojima and Co. used the "PlayStation 3's high capabilities to its capacity," which is a statement that's bound to prompt much debate and speculation. And in fact, Tanaka quickly expanded on his comment by saying the following:

“We believe that the PlayStation 3 still has some undiscovered capabilities, and there’s still many points where we can be more clever to take its full advantage,” he said. “We will continue to create more good products in the future.”

Then, it was up to Hideo Kojima himself to elaborate on the completion of the long development process of MGS4, and he's clearly satisfied that his team conquered many challenges. Remember, at one point, it was believed that Kojima thought both the PS3 and MGS4 fell far short of his expectations, but he recently came out and said that was not his intention at all. He cements those statements even further with the following:

“We took on all sorts of challenges in the making of Metal Gear Solid 4,” Kojima explained. “We were challenged to make Metal Gear Solid 4 on the Cell-processor-operated, unknown monster of a hardware called the PlayStation 3. We were challenged to make Metal Gear Solid 4 in high definition graphics and 5.1ch surround sound so that it’d play in the leagues of movies.”

“We were challenged to give Metal Gear Solid 4 the most [content] in the series, and so we had the largest number of developers working [on the franchise] ever. We were challenged to release the game simultaneously worldwide for the first time. And, we were challenged to make it the last title in the series, as the game will be the conclusion to the Metal Gear Saga.”

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

5/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:01:13 PM

Haha at the conclusion to Metal Gear Sega... We all know Kojima is going to give us another MGS. Theres too much money to be made in the game to just throw it away, no?

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:11:30 PM

Sometimes people have more integrity than a greed for money. If such a person exists in this industry it would be Hideo Kojima.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:12:54 PM

Typo in the title.. says Capcity (on the front page)

My opinions... I don't think Kojima himself will make another MGS, but Konami might end up doing it... or something else based off of MGS, for profit.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:22:56 PM

That game will go on forever unless something happens to the creator. Supply and demand people, supply and demand. As long as that demand is there, they will continue to supply it.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:25:39 PM

Chinch is right... Whats not about the money? Wake up, here come the real world buddy... Everything is about money. How do you think your parents get you the toilet paper to wipe your ass? :P Money=Life (Even though that sounds a bit optamistic and cheesy, it's the truth people)

And don't ask me why... Ask society... Society makes this all happen and all not happen.

Last edited by Tatsujin on 5/15/2008 10:26:14 PM

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 10:30:02 PM

Same thing with cars and houses. PEOPLE make those values themselves. If everyone wants to be an idiot and pay $10 million for a house in a certain neighborhood, then the trashiest houses will be worth that (rabbit ears on that) as well. But if nobody buys it, then it sits and the value decreases rapidly.

If all people came together and NEVER bought items on their release weeks or even month, the prices would be so slashed, it'd be ridiculous. But you know... there will ALWAYS be a couple of dumbasses that want to a) have it first, or b) just be like "oh i don't care about the prices, if they can' afford it they shouldn't buy it" which basically dismisses the whole concept.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 11:05:13 PM

Actually Chin, Your extremely wrong... If no one uses their money, the economy fails. The only reason the U.S.'s Economy is so low right now is because everyone is saving their money and refusing to buy things.

You should study Economics a bit more... If no one spends their money then the U.S. would epic fail in terms of economy. This is also the reason why analysts think we(the U.S.) are going into another phaze of the Great Depression, too many people are saving up too much.

With that said, If all people DID come together and not buy anything, then just say goodbye to anything you ever dreamed of having... Why do you think our dollars is so weak right now? haha

Last edited by Tatsujin on 5/15/2008 11:06:39 PM

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Thursday, May 15, 2008 @ 11:20:33 PM

hmmm... I might have to look into that. I don't mean to NEVER buy anything though, lol. I just mean to hold off temporarily on ridiculously priced items to lower the overall cost of things. Yes you'd still buy the same things but the markup value they'd profit would be 20% instead of 2000%.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 12:05:05 AM

Tatsujin: Just my two cents- everywhere I go, I see a lot of people on the road, especially on weekends, and every time I try to get into a restaurant at prime time, there's a 45 minute wait.

One of the first things people eliminate when times are tough is driving when they don't need to and eating out, which is expensive. It's the #1 thing on the list that disappears in an ailing economy.

...and yet, the gas prices haven't seemed to have stopped anyone from driving leisurely, and the amount of casual spending, as far as I can see, isn't decreasing. Of course, I live in CT, so things could be different, here, but even so... Consumer behavior changes drastically when the economy goes south, and I'm just not seeing it.

And btw, the average American's savings is nil. We're NOT saving and the average credit card debt is about $6k per person, which is why some are suffering. My opinion on the matter; just what I see. :)

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Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 6:19:30 PM

Well Ben, Let me fly down to your place because over here... In Chicago... People hold on to their dollar like it is the last one! And my economics teacher and I also had a discussion about this, and she did explain to me that many people are starting to hold their money in their pockets, more than average if that wold clarify it.

And looking at the War, holding our money is really not what we need to be doing, we need to circulate it. And, my teacher did say something about inflation, but she lost me there. I have no clue, whatsoever, what inflation is... Too much money circulating the system? I don't know, maybe THAT'S the problem.

But for all I know, we are heading towards another Great Depression, our economy has dropped dramatically. This is not good news... How will I ever buy PS4, or PS5?!!?

P.S. Thats why I only use my credit card on small things, like a game or maybe some clothing... because I know ill be able to pay them off haha... (My moms credit card rather, one more year till I get mine :( )

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Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 1:02:16 AM

Tatsujin, i live here in Chi town also, the cost of living is un - fuckin- real here. $4.50 for gas ( im aware that gas is high everywhere ) along with some very high tax on other things, shit gets ridiculous.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008 @ 2:11:21 AM

Tell me about it, I can barly drive to school and come back without having to spend $40 a week, and im in the freggin suburbs.

I wish I lived in Cali... The U.S. is doing horrible in terms of economics, but Cali got enough money to be it's own country =/

Too bad, I will never leave Chicago, I love this place too much. Ok maybe Ill go to Japan for a few years, like one or two, but that's it!

Last edited by Tatsujin on 5/17/2008 2:14:53 AM

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Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 1:54:27 AM

this year MGS4 is using ps3 max "capacity"
but a year later when dev have more understanding and optimize their Enginge, PS3 max capacity will give more better graphic.

i wonder what mgs5 will look like :D

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