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Payton: Avoid MGS4 Forum Threads For Next 7 Days

Not only is it one of the biggest releases of the year, but it has also become embroiled in much controversy as of late. EGM has recently claimed that Konami asked them to avoid "certain technical aspects" of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (i.e., load times, cut-scene length, etc.), and other sources are saying that the early MGS4 reviews from EDGE and Eurogamer weren't "real." Essentially, they were saying those reviewers only had an early build of the game, and not the final version.

So yeah, there's lots to talk about regarding MGS4. But according to the game's assistant producer, Ryan Payton, more info is going to pop up today. He showed up in the NeoGAF forums and warned Internet surfers to avoid MGS4 threads in forums today because he "guarantees" we'll start seeing details that "will ruin some of the MGS4 experience." ...why? What's so special about today? Do stores have retail copies already, despite the launch still being set for June 12? Did Konami send out the review copies to critics? We don't have ours, but Payton didn't say this for nothing, so now he has piqued our curiosity. We certainly don't want to see any spoilers - and we would never put any up as news - but we're hoping Payton elaborates on his warning.

Perhaps as the day goes on, we'll learn more about his mysterious statement, which has prompted much speculation already. We just wanna know why we should "unplug" for a week lest we learn something about the game's plot we don't want to know yet...

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

6/5/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

John Shoemaker
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 10:59:06 AM
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Because people already have the game. We already got one huge ass damn spoiler over on the Gamefaqs boards.

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ThePoetRazel
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 10:59:23 AM
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If anything pops up that might be considered a spoiler, you could run the story with "Possible Spoiler Alert" in the headline.
This sounds like the info may be something that many publications cant help but publish

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danr
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 1:47:15 PM
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I know what we could do, we could go to an MGS4 forum to find out :D.
No, that would defeat the point.

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solidkevin
Thursday, June 05, 2008 @ 3:53:08 PM
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You better belive im not going NO WHERE NEAR mgs4 forums LOL!

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aaronisbla
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 1:14:12 AM
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isnt the strategy guide out now? and there is reports on people already having this game, whatever the case may be, id take ryan pattons advice, he is serious

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aaronisbla
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 1:17:43 AM
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Jesus, i just went into the mgs4 forum at gamefaqs, im never returning there, at least till im done with the game, its a mess over there.

Every topic has the massive spoiler warning lol. Just beware as some assholes will try to put the actual spoiler in the topic name, if only to ruin it for the few who saw it

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Gabriel013
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 1:54:47 AM
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In truth it wonder bother me if I read the whole story, it wouldn't spoil the experience for me but then each to his own. The only problem with avoiding all MGS4 topics is that you'll also miss out on bugs and load time info which may effect your purchasing decision.

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Solidgearz
Friday, June 06, 2008 @ 9:05:22 AM
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im being suspenseful, lol

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