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MGO Gets Big Update, New Expansion

Obviously, the biggest update for the PlayStation Store has already arrived this week, in the form of the new downloadable movie service revealed at Sony's press conference on Tuesday. It's up and ready to go, but Sony isn't stopping there: in addition to continually adding plenty of E3-related content, they're also tossing up some great stuff for Metal Gear Online.

Today, you will find the MGO "Gene Expansion" on the Store, which comes in two flavors for all you picky gamers out there. The first is $11.99 and will boast Meryl and Akiba as playable characters, a new Survival Mode, the ability to create a custom female character, plus three brand new maps for your enjoyment (Coppertown Conflict, Tomb of Tubes, and Virtuos Vista). The second version includes all this plus an extra character slot for $14.99. But hey, maybe you only play MGO when you get the chance; you're not an avid player, and you don't want to pay for any updates. Fine, Konami has you covered with other free downloadable content (check the Store), and the team is also updating the game itself.

After today, players will be able to experience the new MGOnline Rewards Points and in-game shop. By playing (and doing well) in tournaments, you will receive Rewards Points, which can be used to obtain new equipment for your character. As soon as you log on, you'll be prompted to download the update that starts this Rewards program, and of course, just like the previously mentioned free DLC, this update is free as well. You just gotta pay for that expansion if you want the full MGO experience.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online

7/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Ed_Wayne
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:06:25 AM
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$12? Grumble grumble grumble. I'll eventually get it but a 5th of the cost of MGS4 seems like it's pushing it. Oh well, I remember stupid ass gears of war had a map pack with 3 maps in it and nothing else and that was $10.

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:50:38 AM

Considering MGO was a bonus ontop of MGS4, it's more like paying $12 for MGO at this point.

Once it(and if) exceeds 5 expansions though ($60) then you might hear a peep out of me... Until then, $12 invested in MGO, $60 invested in MGS4. I'm happy! :)

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Luan
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:08:23 AM
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ive been downloading the Update for the last 30 minutes and its still in 6% -.-

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Luan
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:09:41 AM
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Oh btw Ben!
theres new info on FFXIII on www.finalfantasyxiii.net you should probably post something about it in the front page...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 12:32:21 PM

...what am I looking at?

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 2:31:15 PM

in the interview...

"SH: You can look forward to the upcoming invite-only fan event DKS3713 [taking place in Tokyo on August 2 and 3], where we'll have a major announcement that will shock the fans in attendance"

I'm guessing either...

A. Final Fantasy VII remake for XBOX360

or

B. Final Fantasy XIII on xbox360 is really just a spoof, and it's actually going to be an exclusive on the Wii.

Both of the above would be 'shocking'
:P

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 6:30:22 PM

You know what else is exclusive? My toilet :O No one may enter my bathroom to use my toilet, no one!!! It is exclusive to the Tatsujin Computer Pooping System (C) Bathroom, all right reserved. :P JKJK but anyways, those things would be VERY shocking!

Last edited by Tatsujin on 7/17/2008 6:30:37 PM

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:11:05 AM
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its slow isnt it.. :(

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Minishmaru
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 1:51:08 PM
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Maybe they'll unveil the "FINAL" Final Fantasy in the series...during their Squeenix meeting or whatever you call that thing with the random numbers

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 6:31:53 PM

Yes, FF VII is almost done... I believe they said it will take untill 2010-2011 to completely finish the series and end it, but also I read that they will be making something very special with it towards the end--my guess... yea, FF VII Remake baby.

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 2:22:59 PM
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87% and waiting...
Dang thing is sucking up all my upload bandwidth, higher than I've ever seen it on my PC... O.o Ain't that somethin'

Gonna purchase the expansion as soon as this update is done.

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Luan
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 2:27:56 PM

i left it on since about 17pm just finished...
what i dont get about the game is that...i shoot people like MILLIONS of times in the head and they dont die...and they shoot me once and i die...then after i die whomever i shot dies...iunno...maybe its my wireless connection

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Zapix
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 4:01:53 PM

Can't access the MGO Shop, it's clogged up with crazy people fighting in a MAG styled game to get the update... LOL

Oh well. Reward Shop is definately down due to server issues.

Guess they weren't expecting to get blitzed?

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Zapix
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 12:30:11 AM

Ugh, MGO Reward shop is down until they can install more servers to handle the load, and the MGO Shop is down, as well as have been circulating IP restrictions per hour to allow only certain IP ranges to access the MGO Shop for the update.

LOL, I guess they weren't prepared for this!

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karneli lll
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 4:23:26 PM
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@Luan
it's not only u. i hate the fact that u spray bullets on someone n their health bar barely moves,or u do get a headshot but the other guy lives long enough to kill you off

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Deleted User
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 9:07:27 PM
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MGS has excellent single player.

Tbh, MGO kind of sucks.

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 5:39:53 AM

MGO is genius. Pure genius.
The only thing about it that sucks a the lag that sometimes screws up my CQC.
I guess you got the Sloth award pretty quickly and ran off to sulk.

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Deleted User
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 8:09:11 AM

No, just to play real online game modes.

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