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Kojima's New Game Announced In "T-Minus 3 Days"

By now, most everyone knows that the grand master, Hideo Kojima, is currently working on a brand new project at Konami. The most recent information we have says he plans to announce it at E3, but an inside tip says otherwise...

According to GamePlayer, a member of Kojima's staff has let it slip that we're going to hear about the new game in "T minus 3 days and counting." Now, I've always hated math but if my calculations are correct, that's some time this week and well before E3, which runs between June 2 and June 4. One might assume Kojima would keep this under wraps until then, simply for the purpose of a huge unveiling on one of the industry's biggest stages. But there's no rule that says you have to wait to announce your game at E3; the sooner the better, right? Of course, now the speculation will begin afresh: is it that MGS prequel with Raiden as the main character? A new Zone of the Enders? Or something else entirely? We're hoping it's something more than a Subistence-type announcement, where MGS4 will get a re-release with updated features and goodies. That'd be great and all - and we'd probably have to trade in our current copy to nab the upgrade - but we really want a whole new game from Mr. Kojima. Although it certainly isn't likely, wouldn't it be nuts if it turned out to be an RPG? Dear God, the fans would faint dead away.  It's just too much to hope for...

Anyway, if Kojima's new project really does get announced before the week is out, we'll be sure to tell you all about it. If we remain in the dark...well, so what? The game will see the light of day at E3, as initially reported.

5/12/2009 Ben Dutka

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DGo8
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:44:18 AM
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I hope w.e it is its gna b Exclusive! well i dont mind if it aint but if its anythink 2 do with Metal Gear its gotta b Exclusive!

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Akuma07
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:38:13 PM

whatever it is, your guaranteed its going to be a 10/10 experience.

gotta love Kojima. one of the best developers ever to grace this earth.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:48:16 AM
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Whats that? Kojima snatches up DNF?

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shindelion
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:50:33 AM
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I have heard and read rumors that a new Metal Gear is going to be exclusive to 360 and it's called "Metal Gear Solid + Oxide" I wonder if this is true? It will surely piss a few of us off, if Kojima starts acting like Sqaure-Bage. Anyone esle seen this rumor floating around.... Ben?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 10:53:52 AM

Kojima going 360 exclusive? The same man who has resisted outside forces that have tried to get a MGS on a MS platform for years...? If it weren't for Kojima, MGS WOULD'VE been on the Xbox by now.

So no, I don't think so. But with his push to embrace Western gamers...who knows?

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shindelion
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:16:13 AM

feel a little relief there. I hope Kojima will never pull a Square-Bage.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:34:03 PM

Kojima is no dummy, the PS3 has more than 3 million installed in Japan, whatever game he works on has to have a strong Japanese market as well, even if he's going for a more western focus. Making a 360 exclusive just doesn't jive well with the reality of the Japanese Market, and the success of the PS3 exclusive MGS4 illustrates that point.

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SarahPalinMILF
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:15:11 PM

why do you call it square badge...the company is called square enix

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shindelion
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:49:47 PM

once Sqaure-Enix stop making garbage moves and plans. I will stop calling them Sqaure-Bage.

Last edited by shindelion on 5/12/2009 4:51:35 PM

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chicko1983
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 5:35:23 PM

Ive heard the same rumour as well.
Hope it isnt true.

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Swavey
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:50:09 PM

actually ben, MGS 2 was on the original xbox. saw it at a pawn shop a few months ago.

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Oxvial
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:10:09 AM
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LOL that oxide thing its a fake...

http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/microsoft-e3-lineup-leaked---/806528?page=1

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shindelion
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:16:28 AM

Thanks for the info.

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Juanalf
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:31:41 AM
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I herd what you said Ben but Kojima was really disappointed on how MGS4 turned out on the PS3.He may want to go another route to see if he can make the game that he always wanted to make.So I don't think a PC exclusive MGS is too far off.That of course would upset many fans including my self but Kojima is very ambitious like that.

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Nynja
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:23:16 PM

He was disappointed with current generation of hardware. He has stated before the PS3 a powerful machine, more so than others. Yet there were still limitations to this generation's hardware.

Kojima is the type of person that is never completely satisfied with his work because while some people shoot for the moon, he aims for the stars.

This is what makes him such a great game developer.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:39:33 PM

"Kojima was really disappointed with how MSG4 turned out on PS3"

Say what now? Who have you been reading/listening to?

Kojima's comments were basically him saying that there was so much that could have been done if there was time to do it. His disappointment was with all the things he had in his head that he wanted to do but was unable to squeeze in. He's never expressed disappointment with his game or the PS3 or suggested that the PS3 somehow imposed limits on his development that are not inherent with all development platforms. You're reading far too much into a few comments made by Kojima.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:05:15 PM

Kojima is a pompous ass who blames his shortcomings on the hardware. He makes great games, and hes a freaking genius, but he is also incredibly arrogant.

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Juanalf
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:08:50 PM

I guess that that's how I interpreted what he said about MGS4.It just seems that what ever MGS game Kojima makes in the future it will never be what he really wants it to be.That's actually very good because he will always try to surpass what he originally makes and times it by 10;This is why he is one of the best developers of all time.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:50:49 PM

@NoSmokingBandit

How is he arrogant? He credits his staff more then himself. He cracks in jokes about his own games, in the games. Said he wishes he could have done more to make a great game even better. And even does stuff like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ZFA4me4iw&feature=fvst

He is probably one of the most likable and non-egotistical people in the video game industry.That is why a lot of people want to work with him, that's why people like him.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:19:00 PM

@Oyashiro

Indeed!

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556pineapple
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:47:32 PM

If there was a PC exclusive MGS, I would build a custom PC to at least the recommended specs for it. One game could cost me $1000+ but it would be soooo worth it.

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:36:40 AM
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how do you calculate for T? I've got the Minus three days part, but I need more info to calculate for T..Dammit I hate Math..lol

Maybe his announcement will be a teaser, to generate interest for his E3 Teaser..a preview for a preview..just to build hype. Although Kojima rarely has to do anything except say his name in the gaming world to do that..but we'll have to wait and see I guess.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:42:20 AM
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That's my biggest worry is what platform this game appears on. I'm cautiously optimistic about it, but I understand he likes western influence. As long as he keeps it as influence and doesn't forget his own heritage like Itagaki hahaha. Multiplatform would be fine, I just don't want anymore leather-wearing, glued sunglasses Japanese dudes talking about 360 and arrogantly slamming competitors.

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Juanalf
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:52:16 AM

A reason why Non-fanboy PS3 owners don't want it to go multi is that it will be water down and cut down to size.So a new MGS multiplatform game would probably be inferior to MGS4 which would upset many PS3 owners and probably wouldn't bother 360 owners.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:06:34 PM

Precisely. Just like Ghostbusters. The devs said they could have done so much more on the ps3 if they werent held back by the 360.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:05:15 PM
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Hopefully it'll be a new ZOE sequel =) The BEST mech-like game ever. Smoothest game play imaginable! And every was so fast also with so many enemies =D like the 1000 wave of enemies ;)

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:10:58 PM
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Kojima is a genius. I am interested in whatever he is up to. I'm not sure it will actually be announced before E3... but I'll be waiting to see if we hear more in "T minus 3 days" (whenever that is).

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Nynja
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:12:15 PM
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I could absolutely see MGO going to 360, if they re-worked the Konami user accounts. It would be the best marketing they could do for MGS4 and PS3. If people get to experience the surface of what Metal Gear is, they will want to explore the offline world of MGS4.

A comment to everything I've been reading about Japanese game developers trying to appeal to Western gamers (i.e.: FFXIII not a JRPG)...

STOP. Stop it now. I love variety. I love the Japanese style games, culture, and stories. A majority of the best games I played came from Japan. The games I remember most come from the land of the rising sun.

What's next? Western developers taking a stab at Japanese style games? Like another terrible JRPG wanna-be from UbiSoft in the form of Enchanted Arms?

I want imagination, culture, and most importantly story. Not western or eastern games.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:35:48 PM

Nice comment, I agree about Japanese games and culture. We should be celebrating cultural diversity rather than trying to mash it all together under one umbrella.

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:47:48 PM

Yeah I like cultural influences showing up in games, I just don't like when it gets messy (Enchanted Arms, great example!). Kojima knows what he's doing though, I trust him in that regard. The biggest difference between Kojima and other directors is probably his vision of what he wants his games to be. $$$$ is probably the very last thing on his mind, if at all.

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tlpn99
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:55:45 PM
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The thought never crossed my mind to trade the Metal Gear Games in when Substance and Subsistance came out. I just bought them without thinking lol.

I am hoping for a different type of game from Kojima.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:11:08 PM
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Metal Gear Sunny *smiles*

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NightHawk17
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:22:07 PM

again with the sunny lol

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:17:42 PM
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i want a japanese brother

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Byakko2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:19:44 PM

I want a Japanese WOMAN!

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:36:17 PM

Surely you mean Lady, let's keep the tone of the conversation high.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 5:22:44 PM

*As Animal*
Woman, woman!!

As for the topic, well I think I would be happy with whatever Kojima-san comes up with. My hope is for a new ZoE.

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GuernicaReborn
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:30:20 PM
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Maybe T minus 3 days is a hint to the game as well as a timeframe. The military and NASA both use the term T minus when counting down. It's just some speculation, and I'm sure I'm reading to much into it. But with Kojima, you never know.

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Godslim
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:44:12 PM
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i'd like him to try a final fantasy style game would be cool since he really good at the story time stuff :D

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Deleted User
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:51:28 PM
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I would actually hate it if he made an RPG. Don't try to push your love for RPGs on us Ben! :)

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fatelementality
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:15:56 PM
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Wow.......everyone has already raped this issue. Have a good day people.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:16:31 PM
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With all this talk of him wanting a western focused game, maybe... just maybe he will reinvent the FPS genre, with his mind magic.

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:33:33 PM
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Please be a new ZOE!!!

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sticklife
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:54:23 PM
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i wonder when his next psp game will come.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:58:26 PM
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Whatever it is, I'm sure he'll make it great.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:33:49 PM

Yes. That much, I'm pretty sure of. :)

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:10:26 PM
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Exciting, i am very curious to see the out come of this and to what he's doing after MG is over.

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Jalex
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:24:16 PM
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Personally, I think I'll be satisfied no matter what the announcement is.
But I'm actually hoping it's something official concerning the 'Metal Gear Solid 4' expansion.
Considering all that was added to the last game, it simply blows the mind to wonder what might be added to this one.

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Vivi_Gamer
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:45:11 PM
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An MGS4 expansion would be interesting, but then like ive been saying for all the god awful MGS5 theories, what would it be about. i Just hope its not a FPS or Comic book styled game.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 3:54:18 PM
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I'm thinking ZOE3, He already hinted at the fact he was thinking about it.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:00:19 PM
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The whole Metal Gear Solid OXIDE is complete BULLSHIT. It was some rumor started on some random guy's Twitter or whatever.

Also who in the world would actually imagine Hideo Kojima who has stuck beside the PlayStation for so long actually suddenly go 360 exclusive?! I mean how on earth is that even possible? When has he ever gone Platform exclusive other than the PlayStation? And don't say GameCube...because Metal Gear Solid was on PSX if you didn't know...Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance was also on PS2 - just rare to find.

Again...complete bullsh** - also considering he's an Apple fanboy =)

As for his new game...WOW in 3 days? Can't wait...

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tes37
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 6:09:50 PM
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ZOE3 would be awesome!!!!

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tes37
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:22:51 PM
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Hideo Kojima knows you can't even as much as fart beside an xbox 360 without scratching the disc, so you'll probably never see him make a game for it.

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Banky A
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 12:14:41 AM
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Like some good people here have said..

Zone.. of.. the.. Enders!

You can do it Kojima and Konami (K n' K)

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 1:35:13 AM
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Whatever Kojima makes will be epic and I will buy it. I think it's pretty safe to say it will be a Multi Platform title but it will never be a 360 Exclusive. I say PS3,PC and Xbox....

I can actually be a good thing for the PS3 in the long run. Once anyone has played his new masterpiece they will all want to play more of his games. And the only way to do that is by getting a PS3 to Play MGS4, and when the next entry of MGS comes along Kojima will most likely choose to keep it exclusive to the PS3 as he did with 4, meaning people might pick up even more PS3's.

I hope I'm right thou. If not and if he make the next game a 360 exclusive I'll probably go off my tree, but n really doubt that will happen. He won't run that big of a risk by p******* of the Japanese market like that.

Either way, I'm eagerly waiting for this announcement to come.

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ceedot
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 3:22:34 AM
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Maybe the 't-minus' gives insight into what it might be?

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 8:33:41 AM
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I'm kinda hoping it would be a mix of genre.
Here's what I'm hoping:
ZOE+GeOW+GTA= EPIC!!!!!!!

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fatelementality
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 5:19:07 PM

Drugs are bad for you

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 5:02:58 PM
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The T-minus countdowns are used by the military, and also by NASA while in their shuttle launch count-downs(but not sure what the T- stands actually for).

Could it be a military game keeping our Western shuttles free from terrorists?

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 5:34:35 PM
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OK, someone stole my edit button above, so I'll put the "T-minus" info I found here instead...

T is for takeoff, and the minus is the amount of time left before takeoff.

If you say T minus two, and takeoff time is 0830, it is 0828.

"Holding" is another term meaning the countdown has stalled usually due to a technical problem.

T minus 2 and holding in this case would mean 0828 and countdown has paused until problem is resolved.
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Another good example.....

T minus zero. "T minus zero" means "out of time."

This comes from a countdown convention used in by both the American military and NASA.

Generally, it is used when counting down to a major event that will happen at a specific time.

Mathematically, T is time, minus whatever amount of time is left until the event happens.

If the News Years ball is dropping in 10 minutes, one could say "The ball is dropping in T minus 10 minutes and counting!"

Therefore, "T minus zero" means that there is no time left.
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Also "and counting" refers to the countdown clock already in actual "run-down" mode, so according to the article posted here on the 12th, "T-minus 3 days & counting" would be
May 15th at about the same time
(AND THAT'S TOMORROW).

So whether it be another MG game, or not, I still think the gameplay's going to be some kind of military, shuttle, & terrorist combined type of game.
(But since I can't afford to be calling "Miss Cleo" long distance at her prison, I could be wrong), LOL



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