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Hideo Kojima's New Project: Is It Tornado Outbreak?

Okay, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's take a nice close look at all the available evidence.

First of all, we heard that a member of Hideo Kojima's staff said the master's new game will be unveiled in T minus three days and counting. This means we'd get the announcement well before E3, which is when we initially believed it would arrive. Next, another source said the game would be revealed on May 18, which is a little after that "T minus three days" prediction, but still a good two weeks before E3. Finally, it appears that the latest Famitsu features a teaser advertisement that involves the "new game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima," and this picture you see here accompanies that ad. And so, people are starting to wonder what it might be; Siliconera has guessed at Tornado Outbreak, which is a game that doesn't technically exist, but it should at some point. GameFly shows the game in their database with Konami as the publisher, and it's slated to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. ...now, this seems like a strange project for Kojima, but then again, we might be taking that title too literally.

Either way, the rumor is now that Kojima's new game is Tornado Outbreak, and it seems we'll learn of the truth within one week's time. If not, we can always look forward to E3.

5/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:04:10 PM
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Weather based game?
Game based around weather?

That's all I can think of....

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Masterofallz
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:08:03 PM
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It'd better NOT be Tornado Outbreak. I want my MGS4 expansions >:(.

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Alienange
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:12:42 PM
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I think I can see a snake in the grass.

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:54:49 PM

Haha i get it

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 4:55:04 PM

i was thinking that it may not be the tornado game... like since we have no confirmation, it could be anything!!!

hell it could be gunfights in the middle of bum-frack nowhere during cloudy weather...

hell even with this guys quote:
"In Japan Raiden means "Storm". Could be a metifor. " it could be Metal Gear Raiden

you never know, but with kojima behind the wheel, i doubt this game has anything to do with cyclones...

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:17:01 PM
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Wow, if it's a tornado game, COOL, that would certainly be different.

Some many possibilities, so little time.....

Maybe a "storm chaser" type game?

Maybe your in charge of a early warning system?

Or it could be a run for your lives, & then rebuild the town game?

Or become some kind of hometown hero/rescuer in it's aftermath???



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The_R0gue_Ninja
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:08:27 PM

Or, you ARE the tornado! And YOU get to destroy the town and suck up people into your torrent vacuum. Bwahahahaha!!!

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KOSMOS111
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:25:26 PM
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All I can say is whatever Kojima makes will most definetly be awesome.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:27:27 PM
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So far all I've been able to find that are actual things are the two people standing on the left page close to the center of the two pages. And the house that's underneath the 5 in the bush. You'll need a higher res picture to see it, here. Ignore the image in the sky someone photo shopped in.
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm282/VR_FOX/Mastermillerteaser.jpg

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:18:47 AM

Good find. I see a house to the right of the one you see, at the edge of the page behind the dead bush. And what kind of people would stand in the middle of a field, so far away from their house, with the potential for tornadoes all around them? Maybe they want to get sucked up. Wizard of Oz game, I called it.

Also, I tried to go to the site under the date, but it says 404 error not found.

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Gregory Freeman
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 5:00:24 PM

try it now...

FYI: its only a flash animation of a dead feild with clouds moving..

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:38:22 PM
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Does it matter at all that there's a Foxhound symbol in the lower right corner? Isn't that symbol only a part of the MGS universe, or is it a part of the konami brand or something?
When I saw that thing I thought MGS and was frankly surprised when tornadoes were brought into the conversation.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:47:06 PM

It's the Kojima Productions logo not specifically MGS, tho it is the Foxhound symbol.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:38:27 PM
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Sounds interesting might be great but I really hope this isn't the game he is going to announce.A new Zote or mgs would make gamers very happy.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:47:44 PM

Yes, ZOE3 would just...be...awsome

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Oxvial
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 10:58:46 PM
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PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii??? it sound like gonna be a dlc mini game .

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:16:33 PM
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Off topic for a second...
My PS3 is telling me there's a new firmware update, 2.76

I haven't downloaded it, gonna wait a while to make sure there's no problems like that other one that bricked some systems.

So, does anyone know what's in it?

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KOSMOS111
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:24:35 PM

I downloaded it. I think it just fixed somethings.

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Juanalf
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:31:20 PM

It seemed to make some stuff run a bit faster and added more video support.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:50:38 PM
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JUST AN FYI....

WARNING: On the PSN's PS3 forum, some of the 60 & 40 GB owners canare having problems now, they said that 2.76 update has caused them to get error codes 1/2 through the download...

http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=ps3&thread.id=3854760

According to the PSN, they've NOW got the updated listed, and it was supposed to take care of this...

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/05/13/ps3-firmware-v276-update/

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:09:42 AM

Thanks for the heads up bikersaint. I'll wait a little while before Downloading this, usually problems with updates get fixed in one or two days.

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Oxvial
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:27:25 AM

I think this is gonna be the only day I'm happy with my 80 gigs = p.

gawd my ps2 broke and I want to buy Infamous .. hope b/c come to ps3 via update.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 9:55:24 AM

I run a 60GB and updated last night with no incident.

Considering that the 60GB and 40GB systems use very different motherboards, it's highly unlikely that any firmware problem of this type is related to the hardware, it's more likely to be an issue related to a configuration parameter, basically something to do with software. The other possibility is hard disc space. THese firmware updates download a compressed file, which must be decompressed to install,m and that process itself will require a certain amount of workspace. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that those having issues also have very full HDDs.

Whether it has an impact on firmware updates or not, I would advise that you always have a minimum of 1GB free and clear on your system's HDD. All software uses some temp space, and when you're downloading 150+MB, decompressing it and installing something, you will need some space.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 11:57:03 PM
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Will it feature the tire that was in the trailer of "Twister" but not in the movie?

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:05:09 AM
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I'm gonna wait until an official announcement, because this is kinda disappointing. Kojima is a master storyteller, and I don't see a very interesting story behind being a stormchaser. Although with Kojima nothing is official until the final cutscene.

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556pineapple
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:33:06 AM
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I think people are taking this a little too literally. I'm thinking maybe a Stephen King-esque monster/mysterious-thing arriving around the same time as or maybe causing tornadoes. Maybe that's just cause I'm reading Stephen King right now...

Oh and what exactly do you mean by the game "doesn't technically exist"?

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:48:56 AM

Lol I watched Signs last week and that was the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture. Specifically the part when Graham, Morgan and Bo are looking at the book by Dr. Bimbu and they get to the picture with the house on fire, the Space ship blasting off and the three dead bodies on the lawn.

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sabitrulz
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:46:54 AM
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no u guys r all insane..........on dat day Kojima will announce the 360 port of MGS4.......

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:49:39 AM

...... on 8 DVDs.

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Kempy21
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 4:30:27 AM

i heard that rumor too. metal gear solid 4+oxide for the 360 or somthing. i dunno if its true though.iam sure we will find out.

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sabitrulz
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:49:48 AM
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on the e3 microsoft will gonna announce the ''GTA-IV Blood and a Four Leaf Clover''
Microsoft will stun every1 this year......long live sony

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:52:43 AM
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Look! In the Sky!
Its a bird!
No, Its a plane!
No! Its... to be announced on the 18th...

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Banky A
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:40:32 AM

I see what you did there!
Or rather, what you didn't do.

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sabitrulz
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:00:37 AM
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@GuernicaReborn: why do u need 8dvds to cover up mgs4?well ps3 version of mgs4 filled up the whole blue ray disk because it had the dolby hd soundtracks......n all the audio files were in looseless format...........but tell me how many of you guys have a thx certified sound system to get the full potentiality of that feature?
360 port of mgs4 will come in 2 disk dvd
1 for the solo campaign n 1 for the multiplayer game
besides the 360 port will have true 720p resolution coupled with 2x MSAA.....now kojima will be satisfied........cuz 360 xenos can handle more polygons than rsx

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:10:02 AM

Umm I was just joking. Didn't mean to offend you or anything.

I must say your initial post was pretty funny though.

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Oxvial
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:26:31 AM



personally has a metal gear fan i dont want Kojima to lose time with a port that only gonna make happy the majority of xbox fanboys to come and say''zomg ps3 is dead!!''

If he want to do the next Metal gear multi ok but only if it really dont affect the final product.. personally I would like to metal gear to go to pc if that makes the game better.

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 1:41:18 AM

If it does get ported, how much work would Kojima really have to do? I mean, couldn't he have his employees do the code for him?

I really wish I was super computer savvy and knew stuff like this. Is it that hard to port a game from PS3 to 360?

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Oxvial
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 8:18:47 AM

I really dont know but even if take 3-4 months I dont agree and seriously at this point if someone really want to play the game just buy a Ps3 now you dont have the excuse of ''It dont have games'' .

gawd xbox owners wants all! xbox 360 has the squarenix jrpg's but they never are happy.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 9:59:03 AM

No offense dude, but the polygon count for RSX is higher, though the 360's GPU has cheaper anti-aliasing. Having cheaper anti-aliasing isn't the same as pushing more polygons. But considering just how many polygons either GPU can shove out the HDMI port, it's a wash since both are more than capable of video that can saturate the HDMI link.

As for MGS4 on the 360 - let's drop that whole 'will' thing. It's a possible maybe at best.

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TheRaPtuRe
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 2:03:48 AM
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People are saying its snake thats in the cloud, i cant see it!

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 2:44:30 AM
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Great, the creator of some of the smartest games ever made, might be making a dumbed down casual game.

This had better not be it

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 2:46:51 AM
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I wonder why each half of that picture is in a different colouring quality...

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Highlander
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:00:14 AM

Because it's supposed to look like two halvees of a game cover, it's clearly a faux game box-art mock up.

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OriginalSin
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 3:57:49 AM
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Well I have no idea what the new game from Kojima will be, but I hope it has a horror element to it. You know something like Siren or Silent Hill....Kojima style. Imagine that.

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rogergent
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 6:40:20 AM
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Not sure bout anyone else but the cloud in the background looks like an arm with a clenched fist to me. so i dont think its tornado outbreak. lol tornado outbreak whoever came up with that name needs to be soundly beaten :P

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CH1N00K
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 7:44:25 AM
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Ah so T means Tornado...I can finally finish the math equation! woohoo!

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Godslim
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 7:53:50 AM
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wouldnt it be cool if u see this cloud thing then as soon as the day comes to reveal the game the camera moves slightly to the right and u see solid snake standing there :D

however if its coming out on wii i doubt its mgs :(

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Highlander
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:04:30 AM
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The first thing I thought of when looking at the image was Stormbringer.

Mournblade (related to Stoprmbringer) is featured in a Konami game - one of the Castlevania games.

Castlvania getting the HD PS3/360 treatment anyone?

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 6:18:44 PM

A HD 2d sidescrolling Castlvania would be to die for.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:36:23 AM
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Kojima is a god. His announcement is one of things I'm looking forward to the most this E3.

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camaro300zx
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 12:12:25 PM
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In Japan Raiden means "Storm". Could be a metifor.

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Byakko2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 5:02:17 PM

I was just going to point that out, heh. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this will be a Raiden-centric MGS. It'd be safe to assume so from the stormy clouds and that slide shown recently showing a silhouette of Raiden? Personally I wanted to know more of what Raiden was up to in MGS4 prior to his run-in with vamp. Maybe this will be a game that expands on that? Just a guess,

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tes37
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 8:05:55 PM
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I wonder if the pictures were transposed maybe it would give a better clue. Don't feel like copying and switching them around in photoshop at the moment though to see

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tes37
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 8:16:30 PM
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Ok I just did it and they are backwards so to speak. The left side should be on the right side and vice versa. You can tell because the image lines up better. Haven't studied it long enough to come up with anything yet, but could be on to something

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tes37
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 8:58:42 PM
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I'm probably wrong, but my guess is ZOE3. There's a dragon-like horse headed looking thing in the clouds that reminds me of Jehuty.

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tes37
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:01:39 AM

The image I'm talking about is in the center, is dark and is only noticeable after combing the pages when switched around. It does also resemble a fox's face, so it could be a game like MGS with Raiden

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tes37
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 9:10:22 PM
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Ooookay, now my guess is I'm like an unwanted step-child.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:31:18 PM
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What "T minus & counting" really stands for...


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 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 SHOULD BE TODAY, AT THE SAME TIME HE ACTUALLY SAID IT).

So whether it be another MG game, or not, I think the T-Minus was some kind of oame hint, I still think the gameplay could be either a storm related game, or a 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 very wrong too), LOL

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007
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 4:34:54 AM
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One suggestion for kojima, please give us more gameplay! The cut scenes are ok but too much of them make this not a game anymore but an expensive 60 dollar movie!

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 8:55:39 AM
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aslong as its not another MGS, i will be happy.

If its supposed to stop at 4, stop at 4! no need to milk it!

Koj hinted at a vampire themed game in mgs3 and that would be interesting!

Either way, Koj needs to stop milking mgs and venturing outside of mgs before he becomes known as the george lucas of video games.

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