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Teaser Site For Kojima's New Project Now Live, Counting Down

Everyone is wondering what Hideo Kojima's next project might be, and we're among the many anticipatory gamers who are on pins and needles awaiting the impending announcement...

Previously, we thought it might be a Konami game that showed up in GameFly's database entitled, Tornado Outbreak, but for a variety of reasons, it seems a little unlikely. However, the speculation can now start afresh: the teaser site has gone live and as you can see, a clock is ticking down; it sits at about 94 hours and 13 minutes as we sit here writing this. If you wait patiently, a large "5" flashes in the middle of the screen and the thunderstorm setting is plain as day. The latter may support the initial Tornado Outbreak theory, but the Metal Gear Solid fanatics are hoping against hope that it signifies the fifth installment in the long-running series. We'd love that, too, but Kojima has said quite clearly that last year's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots would be the last iteration of the legendary franchise. So what might that "5" mean? Is it merely indicating the number of days remaining before the unveiling? Or is it something more? And what's with that stormy setting? That must have some sort of meaning, although we hesitate to hazard a guess... Perhaps some of you out there will come up with a few reasonable theories, but don't go too crazy; don't embarrass yourselves now. ;)

But as we've said many times before, we really don't care what it is, because provided Kojima is at the helm, the final product is guaranteed to be of the highest possible quality. It will rule.

5/17/2009 Ben Dutka

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mustang750r
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:17:28 PM
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To me, imo, this has Raiden written all other it. MGS5 starring Raiden, and just because there's a 5 dosen't mean it can't be a prequel.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:27:39 PM

yep, mgs3 was a prequel

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godsman
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:22:28 PM
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haha... i'm staring really closely to see if there's any images in the clouds. Kotaku says the original magazine has an image of a Xbox 360 controller in the clouds.

Now i feel like a fool staring at clouds without making anything of it.

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Gregory Freeman
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:24:54 PM

lol, its either a raiden prequel or that tornado game

that big 5 makes me think it has to me a new metal gear!!

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 5/17/2009 10:26:11 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:27:46 PM

You see whatever you want in a cloud, kotaku=fanboy

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InfiniteNine
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:26:15 PM
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If it is another MGS game its likely to be focused on Raiden, through the imagery displayed. (The storm. Raiden=Lightning)I'd much rather it be retitled to "Metal Gear Raiden/Lightning" than to keep the "Solid" now that Snake is retired.

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mustang750r
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:26:53 PM
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Also, isn't there a mentioning about Raiden and lighting in MGS2? Also isn't their fields such as the one on the website in Liberia, the country of which Raiden is from?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:28:32 PM
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i think it'll be some horror-genre game =P we really need a good one

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kratos17
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:30:33 PM
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good article ben
nice to see some faith between human beings

cant say the same for square enix betraying sony altogether

sorry but still pissed about this whole thing about holding off for the 360 version to get done to release them at the same time
what ass holes

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:33:38 PM
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I'm just sad that I have to wait almost 5 days for another mystery. Kojima, you big tease :(

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chicko1983
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:44:56 PM
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I also read on another site that the flash code says there will be another 3 more timer/countdowns with the final teaser revealed on the first day of E3 (which is also the day of the MSFT presentation).

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Zapix
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 10:53:19 PM
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5 more announcements of an announcement to an announcement about an announcement for an announcement?

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:07:51 PM

amen

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kratos17
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:14:47 PM

lol it seems all we are doing is waiting for something to happen

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:31:22 PM

Yeah......well I can wait and sleep at the same time...........I gotta work tomorrow.

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sammyt
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:33:25 PM
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Does anyone here remember in MGS4 when Raiden was talking to Snake and he says that he is rain? And he's all depressed and thinks life isn't worth living but Snake says Raiden is the lightning in that rain... The lightning in the storm... - That's why I think that this whole stormy setting on the teaser site represents Raiden being the lightning in the storm and rain. And the 5 represents MGS5 , which I believe to be a prequel to MGS4 ( the final game in the series)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:35:31 PM

It's possible because of that big ass "The Next Metal Gear..." thing with the silhouette of a possible Raiden.

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:39:13 PM

Did anyone ever see Kojima's April Fools Day trailer where the small figure turned out to be the Colonel with his cane. Pretty funny stuff.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:33:56 PM
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Well the 5 would be a 4 by now if it were days, so hell, I dunno, if its like any other teaser the 5 means something to them and so far nothing to us.

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Juanalf
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:36:07 PM
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The "5" could also be a "S" so it could be a substance mgs or Kojima could just be Messing with everyone's mind and it could turn out to be something absolutely random.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:42:31 PM
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MGS5


NO doubt!
It could still be MGSS(Sunny)

Kojima's trying to fool you with that stormy setting. By the time the countdown is over it'll be SUNNY!

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fatelementality
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:52:15 PM

Keep the faith man. Tis all I can say

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Oxvial
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:42:43 AM

would be sexy if she looks like Olga in a octocamo.

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AntDC
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 2:57:25 AM

I almost don't want it to not be Metal Gear Sunny now Scarecrow, for your sake, you've been incredibly insistant since the first mention of a new MGS that Sunny would be the main. Here's hopeing your dream isn't crushed by E3 :)

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Scarecrow
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:05:43 PM

Thank you guys, really appreicate it.

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Complex
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:45:29 PM
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It is a MG game if you look at the source code for the website it has the tags <meta name="keywords" content="Hideo Kojima, MGS,METAL GEAR, NEXT, game, konami, kojima game, KJP, Kojima Production ">

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fatelementality
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:07:59 AM

Holy crap. It does say Metal Gear and MGS plain as day. This makes we weep with joy. Would they really try to fake us out with source code? I dunno. My poor brain can't handle this anymore. I did promise myself that if another Metal Gear was announced, I would forbid myself to look at any news on it until it was released. That way it would all be a suprise and spoiler free. I wish I would've done that with 4 because I saw a leaked pic of Big Boss before it came out. The whole time I knew that I was going to see him. It's just hard to resist all the info. I would have to stop coming here, that's for sure.

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Complex
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 6:14:06 AM

At first I was thinking that because how popular MGS is that it was only to make people come to the site but the used NEXT not NEW implying that it is not a new game.

BTW I don't know how to replay to a person directly so I'm replying to myself
@ fatelementality

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piratedrunk
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:02:49 AM

Yeah when I saw this I couldn't help but get excited. And you're right the use of next is suspicious and would likely point to a sequal more than a new ip.

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Byakko2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:45:41 PM
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It's hype is what it is, and I don't feel like speculating too much cause' I need to sleep! I'd rather see what happens in 93 hours, but I'll bet it's another teaser.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:53:04 PM
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Yeah, loser troll FFXIIIOn360 is gone. Look, any time these fools want to create a new IP and troll the site, I'm just going to delete every post they make and unfortunately, every post anyone makes in response to them. So if you see him come back - or that idiot JoshuaAdam360 (who is probably the same person) - don't waste time responding.

We all know they're a blight on the gaming community. Just let me handle them, okay? ;)

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Juanalf
Sunday, May 17, 2009 @ 11:58:15 PM

Couldn't you just banned them from this site b/c they always come here with the same user name and pic?

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kratos17
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:00:07 AM

i just dont understand why we all just cant get along and just simply be gamers

but all i can do is dream

ps. i am definitely buying infamous next week

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fatelementality
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:02:27 AM

Will do. I'm not gonna comeback with crap to anyone from now on. I'm just gonna use the hell outta my lil' thumbs down icons. They make me feel warm :)

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Myak_04
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:04:47 AM
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Countdowns are always fun... I just hope Kojima doesn't pull a 'bungie' and cancels the countdown moments before it unveils it's announcement.

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tes37
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:08:13 AM
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I think I fall under the embarassing category, so I think it's whatever you guys think it is.

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Robochic
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:18:14 AM
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Getting excited, I'm not going to guess i'll just wait with anticipation.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 12:58:18 AM
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I don't think it is a new MGS... Could be the tornado thingy.
Maybe 5 as in F5? Like the maximum strength of a hurricane or tornado?

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Myak_04
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:36:27 AM

Wow... I didn't think of that XD. I guess I'm thinking too much about the whole 'Raiden = lightning = storm in countdown = new MGS game'.

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Buckeyestar
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:19:19 AM
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I still hold out hope for a prequel where you play as the Boss.

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Oyashiro
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:29:20 AM
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Is it a 5 or a S? People are going to be thinking MGS5... It could be a new Snatcher game.

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556pineapple
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:32:37 AM
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The font of the "5" reminds me of the font in the MGS4 teaser trailer from a few years ago. But that doesn't necessarily mean that's what it will be. One can hope though...

MGS5: Tornado Outbreak?....nah, I'm laughing at myself for even thinking of that.... ohhh, now I made myself feel bad.

Last edited by 556pineapple on 5/18/2009 1:34:36 AM

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OriginalSin
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:03:34 AM
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Whatever it is it's gonna be great. Can't wait to see what it will be.... But I think it's safe to say that either way it will be a multi platform game.... Which will suck cause then we'll have the Xbots going all like hahahaha PS3 is doomed boo wooo blah blah f**** blah....

I hate that mentality. But like he said he wants to appeal to the western gamers more so for me that meant going to the Xbox as well. So hopefully it will be a completely new I.P so we can at least keep their muddy paws of the MGS franchise. Sorry not hating just can't see the MGS franchise on anything but the Playstation 1/2/3/4/5/6/....

But if it turns out to go that route I guess we'll just have to live with it.

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Kain81
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:33:51 AM
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if you look at the bottom of that Teaser, and when the Flash arrives than you can see a Date
April 2007 (at the Same time the 5 apeaers)

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ninjasprayer
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 5:41:01 AM

i print screened and it says tornado april 2007 and something else

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Myak_04
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:22:06 AM

Go check it again, it's gone. I think Konami must of cleaned it up or something... I don't know.

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ninjasprayer
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:09:30 PM

Its gone but i saved the picture

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ninjasprayer
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:17:41 PM

do you know any site you can upload it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 2:23:42 PM

photobucket

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ninjasprayer
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 2:45:58 PM

So here it is: http://s660.photobucket.com/albums/uu328/ninjasprayer/?action=view¤t=konamihint.jpg

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shadowpal2
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:52:30 AM
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................hey guys.....does anyone remember oh...that gun that costed like 1,000,000 Drebin Points in MGS 4. Was it...the Tanegashima gun? Yea I think so. Oh and every time you shot it...a random tornado shot out of it and just created havoc.

...I'm seriously overthinking this.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:58:50 AM
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as i said before, i hope its something entirely new!

A whole new project to span another 20 years would be awesome.

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Zapix
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 8:14:21 AM
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5th XMEN movie, Origins: Storm

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fail!

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Mr Bitey
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 8:59:20 AM
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MGS5! I'm happy.

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Skatejimmy5
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:03:12 AM
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I don't know if means anything, but this is what I found in the sourcecode in Firefox:

""http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
name="keywords" content="Hideo Kojima, MGS,METAL GEAR, NEXT, game, konami, kojima game, KJP, Kojima Production "

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 2:22:59 PM

you're right Jimmy, and this is either a good indicator or just a way to get hits. I've put false keywords into my websites code before to drive the hits.

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Jawknee
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:05:02 AM
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i heard it was some kind of Raiden add on and maybe the long awaited trophy patch.

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 9:40:09 AM

ahh, come to think of it, that sounds much more plausible

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piratedrunk
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:01:02 AM

what would the 5 be for then?

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isaya85
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:39:56 AM
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I can tell you all now it has nothing to do with raiden

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:45:36 AM

what makes you so sure?

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shaydey77
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 10:51:50 AM
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Metal Gear Storm.

the 5 stands for the average rating out of 5 this anticipator gets. (not sure if thats a word but you get what i mean!!)

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Nynja
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 11:23:20 AM
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Figured it out (i think)..

It's flashing a 5, which could mean MGS5. The thunderstorm is Raiden. Snake said something to Raiden in MGS4 that he is the Lightening in the storm.

New game is MGS5 starring Raiden.

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sammyt
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 1:40:10 PM
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@ Nynja, way to copy my post... ( did you even read it )

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Jian2069
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 3:20:02 PM
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If you look at the source code, one of the keywords is "NEXT"
It doesn't say "NEW"
Infact, it says MGS, METAL GEAR, NEXT, GAME, KONAMI etc etc
METAL GEAR NEXT GAME... I think it's a bit obvious

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Dustinwp
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:23:35 PM
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I still think it's going to be Tornado Outbreak. Kojima's big surprise got leaked by Gamefly, so he's trying to keep people talking with these dead end hints. MGS series was a huge mind trip! I believe that's what this countdown is to.

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Dustinwp
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 4:54:38 PM

Also the month of April has had it's share of tornado outbreaks in the plain states. They did have a tornado outbreak in April 2007 and maybe the 5 is a symbol for an F5 then 4 for an F4 and so on.

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Myak_04
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 7:23:20 PM
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Well the timer and stormy weather is gone; which is very strange. I'm thinking that symbol of a cloud, the one that comes up before the flash starts, has something to do with anything.

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 12:23:12 PM

You just solved it! Kojima is clearly going to be handling the FF7 remake!
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:P

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sammyt
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 8:21:25 PM
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Im loving the humor here.

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556pineapple
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 8:35:02 PM
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oh look, worse weather and a new, longer countdown! 5 or S, E, e, and 3 now...

Last edited by 556pineapple on 5/21/2009 8:36:32 PM

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Bardock617
Thursday, May 21, 2009 @ 8:53:33 PM
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its not MGS5. Kojima isnt doing it as hard as it is to fight the pressure.he wants to keep his word.

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Jackeria
Sunday, May 24, 2009 @ 5:03:17 AM
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I distinctly remember snake saying "your the lightening in the rain" to Raiden at the end of MGS4 when raidens fighting with no arms protecting snake to get into the giant microwave. But thats just what I think.

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mattsgreat5
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 @ 11:00:05 AM
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http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/mattsgreat5/next.jpg

idk if this relates to MGS but it means something. something important

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