Metal Gear Solid 5

Disarm All Nukes In Metal Gear Solid 5 to Trigger a Secret Event

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If you and everyone in your regional server disarms all nuclear weapons, a secret event will be triggered in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Nuclear disarmament is a major theme of the Metal Gear series. Triggering the secret event comes with a few other requirements. Konami writes:

  • You must have completed Mission 31.
  • You must not own or be currently developing a nuclear weapon. If you have any nukes in stock, you must dismantle them.
  • Certain conditions related to nuclear proliferation must be met on the regional server for your corresponding gaming platform
  • All nuclear weapons on the regional server corresponding to your console or platform must have been dismantled. In other words, the amount of nukes on your platform’s server must be equal to 0.

As of November 25, the Xbox 360 had the lowest number of nuclear weapons, with 85. PC players on Steam were lagging behind, with 15,691 weapons left to dismantle. Read More

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Metal Gear Solid Earned Twice as Much as Age of Ultron on Opening Day

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Opening day sales for Metal Gear Solid V surpassed Age of Ultron’s by…quite a lot. According to Adobe Digital Index’s gaming trends report, Metal Gear pulled in $179 million, while the second Avengers film only earned $84 million. Those are the global figures—and yep, Metal Gear earned about twice as much on opening day.

Considering that Metal Gear had a lower budget than Ultron, the numbers are even more significant. Metal Gear cost $80 million to make, versus Ultron’s $250 million budget. The disparity reflects the wider trend, too—gaming as a whole will be worth $91.5 billion this year, according to research group Newzoo, while film estimates are only at $88.3 billion for 2015.

Graph showing Games vs Film

Credit: Adobe Analytics

“The gaming industry is a lot bigger than most marketers realize,” said Tamara Gaffney, principal analyst and director at Adobe. “These games get more social buzz on opening day than most movies do, and the revenue for one of the top games this year outdid the highest-grossing movie start [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, at $91 million] by nearly double.”

The stats don’t give much information on how many individuals played the game versus how many saw the film (games tend to be pricier than movie tickets), or how these numbers play out beyond opening day, but it’s clear that the games industry is huge and growing.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain came out September 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.

(Via VentureBeat)


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UPDATE: Metal Gear Solid V “Quiet” Bug Fixed; Now Let’s Look at Funny Glitches

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In a recent tweet, Konami has announced that the bug that caused Metal Gear Solid V save files to be corrupted has been fixed on PC and PS4. Next up: the rest of the platforms! Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam players will still have to wait for a final fix.

The bug in question is easily avoidable. It occurs when players bring the sniper character Quiet on either Mission 29 or Mission 42.

Konami also revealed an alternate way to get around the bug. Apparently if you use the Butterfly Emblem during the mission, you’ll be fine. Konami also cautioned that players should, “avoid raising your Bond Level with Quiet to MAX during the course of the mission.”

Konami will keep working on patching the bug for the remaining platforms, but until then that will have to do.

Meanwhile, let’s reminisce on some other freaky bugs in games that are a lot funnier than losing your whole save file. Read More