At last night’s Metal Gear Solid 4 event in West Hollywood Louise and I briefly ran into the first two people to purchase the game at Konami’s event. They both got their copies autographed and hear David Hayter use his Solid Snake voice. Unfortunately, a few weeks earlier his PlayStation 3 was stolen. So even after waiting over twenty hours, starting from 2AM PST on July 10, he won’t see Snake’s final hours. Both of them still seemed pretty happy and later on they were invited to the press party loaded with free booze. We were with Mike McWhertor from Kotaku who remarked that the Gamestop next door was raffling a Metal Gear Solid PlayStation 3 bundle. The couple didn’t seem to care. They were more than elated with their signed copies of Metal Gear Solid 4.
A tale of two lines… these are people waiting to purchase the game next door at Gamestop.
At the competing Metal Gear Solid 4 launch event one of their employees welcoming patrons dressed as an alerted solider.
Photo credit Louise/Siliconera.