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In the latest press event celebrating the release of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the game's designer Hideo Kojima wasn't too shy about showing the hefty amount of product placement the game features.

Kojima conducted his presentations while taking sips of energy drink, Regain, which -coincidently- is one of the most prominent real life products advertised in Metal Gear Solid 4. Regain is also getting its own ad campaign to tie in with the game.

Snake will carry an iPod this time and use it to play tracks that the player will find throughout the game. Several Snake's enemies will carry Sony Ericsson W62S mobile phone and ride Triumph motorcycles, including the Bonneville T100 and Speed Triple (which is the bike ridden by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 2).

Also a duck shaped clock called the GA-KO alarm clock is featured in some of the game's scenes. It will go on sale July 31st, and sell for 2940 yen (around $30).

Finally, Kojima introduced a line of MGS4-themed t-shirts, in collaboration with Uniqlo's UT brand. The t-shirts feature graphics by Logan Media, Power Graphixx, and Kusano Design. They'll be available from June 12th, the day the game goes on sale, and sell for 1500 yen (around $15), which is typical UT pricing.

Kojima also revealed that Snake will be able to wear Altair's (the protagonist of Assassin's Creed) cloth and that Swimsuit model Akina Minami is also featured in the game, as a poster that Snake encounters and recognizes.
I think someone got payed to implent this

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Seriously, I don't care just so long as gameplay isn't negatively affected. And even if it is slightly, the extra cash will probably go into making another bigger and better game even faster.
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Oh wow. That's waaaay too much advertising... an iPod??? Come on now, that's just stuck in there!

What does he need to listen to music for? -.-
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Oh wow. That's waaaay too much advertising... an iPod??? Come on now, that's just stuck in there!

What does he need to listen to music for? -.-
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so even solid snake sold out, what's the world coming to.
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I honestly dont see the problem in this, its getting funds to help make the game the best it possibly can.
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all I'm interested in is the hot chicks in the magazines Kojima has TASTE!!
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I honestly dont see the problem in this, its getting funds to help make the game the best it possibly can.
It also helps to make the game more "real".
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It also helps to make the game more "real".
Agreed. I don't mind seeing actual products in game, like Duckie said it gives it a little more real feel. I'd rather Snake carry an iPod than an oPud or whatever knockoff name they could give it.

Kind of reminds me of when I'd play Need for Speed: Underground. They had McDonald's billboards in the cities, it didn't bother me, It made the city feel more like a real place.
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So now the truth about the Blu-Ray capacity issues arrises!

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It also helps to make the game more "real".
But since they made money off it, the least they could do is not rip us off at the store with $60 price tags. The only people getting a good deal are those that are going to buy the MGS4/PS3 bundle.
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