MGS4 - TIME SQUARE LAUNCH PHOTOS
Damn I’m tired … but not as tired as the first guy in line at the MGS4 NY Timesquare Launch event. Notable mention also include another gentleman in full blown SnakeEater Skullface outfit. Though he admitted it was a rush job, it pleased everyone to see that.
Minus having to listen to a mad gamer rant all night long about everything wrong in the world, and the world of gaming, it was still worth it. Almost everyone got a signed copy of the game. Gamers were seen bringing books, ps3’s, and even there homework. As for this TrueGameHead, he opted for a signing of the first MGS. It only gets better with age … and signatures.
One interesting part was just before Kojima came down for signing. It seemed as though he was either shocked by the crazed chanting of the crowd, or amazed by the constant yelling of “KO-JIMA! KO-JIMA! KO-JIMA!!”. It was kinda funny seeing him laugh at that but he graced use with his calm presence and held out, signing from 12:00 Midnight till 2:00 AM in the morning. My hats off to him for doing that.
Then there are the stories from the fans themselves. The guy in the front with the snake headband, standing all cool, stayed there since Monday. If you live in NY you know that it was almost 100 that day with insane humidity in the air. Ones who drove 40/50/100 miles from home, and others just trying to meet up with online buddies. In a thought, it was enough to wrap around a NYC block stretching from Broadway to Avenue of the Americas. No easy feat as this is one of the longest blocks in the city.