Can you teach an old snake new tricks? I hope so.
Chris Carlson does great 3D illusion paintings. This stop motion, forced perspective, chalk painting version of the classic game Snake—present in every single dumbphone and available as a BASIC game for every computer of yore—is pretty damn cool too.
It took 27 years and a lot of plot twists for the main character of the Metal Gear series—whether it's Big Boss or Solid Snake—to become something more than just a bunch of pixels or polygons.
In real time, this playthrough takes 13 minutes, 17 seconds. Sped up in the .gif above, it's 2:06. It's the amazing solution to a version of Snake, a genre of casual game going back almost 40 years, so old its original form is all but lost to memory.
Doodling in your text books is bad! I do not recommend it. At all. However, let's say you have to doodle in your text—like, if you don't, you get in trouble. Then, by all means, please deface the book in the most entertaining way possible.
It's the year of the snake, and this snake drawing will blow your mind. Promise.
To mark the 25th anniversary of stealth series Metal Gear, Japanese figure maker Kaiyodo is releasing a figure of Naked Snake from Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. This figure is part of Kaiyodo's posable Revoltech Yamaguchi line.
Oh, but it is. Beloved by fans, you can bet that there's a seemingly endless well of Metal Gear cosplay, especially ones that bring Snake to life. Snake? SNAKE?! SNAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!
Commenter Paradox Me believes there's plenty of room in video games for more wise, experienced, and humorously nostalgic old men, leading the charge or just kicking back and telling us all about how Speak Up on Kotaku was better when they were kids.
Are Mega Man's battle chips the same thing as a rapper's weed and alcohol? Houston-area rapper A.D.D. talks about the video game characters that inspire him, name-checking Kingdom Hearts, Metal Gear, and Tomba. Tomba?
Better yet, what game characters do the readers of Japan's Dengeki want to become chums with. Let's have a look:
How long this has been available, who knows, but someone just found an Easter egg in YouTube that allows you to play a game of Snake on the video while it's paused or plays.
Let's list the Metal Gear Solid games in which voice actor David Hayter has voiced Snake. Let's!
This is 1987 stealth game Metal Gear. The box shows protagonist Solid Snake at the age of 23. Let's review and see how he stacks up over the years — courtesy of 2ch, the world's largest bulletin board.
Mega 64 stealths their way through the streets of San Francisco, Metal Gear Solid style, until the characters they are portraying finally meet their maker.