One of Metal Gear Solid's Most Iconic Tropes Was Almost Axed

Looking at its gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and its prologue, Ground Zeroes capture the spirit of the Metal Gear series despite worries arising from director Hideo Kojima's announcement that the game would be open world. However, a staple of the series—the exclamation point—was almost not included… » 9/21/13 10:30am 9/21/13 10:30am

Hideo Kojima Excluded David Hayter from the New Metal Gear To Freshen…

Yesterday, news broke that David Hayter—the man who’s been the voice of Solid Snake in all the English language releases of the storied Metal Gear Solid games—wouldn’t be coming back to reprise the role. Worse still, Hayter said that he wasn’t even asked to return. Last night, during a televised interview on … » 3/29/13 4:00pm 3/29/13 4:00pm

Beloved Solid Snake Voice Actor Says He Wasn’t Asked to Be in Metal…

We don’t hear from much from Snake in the Metal Gear Solid V videos shown today. But what we have heard from the main character of Hideo Kojima’s fan-favorite series sounded different. There may be a reason for that. It appears that actor/screenwriter David Hayter, who’s done the English language voice for Solid Snake… » 3/27/13 5:30pm 3/27/13 5:30pm

This Is The Anime Nerd Equivalent of Seeing Jesus in Toast

You know when people see Jesus in potato chips? Or in toast? This is kind of like that, but less delicious and not religious. That is, unless you think watching anime is some sort of holy experience.


A recent thread on 2ch, Japan's largest bulletin board, was pouring over this image by Johannes Schedler at the … » 1/23/13 6:00am 1/23/13 6:00am

Whatever It Is, The Phantom Pain Looks Very Intense

The first all-new game given a trailer at the 2012 Video Game Awards is The Phantom Pain, and it seems almost deliberately confusing and vague. That's fitting given its premise, in which a veteran awakens in a hospital after a long coma, with his left hand amputated. In come the troops hellbent on exterminating the… » 12/07/12 9:21pm 12/07/12 9:21pm