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Metal Gear's 30th Anniversary Is Today

Konami released the first Metal Gear on July 13, 1987. Created by Hideo Kojima, the stealth game came out on the MSX2 computer and went on to spawn a successful and beloved franchise. Today, fans are saying thanks.

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Under the hashtag #MG30th and #メタルギア30周年 (or “Metal Gear 30th Anniversary”), Twitter users have been uploading photos, art, memories and comments. Some of them have even been retweeted by Kojima.

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If you want to create anniversary fan art of your own, Twitter user Hakoriot created these unofficial 30th anniversary logos.

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Happy anniversary, Metal Gear!

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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jimes
jimesfrederick

First played metal gear on the demo disk that came with my playstation in 1997 and its been my favorite game series ever since