James Young, a man from the UK was in a freak accident with a train a few years back that led to him losing his left arm and leg. James was an avid video game player and he happened on an ad from game firm Konami looking for an amputee to try out a slick new prosthetic arm.
Max Factory captures Metal Gear Solid‘s mix of realistic military fiction with Japanese humor in this new Figma of MGS 2’s Gurlukovich Soldier. He’s dressed in full battle gear and comes with a rifle and a knife, but it also comes with a few silly accessories.
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Earlier this year Konami released a limited edition bundle for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that came with a 1:1 scale replica of Venom Snake’s bionic arm. That bundle was officially released only in Japan, but it appears Konami has authorized Sentinel, the company who made the arm replica, to sell the collectible as a standalone item.
The arm measures about 17″x 7″x 7″ and is made of ABS and POM plastic.
Redditor NoPlaceForHideo let the legend come back to life by printing some of the photos in Venom Snake’s Aerial Command Center and arranging them on his wall.
Don’t scatter your sorrow to the heartless sea. Print the high res photos from these Imgur albums so you’ll always remember this crazy cast.
TeePublic member Mdk7 played Vault Boy like a damn fiddle, turning him into a Metal Gear Solid V mascot in this awesome mashup.
Even Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima approved of his new recruit, retweeting Bezzle-ution’s shot of the t-shirt.
New shirt-V has come to!
CP this is Delta 2! Spotted signs of kawaii, I’m going to check it out! Redditor zetarn shares this shot of a snake in idol’s clothing. It’s Venom Snake hiding in a cardboard box that he decorated with an idol girl poster.
It had to be Snakes. Snake? Snake! is developer Virtually Competent’s entry to the Duplicade game jam. It’s based on the classic mobile game Snake except instead of the titular animal, players control Metal Gear Solids‘ Twin Snakes.
Duplicade’s restrictions are simple: entries have to be 30-second PvPs, and they have to be a knockoff of another game, just “weird enough to not get you sued.”
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain‘s star Venom Snake gets the cute Nendoroid treatment. Actually this one’s full name is Nendoroid Venom Snake: Sneaking Suit Version, so it’s safe to assume we’ll see other variants in the near future.
Aside from his big head and stubby feet, V comes with the Phantom Cigar, a cardboard box, an iDroid with a map hologram effect, three swappable prosthetic arms – the bionic arm, the stun arm and the blast arm – a pistol, a rifle and a Fulton balloon that fits around any Nendoroid figure.
The Nendoroid Venom Snake: Sneaking Suit Version costs around $50 (USD).
Jack? Jaaaack!!! Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Raiden is ready to follow in the footsteps of his buddy Solid Snake. This collectible features Raiden as he appears in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, before he went cyber-emo.
Like Snake, Raiden is rare among Nendoroids in that he can go prone.
Huh? What’s that? HQ there’s a Metal Gear Solid Alert Sensor Light! Taito made this awesome replica of the staple MGS icon that pops up on enemy NPCs when they spot you. It’s about 7″ tall, has a soft light and blares out the classic sound effect when it detects movement within a 40º arc in front of it.
Metal Gear Informer says this item will also be a claw machine prize in Japanese arcades.
If you thought the MGS V-themed PS4 was sweet, check out the Premium Package that Konami is offering its customers in Japan. The limited edition game bundle comes with a 1:1 replica of Big Boss’ bionic arm.
The term emergent gameplay or emergent narrative refers to occurrences in games that arise out of the interactions of their mechanics. Some are intentionally induced by game designers, as with the open-ended gameplay of sandbox games or the multiple solutions offered by Scribblenauts.
I don’t think smartwatches are as useful as they’re cracked up to be, but I also didn’t expect that they could be another way to express one’s geekiness. That’s all thanks to user made skins for Android watches, like njdom24’s sweet Codec skin.
While most 3D models on Sketchfab are of characters or objects, member Glenatron proves that it can be a great platform to showcase dioramas as well. He recently shared his cute interactive homage to Metal Gear Solid, which depicts scenes from the PlayStation game.
Glenatron’s Chibi Gear Solid features multiple tiny Solid Snakes in a tiny Shadow Moses island.
Watch out Nendoroid Link, an equally cute hero is sneaking up on your territory. Launching this November, the Good Smile Company’s Solid Snake Nendoroid features the super spy as he appears in the PlayStation hit Metal Gear Solid.