Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Gaming Follies – Hideo Takes Out Jezza’s Chin



The only thing I can say about this game at the moment is, wow, that was the best intro/tutorial I have ever done.  The graphics are top notch, the voice acting superb thus far, controls – tight.  I do not have one single complaint yet about this game, but granted I have only played the intro/tutorial.  Below are some choice grabs. (or grabs that I was able to get or remember to get since I was too engrossed on what was going on)

Note: There may or  may not be some spoilers.  You have been warned.


Kojima’s Final Masterpiece Is Finally Upon Us


Hideo Kojima’s swan song for the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hit store shelves today and if it’s anything like last year’s teaser, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, this should be a doozy. (more…)



A nice chunk of MGSV related news made the rounds last week. This all ranging from the opening of the new Los Angeles based Kojima Productions studio, a screening of some new gameplay footage (behind closed doors unfortunately), and more details of one of the prominent characters in the game. The latter portion has already caused much controversy.




Hey kids. So after a month or so of virtually nothing we finally get some little morsels of MGS news. This post will be a roundup if you will, of the current events that have happened thus far related to anything Metal Gear. Lets get to it.


It looks like NA isn’t the only region that will have gotten their hands on the Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection (MGS LC for short). Europe will be the next recipient of this archived collection of past canonical* MGS titles. As with the NA release Europe will also be getting Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid (download), VR Missions (download), Metal Gear Solid 2 HD, Metal Gear Solid 3 HD, Metal Gear Solid 4, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, and the Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 digital graphic novels. The art book will also accompany this collection and will be strictly for PS3 owners. I say the more the merrier. Everyone should get to enjoy MGS as a whole series. Though Xbox 360 owners will be left in the dark. At least they have the HD Collection, which also contains Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (more…)

Big Boss Gets Another Face Lift


Looks like Play Arts Kai is at it again. Yet another iteration of Big Boss is being “toyed” with (sorry I had to). PAK’s last outing with Snake, Liquid, and Solidus’ daddy was with the MGS Peace Walker figs, all 3 of which I happily own.

This time around, Snake seems to he designed to invoke the likeness of himself from MGSV. His face being more realistic on the powerful FOX Engine, PAK tried to reflect the same amount of detail on Snake’s head sculpt. For now it seems they’ve pulled it off. And the body itself seems to have been upgraded to FOX Engine specifications.


I think that’s what Play Arts Kai attempts to do in general with all their products, which is to capture a comic or video game character’s likeness as closely to the specific book or game as possible. They’re quite good at it. Their version of Big Boss for example looks almost exactly like in-game Big Boss. One hard comparison to do though would be, for example, the PAK MGS1 Solid Snake. If we were to use MGS1 for PSX as a reference point, difficulties would arise due to the fact that Snake had a very blocky pixelated head and near indistinguishable facial features. I’m sure that aside from certain reference photos PAK took some creative liberties here. Nonetheless Solid Snake was done justice.


Back to MGSV Big Boss, here is an initial rough draft of a 3D printout of Snake. Looks pretty stiff but PAK seems to be on the right track.



Other figures in consideration are Solidus Snake, Liquid Snake, and MGS2 Raiden.

Can’t wait to see the finished product for Big Boss!




Hey guys/gals I’ve been a little lax on posting lately, what with life and family duties and such but I HAVE been keeping up with MGS news as of late and have been formulating my own analysis on the latest trailer. I’ll have my own take on the current events of MGSV soon enough. Till then, if you haven’t seen it yet then you can watch Jack Bauer impersonate a primate in the clip below of the Konami Pre E3 show.

Here are a couple of examples of how Bauer can pull off being Big Boss. And might I add he can sell the hell outta some rations.



Metal Gear Solid V – E3 Extended Trailer

This one is a bit graphic, but it show’s off the game well.  The Fox Engine looks amazing, and by far one of the best looking game’s I have laid my eyes on.

Enjoy it.