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MGS4: Sold Out

A major analysis of how Metal Gear Solid 4 contains the story of a troubled Kojima

Part 1: Pre-Game Fake Television
Part 12: Resistance Gamer Kids


Peace Walker’s Allegory

In Peace Walker, Kojima continues to tell his own story through the lives of his characters

 

SCARAB: The Hated Mascot

Learn more about the iconic mascot of MGS4, and how it sucks (Originally published November 21, 2010)


The Rising Wish List


This is what I want from the game


5 Reasons Why Brink Will Suck But Few Will Admit It


The upcoming FPS “genre-defying” game will disappoint


The Ninja As A Deus Ex Machina Phenomena

The Ninja As a Deus Ex Machina Phenomena

Mad Jackyl provides commentary on the plot device function of the recurring “ninja” character in the series

 

Purple Dildos and the Power to Destroy Fun Itself
Purple Dildos and the Power to Destroy Fun Itself

This article contains adult language

 

Video Games in the Master Plan

 

You are sheep.  Video games are the opiate of the masses!  Not really, though.  This piece deals with the controlled nature of the entertainment industry, pop culture, and the possibility of a conspiracy to destroy gaming.

 

Point of No Revengeance

A Metal Gear Rising Article

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is confusing to many people.  Not to me.

 

The Opposite of Epic

The Opposite of Epic

What does Asura’s Wrath, Chuck Norris, and Dance Dance Revolution have in common?  This article.

 

Why I Hate “The Last of Us” (Now With More Hate!)

NOW WITH MORE HATE!

The amount of dishonesty surrounding this game is both bewildering and offensive.  Much more offensive than simply admitting it’s in love with brutal violence and has zero originality.

 

Why I Love “Intrusion 2”

This game’s integrity — and the fact that it was created by one man — puts both the major publishers and the indie scene to shame.

 

XCOM: Enemy Unknown: A Complete Autopsy

XCOM: Enemy Unknown: A Complete Autopsy

XCOM: Enemy Unknown transforms a diamond in the rough into tarnished silver.

List of Articles from the Classic Site:


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Obscured By The Clouds
How the popularity of the game has obscured it’s true strengths (Originally published March 22, 2010)

Thank You, Shinkawa
A closer look at the man behind some of the best characters in the series (Originally published May 13, 2010)

The Legacy of Metal Gear Solid 2
A deeper understanding of what it all meant, and what it still means today (Originally published December 29, 2008)

The VR Theory
How much of the game took place inside Raiden’s head? (Originally published January 29, 2009)

Digital FOXDIE and Raiden’s Dual Role
This article explores the digital counterpart of FOXDIE (Originally published April 29, 2010)

Metal Gear Solid 2: “Special” Options Analysis
Digital deception is a theme that can even be found in the side features (Originally published May 6, 2010)

Substance Abuse
This is where the series begins to slide downhill (December 9, 2010)

The (Philosopher’s) Legacy of Metal Gear Solid 3
What was the true meaning behind the game’s radical design? (Originally published April 3, 2010)

5 Ways That Urban Justice is Better Than Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4 gets bitchslapped by Steven Seagal (Originally published January 16, 2009)

The Long, Dark Path to Metal Gear Solid 4
An overview of how the series has evolved from the start (Originally published January 25, 2009)

Kojima vs MGS4
You probably didn’t realize how much he hated making the game. Now you will  (Originally published February 11, 2009)

MGS4: Sold Out
A major analysis of how Metal Gear Solid 4 contains the story of a troubled Kojima

Part 1: Pre-Game Fake Television
Part 2: War is Routine
Part 3: Snake Becomes Old
Part 4: Raiden is a Cyborg Ninja
Part 5: Beauty & Beast Unit
Part 6: Liquid Ocelot is Silly
Part 7: Nanomachine Overkill
Part 8: Vamp Becomes Science
Part 9: Product Placement
Part 10: Big Boss Returns
INTERMISSION
Part 11: Shadow Moses is Dead
Part 12: Resistance Gamer Kids

Metal Gear Online vs Team Fortress 2
A balanced comparison between Metal Gear Online and Team Fortress 2

Metal Gear Solid 4 vs Street Fighter IV
Two of the oldest and fondest franchises clash. Which carries the torch better?

Beauty, Beast and MGS4
Why the heck did Kojima choose the old story of Beauty and the Beast as a theme in MGS4? (Originally published June 20, 2010)

SCARAB: The Hated Mascot
Learn more about the iconic mascot of MGS4, and how it sucks (Originally published November 21, 2010)

4 Ways Peace Walker Ripped Off My Fan Fiction
I’m just kidding, okay?

Cinderella on an Acid Trip: Peace Walking in Glass Slippers
Can Peace Walker become better than Metal Gear AC!D?

The Full Peace Walker Demo Review
Will it be worthy of the “MGS5” title?

Go In Peace, My Friend
New speculation, the meaning of the product placement, and more pre-release examination

Peace Walker Official Review
A straightforward look at how good the full game really is

Peace Walker’s Allegory
Kojima continues to tell his story through the life of his characters

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

The Rising Wish List
This is what I want from the game

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OTHER ARTICLES:

5 Reasons Why Brink Will Suck But Few Will Admit It
The upcoming FPS “genre-defying” game will disappoint

The Ninja As A Deus Ex Machina Phenomena
Mad Jackyl provides commentary on the plot device function of the recurring “ninja” character in the series

 


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