I found this interesting. Fans of Metal Gear Solid 2 know that the game comments on the permanence of digital information, portraying traditional culture as fragile and transient, and digital culture as a swelling “flood” of eternally accessible garbage. Physical records conform to the idea of evolution and natural selection, he suggests. But yesterday, respected technology prophet and bestselling author Nicholas Carr flipped this idea on its head by suggesting that it’s actually old, physical culture that remains accessible, and digital information that becomes swept away in a stream of technological change…
Why the hell are people writing articles about this now? Shouldn’t you be too busy kissing Call of Duty’s ass? Seriously. Since when do you care about the deeper themes of MGS2? Go back to sticking your head in the sand like an ostrich, this is my turf!
Here I am, right in the middle of making the definitive Metal Gear Solid 2 analysis, and guys like this have to come along and try to steal my thunder. Thankfully, they barely scratch the surface, and I don’t need to prove that I wrote about this shit years before they did. I’m a hipster like that.
Anyway, I suggest you read the whole thing. It’s kind of neat, but doesn’t nearly do the game justice still.
Yes! The new idea I hinted at before was an EPIC FULL VIDEO REVIEW of the HD Collection (or at least MGS2 & 3) written and narrated by YOURS TRULY. Let the above teaser video whet your appetite for the yet-to-actually-begin-production masterpiece that I will unleash! Now, for some answers to your possible questions: Continue reading
Ravi Singh, our friend and ally at The Snake Soup, has revealed a preview of some kind of steamy New York City street documentary he’s making?
Oh wait, acccording to the site:
Ten years ago today, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty was released in North America. For those of you who don’t know, while I thought Metal Gear Solid was cool, it was not until Sons of Liberty that I actually became a fan of the series. Without Sons of Liberty, there probably would not have been The Snake Soup.
With that said I planned on releasing a video I’ve been slowly working on titled The Reality of Metal Gear Solid 2 today but it’s not finished. It should be finished by the 29th which is the 10th anniversary of Sons of Liberty in Japan. So that’s not too bad, right?
The 29th? Isn’t that… very soon? Well! I guess we’ll keep our eyes open for that!
When Hideo Kojima looks back at MGS2, what is his favorite part? Could it be the introduction of Raiden? Or perhaps the craziness of the Arsenal Gear section? What about the speech at the end about starting over and creating a new identity?
Well according to his Twitter feed, it’s the part where Raiden and Rose talk about King Kong:
My favourite scene from MGS2 is where RAIDEN meets Rose. When she was asked “Which building did the King Kong climb?” by the sightseeing ladies, she pointed at the world trade centre which is the new building by the direector John Guillermin. The ladies denied it. Then, the movie-buff: RAIDEN came in to showed the old empire state building.
Huh, who would have guessed?