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Here’s 14 Massive/Pretty/Baffling Minutes of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

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When Hideo Kojima releases a Metal Gear Solid preview, he does not fuck around; here’s a 14-minute clip of the recently announced Ground Zeroes, including a lengthy cinematic which seemlessly transitions into a bit of gameplay. A few thoughts: 1) This game is pretty. 2) The game field is massive. 3) The gameplay still looks exactly like every other MGS game, although this is way too small a sample to truly know for sure. 4) I don’t know how I feel about the ability to call a helicopter whenever you want. Apparently you have to travel to different countries and such — I like that — but it just seems weird to be able to get a helicopter ride when you’re ostensibly in the middle of infiltrating an enemy camp. 5) Did that kid have a cellphone hack in his chest? Weird.

Last but not least: Kojima says this is a prologue to MGS5, and it’s clearly starring an older Big Boss in his early Foxhound days. This is total speculation on my part, and there’s no evidence that I might be right, but if this is a prologue… might MGS5 be a remake of the original Metal Gear? Not MGS, but the first Metal Gear for the NES? It’s possible, but not very plausible. But how awesome would that be? (Via Geeks of Doom)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.