Show #219: Giant, And Shaman

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This episode also known as: TAYNAKA IS FIRED?

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Hand Gestured: You Have Just Been It.

  • The machinations behind why Ocelot having Liquid Snake’s hand grafted onto his results in Liquid possessing his body has nothing to do with “genes really DO determine your fate” (which as you noted would indeed go against the message of MGS) and everything to do with the fact that it’s specifically Revolver Ocelot, as detailed in Snake Eater.

    I’m only a few screens into MGS4 as I’m still getting used to how the controls are completely different from part 3, which were themselves much different from part 2, which were pretty changed from part 1 (Twin Snakes aside). I wouldn’t say it’s more of the same as the previous MGS titles, even though you do much of the same stuff. So far I like it, but I’ve barely started and I’m going to have to avoid games discussion on the Internet until after I beat it due to rampant spoilers.

    Anytime anyone starts seriously ruminating about “but is this truly ART? I mean, is it REALLY?” I just tune out. It’s completely academic and doesn’t matter to anyone except lunatics who write dissertations to Roger Ebert about Ico or Shadow of the Colossus.

  • Dave

    So the only way I could understand why having a hand grafted to you causes you to become psychically possessed is to play a game that came out three years later?

    GG Kojima. YOU’RE THE MAN NOW, DOG.

    Also, aren’t you the motherfucker who says the Macross missile trails are proof of god’s existence or some shit? Your podcast is all like “BLAH BLAH BLAH ART. TENTACLES. BUTT RAPE. BLAH BLAH BLAH.”

  • There’s a difference between talking about how something looks and talking about whether or not something is culturally high brow enough for some arbitrary invisible goal post.

    The objection to the fact that MGS3 explains MGS2 is reasonable enough, but at the same time that’s exactly what prequels are by their very definition: a later work that explains or clarifies matters about a previously existing one.

  • There’s a chart online somewhere that tells you when you’re going to get your stimulus check. It’s all by the last couple numbers of your SSN, and when you filed your return.

  • wintersnowcloud

    That guy in Pumpkin Scissors could take out a tank with a hand gun.