A ton of new information on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, may contain slight spoilers

In their latest issues, both the Official Xbox Magazine and the Official PlayStation Magazine talk about their experiences playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain during May’s Preview Event. Here is a summary of all the new information, most of it gameplay related. Some of it may be considered a spoiler to some, so proceed at your own risk. Otherwise, you may want to skip the first part about the opening sequence, starting right after the image below. There are no ‘real’ spoilers though, so enjoy!

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The Hospital Scene (Prologue)

  • OPM absolutely adores the opening sequence
  • The coma is a result of Paz’ bomb
  • The hospital is indeed on Cyprus
  • Snake has 108 foreign bodies in his body, including bone and teeth. Too risky to remove shrapnel close to his brain and heart. Blows to the head can cause him to hallucinate
  • The hospital scene lasts for about half an hour according to OXM, about an hour according to OPM, and contains interactive cutscenes, thriller and Japanese horror elements
  • OPM: “Kojima‘s direction and unflinching commitment to challenging expectations and conventions make it the most tense experience ever hosted on PlayStation.”

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Open World, Buddies & Gameplay

  • There are key missions that must be completed, followed by side missions. Completing enough of them will unlock the next key mission. But there are also important side-ops that ‘spring a surprise story when you least expect it’
  • Northern Kabul and the Angola-Zairo border seem to be areas in the game. Mother Base is ‘near the Seychelles’
  • There are around 14 major bases in Afghanistan and over a dozen smaller outposts
  • Missions start at the Air Command Centre, where you can select your buddies
  • The horse is referred to as D-Horse, the dog as D-Dog, and the bipedal mech as D-Walker. Those three and Quiet seem to be your four buddies to choose from
  • You can call the horse while sprinting and it’ll run by your side, allowing you to climb on without losing speed
  • OPM says the horse cannot die, despite earlier reports saying it could, so maybe that has changed since then
  • The dog can sniff out guards and herbs, sit and bark or attack. You can also give him clothes, as implied by the recently revealed action figure. If you don’t rescue him as a puppy you’ll never unlock him
  • The D-Walker (aka Walker Gear) can fold its legs and roll on a pair of wheels. You can shoot guards while inside, and it can also carry people (captured soldiers probably)
  • Enemies will have their own Walker Gears which you’ll be able to hijack
  • First mission is to rescue Kaz from the town of Da Ghwandai Khar, requiring intel obtained in the village of Da Wialo Kallai
  • You can slalom off a slope inside a cardboard box
  • Small animals are carried in Snake’s pockets instead of fultonned back to Mother Base
  • It seems like you can play as the regular soldier characters as well (those you’ve recruited)
  • Near photorealism and gorgeous skies
  • The enemies referred to in the trailer as ‘Those Who Don’t Exist’ seem to be part of the so called ‘Parasite Unit’. They travel in sandstorms, can jump over canyons, turn into smoke and run at high speeds
  • If you call in air support you’ll lose your potential S-rank. However, you can also use the helicopter to distract enemy patrols
  • The Chicken Hat allows Big Boss to be spotted up to three times before going into alert phase
  • The extraction chopper is called Peqoud, a reference to Moby Dick, of which there are many more
  • You can find boomboxes that will give you new cassette tapes containing 80s classics and other types of music, featuring artists like Billy Idol, David Bowie and Richard Wagner
  • One mission has you scale a dam while you search for a Mujahideen hideout
  • You can hear radio chatter talking about Quiet and her ‘bloody trail’
  • Rescuing her makes for ‘a classic scene’
  • Reinforcements don’t just appear out of nowhere when alert is raised, they have to travel from nearby bases. This means you can anticipate and lay out traps
  • Among the Side Ops are objectives like hunting a legendary bear or capturing former base members gone mad in the wilderness
  • There are no more long cutscenes, but you can listen to hours of interviews and briefings on your iDroid
  • Reloading a checkpoint keeps enemies marked
  • When Big Boss receives a crate with a new item from Mother Base, his animation has him ‘hungrily dive in’
  • Big Boss can deploy an inflatable doll of himself (replacing the Lisa doll?)
  • You can let yourself be carried around to outposts inside cardboard boxes, like in previous Metal Gear games
  • Each mission has multiple side objectives that are revealed once the mission ends
  • When you steal enemy goods (vehicles, mortars, etc), they will not return, so you cannot grind at the same place
  • If you try to lift stuff that’s too heavy for your current Fulton, it’ll come crashing down, alerting guards
  • You can destroy satellite dishes to gain new landing zones and the ability to call in air support

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Mother Base

  • Much like in Peace Walker, every recruitable soldier has a set of skills and grades. There are negative skills as well, such as ‘troublemaker’ and ‘boaster’
  • Mother Base has a Support Unit, a Combat Unit, an R&D Unit, and an Intel Unit
  • The Mother Base Invasion is compared to Dark Souls. You can choose to activate this mode or not
  • Quiet’s presence lowers morale. Morale also decreases if Big Boss is absent for too long
  • OPM states you cannot explore Mother Base’s interior, but they only had a fraction complete

Metal Gear Online

  • Three classes will be available at launch
  • Some old modes will return

Character Quotes

“Good news is you’re in the land of the living. The bad news is the whole world wants you dead.” – Ishmael

“You will fight like a real soldier fights. You will forget what Hollywood taught you.” – Ocelot

“Heaven’s not my kind of place anyway.” – Big Boss

Source: OXM, OPM, Metal-Gear.net (1,2)

  • David Hung

    This is very useful,I’ll take it.

  • Ravenous

    “The horse is referred to as D-Horse, the dog as D-Dog, and the bipedal mach as D-Walker. Those three and Quiet seem to be your four buddies to choose from” mech would correct, no? 😉
    other than that, awsome 🙂

    • Corrected, thanks!

  • Venom_Snake_BB

    HMMM TASTY ! (GREAT HYPE RECOVERY)

  • gerber

    This really made me feel how close the release is. My hype went nuclear today

    • WhatTheJuicay

      you could make a poem with those words.. “My hype went nuclear today”.

  • Cobra

    “Blows to the head can cause him to hallucinate”

    This excites me, since I was really hoping flaming Volgin ghost hallucination thing would be something that’d be used for more than just the hospital escape and the chase. Potentially being something that intermittently plays into the field ala Nemesis could be really cool.

    Thanks for hammering all this out, Nyx!

    • WhatTheJuicay

      Wasn’t it sort of the same in MGS4? hmm.. Wonder if these hallucinations are playable and/or replaces enemies and objects with things of the past. Really wonder how it effects combat to be hallucinating in the middle of it.

  • LiquidCampbell

    Awesome news!
    Cant wait for Release…but for me…09/15…T_T
    PC/STEAM Version

  • Nemis94

    “Snake has 108 foreign bodies in his body, including bone and teeth. Too risky to remove shrapnel close to his brain and heart.” Does this mean he was transplanted various organs?

    • Mr.Pony

      I would say it is the opposite, if the organs were damaged by the shrapnel they would have to transplant them, it just seems that the shrapnel is near those said organs making difficult to take them out without any risks related with organ failure or needing to actually transplant.

    • Javier

      I think there are all bones. Little bones all over.

  • Bożydar Mazur

    “There are no more long cutscenes, but you can listen to hours of interviews and briefings on your iDroid”
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. MGS without long cutscenes is no mgs ;_;

    • Javier

      No long cutscenes and no classic codec and no health bar and no wall knock (fixed in tpp, no gz).

      • Bożydar Mazur

        Codec died in Peace Walker. I can live without health bar, not planning to take a lot of hits anyway, but from the other hand i hate autolife regen.

        • WhatTheJuicay

          I’d sacrifice health bar if the screen didn’t get all weird and burny , shadowing your view while in combat. Good that there’s no clutter on screen though when things are calm

      • No Place For Hayter

        While I hate some of these changes, at least they were all replaced by some other mechanic, unlike the guard radios, which have simply disappeared, and now all the guards and the whole base are psychically linked together like its a stealth game that has no idea what its doing, I mean come on this is MGS not some game that half asses some half backed stealth option in. The removal of the radio and the removal of having guards actual have to alert the base before alert mode is not only a step backwards but it practically makes reflex mode essential if you want to be even slightly careless.

        • Javier

          yeah, the soldiers should have a radio like in previous games. there are things like this that made me not be a fox engine fan. It also has killed Pes, it was a very good soccer game with the previous engine and now its a disaster impossible to play with.

          • No Place For Hayter

            While I would partially blame all that on switching engines and so they have to remake the basic structure of the game itself I wouldn’t blame the engine itself in anyway, I’m a huge FOX engine fan but I’m not a fan of the radio mechanic not being brought back, which has to do with the people using the engine and not the engine itself. As far as PES goes it is possible that the engine simply can’t make the game structure necessary for PES, and in this case it would be the engines fault and the people who used it better learn either how to use and upgrade the engine as they need or they need to learn to not use that engine for that specific kind of game.

          • Dr. Miles Manners

            The Fox Engine has nothing to do with a gameplay mechanic rather than the devs just not implementing it (even when it’s been revealed already by some testers that the radio’s back on TPP).

        • Alberto Sánchez

          Unless you are a pro at sneaking.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Which I am, it has little to due with difficulty but primarily has to do with it simply being a dumb pain in the ass when the problem has already been solved in past MGS games. I also try to include more people in my comment outside the “so great only my experience applies to what is good and bad game ideas/mechanics”. What every player experiences in important to the game design.

        • Bożydar Mazur

          Well, I played ground zeroes on PC first and now it was free on PS4 (and keep in mind i am a shitty player when it comes to consoles other than NES) and I got an S rank withotu alarming anybody on my first playthrough. Its not that hard.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah, I play without reflex, and it is funny when you see and shoot a guy around a corner faster than reflex mode can activate, lol. But is isn’t about hard or easy don’t confuse that, it is about practical, smart, realistic, and fun game design, and removing the radio goes against all of these, while it isn’t “hard” is is really annoying to get spotted and shoot a guy before he can even do anything but the base goes into alert mode anyway, it really breaks immersion and ruins any fun you were having and will be pointed out by anyone as dumb when it happens to them.

        • Dr. Miles Manners

          The guards now have to radio back-up according to a bunch of testers. Look it up.

          • No Place For Hayter

            Yeah that’s for other bases, though, the entire base itself will light up though if one guy sees you.

  • CR7HarisSnake

    “The Mother Base Invasion is compared to Dark Souls. You can choose to activate this mode or not.”

    Hype level just went: “I NEED SCISSORS! 61!”

  • Javier

    This is the most important feature.

    • TorpeAlex

      Is that a… dog tag?
      OHHHHHHH

      • Dr. Miles Manners

        Seems like a rabbit to me. Your joke crumbles!

  • Solidus Türk

    i hope we have more locations like cyprus, cuba.

    • Venom_Snake_BB

      İnş

    • FOX

      GZ Küba’da geçiyordu zaten 🙂

      • Solidus Türk

        Evet büyük map olarak olsa daha güzel olur. ^^

        • Venom_Snake_BB

          Bug’la dışına çıkılıyordu. Camp Omega ya da geri dönecekmişiz TPP’de, “belki” dışarısı da olur open world olarak.

          • Solidus Türk

            Aynen bende öyle düsünüyorum insallah olur.

  • Aftershok

    “If you call in air support you’ll lose your A-rank. However, you can also use the helicopter to distract enemy patrols.”

    I think this may have been misunderstood – according to the wording in the article, use of the chopper for attack precludes your receiving an S-rank. Basically your rank is limited to an A or below.

    Good wrap up of most of the new information.

    • It’s been corrected, thanks. Couldn’t find that part in the text anymore though.

  • ‘Parasite Unit’ sounds so good.

    I’m reading those quotes like…

    http://media.giphy.com/media/NVbfxExyozams/giphy.gif

    • Hideo

      >They travel in sandstorms, can jump over canyons, turn into smoke and run at high speeds

      Sounds like Quiet, huh?
      Looks like she was one of them.

      • Well spotted, yes. 🙂

      • Shalashaska

        or was going to be. Quiet is still human… just roided up. Where as these guys seem to be more like monsters.

      • Bigbossmsf1974

        Hhhhhhhmmmmm……you have good point there Hideo, this never cross my mind.

      • Vegas

        Quiet is probably Frank Jeager as much as the Parasite Units are the nanomachines soldiers. I think she is the prototype for a much bigger scale of supersoldiers.

    • Bigbossmsf1974

      HA

  • Alberto Sánchez

    I guess the topic about the 108 bodies is some kind of spoiler…

  • Toni Ymeri

    There’s a Diamong Dog logo on that jeep. We can customize even ground vehicles, not only choppers.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      Peace Walker also had that. You just couldn’t use them on missions.

  • Gatsu

    Awesome info, thx Nyx :). I hope there’s still much cutscenes in TPP even though it’s said there isn’t. Like those trailer scenes etc. But it’s a huge game so maybe we don’t encounter them so frequently like in previous games. It is similar with many open world games, those who have played Witchers or GTA + others, you won’t see cutscenes all the time :D.

    Anyway, they didn’t play through the whole game right? So they haven’t seen it all.

    If some don’t like the new approach in the end, well it’s all thanks to the people who were bitching about the amount of MGS4 cutscenes. Have faith in Kojima brothers ^_^.

    • Exactly. But the game will be good in its own right, even if it differs from past installments.

      • Gatsu

        I know it will be a masterpiece, the best MGS :). I’m not worried at all!

        • Well the info about the cutscenes may be a little bit worrisome, but we’re just going to have to take the game for what it is. 🙂

          • Gatsu

            True ^_^, we’ll see after 87 days!

            Kojima: “I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date.”

            I trust our god that he will make it greatest ;).

  • Ryan Yoder

    It’d be so cool if there was a website where you could scan your face and have one of the recruits be you to play as in the field.

  • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

    These dudes waltz in in SANDSTORMS? Gonna be HELLA hard to capture. Looking forward to this challenge!

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Only 87 days!

    Release date on steam is september 15 right? So that mean the game will also release on ps store and xbox on demand the same day?

    • It will probably release on September 1st on PS4 and XB1, just like the physical version.

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Thanks for answer. What about xbox360 and ps3?

        Probably will have to wait month or two.

        • The release across the four consoles should be September 1st, no matter the distribution method.

  • WhatTheJuicay

    Where’s that middle eastern doctor that helped Tony Stark live when you need him? Although snake would look weird with a glowing metal object on his head.

    • korruption

      Especially in a stealth game, having that in a busy enemy base would be like drawing attention to yourself in the Tanker holds in MGS2… ‘!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

  • More than coma from Paz’s bomb, i would say it’s more due the helicopter accident.
    C4 doesn’t take you into a coma (it blows you up), an accident, yes.

    • Yes, but it’s still a result of the bomb, even if it’s not directly caused by it. Just to make clear that there isn’t anything between the ending of GZ and the coma, as some have speculated earlier.

      • Thanks, mate 🙂

      • Javier

        what could happen with the scene of the first mgsV trailer? With snake in the helicopter.

        • What do you mean? The question people have is how did Snake end up from the crash scene over the ocean near the Cuban border in a Cyprus hospital if he was unconscious immediately after the crash? That’s why some thought there could have been something between the ending of GZ and the hospital scene.

          • Shisen
          • Oh, right. Maybe they just scrapped that scene.

          • Gatsu

            Oh no, NO they couldnt have done that :O! I have been looking forward to it for 2 years ;( …its so beautiful moment.

            It has to happen, I dont think the chopper crash right away. Or they fall into water, no way to get to hospital maybe then. But maybe the game starts at the hospital table and later we get a flashback to that scene?

            I have expected it to be the start of TPP, even if the previews only talk about the hospital sequence. What they say is kinda confusing, BB wasnt exactly unconscious/in coma after the bomb and then the GZ ends, just what the hell happen after D:

            I want to believe we see it ;O …

          • Javier

            Im talking about the scene in the not your kind of people trailer where snake is in helicopter with gz suit, two hands and sad face.

          • Javier

            this

  • WhatTheJuicay

    “You can find boomboxes that will give you new cassette tapes containing 80s classics and other types of music, featuring artists like Billy Idol, David Bowie and Richard Wagner”

    Boomboxes eh? Ok I definitely wanna hear some Public Enemy #1. I’ll play it while riding around in my tank or hummer.. 3 kings/Jarhead style

    • decoyF0XX

      Haha that would be so bad ass!!! Even Kaz saying, “fuck it, i got one hand but I still got two ballss!!” *machine gun rounds firing* XD

      • WhatTheJuicay

        Lol hell yea

    • Darby Crash

      I hope to hear some Slayer’s early stuff.
      Like this:https://youtu.be/8BhDuHRKuyE
      Can you imagine attacking outposts from your chopper with ya mates screamin’ “EVIL!” in the background? That would be epic.

  • Golgari

    I want this game so much. I’m really interested in this new Kojima’s direction with the game. Spec Ops Operations… I’m so happy.

    Sad.. that he won’t make something like this again. Stupid Konami.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      Spec Ops Operations? Special Operations Operations?!

  • Kawaii Monster

    Can’t wait to use my captured soldiers, one thing I liked about PO and PW the role play factor for this is 10 fold

  • They said no more 20-minute cutscenes, so this probably means cutscenes are maybe just a couple of minutes long. Of course they’ve only played the first part of the game though.

  • WhatTheJuicay

    I don’t like that MGO runs on a class system, much like every other multi-player game. I prefer the freedom to look and play how I want with the weapons and skills I choose.

  • Golgari

    Listen to this info. EVEN more exciting stuff. Kaz and Ocelot will walk with BIG BOSS together in Motherbase. Holy …

    • Shalashaska

      DUUUUUDDEEE.. wow! The fact that kaz and ocelot will walk with you in Mother base? AWWEESSSSSOMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! FREAKKIINGGGG AWESOMEEE! I FEEL LIKE

      https://38.media.tumblr.com/188abed6b66fe4c0e6900e01e4622ec8/tumblr_n0ejbi1mvx1tohycao1_400.gif

      • korruption

        Good to have their company, then if you wanna be alone (specifically without Kaz since he never shuts the fuck up), you can tell them Quiet is showering and to keep an eye on her. =D

        • Shalashaska

          You know.. considering how GZ went and how the story is lining up.. I would actually like to see how Quiet is in Motherbase. Haha.. Peeping tom for one 😀
          And secondly Im intrigued as to WHY the morale falls if she is in Mother Base.. I want to see her interactions .. would be good 😀

      • JoJo

        I’m currently listening to Here’s To You while doing some work and this .gif synched up perfectly to it.

    • Tong Ninja

      even when he is showering? haha
      Big Boss taking a shower while Kaz/Ocelot bicker about how the Mother Base should be decorated. Could be some funny dialogue!

      • Shalashaska

        buhaha maybe there is some Mass effect type of romance .. hahaha
        “Boss, tell Kaz you chose me, Im an ocelot and we hunt alone ;)”

        • Fancymole

          Sounds more like the stereotypical love triangle.
          Tomadachi Gear Solid.

    • Gatsu

      So super amazing, Im gonna just chill in MB with them every time I go there. 🙂

    • Kawaii Monster

      Really just reconfirmed everything said in the magazine scans 😀 can’t wait only 3 months (T~T)

    • decoyF0XX

      One thing I think they should really add to TPP is a different walk animation for Big Boss when he’s in MB, like a proud swagger or something like that, just to his show how much of a badass he is. If/when an enemy invades, then he can switch back to the regular sneaking animations.

      • quintimnia

        yeah you’re right. kaz and ocelot walks with you, and you’re walking like you’re about the shoot someone. thats ridiculous. lol. you’re right.

        • decoyF0XX

          The motherbase gameplay they showed us back then felt awkward really. Snake should be walking like he did in the “Quiet but not silent” trailer.

          • quintimnia

            its just gotta be like gta v’s moving animation. i hope they implemented it. i dont think its too hard to add. well, we will see. the gameplays we have seen was just an early stage after all.

          • decoyF0XX

            True, they might have thought of it and done so already. I hope.

  • Shalashaska

    Man My hype is tearing through the roof and I LOVE THAT PARASITE UNIT THING.. I WILL LOVE messing with them and running from them xD
    but… “When you steal enemy goods (vehicles, mortars, etc), they will not return, so you cannot grind at the same place”

    hhhmm… wont this like spoil the replayabilty in the long run ? Especially for those who dont want to go online ? I hope they respawn after a long time or something because I dont want to go online once im done getting everything possible offline.. :/

    • Gatsu

      Yeah that parasite unit is going to be insanely good, trying to escape from them when they outrun your D-horse…holy crap o_O. I am also hoping we can visit a lot of the inside areas of MB and maybe we can as they hadnt built it very far. 🙂

      • Shalashaska

        You cannot explore the interior of your Mother Base(maybe)? The closest thing to an indoors area is a small open-air brig. Then again, the players Mother Base was only a fraction complete after two days of building… ….. its from metal-gear-net… man.. im sorta worried about tat now :'(

  • kirtanloorii

    I was already hyped for this game 3 years ago, but somehow this game just keeps getting better.

  • Gatsu

    Btw if anyone wanna add me on PSN, especially for TPP MP/MGO feel free to do so. Name is B1g_Boss88, just wanted to mention this to my fellow brothers before I forget again.

    For PC Steam it’s Gatsu ;)…

    E3 just around the corner, Kojima I can’t wait to see your masterpiece TPP. It will be mindblowing after reading all these :D!

    • ps3 or ps4?

      • Dr. Miles Manners

        It’s the same for both.

        • Ah ofc! PSN account doesn’t change, even if console does. Hah silly me, sorry guys. *facepalm.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      Aren’t you the same “big_boss88” from GameFAQs?

  • Tong Ninja

    Regarding the cutscenes, I think the cutscenes will be segmented for each episode similar to Ground Zeroes mission. So 10-15 minutes for beginning, few minutes for each key point of mission (e.g. rescue Kaz), then 10-15 minutes for ending. Kojima took just over a year to shoot all the motion capture scenes for the cutscenes (2012-2013). Plus we haven’t seen the whole game yet, so maybe its more cutscene heavy towards the middle and end of the game. 🙂

    What’s really interesting is the open world nature of this game. So if 100 people were to play this game, we would expect each person’s playthrough to be different from one another because they would each have their own way of doing it. That’s a good thing, as that’s what an open world games should be. Open ended solutions to a particular problem. 😀

    • WhatTheJuicay

      I hope someone reveals how many hours of cutscenes was captured, how many hours of audio(not counting cutscenes), and how big the script is.

    • Alberto Sánchez

      Yeah. Most open world games just make the enviroment “open”, but the missions are still very linear. That point is what is going to change in The Phantom Pain:

      A vast field where losing ourselfs and infinite paths and ways to complete the missions.

  • Tong Ninja

    I’m guessing that if you rescue D.D./ recruit Quiet, there will be extra episodes for you to play. 😀
    Maybe Date with Quiet, or take D.D. out for a walk. XD
    Hence improving their relationship/bond.

    • Gatsu

      Im gonna marry Quiet.

      • korruption

        Good luck with the “I do” part. XD

        • MichaelPayneV

          “Mhm hum” she will be just like Kenny!

          • I hope she won’t always die just like kenny does. 😀

          • MichaelPayneV

            Snake: Oh my God, they killed Quiet
            Ocelot: YOU BASTARDS!

      • Mini gear

        you and me both brother/ a date mission for quiet would be intresting though, and if i could take dd out for a walk in mother base id just die of joy

      • Shalashaska

        Glad to know I wasnt the only one thinking of it xD

      • ddmaster

        Yeah same here and have DD walk up the aisle after us with a pair of rings in his mouth. Big Boss wedding!!

    • korruption

      I’m going on a date with DD and we’re gonna rattle that cardboard box! XD

      • Gatsu

        Oh yeeeah we need Love Box 😀 !

        • korruption

          All cardboard boxes are love. The world will come to know this.

      • Tong Ninja

        That’s sounds disturbing … XD
        But wouldn’t put it past Kojima to put this feature in the game.

  • mikeyyytexas

    Maybe we’ll get to see a taste of what silent hills was supposed to be like from the opening sequence… J-horror and all…

  • Cipher

    I deeply regretted reading somethings
    the cause of the coma & Motherbase’s location, those are big spoilers !

    • Shalashaska

      Ahh man.. its not that big.. dont worry 🙂

      • Cipher

        to me it is 🙁
        I want everything in the game be a surprise

        • Shalashaska

          Yea i guess i understand.. i sorta regret reading it but then again.. i was dying for something and its hyping me up which is GREAT 😀

        • Understandable, but in that case you should stop reading any kind of info. 😉

        • MichaelPayneV

          Then why did you even clicked the article, doesn’t that contradicts what you just said?

          • Cipher

            I clicked only because it said ” slight spoilers “

          • MichaelPayneV

            If you wanted your experience to be clean, i wouldn’t even click info, but you did, so you actually don’t know what you want!

    • korruption

      I was surprised with the hallucinations caused by blows to the head. So much for integrating head-butting into the CQC. =(

      • MichaelPayneV

        Hey Korrupt, welcome to our community!

        • korruption

          Soon as I saw there was a “KorruptRonin” I knew there would be some confusion. Hate to break it to you, but I’m not him. =]

          • MichaelPayneV

            O.K. now i see is “korruption”

      • Tong Ninja

        Wait, are you KorruptRonin??

        • korruption

          Nope, although it appears we share the same methods of spelling. XD

          • Tong Ninja

            Stop lying! You can’t fool us haha
            Jokes.

    • Ravenous

      No offense or anything, just curious: how is knowing where MB is located a spoiler?
      Considering that Afghanistan and Central Africa have to be reasonably close to MB, being either North or East of Africa doesn’t exactly come as much of a surprise, atleast not to me anyways 🙂
      Would it make a difference if MB was located anywhere else, like The Carribean, Mediterranian, Atlantic or Pacific oceans?

    • You were warned. 😛

    • Zlatan

      really? were the coma came from was actually clear and motherbase’s location doesn’t really matter since it’s not too relevant to the story.

      • Cipher

        no it’s not clear.
        in the TGS trailer he appeared in one of MSF choppers alone, with blood in his face
        which suggested he survived the explosion, or so I thought !

        the point is these are story related info, I rather not know
        I am spoiler-phobic in a way 🙂

        • Then you’re better off not entering any article that says ‘spoilers’ in any way.

          • Cipher

            yeah

        • Zlatan

          Haven’t you played Ground Zeroes yet?

          • Cipher

            Have you ?!!
            what I said didn’t happen in GZ !

  • Batzi
    • Shalashaska

      Im worried about this : “You cannot explore the interior of your Mother Base(maybe)? The closest thing to an indoors area is a small open-air brig. Then again, the players Mother Base was only a fraction complete after two days of building” 🙁

      • Mr.Pony

        In the article it also said that they found stuff at the top of Mother Base so even we can’t see the inside there might be blueprints to find which is nice, it gives something to do besides walking around. 🙂

    • No, from the article scans. MGN is credited in the source section because that’s where the scans can be found.

      • Batzi

        So you read everything in the OPM scans?

  • glitchbomb

    Are those mags available in the u.s now?

  • glitchbomb

    So…..it’s really looking like my measly week of vacation time I’ve saved up isn’t going to be enough to experience everything!? HAHA. Awesome

  • Shyne Glee

    “…..You will forget what Hollywood taught you.” Decoy Ocopuss as Big Boss, confirmed.

    • stagueda

      Why? Is that a Quote?

      • Shyne Glee

        Yup, Ocelot’s, read the last few lines of the article.

        • Ravenous

          Whaaaaaat? Ocelot telling Big Boss to forget what Hollywood taught him sounds REALLY freakin’ weird…
          Why on earth would Big Boss have had to learn anything from Hollywood regarding military operations, and who is Ocelot to tell BIG BOSS anything other than advice regarding said military operations? O.o

          Surely the greatest living soldier of his time would’nt need to be told that Hollywood never captures the reality of things like some random rookie? XD

          • To be honest we don’t know the context of that quote. He could be talking to a newly recruited soldier, not Big Boss.

          • Ravenous

            Yeah, that’s true, I just imagined Ocelot saying that line as a part of the briefing on their way to the starting point of the first mission in Afghanistan fpr some reason 😛

          • MichaelPayneV

            Like making fun of the old “MGS3” days when they were enemies, when Paramedic and Zero couldn’t stop talking about Hollywood Movies every time you saved the Game!

          • Mr.Pony

            God the talks about Godzilla and the 007, and the vampire thing hahahahah

          • MichaelPayneV

            If we take in consideration the fact that in MGS3 every time you saved the Game you had Paramedic talking A LOT about Movies, and Zero couldn’t stop talking about Hollywood Movies, it makes sense for Ocelot to make fun of the old days when they was enemies, while also breaking the forth wall for the player!

          • Le Guy who drowned quiet

            maybe during tutorial on mb like pw

          • No Place For Hayter

            Well he did lose a lot of memery, etc. Also maybe Ocelot isn’t saying that to Big Boss.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Facepalm: No, that’s just Hideo Kojima once again Breaking the forth wall!

  • Mini gear

    I’m so dang excited for this game 🙂 but worried if I fulton too much enemies won’t have anything cool like mortars to shoot at me

    • Mr.Pony

      Back in Moscow:

      “Dimitri where all soldiers and stuff we send in Afghanistan?”
      “I…We…don’t know comrade president, someone keeps stealing our stuff. We send more stuff but they rob more, they’ve already stolen half of Motherlands military, even our glorious pet, soviet bear”

      • Mini gear

        “diamond bear… a weopan to surpass metal gear.”

        • Mr.Pony

          Don’t forget the eye patch (D-Horse should have one too btw) and the laser gun on his back, can’t stress how badass 80s that would look xD

      • Shalashaska

        hahaha I laughed hard at that.

    • Shalashaska

      THIS. Was worried about this too. Makes the grinding more fun but sorta makes me worried about what happens when youre done stealing everything.
      HAHA THIS game might me better than THIEF of last year’s. My god that game was horrid.
      Big Boss Aka Master Thief.

      • Dr. Miles Manners

        What do you mean this game *might* be better than a really bad, disappointing game?

  • No Place For Hayter

    I just hope that Kojima implemented the “less cut-scenes” properly and didn’t just stick most of the story cheaply behind audio tapes. I want to see and experience the story not hear it. Hoping that all that audio tapes/logs are simply extra goodies and the everything juicy is still given a cut-scene. From what we have seen from the trailers I’m not that worried as it looks to be plenty of cut-scenes when needed for the important bits. Now that I think about it, due to the amount of cut-scenes being less, I’m going to be incredibly hyped every time one starts.

    So much new awesome info 🙂

    • WhatTheJuicay

      Hope we get VHS tapes too. but yea.. I totally agree with you. I hope we are not REQUIRED to get S rank to get some audio tapes, like I think I read.

    • Vegas

      I think most of the cutscenes will come into key moments of the game. Since they played so little they havent seen that much of cutscenes. But this worries me too, Peace Walker had just the right quantity of audio tapes… if there is even relatively more in TPP, i will be a bit disapointed :/

    • Jeff O’Connor

      This is where I stand as well. Everybody is so unabashedly overjoyed by all this and I really want to be but I can’t stop worrying about this cutscene business. Don’t get me wrong, everything else sounds positively golden and I can’t wait. But still… I feel like pressures from the gaming world finally made Kojima reassess his decisions to make these games cutscene-heavy. I feel like all my favorite series have had to do that over the past few years and that’s really unfortunate.

      But hey, so long as all the important stuff is brilliantly choreographed and whatnot I’ll be OK with it. I’ll wish there were plenty of uber-lengthy cutscenes, but I’ll respect the decision. I just… it’s exactly like you said it: I have to hope things that would have previously been given cutscenes aren’t made into cassette tapes instead.

  • kirtanloorii

    I think it’s really cool that we have to option to play as recruited soldiers.

  • WhatTheJuicay

    “When you steal enemy goods (vehicles, mortars, etc), they will not return, so you cannot grind at the same place”

    is this code for–steal all you can in your first playthrough of a mission so you can go back and have an easier play the 2nd or multiple other times it takes to get your S rank?

  • vic boss

    I’m not really worried about cutscenes , cause if you all remember ground zeroes intro , was kinda like a cutscene just that it wasn’t , the only cutscene that I remember from ground zeroes was the ending. All the other were like in game video (not sure of the right term) not really cutscenes cause it changes seamlessly from cutscene to gameplay so if that’s the approach they’re taking. I’m glad for it.

    • WhatTheJuicay

      to comment on the last half of your comment– I used to cherish cut scenes because they were always more pretty than actual gameplay, or real time cutscenes, if you may. In MGSV, its a real fine line between real time and pre rendered cutscenes.. Actually, are there even any pre rendered cut scenes in MGSV? Doubt it since you can mod that stuff on PC. Even the last cut scene was “game video” aka, real time. You could tell because as well on the PC, you could mod the characters. If it was a REAL cutscene, aka Pre-Rendered, then it wouldnt be possible to make Snake appear as Master Miller or Kojima, Chico, etc. I’m quite impressed with that they managed to do with real time cut scenes.

      • No Place For Hayter

        My question is did MGS ever have pre-rendered cut-scenes, I mean MGS has always used in game graphics for the cut-scenes.

        • WhatTheJuicay

          What about the boat scene in the middle of MGS4? I could swear that cutscene was pre-rendered because Snake always goes back to his default self no matter what skin you have equipped.

          • No Place For Hayter

            You are probably right, I could easily see MGS4 having some pre-rendered cut-scenes, it just has that feel.

          • Dr. Miles Manners

            You mean the one at the end of Act 3? Yeah, that was prerendered. The rest, or at least the majority of them are in real time. The only MG game with prerendered cutscenes is Rising: Revengeance.

          • WhatTheJuicay

            ok interesting. Didnt know the majority of them were real time. that’s pretty cool. That was the only scene I could have pinned for being prerendered mainly because of the custom option. Other than that, never really paid attention to the switches.

          • Dr. Miles Manners

            In some cases it makes sense for them to change Snake’s outfit for his default one, like before and after the microwave hallway.

          • WhatTheJuicay

            true true.

      • Shalashaska

        Real time cut scenes. Best Thing in recent gaming history. Perfected in Tpp thanks to the fox engine. The thing looks BRILLIANT and AMAZING.

        Now that I think of it.. wouldnt what mgs 3 had also be considered a real time cut scene… Snake never changes the costume.. its always the one you equipped.. so is that a form of real time cutscene too ?

        • Dr. Miles Manners

          A real-time cutscene happens so that the characters, the scenario and every element is happening in real time and pretty much as you leave them before triggering the cutscene. The game engine inputting algorithms to make them behave in certain ways. You can altered that by having some stuff equiped before it or if you somehow could edit the CPU inputs and see it in action.
          A pre-rendered cutscene is one that was made using similar graphics to the ones in-game, character models, etc. but done on a computer for more freedom to what it’s to be in it. It’s then made into a video format and played in game whenever it’s intended to happen (Like all of Rising’s cutscenes).

    • Javier

      if you change the graphic settings in pc it also affects the ending scene, so it looks like a video file but its really the game graphics. I know it looks better than the intro.

      • MichaelPayneV

        That may be the image filter Hideo was talking!

  • The famous picture as 1080p wallpaper. Enjoy 🙂

    • hunner

      Reminds me of a badass Quentin Tarantino movie

      • MichaelPayneV

        All tough The Best Director for the Solid Snake saga would be Zack Snyder, he is a Perfect at Over the Top Slow Motion Giant SF battles like in Sucker Punch, while the Best Director for Big Boss Saga, the more Grounded part about the War would be David Ayer, just imagine a “Cobra Unit” Movie made by the guy making “Suicide Squad” actually now that i think about it a MGS3 Movie would be a Cobra Unit Movie, with Snake being the Secondary Character to The Boss, having similar Screen Time, just like Fury Road!

        • Random sniper

          i thought people hated sucker punch !

          • MichaelPayneV

            If you don’t watch it till the end, yes, i would hate it as well, but the ending explained everything!

    • MichaelPayneV

      This has to be the Official Cover Art!

  • JDSS1

    I dont see good new mechanics and changes, like there’re no: radio guards(?), codec and health bar, hope that the recovering is slowly, and about the codec, at least there are the tapes, and there will be a lot, but codec is one of the important things of the saga.

  • JDSS1

    Will a trailer (if there is) made by kojima be in the E3? what do you think?

    • hunner

      Most likely a final trailer until the launch trailer. Or maybe mgo gameplay

  • MichaelPayneV

    “You will fight like a real soldier fights. You will forget what Hollywood taught you.”

    Talking about forth wall breaks.

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      that definitely is.coz bb hates james bond and hollywood style fighting.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      I honestly hope they don’t do away with the cool fighting animations. Most notable examples of this are on MGS:TTS after Solid and Liquid’s fight over REX (one of the most sane cutscenes of that game), on MGS3 when Naked Snake deals with the Ocelot unit in the Virtuos Mission (and the various encounters with Volgin and The Boss) and with Ocelot on the MiG, and on MGS4 when Snake enters Paradise Lost and deals with the resistance members up to the altar and obviously the final fight with Liquid Ocelot.
      All of those cooler and better than any Hollywood scene I can think of.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Which is what Ocelot said here, and is basically just Hideo breaking the forth wall!

  • Mini gear

    i hope all missions still have that cool start side ops had in GZ

    • Javier

      the 3 / 10 seconds cutscene?

  • MichaelPayneV

    Guys, back to the E3 2014 Trailer, how many of you have noticed this?
    During the “Crematory” Scene in which Big Boss as Kaz are in the middle of the Screen filmed from behin, Kaz walks out of the picture to the left, and not to the right side of the Screen…

    http://metal-gear.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1Wwre3z.jpg

    …and as some of us know (Movie Buffs) having 1 of the 2 Characters leaving to the left side of the Screen while filmed from behind is a subtle Visual Storytelling tool that is meant to show that the Character leaving out of the picture is going to end badly, while having the character leave to the right side of the screen means that he is going to end well.
    So, what do you guys think about that?

    • Javier

      master miller wont die in tpp

      • MichaelPayneV

        That’s not what i said, i didn’t say “Near Future” just “Future”, so the thing Hideo is trying to tell us here is actually what we already knew in MGS1, that Miller Dies and Liquid will pretend to be him!

        • Zlatan

          aha. and according to your logic why isn’t big boss walking to the left aswell then, as he also dies. what you’re trying to express doesn’t make sense at all.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Becaus Kaz gives up, while Big Boss handles it and stays his ground, that is what it means when he doesn’t leave the picture, that he is the one staying here for now to protect and lead Diamond Dogs!

            Any other questions?

          • Zlatan
          • MichaelPayneV

            I hope you do realize how dumb you look to someone who knows a thing or 2 about the basics of Movie Making and the visual elements of a scene.

            That being said, i forgive you for not doing research now in this case, because you are clearly having fun, and so am i, but for next time, please do some research before you wright something, that’s all, is nothing more annoying then someone acting superior who doesn’t know what he is talking about.

            I really hope you understand what i’m trying to say and and not reply right away, i want you to at least let it sink for a moment, then do some research about the thing you are trying to correct me on, then talk, i don’t want to be enemies because of comment, but i also don’t like when people act like they know what they are talking about, so please, don’t make me consider you “A Rival Living a Lie”, you seem cool…actually let’s just end it here, as long as you won’t reply in a Superior way, i won’t do it either.

            Deal?

          • Dr. Miles Manners

            Arnold: No deal!!

    • Le Guy who drowned quiet

      love this scene for the graphics.

      • MichaelPayneV

        While i love this for the Directing and its Screenplay!

    • Shalashaska

      Well, technically, dont we already know by MG that Kaz and Boss have a Falling out ? I think so.. not too sure about this though

      • MichaelPayneV

        Yes, but what i tried to say here is that Hideo is a much better Director then i thought, that he uses A LOT of Visual Storytelling Tools in his Games, that he also respects the 3 boxes rule, or how is it called, things like that that only a filmmaker would know, the things that make the Metal Gear Cinematography look great.

        Which is why the right Director for a Metal Gear Movie, at least Solid Saga should be a Visionary Director like Hideo, 2 of the best choices in my eyes would Guillermo Del Toro or Zack Snyder, as for the Big Boss Saga, the Games “Filmed” in a Handheld style, someone like David Ayer would be Perfect!

  • MichaelPayneV

    Wow, this sounds really 80’s like “Drive” “The Guest” 80’s!

    • Sovereign SnaKe

      You’ve seen The Guest!? I loved that Film! Same Director who did “You’re Next.” I recommend. 😉

      • MichaelPayneV

        Yes, and i see a great Solid&Liquid Snakes Actor in Dan Stevens, the Lead of the Movie…all tough i think Tom Hardy would be Perfect for Big Boss, Fury Road showed me that!

        • Sovereign SnaKe

          Oh wow! That is actually an excellent casting idea. I never would have placed that. But now that I sit and think about it, it works! I wonder if he’d be up for it? I don’t know if you saw Chappie but seeing Hugh Jackman with that mullet was giving me some serious Big Boss vibes.. Although I agree after, seeing Mad Max Thomas Hardy could easily pull off one of those roles.. maybe even Vulcan Raven? 😉

          • MichaelPayneV

            Heh, imagine MGS1 Staring Tom Hardy and Troy Baker as all the character, including Meryl!

    • Sovereign SnaKe

      ~and p.s. The Guest has an amazing Soundtrack. 😀

      • MichaelPayneV

        I know, “Hourglass”, “The Magician” and “Antonio” are my 3 fave songs from the Movie.

        • Sovereign SnaKe

          All of the above ^ and I also like “SaharA.” 🙂

          • MichaelPayneV

            Could you please link the song? Thanks!

          • Sovereign SnaKe

            ~My pleasure! 🙂

          • MichaelPayneV

            God, Damn, this SCREAAAAAAAAMS Metal Gear!

  • MichaelPayneV

    80’s Music, in that case i won’t forgive Konami and Hideo Kojima is THIS song is not in!

    https://youtu.be/IlOY8eIiH8Y

  • a little something i made for you guys (and for tumblr too)

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Naomi’s voice: “Impressive Sn…Lorenzo!” 🙂 Classic cover!

    • Gatsu

      Incredible 😀 !

    • Bigbossmsf1974

      Dude l love your picture and everything……but……..how am l suppose to get back to 1984………Hm.

    • Agent HUNK

      liar

    • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

      I gotta figure how to put this on a tshirt. So boss. Most tshirt companies will not deal with what they consider *copyrighted materiel*

  • MichaelPayneV

    I do have 1 more thing to say about the E3 Trailer, but this time waaaaay back to 2013!
    Expect a HUGE Backlash from Media and even politicians for being able to Kill Child Soldiers, since this has NEVER been done before in Video Games, thus the “Taboo” aspect of MGSV that may as well be the reason Hideo left Konami!

    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131123112233/metalgear/images/4/4c/MGSV_TTP_child_soldiers.jpg

    HELL, even Hatred doesn’t have Kids for you to kill, and you see how the Media reacted to that, so now imagine if you have to kill just 1 Child Soldier in TPP, that would get the Game AO or even Baned, so get ready for that, be prepared to defend our Game, not for Revenge, but for our Love for Gaming, for our right to free speech, for our Heaven and our Hell. This is Outer Heaven!

    • Shalashaska

      Lol, they have no issue with killing real children for their wars but the minute something shows the brutality of war.. they start a bandwagon of “OMG NO NO NO NO”.. i think its basically because they dont anyone to see how bad it actually is.
      I have no issue with this because, honestly, this game isnt unrealistic or taboo. Its a game that finally dwells into the very fabric of humans and shows the truth that we tend to always look away from. We shy from death in gaming and movies, yet, millions of people are dying every day for greed and war and we stay blind to that. Its because people dont like being told the truth, the dont like seeing the hard evidence of their greed and negligence.

      • Mr.Pony

        Besides its not like something new you see in games, sure its the first time you actually see in “real life” but look at Raiden for example, his back story is exactly the same, even worse because he had to kill a certain number a day in order not to be killed at the end of the day.
        People will say it is only there for shock value but the truth is this really exists, and sugarcoating the subject doesn’t make it go away. In any case if this get to be real brutal it may come as a good thing in order to raise awareness to the subject.

        • MichaelPayneV

          There is one to have a Game telling a story about killing children, and a whole another thing to have you kill child soldiers.

          Why do i think that you can kill them, what did Solid said in MGS1, that there is no difference between killing a Soldier and a Child Soldier, they are still Soldiers and they are a threat to you!

      • MichaelPayneV

        Exactly, just like Jack Nicholson said in a Movie, don’t remember the name, but it was with Tom Cruise and he said “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”

    • WhatTheJuicay

      Lol is it even confirmed we get to kill child soldiers? We really don’t know their role in this game aside from brief cutscene. Killing children has been taboo in any form of media, even horror movies. You’d see it more in horror flicks from the 70s though. And I mean child gore. The visual of death, not the implication.

      The only kids I ever wanted to Kill in games were those brats in Fallout 3.

      • MichaelPayneV

        “Killing children has been taboo in any form of media” which is probably what Hideo was talking about when he said that his Game will cover some Taboo stuff, and that may make him leave the Gaming industry!

        • WhatTheJuicay

          Guess we’ll see…

  • MichaelPayneV

    Well, back to playing Ground Zeroes once again, i guess.

  • Amy

    Am I the only one who is concerned about the time difference in the opening sequence between XBox and PS4? According to OXM it was about half an hour, and an hour according to OPM. I have an xBox…

    • invader_skoodge

      What? MGSV should be played on PS4. LOL jk. I wouldn’t worry too much about it. Maybe they were giving an estimate. But we’ll know June 9th I’m sure they’ll clear up a few of those things.

    • WrongDirectionZ

      Don´t worry about that. I guess the guys from OXM just rushed throug the opening part to explore the open world asap. OPM took more time for this to get the full impact ^^ and iam pretty shure that XBox and PS will have the same content. Anything else would be stupit. That´s why we can play both ps4 exclusive mission and XBox 1 exclusive mission at one console 😀

    • Different people, different play styles. Besides, didn’t everyone play the PS4 version at the preview event?

    • MichaelPayneV

      No no, is not about that, is about how good you are, if you suck and you die a lot, it could take you more then 1 hour, while if you are good, like half an hour or even less if you skip the cutscenes!

    • Amy

      Thank you all for putting my mind at ease 😀 I knew it was silly, but was just scared that I won’t get to enjoy the full beauty of TPP

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    http://attackofthefanboy.com/news/new-details-metal-gear-solid-v-phantom-pain/

    “some animals can later be used in the game”
    what do you think kojima was saying.it is confirmed that vultures can be fultoned.vultures can eat dead bodies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i know this an old article but opm shedded some new information on animals so?

    • Mr.Pony

      It might be like in MGS3 for the small animals, the article says that Big Boss keeps small animals in his pockets, I’m guessing animals like snakes that you can throw at the enemy. For large animals it might be useful to create distractions or confusion in a camp, for example deploying a bear or a wolf in the middle of the camp so he goes after the soldiers and vice-versa

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        Thanks!

      • Le Guy who drowned quiet

        Maybe birds.samuel hubner casado said by hunting,he actually meant capturing birds.

  • Agent HUNK

    I cant wait !!! ive had my collectors edition paid off since day one!!! I wonder if raiden will carry over to the game from ground zeroes ?? i made sure i saved and unlocked every skin from ground zeroes .what will i be unlocking i wonder when i pop in mgs 5 on day one from my ground zero saves ??

  • Agent HUNK

    quiet and i are gonna go on a walk together while she rides d horse and i take d dog for a walk while riding on the d walker !!!

    • korruption

      DD can ride the D. Walker while Quiet rides me. XD

      • Agent HUNK

        touche ! indeed 🙂 but you gotta add while were on top of d horse !

  • Cesare Di Maio

    When i saw “…You don’t have to play as Big Boss” i was YESSSS OMG imagine playing as one of those Splinter Cell look like soldiers, or the Ocelot Unit Soldier ( From Quiet trailer ), or even this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69YihPV1rMc&index=24&list=PL91cubbiQCrj4YmgY2jbD09dzhI_AnUDN

  • Mr. No

    “It seems like you can play as the regular soldier characters as well (those you’ve recruited)”

    This is what I’ve been expecting to hear. Not that I don’t like playiing as Big Boss, but I really liked this from Peace Walker.

  • Leviathan

    Hello Guys,

    am i the only one who wondering about that the MB will only have a Support Unit, a Combat Unit, an R&D Unit, and an Intel Unit? Where is the “building unit” u can see them in the Afrika gameplay…

    (Sorry 4 broken English)

  • Bigbossmsf1974

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuucccck……my hype mode is over looooooooading.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      What’s with all your Naruto pics as of lately?

      • Bigbossmsf1974

        I don’t know!!???………..maybe because I’m lonely or something?????…………can I get hug!!!!!!………COME OOOOOOON YOU KNOW YOU CANT REJECT THIS FACE.

  • PrinceHeir

    Not gonna read everything, but man The Phantom Pain is getting closer and closer 🙂

  • Ilja Y.

    MGSV will probably be the last game I purchase.
    No other game had an emotional impact on me like the MGS franchise. I remember crying at the end of MGS3 and MGS4. Literally no other game ever made me cry.

    I play MGS not because of the gameplay (even though sneaking is fun and a thrill) – but because of the story.

    • Have you tried The Last of Us?

    • MichaelPayneV

      “MGSV will probably be the last game I purchase.”

      How old are you? Just asking.

    • MAG V Supreme

      Respect, MGS series has been inspiring beyond any other game for me also. I like your passion for it. Stay true.

      • MichaelPayneV

        For me is like this.

        Childhood is when you are a Metal Gear Fan
        Adulthood is when you are a Hideo Kojima Fan

        • MAG V Supreme

          I mean why you even Questioning childhood vs Adulthood when we speaking video games. Its all in fun and “Games” Adults arent afraid to express themselves even when someone else tries to oppress them. Im 33 and if it wasnt for MGS series aka Kojima I wouldnt be playing videos games still. His art/Work in games keeps the kid in me alive. So yes the MGS series Is a game changer for some of us. aint that right @iljay:disqus

          • MichaelPayneV

            I tried to make a point, that he creator is more important then the franchise itself, and in this case Hideo is better than Metal Gear, and i’m looking forward to what he does Next, that now that he has learned A LOT over the ears, that whatever he does Next is a guarantee going to be better than Metal Gear, that’s what i tried to say!

          • MAG V Supreme

            Anyone who loves MGS understands MGS is Kojima. His humor, his fantasies for them model women, His artistic views for politics and life all project themselves through all of MGS. So in other words if anyone says MGS they are saying Kojima and when you say Kojima you are saying MGS. But with this possible departure that I dont think will happen in December when kojimas contract ends. If it does it will be hard to play any other mgs game if he is not involved. Konami already said they starting a new mgs game. So its tough to swallow and we will follow kojima to the end but MGS series has a place in our hearts.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Nope, that’s not what i tried to say, what i’m trying to say is that MGS is not Kojima, is a Part of Kojima, and that Kojima is not just MGS, he is more than that, he could do greater things than MGS, take Silent Hills for example, that could have been better than TPP

            TL;DR: What i’m saying is that the man behind the Art is more important then the art itself, because the Art is already as good as it can be, when the Creator always has room for improvement, can always do something better than his current Best work, do you feel me?

          • MAG V Supreme

            I feel you but most of us grew up with mgs and it made it through our life as a inspirational way to live and think. Kojimas imprint is embedded in that art but it transcends to our lifestyles and mentalities. So in reality no silent hill would never be anything close to mgs. Yes as a writer myself id love to see what more creative things kojima can do. Like a movie or two but mgs is apart of me. That is a deeper sentence than it is written or read. Besides the bible and my mother, mgs was a huge influence in my life so do i separate kojima from mgs cause its just his art? No because it is a form of life and even a culture in itself. Those that know me, see alot of mgs themes, concepts and messages in my daily flow. So thou as a writer i agree with you kojima has alot of possible new things to conquer and be greater in, as a human i disagree and think kojima has an unbelievable responsibility to give mgs fans more each installment. Selfish me to want to be moved like no movie or book can do right? Well this my life kojimas art is kojima and vice versa. Which influence me in many ways.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Well i guess i don’t feel exactly that way, since i made contact with MGS when i was 12 years old, old enough to copperhead MGS3 as a whole, not just as a Game, but after finishing, looking to see who wrote, who Directed it, what has this guy done, so yeah, i didn’t grew up with MGS, i mature with MGS, but grew up as any 90’s kid with Batman The Animated Series, and as for Games, Super Mario and Contra, and actually the first MG Game, but i was way to your to play it!

            Yeah, i guess i’m just old (heh, just 20 years old) and i shouldn’t judge the way you think. Anyway, nice talking!

          • MAG V Supreme

            No hard feelings buddy I like being able to open minds and expand some thoughts bigger than ourselves. we only as good as the people around us. Its all for fun and life is about being happy. Was only defending someone and hoping you look at it from both angles. there is no right or wrong. Some games, movies, books, people, and so on that effect us, sometimes not feeling the same as someone else doesnt make it right or wrong just a matter of opinion. When someone speaks about crying, no one should be insensitive. Even if you feel differently, especially in a community site. we are all here for the love of the game. Respect to you for keeping it cool. Hope you are on ps4 so I can Head shot you in MGO. LMAO Lets see who gonna cry than..

          • MichaelPayneV

            Well i’m not on PS4, but on PC, so unless MGO3 has Cross-play between PC and PS4, you can find me on PC!

          • MAG V Supreme

            I will find you and I will head shot you. PC or not. No cross play.

          • MichaelPayneV
  • MichaelPayneV

    Yeah, this is one of the things Chris Stuckman talks in his Video titled “The Problem with Action Movies Today” and one of the observation if bad the Editing is done in fist fights.
    Worth watching if hate new action Movies (Except Mad Max Fury Road, which is 100% old School Action)

    https://youtu.be/eac0lXfMs9c

    • Tong Ninja

      Brilliant. Hope Kojima avoids these sorts of problems as well.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Yeah, another example is how people even on here confuse MGSV Handheld Camera work with Shaky Cam, like i see people complaining about the crematory scene, that the camera is shaking, when it zooms on Snake and Kaz, so they call it shaky cam, but no, that is just the unpredictability of Handheld Camerawork, and Snake and MGSV so far is just like Chris Stuckmann said about “The Collateral” are unpredictable, Snake’s behavior in MGSV is unpredictable, and this is further enhanced by the Camerawork, which is what makes Hideo a Mastermind!

        To be honest, i have never had any of these problems in any Hideo Video Game, he has never done any of these mistakes, which is why i have more respect for Hideo as a Film Maker then for Metal Gear as a Franchise!

        • Tong Ninja

          100% agree with you buddy! 🙂
          The fact that the cutscenes are all one camera shot (with hidden cuts) makes it more impressive. Motion capture actors for this game probably require a lot of patience and practise to perfect some of these scenes. Hence why it took about a year for them to finish the motion capture.

        • Dr. Miles Manners

          Hideo Games?
          Video Kojima?!

          • MichaelPayneV

            LOL!

  • MAG V Supreme

    I have endless amount of info to share concerning all this here plus whats to come tuesday. I think i will be free Monday to unleash all of it. Exciting times.

  • MAG V Supreme

    Before I start I would Like to say Kojima Is a genius and I
    respect his work enough to not get caught up in any of my theories. I expect
    him to create a master piece for MGSV. With that said my theories are for
    discussions and to feed my creative writing skills. Feel free to add to all my
    theories.

    Today I wanted to give everyone a mind opening form for the
    story of mgsv to fold with. We know snake gets injured and hallucinates. Seeing
    people from the past Volgin and people from the future Psycho mantis. The fire
    the forms the whale and a union corn horse. We know he uses a weird phantom
    cigar to fast toward time. There is tons of things that are very bizarre and
    out of place yet fit perfect for tons of theories on why all this is used to
    display to the players.

    I see these things as prep for the players (us) to be setup
    for a future reveal that will blow our minds from what we all expect. By now we
    heard almost every single theory but I am here to reveal and truly endless and
    great theory that can open the MGS world up for all fans. I was going to make a
    video to show all my evidence but Im not so deep into editing so bare with me
    and search for all my resources if you really want to be convinced.

    First and foremost get your Legacy Collection out and start
    up the MGS2 game, enter snake tales and start mission EXTERAL GAZER. I dont
    want to have to explain in full detail but snake has to take pictures of a
    giant solider in the water, Olga pops up and explains how she came from another
    universe to kill the giant. It goes on explaining how parallel universes exist
    and cross paths often. Not just in VR but in the Real world, or so it seems
    like the real world.

    Jumping forward in to MGS2 story and how Kojima displayed
    tons of is this real for players to question what is real in the game? adding a
    triple threat of telling players that Raiden is snake and you are snake so play
    as snake but you are raiden so dont be confused…. lmao In other words mgs2
    served as a reminded that its just a game and nothing is real but yourself
    holding the control. btw I hated part 2 because i wanted to play as snake but
    years later learn to appreciate kojima’s artistic statement for players to not
    be obsess with certain things. AKA get over all these theories like you own
    something tangible.

    Ok lets not fade away from where I am going, We got EXTERNAL
    GAZER explaining that parallel universes exist and people invade other peoples
    universe. Add the whole mgs2 theme
    telling us to question whats real and who is what. It all brings us to more
    questions and a great form to develop in MGSV TPP.

    Lets put it all into play for MGSV, Snake has a horn and
    tons of other things that are stuck in his head and heart yet in mgs4 he has none
    of these scars? Pretty much died twice in the original MG 1 & 2. Burnt to
    death in MG2 yet looks fresh and new in MGS4.
    This lends to the questions of how is this possible? And how could Big
    Boss turn so evil during the 80’s and 90’s. Also remember in MGS4 Big boss
    tells solid snake He was put in a trances against his will and they trapped his
    mind as well as his body.

    The truth be told there is no real theory to make sense of
    it other than it’s a video Game aka VR aka Kojima is creating yet another one
    of those mysteries/ contradictions to aid our creative minds. I put these small
    pieces in your brain to feed you my directors cut to my end of MGSV and here
    goes.

    What if Big Boss is
    put in a VR and all of MGSV is just a VR simulation of his real life memories
    and some created ones? We only find out at the end of MGSV. Or what if He went
    into the coma and Big Boss from another universe took over his own self’s Mother base and life.

    This theory from the Snake tales about parallel
    universes and different characters with
    different morals crossing worlds makes
    for awesome GAMES. Imagine
    playing as The Boss, Liquid, Ocelot, Vamp, kaz, mantis and so on. Their lifes
    story but altered by the players?

    I write this theory and share it because it would help
    Kojima let the series go and anyone can get creative and play with storylines
    without messing up the lore. The possibilities are endless here. I simply opened it up so all theories can be
    true and we can enjoy endless mgs games with all wild combinations of
    characters and story plots.

    I hope you guys liked this, I have many more but wanted to
    share this a day before MGSVPreviews come out.
    I don’t edit or rewrite these things either so forgive me for any
    misspelled words and grammar. Again its just a MGS fan trying to expand minds
    and exercise my creative writing skills. Enjoy.

    MAG V Supeme

    PSN: MagSwagCertified

    • MichaelPayneV

      That’s a pretty good (pun intended theory), but i also have a theory, a more simpler one and grounded:

      To avoid all confusion, NO, i don’t believe Python Selkan Theory, at least half of it, but my theory is based on his, and improved by me, making a more plausible version.

      O.K. my theory is (bear with me) is that Frank Jagger is not Grey Fox, but Big Boss, and that Frank Jagger ends up taking Big Boss place after MG2

      How could this work? Big Boss lost his arm, and a part of his brain, and as we all know is Right Eye, so my theory is that in MG2 Big Boss lost most of his Body and that all is left of him is put in to an Exoskeleton, and that in MGS1 is Big Boss we are fighting, as Gray Fox doesn’t act as a friend, but as a “Rival” who wants to punish himself (Punished Snake) and who just happens to have a damaged Right Eye like Big Boss, and some Scars all over his face identical to the ones Big Boss has in MGSV!

      http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130211015912/metalgear/images/9/99/GrayFox1I1.png

      http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140212174003/metalgear/images/4/41/GrayFox_TwinSnakes_Face.png

      Also the Big Boss in MGS4, doesn’t act like Big Boss towards Solid, but like a Friend, like Frank Jagger, and another detail is that he has no scar from the horn (The One you mentioned)

      http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131223041148/metalgear/images/d/dd/MGS4BigBossPP.png

      but you missed one thing, in Shinkawa Artworks shown during MGS4 Cutscenes, the Horn and/or the Scars are present on Big Boss forehead, while there is no sign of them on the In-Game Model.

      http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130621124827/metalgear/images/e/ef/Big_Boss_MGS4_Artwork.JPG

      http://thesnakesoup.org/junkimg/articles/men/davidtheman.jpg

      Coincidence? I don’t think so!

      • MAG V Supreme

        I love it much propers for the layout also, but wont drop my issues with it. I will say that TPP has multiple phantoms. Kojima has stated this many times. Its possible but I just dont like the frank or gray being involved because Eli is Gray Fox. Thats another one of my theories.

        Also alot of people forget that Big Boss told Ocelot “Your pretty good” first and ocelot just copied him. MGS their first meet. Keep these theories coming guys…

        • MichaelPayneV

          So what you’re saying is that Ocelot is Snake from another dimension?

          • MAG V Supreme

            Not at all, Watch the external gazer on snake tales in MGS2, the legacy collection. Mei convince snake to do some VR mission for her than when he is done. She explains how she tricked him and that she from another dimension and isnt the mei they know. She says her husband Solidus sent her than Solidus blast through wall grabs her and leaves. It speaks about the parallel universes with different type of you there. some good or bad. ect ect. It turns into alot of interesting concepts and I feel Kojima will use VR again. MGS2 never really explained how Campbell AI exist. They feed us a quick forget about it.

          • Dr. Miles Manners

            I’m sorry, but both those theories are awful and aren’t any different than some 10 year old’s fanfiction. I honestly expect better from Hideo.

          • MAG V Supreme

            Whats up Doc? You ok over there? air hugs to you bud. Feed us some theories that create a endless series. Thats the point of this, we’ll wait.

            Oh and I clearly stated Kojima is genius when I started and that I trust he will deliver. Im super interested in your take or do you just like walking around telling people they doing it wrong never taking a shot at doing it? hmmmm lmao

  • Quiet’s presence lowers morale.

    • Beta

      I thought the same thing!

  • Dr. Miles Manners

    The Big Boss inflatable doll was already revealed on the same videos that later revealed Lisa’s.

  • Dr. Miles Manners

    Also Snake dealing with the resistance members before EVA and the whole sequence with Liquid Ocelot after uploading the virus to the AI.

  • Beta

    Forgive the random question, but how do you figure we can play az DD soldiers, i keep hearing thats not going to happen

    Id be thrilled if it did..

  • Random sniper

    hello?

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