This is what a Metal Gear inspired prosthetic arm looks like

Remember the Phantom Limb Project, the initiative by Konami to provide one amputee with a Metal Gear inspired prosthetic arm? During Body Hacking Con James Young (the man who received the arm) and Su-Yina Farmer of Konami showed off and talked about the impressive and futuristic looking artificial limb.


Picture via Angel Giuffria Twitter

The arm can connect to wifi and has a USB port near the hand so the wearer can charge his phone while holding it. It also features LED lights that can change color or be synchronized with the wearer’s heartbeat, a torch and a laser, as well as a miniature screen that is able to display his Twitter feed and email.


Picture via Motherboard Twitter

You can learn more about the project by watching the video below.


Picture via BodyHacking Twitter

Although both Venom Snake and James Young have a state-of-the-art prosthetic arm, there are some differences in both the look of the artificial limb and the wearer itself: “I don’t think I’m Snake. Pretty much everyone in his team has had some sort of terrible accident and they’re all very bitter about it and embarking on a big revenge spree. That’s definitely not me.” Good to know.

James is currently collecting donations for titanium implants, allowing him to attach the arm directly to his bone instead of strapped around his shoulder.

Source: Mic, Infowars, The Independent

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  • Gatsu

    This is pretty damn cool, so high tech … technology sure is incredible :D. I bet in a few decades we see Deus Ex kind of augmentations everywhere.

  • Tong Ninja

    Good on Konami for providing James with a new arm!
    Hopefully he doesn’t try to take over the world with that new arm of his. 😉 haha

    In other news, I heard just recently more employees left Konami (Europe):
    It’s kind of sad because they were awesome people … but I hope they find new jobs and I wish them the best. 🙂

    • Yes, it’s sad news, more great people leaving. Su arranged for us to come to London back in 2014:

      • Alex

        What could be bad for Konami could be great for KojiPro

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Su is leaving konami?FUCK!

    • Full Options

      This place smells sh.t now.
      I am worried for the poor ones left…

  • Venom_Sina

    Konami had a “HAND” in the development,lol.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Lol i see what you did there Sina


      But, with Konami’s reputation and how they have been acting this past decade, I doubt it was purely a humanitarian effort. I think it would of been in the best interests of all parties to keep such an abhorrent company at arms length…

      I’ll see myself to the door now.

      • Alex

        I asked James about this on Twitter. All the decisions, Konami first approaching him, happened in 2014, way before all the Konami drama and restructuring presidents and what not. So to me it sounds like the current mobile-happy president has to eat the costs whether he likes it or not lol. I think this was meant to be a great press that tied into the game, but unfortunately there’s been way too much bad press since March 2015 for it to really matter, so that’s why it feels kinda weird. Regardless, its super cool and amazing and Im really glad he got to have this opportunity.

      • Alex

        Also, the idea and push for it came from Konami UK, so its all in thanks to that division of Konami.

  • Big Bosch

    To be honest, I don’t think that arm looks like it is styled a la metal gear at all. It doesn’t even try to mimic Shinkawa’s designs so I don’t see the point of it.

  • FMercenary

    That girl with the prosthetic hand is quite cute/attractive.

  • Mini gear

    i would love that

  • Alex

    Never go full Kazuhira
    Just go for the burgers

  • Alex

    He looks like reboot Robocop

    • Alex


  • Laila Daniel

    Person: Laila(me) don’t do it.
    Me: I’m doing it
    Person: You need your arm
    RULES OF NATURE *cuts off arm*

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