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#1 Edited by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

@bisonhero: Fair point. As eccentric as Canavero seems to be, though, I wouldn't put it past him to get involved in a thing like this. But realistically: yeah, not likely.

Man, but I so want it to be a legendary marketing campaign. It would be the perfect final brushstroke for Metal Gear's madness.

#2 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

@mooseymcman: Hey, I'm right with ya. I want so badly for there to be a connection here. I highly doubt there is, but all I can picture is a "livestream" of the surgery, with countless people watching and waiting for this incredible advancement in science... hours tick by, but only a blank screen is broadcasted... suddenly we hear "Kept you waiting, huh?" in Kiefer Sutherland's voice, and Kojima's floating head bounces along the screen while singing the Snake Eater theme.

I need this like I need oxygen.

#3 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

@mooseymcman said:

@bisonhero: I don't think he's a fake doctor, or anything like that. I think there's some connection between the two.

If we're assuming he's a real doctor, I have to believe he wouldn't be shilling for MGS. Doctors have standards, and this dude seems reasonably successful. I don't see what he gets out of it.

Have you tried this new miracle cure? It's Oz-tacular!

#4 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

Look at how smooth his head is. Clearly CG. And notice his glasses...know who else (sometimes) wears glasses? Dan "Dan Ryckert" Ryckert. The very man who would have his head transplanted onto Brock Lesnar's body if given the chance. Also, he's a Metal Gear fanatic, but I don't see a connection between that and Kojima.

I would also wager that this so-called "doctor" has seen a snake before. I also would follow that wager by wagering again, this time on the fact that the snake this doctor has seen was very likely not gaseous or liquid in nature. Coincidence? Yes! HOWEVER! Know what game also has a lot of coincidences in its story? That's right!

Metal...

Slug.

And what is a slug? Either a small, slimy creature...

or a type of PROJECTILE!

Also capable of being labeled "projectile"? Vomiting, of course! Which happens very often in hospitals, where one might find...

...

...

A neurosurgeon.

So, yeah, in summary: Just a coincidence.

#5 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

Heh, I'm glad I'm not very good at fighting games, because it means that medium difficulty is just about right for me. I do wish there was a middle ground between medium and hard, though. Something on par with MK9 on hard, which was perfect.

One weird thing I noticed: It doesn't seem like the fights ramp up in difficulty as you progress through the ladder. It's like the first fight is equal to the eighth.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

If Toad's in a hole, you gotta step up your platforming skills, man.

#7 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

@akyho: Is MK: Conquest worth watching? It always looked godawful, but if it's the good kind of bad, I feel like I should finally watch it. I mean, I own MK: Annihilation on DVD, so that should give an idea of the level of shit I'm willing to watch. But if it's just dull, I'll skip it.

#8 Edited by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

I've seen others reporting the same issue. I don't think it's a suspend mode thing, as people are saying it works when you turn off the network connection. I think something is just terribly broken with the game's servers. (maybe it has to do with the faction war stuff barely working since launch)

I'd check my own copy, but I've got another game going at the moment.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

Nope, not really. Just never cared for them. The way it's so inescapable in pop culture doesn't help either.

I mean, I don't DISlike them. They're good movies. Even the prequels were entertaining. I just have no desire to get into any of the extended stuff, or even rewatch the series.

Lightsabers are fucking cool, though.

#10 Posted by ShaggE (7066 posts) -

Finally, some quality threads around here. Be more like yojimbo, guys! Yeesh...