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    A part of the Metal Gear series, often also considered its own series all the same.

    Ford has a Metal Gear Solid ad.

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    It looks like Konami licensed out the MGS brand for some of that sweet sweet ad money.

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    Wow... That is pretty amazing, and a little (okay, very) dumb.

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    I take back everything I said. I love new Konami. Just license this shit out to everything.

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    omg that is bad ass.

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    I look forward to Konami and Chrysler doing a P.T./PT Cruiser ad.

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    Yeah saw this earlier on gaf, it's pretty mindblowing. Is that David Hayter? Must be weird for him. Especially since he's referring to fultoning the car.

    I realized watching this that MGS' explanation style is basically iconic, which is nuts.

    Nuts?

    That's right Snake, nuts are a delicious dried fruit, but also a way of calling something crazy.

    Crazy, huh?

    Yes. In the 19th century, writers began using the word to refer to a "dried up" brain, one that isn't smart. Hence, nut began to mean crazy. Today, that legacy lives on.

    :D

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    How the fuck did they convince Hayter to do that?

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    #8  Edited By MocBucket62

    I honestly thought this was some older ad because no way would they bring back David Hayter as Snake, right? But then I heard him mentioning Fulton Extracting the Ford Focus SE and boy was I wrong. Great yet dumb commercial.

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    @flstyle said:

    How the fuck did they convince Hayter to do that?

    I think it involved a bunch of green rectangles with pictures of dead men on them.

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    I now side with Konami in all of this.

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    @szlifier: Holy. Shit. Okay, that one pushed me over from moderately amused to completely stunned. That's fantastic.

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    @humanity said:
    @flstyle said:

    How the fuck did they convince Hayter to do that?

    I think it involved a bunch of green rectangles with pictures of dead men on them.

    Alternatively, that has to be an exceptionally easy impression to pull off. They may have just hired a sound alike.

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    @flstyle said:

    How the fuck did they convince Hayter to do that?

    They said that they would fire Kojima if he agreed to do it.

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    Weird, I was listening to this interview today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbOobpKqJn0

    He mentions the Ford car ads, then this thread pops up. :O

    I do not think they got Doug Stone for Psycho Mantis in that second one, unless he's just way out of practice for that voice?

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    Weird, I was listening to this interview today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbOobpKqJn0

    He mentions the Ford car ads, then this thread pops up. :O

    I do not think they got Doug Stone for Psycho Mantis in that second one, unless he's just way out of practice for that voice?

    Maybe, there's definitely some differences between this version and MGS1 Doug Stone, also note Doug Stone's Mantis voice sounded perfect in MGS4, even when he was talking about Dualshock 3's rumble functionality and the lack of memory card.

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    #19  Edited By stordoff

    @drdarkstryfe: I remember seeing parts of the script for this floating around. This is the last thing I expected it would be.

    Also, Ford now have the name for their next series of cars - "A Ford-D?!"

    @hatking: It's Hayter and Eiding. Hayter tweeted the first part of the script a while ago.

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    Doesn't seem like the best ad Ford could want. Having a small screen in the middle give a weird view of the car while two characters rattle off the features.

    Then again, i just watched two ads solely because they were Metal gear branded.

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    #21  Edited By ArbitraryWater

    Ford also did ads with Dragonball Z characters (and their original English VAs) a while ago, so this isn't as bonkers crazy to me as it should be. On one hand, these ads are super weird and I'd argue they don't do the best job of selling me the product advertised. On the other hand, it's nice to know someone in a position of power at Ford's marketing department has an affinity for both Dragonball and MGS.

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    They apparently have a whole lot of these. Here's one from Captain Planet. Yeah, it's probably an eco-friendly car or whatever the fuck you want to call it, but there's still some great irony there.

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    Now I'm just disappointed the car isn't modeled after REX or something. I want a convertible that plays a "BROTHERRR" sound clip from loud-speakers every time I retract the roof.

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    Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt

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    Next year I was gonna buy a new car, between another Mustang, a Fusion, or the Tesla.

    I now know what must be done.

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    That Psycho Mantis one, I'm really happy they went with MGS1 and not Twin Snakes.

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    @flstyle said:

    How the fuck did they convince Hayter to do that?

    They paid him sweet sweet car money. It is always and always should be about the money.

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    As a former FoMoCo employee, I agree with the direction their ad people are taking.

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    #29  Edited By Bollard

    @stordoff said:

    @drdarkstryfe: I remember seeing parts of the script for this floating around. This is the last thing I expected it would be.

    Also, Ford now have the name for their next series of cars - "A Ford-D?!"

    @hatking: It's Hayter and Eiding. Hayter tweeted the first part of the script a while ago.

    I would buy a D-Ford.

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    Well that was certainly something.

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    I have a confession. I couldn't pronounce colonel until now. I'm not American, but still. Jeesh.

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    I must name my firstborn Moonroof.

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    Fucking amazing

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    To put this into context, it's not the first time some nerds (and I mean that positively) in Ford's ad department got something crazy greenlit.

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    I'm redwing42 and these are my favorite ads on the internet. And really, Mass Effect ads should be out any time now, right?

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    #35  Edited By Undeadpool

    @bbalpert said:

    To put this into context, it's not the first time some nerds (and I mean that positively) in Ford's ad department got something crazy greenlit.

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    This was my first thought too. I can't tell if these ads are actually kinda tongue-in-cheek funny or agonizingly pandering...maybe that's the point...maybe that means they're working.

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    I feel dirty for liking this.

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    Rumor has it they were originally thinking about going with Fallout, but they preferred the tagline "Ford has changed" to "Ford. Ford never changes"

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    #39  Edited By madman356647

    Nothing is sacred anymore.

    ...plus Fords suck.

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    It bugs me when people get excited about this kind of thing.

    On one hand, I think it (especially the Psycho Mantis reference) is just too random and has too little to do with cars to even matter.

    On the other hand, maybe Ford's marketing people are just big geeks and can't keep their own interests out of their work, but it's far more likely that market research is telling them that there's a huge, untapped market of adults their usual advertising efforts never reach who watch DragonBall and play Video Gamez and are so myopically in love with those things that if you make a random reference to them in your next cheap, online-only ad campaign, then they might become loyal buyers of your products just for acknowledging their geeky obsessions.

    I can't wait until every product's commercials have He-Man, Thundercats, lines from the Princess Bride, CG-altered Monty Python sketches, Cloud Strife, headcrabs, Psyduck & Hobbits on them. That would be soooooo much better than telling me why their products might be any better than their competitors'.

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