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How Stealth Found Its Footing in Mark of the Ninja

How Stealth Found Its Footing in Mark of the Ninja 

Stealth occupies a weird space in videogames. It’s just popular enough to keep showing up in our games, but reviled enough to keep getting relegated, for the most part, to awkward action game subsegments and “optional” objectives. While nearly ubiquitous, stealth also seems to be hugely misunderstood.
Our propensity has always been to …

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In The Name of the Father: Metal Gear Solid

In The Name of the Father: Metal Gear Solid 

It is 1998 and my father’s nicotine-stained fingers are much more nimble than my own. I need his fingers because without them Solid Snake will die.
Metal Gear Solid is a videogame, ostensibly, about infiltration. The protagonist, Solid Snake, must access a nuclear weapons disposal facility and neutralize a nuclear threat. …

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Why the Metal Gear Solid Movie Sends Me Into “Alert Mode”

Why the Metal Gear Solid Movie Sends Me Into “Alert Mode” 

Steam rises off of the frigid Alaskan water. The boots of the genome soldiers resonate dully off of the corrugated steel shipping crates lining the walls of the docks. Suddenly, the water stirs. The inverse meniscus of a head crowns above the surface, and a figure silently emerges. Solid Snake …

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