MIL Metal Gear Solid

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  1. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk. OT Supporter

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    I enlisted in the military mainly out of patriotism. However, something else gave me the extra needed push to make that decision. Many people like to say that a certain military-inspired movie or tv show that they watched inspired them to enlist. With me, it wasn't a movie. It was a video game. In 1998, I was a 14 year old playing Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation. I always wanted to be like Solid Snake. I could not live with myself if I did not join up after playing it. In 2003, I joined the U.S. Army. 5 years later, in 2008, I am now out of the military and an OIF veteran with service in Kuwait. I have now just finished playing Metal Gear Solid 4. It is amazing seeing how much inspiration that video game gave me. I also can't believe how I am now a veteran playing the latest installment of it, and witnessing the action from the viewpoint of a former service member. Has anyone else on Teh Barracks played any of the Metal Gear Solid games? If so, what was your opinion of the series? I personally feel that the game is incredible and Hideo Kojima of Konami is the greatest video game creator of all time.
     
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    We should all go into combat with nothing but a sneaking suit and a hunting knife, and find our own weapons
     
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    I don't like the series.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    I thought Solid Snake was a transexual Mexican pornstar.
     
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    Cyan Connect Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk. OT Supporter

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    I personally think it is the best video game series ever made.
     
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    Tycoon New Member

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    Why the fuck does he have to be Mexican?

    Way to be racist :ugh2:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    What do you have against Mexicans?
     
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    what did you do in Iraq/Afghan???
     
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    EBK Hate hippies & hadjis

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    my boy was showing me the game lastnite.pretty slick.. the characters all have good trigger discipline
    kind of a cool plot.. PMCs vs Militias
    did u ever leave kuwait for a different AO?
     
  10. Cyan Connect

    Cyan Connect Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk. OT Supporter

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    I think the reason for that is so that there is no trace of outside evidence of Snake having infiltrated after he leaves the area of operations.
     
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    I want to be a Mech-Warrior
     
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    Cyan Connect Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk. OT Supporter

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    Cyan Connect Gilgamesh and Enkidu at Uruk. OT Supporter

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    No. Initially they were going to send us to Djibouti or Iraq, but we ended up staying in Kuwait the whole time.
     
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    I-am-Ryan Trevor Siemian is so dreamy OT Supporter

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    I was in Korea at my first duty assignment as Platoon Leader when you were 14 playing MGS :o
     
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    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    plenty when you're stationed 10 min from the border
     

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