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Destiny and #Gamergate again
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was a prominent game at this year Tokyo Game Show. Hideo Kojima took the stage with other members of Kojima Productions to show the game in action and one of the controversial characters of the game, Quiet. ... [read more]

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VGAs 2012: The Phantom Pain is Kojima's Phantom
Posted on December 07, 2012 by Drew Bergmark

The first unknown game of the evening was a very mysterious game with a man waking out of a coma in an English hospital held by either eastern European or Russian soldiers. In the background of the trailer, people were levitating and burning alive giving the thought that this game has to deal with some kind of paranormal plot. From the brand new Moby Dick Studio as their debut title, The Phantom Pain looks interesting but I wanted to know what it was really about so I guess their video editors did a good job.

After a few seconds of the trailer revealing the paranormal side, I figured the game was some kind of western spin off of the Silent Hill franchise or Doom 4. This game leaves a very eerie feeling as not only have fingers been pointed to this new Moby Dick studio being a farce but the evidence of this supposed Swedish studio having their domains purchased by a French representative.

 According to the WhoIs link just previously mentioned, the lady who registered the domain lives somewhere in southern France near the Strait of Gibraltar. The most interesting thing is that Forbes reported during the Video Game Award show that 'The Phantom Pain' isn't even the title of the game as it's a project name to drive others to go on a goose chase to find the truth. Well according to a scoop given to Forbes, the CEO of Moby Dick studio is Joakim Mogren but if you unscramble the letters of the first name it spells Kojima. Well someone online has already broken the code as the main character who was in a coma is a very familiar friend to the Metal Gear franchise.

 
 
Snake is back but wasn't there a game recently that revealed Snake was returning? Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. It's all over the place with hints as the trailer was actually using the exact same graphics engine as Ground Zeroes. By comparing the trailer on the link given before & the video below, you can see how similar they actually are. If you need confirmation, check look at the picture below the video comparing with the banner picture.
 
 
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