Metal Gear and Twitter...now one and the same
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Stealth has a new feature...Twitter...?
For years, I thought Snake (aka Solid Snake, "David", The Legendary Soldier) was a bit of a recluse. Think about it - he was the face of stealth (well, alongside Sam Fisher anyhow), an ex-Green Beret (and, from John Rambo's experience, we know just how happy they are to spend months at a time on their own), and falsely accused as a terrorist... I'd say keeping a low profile was fairly important.
However, over the years Snake has evolved, both in looks and personality. As the Metal Gear series grew, so too did Snake's backstory - he started to emote, and as a result a personality began to unravel. We grew to love the new Snake, to care about him in ways we'd never thought possible when he was simply a mercenary, and this personal angle did the franchise a whole world of good.
Yet Snake remained quiet. He snubbed my Facebook friend request; he ignored my interview approaches; and as for trying to reach him on his cell...don't even bother. Nevertheless, in an attempt to connect with his 21st Century audience, we can reveal that Snake (courtesy of Hideo Kojima, 'the creator') has taken the Metal Gear user experience to a new level, courtesy of everyone's favourite Orwellian nightmare, Twitter...
Metal Gear TW, as it's known, is an app that syncs with the user's Twitter account before presenting them with a number of Snake-esque features, such as 'camouflage mode', which allows you to censor certain parts of your tweets (thus allowing only a chosen few to read them) and stealth mode, described as the 'mute' button but more likely a sort of block/ignore function:
Ultimately, it's nothing too ground-breaking, but it could be handy if you're attwicted; and it's sure to amuse the Metal Gear faithful.
Some, however, may see it as a shameless gimmick to draw fresh attention to the series. We here at Shadowlocked hear and understand your point, and actively seek to draw attention to such soul-less self-promotion on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Together, we can stop it...
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