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Chicago – A decade or so ago, “Metal Gear Solid” came out and accomplished two things. First, it invented the stealth action genre for consoles. Sneaking behind enemies, choking them out, and making it through a particularly grueling area undetected achieved a cycle of stress, relief, triumph, and joy. Secondly, and more importantly, it showed an entire generation that games could be like action movies. “Metal Gear Solid” was like an ’80s action movie, and David Hayter’s performance as the gruff, world-and-war-weary Solid Snake grounded the player in the reality of world that included a telepathic dude wearing a gas mask, a robot ninja, and a giant, nuclear weapon launching mech — Metal Gear. The script featured a number of themes including concepts of destiny and the nature of people who will kill on a battlefield. The game was an instant classic and spawned a franchise that has endured to this day, »

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