Probably our first post that isn’t really related to MGS.
We’ve started another blog, this time for The Last of Us, a game that has deeply moved us. We’ve both wanted to start this blog since June, but it’s finally been decided. We will start posting things this week.
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Is Snake named David after David Hayter?
No, he is named after David Bowman from the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Imitation, The Greatest Form of Flattery: Kojima’s Greatest Influences [3/7/2014]
Starting today and every Friday from here on, End of Beyond will begin posting the many films, music, and other media that Hideo Kojima has referenced and imitated in his games.
Today’s feature is the scene in Metal Gear Solid where Meryl is shot repeatedly by Sniper Wolf in the long corridor that leads up to the tower buildings. This scene in the game was taken from Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, where the character Eightball is shot numerous times by a sniper, in an attempt to lure the rest of Eightball’s squad out into the open to come save him. Like Wolf, the sniper in the film is also a woman.
I’m with you, Boss. We’ll see how it turns out, together.
Warning for fellow MGS fans: people have started getting their hands on Ground Zeroes, so expect spoilers to start trickling out. If you’re super hung-up about spoilers like I am, you may want to go dark until after you play the game.