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#70 - The Best is Yet to Come

#70 - The Best is Yet to Come

November 11, 2022
Epilogue
Way to Fall
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) say goodbye to yesterday, in our final episode for the times. It's been a long journey through the Metal Gear saga, covering the story of Solid Snake, Big Boss, and Raiden over the course of 7 games. We reflect back on our coverage, our comraderie, and end it with a final ranking of our favorite games and moments. This is good, isn't it?
 
#69 - Never Be Game Over

#69 - Never Be Game Over

October 28, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 11: Endings and the Video Game Power Fantasy
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) have reached the last episode of the last Metal Gear Solid game! Today, we cover the game's many endings, and answer the last two pressing questions of our coverage: is MGSV a complete game, and how does it challenge the video game power fantasy? Just another podcast in a war without end!
 
#68 - The Day Weapons Learned to Walk Upright

#68 - The Day Weapons Learned to Walk Upright

October 21, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 10: Imperialism of Language
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) are finally here; it's time to take vengeance on Skull Face and his demon, Sahelanthropus! But before we face off with the giant mech, we do our exploration of this game's themes on imperialism, and specifically, the imperialism of language. It's Kojima's most poignant critique yet. Major...I'm burning up!
 
#67 - Lingua Franca

#67 - Lingua Franca

October 14, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 9: Code Talker and Eli
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) drive deeper into the African setting, both thematically and into Code Talker's hiding place. Plus several boss encounters to discuss; a sniper showdown with the Skulls, a shootout in an airport, and CQC with the King of Flies, Eli aka young Liquid Snake!
 
#66 - Diamond Dogs

#66 - Diamond Dogs

October 7, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 8: David Bowie/Man on Fire & Mantis
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) rock the tunes of David Bowie as they run their first operations out of Central Africa! We take a look at the musical influences of Hideo Kojima in MGSV, and then we drive deeper into the heart of darkness, wherein the Devil's House we come face-to-face with the Man on Fire! Oh no, not me, I never lost control!
 
#65 - Cloaked in Silence

#65 - Cloaked in Silence

September 30, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 7: Quiet and Huey
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) wrap up the first act in Afghanistan by analyzing the Central Asia setting in detail; why did Kojima take us to the famous "graveyard of Empires" for his final Metal Gear outing? Then we rejoin Snake and Diamond Dogs as they attempt to grab Huey and find out the truth about Mother Base's destruction nine years ago. But in their way stands the female sniper, Quiet!
 
#64 - Let the Legend Come Back to Life

#64 - Let the Legend Come Back to Life

September 23, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 6: Kaz and Ocelot
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) join Ocelot on horseback as they ride out to save Kaz, and get "Big Boss" back into the game. We reacquaint ourselves with our two long-time Metal Gear buddies, plus we go under the mist to take a look at the Skulls, XOF's special strike team!
 
#63 - The Man Who Sold the World

#63 - The Man Who Sold the World

September 9, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 5: Hospital Escape
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) wake up after 9 long years, only to find themselves under attack by XOF and a mysterious Man on Fire! This week, we dive into the "awakening" of Venom Snake and the "truth" behind Big Boss as they flee the hospital in Cyprus to kick off the events of The Phantom Pain. Call me Ishmael!
 
#62 - Another Mission, Boss?

#62 - Another Mission, Boss?

September 2, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 4: Gameplay
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) take a break from the heavier narrative of MGSV to discuss the game play side of things. Mission deployment, Extra Ops, new mechanics and systems are all discussed as we tackle the Fox Engine head on. War has changed!
 
#61 - Here’s to You

#61 - Here’s to You

August 26, 2022
Chapter Seven: Metal Gear Solid V
Part 3: Ground Zeroes Analysis
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Brian (@BrianJDraft) run some extra ops against Camp Omega, discussing the various side missions and rewards available in Ground Zeroes. We then take a closer look at the Cuban setting, the antagonist Skull Face, and finally have a sobering discussion about the treatment of Paz and Chico in this game. TW/CW: Rape, Child Sex Abuse.
 
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