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For those who’ve never heard of this franchise, Metal Gear is basically a series of historical fiction action-adventure stealth video games, created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. The first game, Metal Gear, was released in 1987 for the MSX2. The player takes control of a special forces operative Solid Snake who is assigned to find the titular superweapon “Metal Gear”, a bipedal walking tank with the ability to launch nuclear weapons. Above, we have a fan who brought this game to life. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video of the final New World Trade Center spire being lifted into place via GoPro footage.

Set for release in Q2 2011, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D has graphics that “look on par with (or even better than) the PlayStation 2 version of Snake Eater – developers told us prior to the debut of the 3DS that the hardware is well beyond Wii and approaching 360/PS3 capabilities with what the system can do.” Video after the break. Click here for more screenshots.

After a quick bit of acrobatics to show off the amazing depth of the 3DS system’s stereoscopic display, you hit the title screen that shows off even more stereoscopic 3D in the title itself.

[via IGN]

Finally, Konami’s Metal Gear Arcade 3D has been revealed. What sets this arcade game apart from the others is that “you look around by swiveling your head (a camera on the bulky 3D goggles keeps track of everything), and control the movement of your character with an analog stick on your rifle.” Video after the break.

Your viewpoint in the game changes in line with the direction your head (in reality) is facing. There�s an analog stick on the gun, which allows you to move in the game independent of where you look in reality, too.

[via DviceCrunchgear]

For those who didn’t already know — from our previous post, this custom MGS4 PlayStation 3 on eBay has hit $510, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity. Upgrades include: carbon fiber and midnight black paint “using a digital camouflage technique and laser-cut stainless steel marquee artwork illuminated by micro LEDs Auction page.

The awesome custom Metal Gear Solid PS3 created by our supremely talented modder buddy Ramon is back on eBay after its previous buyer didn’t pay up, and it’s just as mind-blowing as it was then.

[via GizmodoeBay]

Metal Gear Solid Raiden

No, that’s not a CG render. It’s actually a cosplayer dressed up as the Metal Gear Solid Raiden character. Click here for one more picture.

From the neck down, it’s fairly banal at first blush. From the chin-up however, it’s cosplay brilliance.

[via Kotaku]

Metal Gear Commercial

Unlike other ads, this Metal Gear commercial is basically “four minutes of sheer digital – as in fingers – brilliance, with action from MGS4 re-created using…thumbs.” Video after the break.

If you need a reason to share in our affection, look no further than this spot for Konami’s forthcoming cell phone title, Metal Gear Ac!d Mobile.

[via Joystiq]

Metal Gear Solid Weapons

If you’re the kind of gamer who just has to unlock every last item or level in games, then this gameplay clip is just for you. It shows off some of MGS4’s secret weapons. Continue reading to watch.

We can’t figure out if any of these would benefit or hurt our ability to sneak — we’d probably just lose interest and jump in, guns blazing.

[via Joystiq]

Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition

For all the PS3 fans who didn’t pre-order this gunmetal beauty, here’s a few pictures of the Metal Gear Solid 4 limited edition console to hold you over. Click here for first picture in gallery.

He’s sent these pics in of his freshly-unboxed gunmetal PS3, and says of the new surface: “The feel of the console is much better than the regular piano black PS3; no more fingerprints for me!”

[via Kotaku]