Metal Gear Solid 4 Revisited at 4K 60FPS – Digital Foundry

Metal Gear Solid 4 Revisited at 4K 60FPS! Today’s Emulation, Tomorrow’s Remaster? by John Linneman for Digital Foundry 

John has been on fire lately with DF Retro. The Gran Turismo two parter and now a look at PS3 emulation through the lens of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It wasn’t so long ago that I replayed the first four MGS games. I have to admit I don’t remember these technical hitches that the game has on PS3. I was so immersed in replaying the series that I was riding the Kojima narrative high. It’s the kind of storytelling I savor. I was quite positive on MGS4 both times I have played it. Who knows how I’ll feel next time around? 

The emulation scene is impressive and John’s breakdown of its current successes and shortcomings is educational on the status of PS3 emulation. even with one game as the focus. Perhaps someday Sony will crack official emulation of the PS3 and offer it to consumers. I hope so.

Tom Olsen Celebrates Metal Gear Solid 2’s 20th Anniversary Early

Tom Olsen Twitter Account

Do you know what day it is today?

Another day, another dollar

via Twitter

I highly recommend starting at the beginning and following the month-long journey. What a perfectly Kojima-inspired way to celebrate Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. And, honestly, a good look at how the message of the game still rings true to this day.

I have really enjoyed following the Big Shell Incident through Tom’s eyes. Maybe I’ll revisit the Big Shell myself before too long.

Returning to Shadow Moses: My Journey back through Metal Gear Solid

Last year I replayed Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots through March and April. I tweeted out my experience in some semblance of real time, but did a terrible job of threading. So I went back and rounded up all the tweets I could find and formatted their contents below for a more cohesive account of my journey.

For some slight context, I originally played these games early in high school (2009-2010) in a wacky order; 2, 3, 1, then 4. This was my first time playing the games in release order. It was also my first time ever seeing Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes in action. Enjoy!

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