Let’s Play Metal Gear Solid for Playstation

Cubex55 is one of the best long-play video game recorders on Youtube. In the videos above, he plays through Metal Gear Solid for Playstation. MGS is another fantastic killer app for the Playstation that ranks up to the top with Final Fantasy VII.

As I have been posting these video game play throughs, I am reminded of the science fiction roots of some of the best video games. Perhaps it is the underlying technology or technoculture that informs the creation of these early games, but I wish that more popular games would return to science fictional roots. For example, the Wii could do much with its Wii-mote technology for a science fictional game that isn’t Star Wars-oriented, but I haven’t seen a solid science fiction game for the Wii. Do you know of one? Drop it in the comments.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.


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