Did you know that David Bowie is actually every Metal Gear Solid character?

He's not really, but here's a hilarious image that shows that he kind of is.

David Bowie is an acclaimed musician, but he is also every Metal Gear Solid character. At least that's what this image spotted on Reddit (via Kotaku) would have you believe.

The connection between Bowie and Metal Gear Solid is nothing new. In fact, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater contains numerous references to Bowie's "Major Tom" character. In addition, series creator Hideo Kojima said earlier this year that he wanted to use Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" as the opening song for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Bowie's connection to gaming goes deeper still. He is also the father of Duncan Jones, who is currently directing the movie based on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft franchise.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

80 comments
Navardo95
Navardo95

Eddie Makuch should quit gamespot and better start making his own website.

tomservo51
tomservo51

Did you know that Eddie is actually a news editor? He's not really, but he is hilarious.

aidsta
aidsta

Hahaha, that's hilarious. 2 of my favourite things!

SexyJazzCat
SexyJazzCat

Nice to see Gamespot getting their material from reddit.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

If Eddie had made this I might have been impressed.  But he just stole it from another site.

TheGreatGhoul
TheGreatGhoul

The goblins king!


What kind of magic spell to use
Slime and snails
Or puppy dogs' tails

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

so basically your saying that the protagonists in the Metal Gear games is really the Guild of Calamitous intent?


awesome, i'll be waiting for the Brock Sampson DLC

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Wow. some of this is such a stretch that the whole thing isn't even funny.

It's just stupid.

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

Man this is ridiculous, I understand that not everyday has new and exciting information about games, but come on, what's next instagram pics and face book posts. They should make every "editor/journalist" that works for GS submit an original piece at least once a week. It wouldn't have to be news all the time but opinion pieces on topics, trends or even their favorite games. On another note it also seems all news on GS are from other sources, why don't they do a couple of cold calls and get their own scoops.

b1gt0ne
b1gt0ne

I smell a lawsuit...

Stiler
Stiler

You mention gaming connections but seem to have forgotten Omikron, where he not only made music for the game but also had some story input and played multiple characters.

lozziebateman
lozziebateman

Except Eva (both ages), Big Boss, and Liquid look nothing like the images their tied to.

omgmike23
omgmike23

Did you know that you just took a picture from reddit and posted in on gamespot as FUCKING NEWS?! You're an idiot.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Did you know Eddie Makuch is a troll? Well, he is really.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

Who hires these people? Gamespot needs a Quality Assurance specialist to make sure these blog posts don't seep through to the main site.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Me thinks Hideo Kojima doth have a serious crush on David Bowie.

Hurvl
Hurvl

And Gary Oldman has played everyone ever and Kevin Bacon has worked with or is somehow connected to every actor alive.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Thats proof enough for me.

Earthen80
Earthen80

It's been a while since I've seen some proper journalism from Gamespot. No exclusive interviews or investigative journalism. Just silly puff pieces that nobody cares about.

zerofrust
zerofrust

Kojima has always been into 80s shit.

pyro1245
pyro1245

hahahah. this is pretty great. Kudos, Eddie.

Mraou
Mraou

Oh no! They're posting Kotaku style articles now.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

this doesnt surprise me. You only have to look at Metal gear 2 , to see how sensual kojima is.


I mean...you run round naked for the last half of the whole game as a blond david bowie look alike 80's homosexual drag queen. 


I will say this now. Splinter Cell is more manly...ok? it is. face it. FACE IT NOW!!

chuckles471
chuckles471

So moral of the story David Bowie has had more than one haircut, has worn make-up and has been photographed for most of his life.  


You could probably do this with any series.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

It's Koj's subliminal mind trying to re-create David Bowie in digital form I tell's ya!

lateralus1
lateralus1

@Fursnake Yea, and look at the Metal Gear games. The guy is a freak. I'm referring to Kojima and not Bowie. We all know Bowie is a freak. David Bowie is awesome by the way.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

@Earthen80   Because their is no news.  So they have to make up something.  They get worse every year.

BradBurns
BradBurns

@nyran125tk  The Metal Gear series has always been sensual/sexual or whatever.

Which is why I found the "outrage" over the Quiet character extremely bizarre. If you're going to change her, you also have to change most of the male characters and the whole feel of the series. 

Again, weird.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

@nyran125tk Metal Gear 2 is a completely different and older game from Metal Gear SOLID 2.

omgmike23
omgmike23

Guess that that comment went over your head.

omgmike23
omgmike23

What he posted wasn't news. Understand now?

orbit991
orbit991

@omgmike23 Yea you are very complex and all that but what I saw was a drama queen capping and calling another person an idiot because they posted something that didn't adhere to their grandiose video game journalistic standards.