I hate fanboys and I hate elitists, of any kind. I love Metal Gear. Does that make me a fanboy? Of course not. I will purchase any system that allows me to play some Metal Gear, even if that system is Nintendo's Wii. Let's not beat around the bush any longer, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, the next installment in the Metal Gear Solid Series, is coming to Xbox 360. Many have considered this to be the biggest bitch slap Microsoft could give Sony especially after last year's Final Fantasy XIII announcement. Notice this folks, there's a reason Microsoft didn't toss around the "exclusive" and gloat much about it. There's a possiblility Kojima will please every one by announcing the game at one event while actually demonstrating the game at the other. Konami's press conference is tomorrow afternoon as well, so I'm sure we'll hear more about it soon.

As far as the story goes, unlike other people I know, I'm absolutely looking forward to this installment. Sure, in Sons of Liberty, Raiden's effeminate ways weren't what you'd expect from a protaganist, but he served his purpose and accomplished it quite well. In Metal Gear Solid 4 he undeniably redeems himself. Tasked with protecting Olga's daughter Sunny from the Patriots and finding the corpse of Big Boss you better believe I'll be anticipating this. The flash of BIg Boss's face on the teaser site only fuels the anticipation. Previous games in the series carried the Tactical Espionage Action subtitle while this one has changed to Lightning Bolt Action. I can't wait to see more of this.

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