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Magazines are publications, generally published on a regular schedule, containing a variety of articles. They cover a wide variety of genres, including literary, gaming, pop culture, sports, current events, fashion, and pornography (the last of which often being called "dirty magazines").


Operation Snake Eater

See also: Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater

During Operation Snake Eater on late August 1964, Naked Snake procured some magazines. After he was captured, his belongings were retrieved by EVA, where she discovered the magazine. After he broke out of the prison, Snake asked EVA if she threw anything away, to which she told him that she won't throw anything away, not even the magazines. She then expressed irritation that he'd actually read the magazines in the middle of the mission, and that he could have at least asked for her help in distracting the enemy.[1]

San Hieronymo Incident

Main article: San Hieronymo Incident
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." Its canonicity within the continuity is disputed, therefore reader discretion is advised.[?]

During the San Hieronymo Incident in late 1970, Big Boss and his resistance group procured several magazines to distract enemy soldiers, as well as to cope during the long period of the mission.[2]

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

Peace Walker Incident

Main article: Peace Walker Incident

In 1974, the Militaires Sans Frontières procured design specs for the MGS Magazine while on a demolition mission in Selva de la Leche, Costa Rica. The MGS Magazine eventually became popular from the southern U.S. to the Panama Canal, gaining 1.1 million readers and even having CIA mercenaries becoming fans of the magazine.

The MSF also procured a set of hobby magazines while trying to destroy supplies for the Peace Sentinel in the Rio del Jade boathouse. They eventually procured copies of and copied the Solid, Liquid, Solidus, and Super magazines, which were a weekly sci-fi/horror pulp magazine, a monthly mature literary magazine, a quarterly men's lifestyle/political magazine, and a bimonthly women's fashion magazine, respectively (the latter also experiencing its 23rd anniversary during the events of the mission).[3] The Solid, Liquid, and Solidus magazines had their fair share of "adult content." They also managed to procure a cooking magazine, the Tomeat monthly magazine, which included in the then-recent issue meat grilling teaching as its feature article.[4]

Aside from their primary use to distract the enemy, the MSF soldiers also used these magazines for their own personal leisure, although Big Boss had a tendency to borrow the soldiers' magazines for use in a mission.[5] When the MSF subcommander Kazuhira Miller was going to propose to Big Boss to create an Intel team for MSF, Big Boss jokingly asked if Miller was planning to advertise MSF in the "local gossip rags."[6] In addition, Chico also leaked a photo of the AI weapon Chrysalis to a tabloid magazine.

Post-Peace Walker

By the 1980s-1990s, Big Boss had been made the subject of various popular magazines across the world at the time, due to his becoming something of a legendary icon to the world.

The Manhattan Incident

See also: Tanker Incident and the Big Shell Incident

Raiden procured several magazines during the Big Shell Incident, providing him a method with which to distract enemy soldiers. Solid Snake, while disguised as Iroquois Pliskin, told Raiden that he read such magazines for their "educational value," while giving advice to him on their use.[7] In addition, a magazine rack was on board the USS Discovery tanker.

Guns of the Patriots Incident

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

Playboy magazine.

During the Guns of the Patriots Incident, Solid Snake utilized Playboy magazines to distract PMC troops and also as a means of relaxation for his own benefit.[8] At the time of the mission, the Playboy issue used contained photos of what were presumably female spokespeople for top five PMCs of Outer Heaven; an interview with Hideo Kojima regarding video games and other subjects; coverage of Nanodrome as well as whether it was actually a positive element for the body; a list of the best First Person Shooters of 2014; and coverage on the origins of the game show 7th Circle and how it came to be a PrimeTime sensation despite initially being formed as a "sadistic joke."[9] PMC troops, specifically Praying Mantis, also had them for their own use.[10]

World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." Its canonicity within the continuity is disputed, therefore reader discretion is advised.[?]

Although magazines fell out of use with cyborg soldiers, due to their emotion-suppressed nature, printed magazines were still read by non-enhanced personnel, such as the the check-in guard at Solis Space & Aeronautics, who read a Japanese anime magazine during Raiden's visit in 2018.

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

Behind the scenes

The Book or Magazine is a recurring item in the Metal Gear series, first appearing in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. It is a placeable weapon that can be used to distract enemy personnel who discover it. In later games, certain characters are immune to the Book's full effect, such as Major Raikov and EVA in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, along with female soldiers, and soldiers with the "Artist" career, in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the 3D Photo Frame serves an identical function, as does the Stuffed puppy weapon in Metal Gear Online 3.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

The Book made its debut in Metal Gear Solid 2, where the player can use it to distract an enemy. Using the Codec while holding the magazine will result in varying conversations: If the player calls Iroquois Pliskin, he will encourage Raiden to use the magazine, and strongly suggest using it as a distraction. If the player calls either Rosemary or the Colonel, they will express disgust towards Raiden having the magazine, although the latter will be somewhat sympathetic towards Raiden's desire to have it, to Raiden's shock and Rosemary's disgust.

In the Trial Edition demo for the game, the magazine when placed on the map is represented by C4.[11]

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Publication w/ adult-oriented material. Full of girly photos and interesting columns. Press A Button to set.
―Book description in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Book in The Twin Snakes.

In Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, the Book's cover features Ellia, while the centerfold features Alexandra "Alex" Roivas. Both are playable characters in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, with the latter being the main protagonist of the game. The book is unique because it doesn't feature a traditional female model. Eternal Darkness's developer was Silicon Knights, who also developed The Twin Snakes. In the latter, Alex can be seen holding the Winchester Model 1300 Defender shotgun on the centerfold's right page, which is one of the more powerful weapons in her arsenal in the same game. In Hal Emmerich's lab, there are various magazines spread across the floor and on the shelf, including a Metal Gear Solid comic, a magazine with the Eternal Darkness logo on it, and one detailing art from Alaska.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Sabra, a magazine featuring Japanese gravure models and articles geared toward young men, serves as the Book item in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The magazine was published from May 2000 to March 2010, with only special edition magazines remaining in publication since then. The Sabra models shown in the game are Akiyama Rina, Hanai Miri, Ookubo Mariko, Shimomura Mari, and Yabuki Haruna, with the cover being the 2004 011 issue. The Book is assigned a weight of 0.1kg for the Backpack, in the Survival Viewer.

The Book weapon menu icon in Metal Gear Solid 3.

"A picture book for "gentlemen." Full of stunning photos of young female models."
―Book description in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

In addition to the Sabra magazines, other magazines, primarily gaming magazines that have Metal Gear Solid as the front cover issue, are seen within Groznyj Grad's library on a magazine rack. The magazines found vary between versions, including Electronic Gaming Monthly #178, PSM (similar to issue 74), GamePro (similar to issue 192), Game Informer, and Gamer in the North American versions, while the Japanese versions contain Famitsu, Sunday, and Magazine. In addition, there's the Metal Gear Solid comic and a Playboy magazine in Graniny Gorki's Western portion of its basement, and a fictional The Revolt of Tirn Aill magazine illustrated by Hiro Usuda.

If the player kills a soldier while they were reading a magazine, their ghosts will later reappear reading the magazine while fighting The Sorrow.

The source of the magazine cover in Snake Eater 3D.

In the Nintendo 3DS remake, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D, some magazines included in Graniny Gorki were issues of Nintendo Power. At least 11 magazine covers (the amount in the Japanese version) can be found in the background including magazines such as TV Bros., Popeye, Cut, Newtype, Weekly Famitsu, Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and the like. The Weekly Shōnen Magazine in particular had been reused from its appearance in the HD Edition of Peace Walker, and featured the manga/anime Fairy Tail prominently on the cover (and to a lesser extent, Metal Gear Solid: Rising), due to the mangaka, Hiro Mashima, being a massive fan of Metal Gear. In addition, the magazine item itself was redone completely, featuring six bikini-clad women with colors of orange and white on the cover, as well as the title on top MGS SE 3D. According to Yuji Korekado on his Twitter account, the cover was derived from a cover for Hooters Japan magazine.[12] The old Sabra magazine does appear at one point, however, when contacting EVA from the prison, see below:

Calling EVA shortly after escaping from the Prison area of Groznyj Grad, should the player have the book weapon in his/her possession up to the player's capture, will have EVA comment on the magazine and sarcastically referring to it as a "fine piece of literature" to Snake's embarrassment.

North American magazines

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops features a mission in which the player can recruit a strong soldier for their unit from the Research Lab. Since he is physically indistinguishable from the other soldiers in the area, his only identifiable feature is that he carries magazines on his person. EVA serves as the magazine's centerfold in-game.

In the expansion, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, another variety of magazine, called the Fashion Magazine, was also included. Rather than distract the enemy, they are used to boost various soldiers' stats and leave them in a specific pose.

Name Game Description Image
Magazine MPO An adult magazine packed with alluring photos.
Perfect for those long, lonely nights on the battlefield.
Fashion Magazine MPO+ A must for today's fashion-conscious soldier, this magazine has the latest scoop on fabulous new poses. Once read, everybody gains its effect. Fashion Magazine

Although technically not magazines themselves, the Handbook weapons served a similar purpose to the Fashion Magazine regarding boosting certain stats. In addition, calling Roy Campbell upon procuring Handbooks will have Roy ask if they found a new magazine before reacting with implied disappointment that it was only a handbook before explaining what its functions were.

In the Japanese version of Portable Ops Plus, unique soldier characters can be obtained via passcode, which wear camo adorned with the logos of Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, and Arms Magazine.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Beauty and Beast magazine.

The Playboy magazine is featured in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, along with a variety of "emotion magazines." There are four pages to be viewed with the former item. The woman on the cover was Brooke Richards, a frequent model for Playboy in real life. The latter features the Beauty and the Beast members on their covers, which cause enemy soldiers to well up with various emotions, or in the case of Haven Troopers, perform a salute. During multiple playthroughs, the emotion magazines will include articles using their beauty forms after the first playthrough.

"Gentlemen's magazine adorned with sultry beauties on each and every page.

Guaranteed to arouse the interest of males ages 18 to 80. Grip the magazine in your hands with the L1 button, carefully plant it using the R1 button.
To view the magazine, continue to hold the L1 button and R1 button and then press the PlayStationCircle.svg button.
―Playboy weapon menu description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
"An adult magazine. Provides stress relief for men on the battlefield. Useful for distracting enemies and slipping by while they are occupied. Staring at one in first-person view curiously raises Snake's psyche..."
―Playboy model viewer description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
"A classy publication featuring four mysterious models.

Hold the magazine in your hands with the L1 button, carefully plant it using the R1 button.
To view the magazine, continue to hold the L1 button and R1 button and then press the PlayStationCircle.svg button.
―Emotive Magazine weapon menu description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
"A photographic magazine filled with pictures of the B&B Corps' members. Soldiers who look at them are said to break down and lose control of their emotions. Can be used to confuse enemies then ambush them or avoid them altogether."
―Emotive Magazine model viewer description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

If the player turns the pages of either the Playboy or "emotion magazine" 100 times or more, the player will be awarded with the Rabbit codename, a reference to the fact that the mascot/logo of Playboy magazine is a bunny rabbit. Also, if the player downloaded the trophy patch and then exposed an enemy soldier to an emotion magazine, they'll unlock a trophy achievement called "emotion control."

Metal Gear Online

Magazine Carrier

A specialized harness called the Magazine Carrier could be unlocked by the player for the right amount of points, carrying a magazine on the front and back called M.G. GAL (Metal Gear Gal), a magazine that was presumably a pornographic pinup magazine. However, the magazine was fake and could not be used. Instead, it was meant to highlight the trickster aspect of the player.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

"A popular magazine. Once set, anyone who notices it will stop to read it. The more issues set, the longer the person will be interested."
―Magazine weapon description in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
"A popular pulp magazine. Once set, anyone who notices it will stop to read it! Face location to be set, ready, then press PlayStationSquare.svg to set."
―Solid Magazine, Liquid Magazine, and Solidus Magazine weapon description in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
"A magazine loaded with pictures of beautiful women. Once set, anyone who notices it will stop to read it! Face location to be set, ready, then press PlayStationSquare.svg to set."
―Super Magazine weapon description in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
"The pages are ingrained with the scene of countless delicacies, sending nearby wildlife into a trance."
―Cookbook weapon description in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
"人気雑誌。 設置すると面白さに足を止めて読みふける者が続出。 刊行数が増すごとに面白くなり、より長い間熱中するようになる。"
―Hobby Magazine weapon description (Japanese) in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
"A popular magazine. Once set, anyone who notices it will stop to read it. The more issues set, the longer the person will be interested."
―Hobby Magazine weapon description translation in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

The Solid, Liquid, Solidus, and Super magazines in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker were originally Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Dengeki Games, and Weekly Shōnen Magazine, respectively, in the game's Japanese release. They were added in by Hideo Kojima as a joke towards product placement,[13] though these were changed for the overseas versions, presumably due to copyright issues. The inclusion of product placement items, however, received some degree of controversy, especially regarding the inclusion of the aforementioned magazines, specifically Famitsu, with some going as far as to list its inclusion and the perfect review score given by the magazine as a conflict of interest.[14][15][16] Their menu name was given as simply "Hobby magazine" with little distinction between either of the four. Similarly, their descriptions in the Japanese version was no different from that of the ordinary magazine, while in the overseas release, the hobby magazines were given their own uniform description. The respective magazines required the completion of various Extra Ops of either Fulton Recovery (as was the case for Solid/Weekly Famitsu, Liquid/Dengeki PlayStation/Famitsu Xbox 360, and Super/Weekly Shōnen Magazine) or Target Demolition (as was the case for Solidus/Dengeki Games), the specific missions being 010: Fulton Recovery for Solid/Weekly Famitsu, 011: Fulton Recovery for Liquid/Dengeki PlayStation/Famitsu Xbox 360, 018: Target Demolition for Solidus/Dengeki Games, and 013: Fulton Recovery for Super/Weekly Shōnen Magazine, with the rewards being listed as "Magazine Layout" with the name of each magazine name included for the respective magazine in the overseas versions. Even though all four magazines in the Japanese version are based on real life magazines, the covers themselves are completely fictional, with Weekly Famitsu featuring then-public relations member for Konami Sayaka Yamamoto (who also has a cameo in the game as a recruitable Mother Base soldier), the Dengeki PlayStation cover features Paz on the cover, the Dengeki Games cover features Manaka Takane, a character from the dating sim game franchise LovePlus (which was also made by Konami), and the cover for Weekly Shōnen Magazine features Japanese model/actress Sari Koboyashi.

On June 17, 2010, Kojima Productions made a special collaborative project with romantic comedy manga series Arakawa Under the Bridge where players could download three DLC T-shirts containing characters from within the series. It also supplies magazine data that replaces the cover with Volume 6 of the manga, although screenshots indicated that it was initially planned to be a separate item called "Comic Mag."[17] The same DLC package containing Volume 6 magazine also contained a special magazine item based on the July 2010 issue of S-F Magazine. Like Volume 6, it replaced the regular MSF magazine (or Volume 6, if the player downloaded it already) with a different cover. Another DLC package, released on June 24, contained a magazine weapon based on Volume 8 of Arakawa Under the Bridge.[18] Each magazine data costed 16 KB to download, and requires only one magazine data per game save. These DLC magazines are only available in the Japanese version of Peace Walker, presumably for the same reasons as why Weekly Famitsu, Dengeki PlayStation, Dengeki Games, and Weekly Shōnen Magazine were changed in the overseas versions of the game. In the HD Edition, there are some slight differences for the Japanese magazines: Namely, Weekly Shōnen Magazine uses a different cover between the PSP version and the HD Edition, and in the HD Edition, depending on the console version, it either still uses Dengeki PlayStation as the second magazine (PlayStation 3), or otherwise replaces it with Famitsu Xbox 360 (Xbox 360).[19] The HD Edition cover for Weekly Shōnen Magazine would later be used for Snake Eater 3D. It features the manga/anime Fairy Tail prominently on the cover (and to a lesser extent, Metal Gear Solid: Rising), due to the mangaka of the series, Hiro Mashima, being a massive fan of Metal Gear.

Name (overseas) Game description (overseas) Image (overseas)
MGS Magazine A popular monthly magazine jam-packed with excitement on every page. It has a massive fan base that stretches all the way from the southern part of the U.S. to the Panama Canal, and a circulation of 1.1 million copies per month. One especially popular feature is the pen pal exchange.
Some CIA mercenaries and MSF members are known to be avid readers of this mag. Put it in front of them and they just might drop everything else...
MGS Magazine
MGS Magazine
Solid Magazine A weekly pulp magazine filled to the brim with outlandish and absurd sci-fi/horror stories. Roughly half of the stories are about men fighting Martians and are written by amateurs. Not to be taken too seriously. Lurid and sexually suggestive themes are a given. Solid Magazine
Liquid Magazine A monthly pulp magazine that features mature content aimed at literary types. The real-life travel logs submitted by soldiers from around the world are a must read. Also boasts an ample supply of scantily-clad pin-ups. Liquid Magazine
Solidus Magazine A quarterly men's lifestyle magazine aimed at discriminating adults. Features include articles on news, politics, and special interests such as the ever popular "bonsai" corner. Naturally, it also features its fare share of "adult content." Solidus Magazine
Super Magazine Bimonthly fasion magazine for women.
Features articles that satisfy the needs of women soldiers who want to look good even on the harshest of battlefields. Pictoral spreads featuring lovely models in fashionable outfits have earned this periodical a strong following of male readers.
(photo by Famitsu Wave DVD)
Super Magazine
Cookbook/Tomeat Magazine A monthly cooking magazine, wildly popular among would-be gourmet chefs.
This month's special feature focuses on a cooking show broadcast in over 20 countries worldwide and a runaway ratings hit.
The magazine showcases a number of sumptuous recipes from the show with mouth-watering full-page color photos. Even a casual glance will leave you drooling.
Whoever owned this copy apparently used it in the kitchen, as the rich aroma of food permeates every page. The scent might even be enough to attract some hungry wild animals...
Tomeat Cookbook Magazine
Name (Japanese) Game description (Japanese) Game description (translation) Image (Japanese)
Weekly Famitsu (電撃ゲームス) 速報性と独自の切り口で常に新しいムーブメントを先導するゲーム総合情報誌。

「緊急速報」「ファミ通エクスプレス」「ファミ通TOP 30」 「新作ゲームクロスレビュー」をはじめ、人気ゲームの記事が満載。 新作映画やDVD情報等も充実。2009年12月に通巻1100号を迎えた。 エンターブレインより発行されている。

The video game magazine that is always on top of the latest trends with breaking news coverage and unique insights. It's packed with popular gaming articles such as the Early Warnings, the "Famitsu Express", the Top 30s and their pioneering Cross-Reviews. Other coverage include movie and DVD news. The publication reached its 1100th issue on December 2009. Published by Enterbrain. Weekly Famitsu
Dengeki PlayStation (電撃PlayStation) (PSP/PS3 exclusive)[19] アスキー・メディアワークスが発行するPlayStation専門誌。

ソフト選びから攻略まで、PSを楽しむための全ての情報がこの一冊に詰まっている。 読者投稿ページと、毎号付録の電撃4コマの人気が高いのも「電プレ」の特徴。 詳しい攻略情報、徹底した特集主義でPlayStationの面白さを追求している。

A PlayStation-centric magazine published by ASCII Mediaworks. From game recommendations to hints, all the information needed to enjoy your PlayStation platforms is contained in just one issue. Their reader contributions and the popular Dengeki Yonkoma (4-panel strip collections) that is included as a supplement in every issue are defining features of DPS. They are dedicated in seeking the excitement out of the PlayStation with their detailed strategy sections and comprehensive special coverage. Dengeki PlayStation
Dengeki Games (週刊ファミ通) アスキー・メディアワークス発行の”すべてのゲームファンに贈る”ゲーム総合情報誌。

従来の電撃のゲーム専門誌が持つ情報の”濃さ””深さ”はそのままに、 あらゆるハード、あらゆるゲームを対象としている。編集部ブログも日々更新中。 毎号300ページ超のボリュームと厚さが特徴だが、残念ながら打撃用武器として使用することはできない。

A general video game publication by ASCII Mediaworks touted as "the gift to all gaming fans." Featuring the same "thick" and "in-depth" coverage expected from a Dengeki publication, it covers all kinds of games from all platforms. Their editorial blog is updated daily. While their issues are big and thick in content, usually having over 300 pages, they cannot be used as blunt weapons unfortunately. Dengeki Games
Weekly Shōnen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン) 1959年3月に創刊され、2009年に創刊50周年を迎えた講談社発行の少年漫画誌。

「巨人の星」「あしたのジョー」「はじめの一歩」など数々のヒット作を生み、 読者の心を揺さぶる熱い「感動」に満ちたスポーツ・恋愛・ミステリー・ファンタジー作品に、 話題のギャグ、美少女グラビアを加えた圧倒的な読み応え感は、他誌の追随を許さない。

A shonen manga anthology published by Kodansha since March 1959, it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. Serving as the birthplace of hits such as Kyojin no Hoshi, Ashita no Joe and Hajime no Ippo, it features titles in various genres (such as sports, romance, mystery and fantasy) that fill readers' hearts with burning excitement, along with topical humor and photos of beautiful gravure models, providing overwhelming reading material unmatched by competing publications. Weekly Shōnen Magazine (original PSP version)
Famitsu Xbox 360 (ファミ通Xbox 360) (X360 exclusive)[19] 日本では唯一のXbox 360専門ゲーム情報誌。

国内はもちろん、海外版のソフト情報など、 Xbox 360に関連するめらゆる情報を網羅。 2010年8月号で通巻100号を迎えた。 エンターブレインより発行されている。

The only game magazine in Japan that specializes in Xbox 360 coverage. It naturally covers all sorts of news on domestic games, as well as overseas games. The publication reached  its 100th issue with the August 2010 issue. Published by Enterbrain.

Other appearances

Although magazines do not reappear as a gameplay mechanic in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance or Metal Gear Survive (the former being replaced by the 3D Photo Frame), they were nonetheless referenced in the two games:

In Metal Gear Rising, in the cutscene where Raiden arrived at Solis, the check-in guard at the facility was seen reading a Japanese anime magazine prior to meeting Blade Wolf, as well as reading it while Raiden and Blade Wolf's craft had launched.

In Metal Gear Survive, while trying to locate the character Nicholas in the dust in an attempt to rescue him upon his discovery, he makes a call citing a last request, citing that whoever is listening should go to his home and get rid of some magazines he had underneath his bed before the inevitable investigation of his house, as "no one should ever know", to Reeve's chagrin.[20]


See also


Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).
    This was shown in an optional radio conversation during Operation Snake Eater.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Kojima Productions (2006).
    The resistance's personal use of the magazines is implied in the weapons description.
  3. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Although the player gained design specs during gameplay, the cover of Super Magazine stated that it was the 23rd anniversary issue.
  4. ^ Although design specs for the Cookbook were awarded to the player upon completing "Gear REX Strikes Back," the model viewer bio implies that the MSF simply procured a copy they found during a mission.
  5. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Random MSF soldier: Boss! That magazine I lent you before the last mission. Can I have it—what?! You left it out there?! I hadn’t finished reading it!!
  6. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Kazuhira Miller: Boss! I had an idea. Listen to this. // Naked Snake (Big Boss): Lemme guess. You want to start running ads in the local gossip rags. // Miller: Please, what do you take me for?
  7. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Iroqouis Pliskin: Raiden... what've you got there? // Raiden: Uh... nothing. // Pliskin: Oh, come on... don't play dumb. That kind of thinking might even be helpful on the battlefield. // Raiden: Yeah, but... // Pliskin: Look... aside from its educational value, you can probably use it to distract an enemy...
  8. ^ Snake's Psyche Gauge recovers if he reads the Playboy magazine during gameplay.
  9. ^ This info is shown on the cover of the magazine, namely under the headlines "The Babes of the WORLD'S TOP PMCS"; "Games and Beyond - HIDEO KOJIMA INTERVIEWED"; "NanoBoost or NanoBust? THE TRUTH BEHIND NANODROME"; "THE BEST FPS's OF THE YEAR - Can You Believe We Used To Pay For These Things?!"; and "7TH CIRCLE - Sadistic Joke Becomes PrimeTime Sensation", respectively.
  10. ^ This was implied with the Playboy weapon first being found in a locker in the Red Zone area of Act 1.
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  12. ^!/Korekado_Yuji/media/slideshow?
    Korekado_Yuji ‏ @Korekado_Yuji
    むむ!これは! RT @tsubuyaki_jiroo: 本日発表の「HOOTERS JAPAN」に『MGS スネークイーター 3D』が潜入しています!ゲーム中にも本誌が登場します。まずは「HOOTERS JAPAN」をチェックして下さい
    Translation: By! This is! RT @ tsubuyaki_jiroo: "MGS 3D Snake Eater' has infiltrated"HOOTERS JAPAN"announced today! This issue appears during the game. First, please check the "HOOTERS JAPAN"
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  20. ^ Metal Gear Survive, Konami (2018)
    Nicholas: Oh man, I am so gonna die! If anyone out there is listening, PLEASE, I have a last request. That pile of... magazines under my bed... Get rid of 'em before anyone finds them. No one can ever know! Okay? // Reeve: Is it really worth sticking our necks out for this guy...?

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