Game Theory: Metal Gear Solid’s HIDDEN Virtual Mission!

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  • Published on:  Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • SUBSCRIBE to Catch all the Theories ►► the music? Check out Toxodentrail for his awesome MGS cover ►► GEAR SOLID 3 is one of my favorite games of all time! But this episode isn’t about me gushing over the game. Instead, I wanna talk about the MGS question that has floated around the Internet for years with no answer: Is Metal Gear Solid 3 actually a virtually simulated training mission within the Metal Gear Universe? Well, Loyal Theorists, I've found an answer and the evidence to back it up!SUBSCRIBE to Catch all the Theories ► out with us on GTLive! ►► More THEORIES:Super Mario Maker BENDS REALITY! ► SOLVED Zelda’s Timeline! ►► Want to Be the Devil! | Hello Neighbor ►► is TRAGIC! | Petscop ►► G-Man's IDENTITY REVEALED! ►► Mario Odyssey’s GIANT Problem! ►'s SCARIEST Monster is You! ►► Is INSANELY RICH! ►► out some more of our awesome video game content: Game Theory ►► Shock ►► SCIENCE! ►►
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  • Izzy


     a years ago +9279

    It's all a simulation? Well I guess...I'M STILL IN A DREAM.

  • Solid Snake

    Solid Snake

     a years ago +208

    Virtual Mission?

  • Lea Comprado

    Lea Comprado

     7 months ago +72

    I have a thing that can support your theory:
    Metal Gear Solid 3 doesn't have Virtual Missions

  • Rob Hall

    Rob Hall

     2 months ago +56

    Snake mentions in MGS2 that VR training recreating past missions tend to be inaccurate.

  • Henkkutsu


     a years ago +66


  • Jesse Magooo

    Jesse Magooo

     6 months ago +43

    If u wait long enough time paradox appears after every death I think

  • mads_in_zero


     a years ago +97

    The time paradox line is only because Campbell's Japanese VA was the dub voice for Doc Emmett Brown in Back to the Future. Like a LOT of things in MGS, it's nothing more than a quick movie reference.

  • Potato Eater

    Potato Eater

     a years ago +50

    11:04 "BUT HOW??!"

  • Jmountain


     a years ago +107

    You know sometimes Easter Eggs are non canon, and when the game breaks the 4th wall it’s insuring the player (you) is a safe distance away or understands the controls

  • Juan Escobar

    Juan Escobar

     a years ago +43

    “Virtual mission” is a reference to the VR MISSIONS in MGS2
    People like to jump the gun a lot

  • Gabe Riley [Unarmed Fatigues]

    Gabe Riley [Unarmed Fatigues]

     7 months ago +12

    "virtual mission?"
    "no, snake. v i r t u o u s mission"

  • Master Chief Dabbing

    Master Chief Dabbing

     a years ago +38

    Your theory can simply be disproved by listening to the tapes in MGSV TPP.
    Give'em a listen and you'll see what I speak of.

  • TheMack1987


     a years ago +18

    Revolver Ocelot wasn't in the Original MSX Games

  • La Volpe

    La Volpe

     a years ago +1543

    When people say they miss the old game theory, THIS is what they're talking about, Matt. I understand that you won't be making videos on things that aren't on topical subjects often, but damn, this episode was plausible as hell. I really enjoyed this one and I can tell that you really enjoyed writing it.

  • Muffin Shorts

    Muffin Shorts

     a years ago +6

    Well if in metal gear solid V and the year is 1984
    Then why the radio box plays TAKE ON ME it came from 1986
    Am I missing something?

  • Cantguess Imanonymous

    Cantguess Imanonymous

     a years ago +19

    Or big boss is a beast and just took the explosion

  • Liggliluff


     28 days ago +4

    (6:00) Considering how many secret cutscenes there are ... if you kill Ocelot, that should trigger some cutscenes too; give alternative scenes from future games or something.

  • CheddarBoy Gaming

    CheddarBoy Gaming

     3 months ago +4

    Uuh Zero is not the one who did the body double my guy that was Big bosses idea and ocelot.
    Zero is the reason snake got genetically cloned and thus Solid, Solidus,&Liquid were born

  • Ollgabopi


     a years ago +494

    There is a good reason why Roy campbell is the one talking at the "time paradox" scene.
    In Japan the actor who plays Roy campbell is also the same guy who provided the voice for doc in back to the Future... So it's a funny Easter egg for Japanese people, while in the rest of the world its just Roy, and the Easter egg dosent really translate :D

  • Branchcommander


     11 months ago +4

    I'd like to point out that the virtuous mission/virtual mission thing as a hint of anything at all is about as meaningful as raiden mishearing "node" with "nerd" somehow near the start of MGS2, other than that it's likely just a reference to the existence of VR missions in the other games. also, if my memory serves me well, technically venom snake was mentioned to have consented to becoming a clone of big boss knowingly, the whole process just involved his memories getting effectively replaced so after the fact he wouldn't have remembered even that part of his past self.
    that all aside, while calorie mates on their own could just be explained away as product placement outside of any real continuum, all the chronological inconsistencies put together with MGSV's place on the timeline, this actually sounds like a plausible theory for once.