A Twitch streamer has completed Metal Gear Solid 2 in under nine hours… using a PS3 dance pad.
That’s right. Variety streamer RealKittyRawr kicked off the new year by beating the second Metal Gear Solid game on normal difficulty while playing entirely with a dance pad.
Here’s the moment they did, with the kind of shrewd footwork that would put Kevin Bacon to shame:
yoo I finished Metal Gear Solid 2 on a dance mat!!! something i thought was impossible… next 3?👀 pic.twitter.com/gLs3yMV1RAJanuary 11, 2023
“Yoo, I finished Metal Gear Solid 2 on a dance mat!!! something I thought was impossible… 3 next?” they tweeted, ending with a googly-eyed emoji.
“UNDER 9 AM I WILL TAKE IT,” they added afterwards.
RealKittyRawr isn’t new to dance pad challenges; they’ve also completed all three original Resident Evil games on their dance mat, as well as Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2. Metal Gear Solid 3 is “definitely next”, along with Bayonetta 3, Persona 3 PSP, Dead Space Remake, Games Castlevania DS and Silent Hill 3 speedruns are also planned.
And Lilly isn’t the only person to take on bosses with a pad. Have you seen MissMikkaa full Elden Ring using a dance mat as a controller (opens in a new tab)?
Miss Mikkaa – yes, the same Miss Mikkaa who completed the game with one hand and without going to runic level one (opens in a new tab) – recently took down the game’s toughest boss, Malenia, using a dance pad as a controller. That wasn’t enough, however – MissMikkaa has since wowed us all when she beat two Malenias simultaneously (opens in a new tab)one using a controller and the other with the aforementioned dance pad.
Did you hear the news earlier this week in which Shashank Joshi, defense editor at The Economist, reported that Paul Scharre’s book “Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” revealed that several US Marines tricked an artificial intelligence targeting system by hiding under a cardboard box (opens in a new tab).
“You could hear them laughing all the time. Like Bugs Bunny in a Looney Tune cartoon, sneaking up on Elmer Fudd in a cardboard box,” reads Scharre’s book, referring to someone who was there at the time to see eight Marines attempt to hit the AI Targeting System over 300 yards.
Keep up to date with all the best games launching this year with our guide to new games 2023 (opens in a new tab).