I enlisted in the military mainly out of patriotism. However, something else gave me the extra needed push to make that decision. Many people like to say that a certain military-inspired movie or tv show that they watched inspired them to enlist. With me, it wasn't a movie. It was a video game. In 1998, I was a 14 year old playing Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation. I always wanted to be like Solid Snake. I could not live with myself if I did not join up after playing it. In 2003, I joined the U.S. Army. 5 years later, in 2008, I am now out of the military and an OIF veteran with service in Kuwait. I have now just finished playing Metal Gear Solid 4. It is amazing seeing how much inspiration that video game gave me. I also can't believe how I am now a veteran playing the latest installment of it, and witnessing the action from the viewpoint of a former service member. Has anyone else on Teh Barracks played any of the Metal Gear Solid games? If so, what was your opinion of the series? I personally feel that the game is incredible and Hideo Kojima of Konami is the greatest video game creator of all time.