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The Top 7... inanimate objects

Inanimate objects. Wow, we must really be out of ideas, huh? It's true, at first pass this sounds absurd, open to all kinds of interpretation with an infinite number of potential entries, but after careful contemplation (i.e. shouting at one another for hours) we've come up with a list of in-game objects so desirable that every gamer should love 'em - even if all they do is sit there.

For our consideration, the items have to be memorable and not commonplace. They need to invoke an emotional response, be it curiosity, nostalgia or a furious bout of "gimme gimme gimme!" Bomberman's bombs, a katamari and the Triforce are iconic objects, but they pop up a lot and no one bats an eye when they show. The objects that made the cut inspire some kind of feeling, are unique or bizarre, and have carved out a special place in just about every gamer's heart.


Snake's been through some serious stuff. Walking tanks, cyborg assassins and mind-controlling super soldiers have all fallen to his tactical espionage action, but of all his devastating weapons and cutting edge sneaking tech, it's his innocuous cardboard box that we've come to love the most. Sure he looks ridiculous running around with his legs in clear sight, and no we don't understand why a genome soldier would walk past a box that wasn't there five seconds ago and continues to move closer every time he turns around. It's just plain funny, and over the years has become the one Metal Gear item we look forward to in each new game.

There's clearly a lot love for the box, as there are multiple versions across all the games. Even Snake's cameo in Brawl comes complete with box taunt, proving this simple object is as integral to Metal Gear as Solid Snake himself.

Trouser Snake: If the box is MGS' number one item, the distracting porn mag is a close second. All it does is lie there, but it's helped Snake out of several sticky situations. Hur hur hur.

 

 

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24 comments

  • Cwf2008 - December 14, 2008 7:37 a.m.

    Companion Cube is a hundred times better than that dam shoe...everyone loves the Cube!
  • po0pdawg - December 24, 2008 2:59 a.m.

    were the hell can i find the meat cube
  • Pensuke - January 2, 2009 1:57 p.m.

    im still mourning over the WCC. *sniff* This article brings back some BAD memoriez. but its freakin' hilarious!
  • killemall - February 26, 2009 7:35 p.m.

    I WANT A COMPANION CUBE CAKE! please...
  • bigpoppachain - August 1, 2009 1:44 p.m.

    lol voodoo i think ur friend is giving you hints
  • stuzimuzipuzi - February 2, 2009 7:58 p.m.

    do you guys love that car from street fighter
  • halifaxia - June 9, 2009 7:41 p.m.

    I love wcc... it's always number one in my heart
  • vigeoman - July 7, 2009 3:53 p.m.

    hahaha i love the shoe
  • kamikaz3e124 - July 26, 2009 5:58 a.m.

    As you see in this default picture here, the companion cube is still alive... playin on my X-Box 360. Me:"Hey, are you done playing yet?" WCC:"..." Me:"Darn..." Me:"Oh well, maybe next time." WCC:"..." Me:"Yeah I love you too."
  • Smeggs - September 17, 2009 6:07 p.m.

    Oh, the porn magazines, jesus that take me back. I rememeber putting them all over the ground, and then blowing up a gaurd. Another gaurd turned around "HUH? What's that noise?" He walks three steps, notices the magazine next to him, and completely ignores the fact that his buddy just rose to a higher plain of existence.
  • Burn - September 1, 2008 7:36 p.m.

    Love that shoe...
  • VoodooPanda - September 2, 2008 7:04 a.m.

    Hate the Companion Cube. My friend is obsessed with it. "It takes hits for you like a good friend would, you can use it as a step, and it will go anywhere with you without complaining." Thats his reasons why its awesome. But I think if it doesnt explode or shoot something then its useless to me.
  • iiscody - September 26, 2008 2:05 a.m.

    only the completely useless items are any good. WCC is my favorite. i played portal multiple times just to use it for 10 minutes. but all of the other objects made a huge impact on my life too...
  • NullG7 - September 29, 2008 11:28 p.m.

    I love that giant shoe I have played the game a few times just to hop around in it like the guy in the video
  • xReptar - October 26, 2008 6:34 p.m.

    I'm surprised the WCC wasn't first.
  • Nin10DOH - September 1, 2008 11:54 p.m.

    the box was the most important Metal Gear Solid item ever
  • kamikaz3e124 - October 26, 2008 8:06 p.m.

    I wish the WCC was first. I dont know why, but im obsessed with it.
  • thephntm - December 2, 2008 5:36 p.m.

    still laughing at the cosplayer in kuribos shoe!
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    Ahh the smash ball, the "tide turner" of Brawl. There's no telling how many matches have been decided by who gets that precarious little orb.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 5, 2009 2:23 a.m.

    You'd think with all the Mario sports games, kart racers, party games, and sequels to the main series that they couldn't have Kuribo's Shoe make a single reappearance.

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