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David Hayter Snipes At Konami On Twitter

Wow! I guess David Hayter is really upset he won't be returning to the role of Snake for the next Metal Gear Solid game. Or maybe he's still participating in a long con with MGS creator Hideo Kojima? Check out what he just tweeted: (David Hayter, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, Xbox 360)

Update Update from his Twitter:
To my beloved Tweeps,
I can't thank you enough for all your support. Getting fired was never so heartwarming.
You all rock!!!

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Skarlett   980d ago | Spam
Godmars290  +   980d ago
Is rather a pointless move. Now everyone's just going to expect Snake to torture and intimidate people for information, switch around trusting people, and being told that he was right about something.
Revolver_X_  +   980d ago
Yea, because David is a waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy better actor then Kiefer. I mean, have you even seen Guyver? Epic! /s
xHeavYx  +   980d ago
And do that within 24 hours
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FantasyStar  +   979d ago
At least I get to use a USP. That's my favorite pistol.
crxss  +   980d ago
DH had a great run. i personally can't wait to see what Kiefer does with Snake and Ismael. hope to see DH return in a future MGS title with both Big Boss and Solid Snake. imagine Kiefer and David... omg...
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   980d ago
Yeah my hype for this game just dropped about 8 points.
Donnieboi  +   980d ago
All because of a voice actor? Really?
Derekvinyard13  +   980d ago
This actually matters for some people, you play a character so much and they really start to grow on you, I hated when they changed cole in infamous 2 and Jackie in the darkness 2. Imagine if they changed drake in uncharted, it may be a new game but something is still missing. Especially since this series has been around for this long.
Campy da Camper  +   980d ago
Gotta admit, when Ironside stopped doing Sam it really changed the game for me. Aside from the auto takedowns and crap losing him was devastating. Sam Fisher and Snake are two of the industries biggest and most known voices. Its a sign of an end of an era. Sad.
SuperLupe  +   980d ago
Kind of weird that the voice of Snake counts more for the so called MGS fans than what makes MGS great: story, universe, character, art design, gameplay.

Just wonder what is wrong with people on this site. Do you even play games or do you just fight MS all day long on this site ???
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o-Sunny-o  +   980d ago
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   980d ago
When that voice actor has been there for 15+ years, yes, it counts.
fourOeightshark  +   980d ago
@Derekvinyard13 That would fu**in suck if they changed Drake's voice actor!
Dlacy13g  +   980d ago
@DayZ and yet my interest in this game just went up 8 points. Kiefer is a top flight actor and with next gen I think he brings even more to the table than Hayter could.
Crystallis  +   980d ago
What does top flight mean? does it mean Kiefer is one of the top actors around? if that what top flight means then hes in no way a top actor. Hes good but not top.

Just because you are a good actor in movies doesn't mean that will carry over in video games. Those are two different entities.
Number-Nine  +   980d ago
so big boss now has had 3 voice actors....tisk.

should have let richard doyle do it at the very least.
FantasyStar  +   979d ago
I wished it was Richard Doyle as well, but I believe in Kojima. He's proven time and time again that he's capable. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for 20+ years of good times.
Mr_Nuts  +   980d ago
That's hilarious "New Coke"

He has every right to be upset, if the Japanese voice actor was leaving then I guess he would understand the choice or even getting replaced by Richard Doyle but a Hollywood actor who probably isn't even a gamer and I'm guessing will be the last main MGS numbered title for a while since the story arc is over with.
febreeze1  +   979d ago
If you've watched the video of the reveal, a dumb hollywood director gave him the idea of changing voice actors. The reason the Japanese V/A stays is because he doesn't need mocap. I know it's a dumb excuse, I'm mad to about the decision but I have to stay positive and say I can't wait for the first open world MGS!
Mr_Nuts  +   979d ago
I want to stay posistive but I really can't, Kojima has messed up big time and he has to face the backlash. It's not like when a new feature gets put in the game and you say "Wait till you play the game", I've heard Sutherland speak and I don't think he'll be a good Snake, I think he'll be crap.

So yeah, Kojima has screwed fans and Hayter over...and it's such a shame

People better not defend him though JUST because it's "Kojima". If someone does something wrong you let them know so they don't take advantage of you in the future. I feel Kojima is getting a little arrogant
NBT91  +   979d ago
Wasn't New Coke where Coca-Cola changed the formula and literally had fans rioting and caused chaos over it?
That's funny.
Except New Coke actually helped boost Coca Cola sales in the end.

I dunno I'm on the fence about the Hayter issue as an MGS fan, it sounds bad but if nothing else, it will be a good game still.
izumo_lee  +   980d ago
The thing that troubles me about all this is how Kojima handled this situation, he really didn't do a good job on this.

After all the years of service that David Hayter has done for the MGS franchise bringing life to the character of Snake to have him not even be informed that a change was coming is disrespectful. Konami never even approached him about this matter.

I really respect Kojima but this fiasco has dampened that respect level.
Mr_Nuts  +   980d ago
For me it's basicaly like Kojima was like

"Who can we get for the voice in MGSV"

"Well we have been using David Hayter Mr Kojima since 1998"

"MMMMMMM...yeahhhh, well we need more attention to this game to make it more like a film"

"I'm pretty sure there is already enough attention of MGS Mr Kojima, as I said Mr Hayter will come back he has been loyal to the series"

"Nah....f*** him lets get someone from Hollywood, no point changing the Japanese voice actor since if we did nobody would even know outside Japan who the new one is"
Number-Nine  +   980d ago
i smell a "hitler finds out about konami replacing hayter"
Mr_Nuts  +   980d ago
<bashes table>


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Pozzle  +   980d ago
Wow. I actually feel pretty bad for Hayter. It seems like he thought he was going to be cast again. Didn't Konami tell Hayter he had been fired before this announcement?
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porkChop  +   980d ago
They never actually informed him he was being replaced. He sensed it was coming but only actually found out at the same time the fans did. The way Kojima handled the whole situation was very, very disrespectful. I'm not buying this game. Jack Bauer isn't Snake. Kojima's really been pissing me off the past few years. He's let his ego get to his head.
WitWolfy  +   979d ago
I hate to say it, but I think your right . It's like he thinks if he pisses every thing it touches turns to gold.

DONT PISS OFF YOUR FANBASE!!! I love MGS just as much as the next hardcore fan, but replacing a longtime dedicated VA as David Hayter without nothing but a announcement saying.. "new direction" is fucking as low as snake shit!

I would love to seem him defend his honor now when the press drill him about the outrage he has caused by this little stunt.. I WANNA SEE HIM sweat in uncomfortability, I want to see him stutter, I want himt o apologize.. I want him to tell us the fans why the fuck he replaced David Fucking A. Hayter with a douche bag that probably has no FREAKING clue what MGS is even all about!!!!

rant over/
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Heisenburger  +   980d ago
What I make.. is 'Classic Coke'.

Do you REALLY want to live in a world without Coca-Cola?
THamm  +   980d ago
Don't forget that blonde ponytail guy from early Fox Engine pics... that is young Solid Snake(D.Hayter)
Edit: sorry could also be Liquid
but in MGS 1 PSX, briefing files, Solid had long hair
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When did Solid have long hair in the MGS lore?
Really I get disagrees for asking a question?
Fez  +   980d ago
I think in the briefing files of MGS1 it states he had long blond hair but cut and died it so he wouldn't look like the leader of Foxhound i.e. Liquid. They are twins remember.
THamm  +   979d ago
here 7:50

Related video
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MrAnderson  +   980d ago
Sounds like he's Haytin.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   980d ago
Why change Hayter? It's really put me off the game.
Why have they treated him with such disrespect? I bet he feels gutted about this whole thing, and getting replaced by some big shot actor must of made it even worse.
I'm a big MGS fan but I'm tempted to boycott this game for the way they've treated Hayter.
I'm still hoping it's all just a big troll move.
Pozzle  +   980d ago
I'd love to know what on earth is going on behind the scenes at Konami, because this is all very fishy to me. Why keep Snake's Japanese voice actor but not his English voice actor? Why treat Hayter so disrespectfully when he has worked on the series for over a decade? It doesn't make sense.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   980d ago
The fact that they kept the Japanese actor the same just makes it even more puzzling. It's not gonna be the same without Hayter.
Half-Mafia  +   980d ago
As a massive MGS fan I am pretty upset that he is not the voice of Snake anymore.

Its like changing the voice actor for Nathan Drake.
cell989  +   980d ago
its going to be so awkward hearing that new guy portray Snake, its a complete turn off for me, dont really want to buy the game no more.
Fez  +   980d ago
I think this is much worse than changing the voice of Drake. It would be more like changing the voice of Homer Simpson.. It's just so iconic to the fans.

This is one of the costs of gaming becoming more mainstream. Publishers trying to use names to help sell games rather than performances.

I'm still pretty confident the gameplay won't suffer for sales and am still hopeful that the setting of the game allows Solid Snake to appear with Hayter voicing. But if Hayter is just gone, that is not right.
Krosis  +   979d ago
Nathan Drake? No, it's much worse. Drake isn't even close to the icon status of Snake. It's more like changing the voice of...well...SNAKE. Or Master Chief. Or G-Man from Half-Life. Yoda. Darth Vader.--characters defined by their voice (especially those with masks).
jiggyteddy  +   980d ago
Just give me a game worthy of the franchise.

A voice actor doesn't affect this fan of the series.
cell989  +   980d ago
its total BS that the Japanese actor gets to stay, but David and his iconic voice wont? Kojima has never disappointed till today, not even back then when he introduce Raiden..
ZodTheRipper  +   980d ago
What if the japanese voice actor is capable of doing the stuff Kojima expects from an older Snake? I wouldn't take this as the allmighty argument to end this discussion, there could be other reasons for this move.
1nsomniac  +   980d ago
I couldn't care less, in fact I think I might enjoy it more with Kiefer. Less over dramatic emo bullshit!

Hopefully this will be the start of the series growing up.
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Ser  +   979d ago
Nah, I think it's the start of my disregard for anything Kojima does now. Such disrespect - for a voice actor that's become iconic for fans.

Bad form, Kojima. Bad form, indeed.
Eamon  +   980d ago
Okay I'm just as bummed as most fans that Hayter is gone, but now the real reason why he was fired has been revealed.

Facial motion capture.

David Hayter has to change his voice when acting as Snake. If you probably watch him in the studios doing this, his face most likely doesn't look normal and probably looks funny.

Since Kojima badly wants to record not only voice but facial movements of the voice actor, he had to change Snake's english actor. This also solves the mystery of why Akio Otsuka was kept on. The Japanese voice actor of Snake is actually using his real voice. Unlike Hayter, he isn't changing it. Therefore, it's possible for Akio Otsuka to perform naturally. Hayter would not be able to perform naturally. This probably also explains why the voice actor of Kazuhira Miller is still the same too.

Still, I'm really disappointed that David Hayter is gone. I've listened to this guy's voice for so many years and now he's gone. MGSV will very likely be the last MGS game too.
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Fez  +   980d ago
Is this true or just your theory?
Because in this vid he is just joking around and his face isn't doing somersaults.

If he was in a performing environment I'm sure he could tighten it up even more, like this
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Eamon  +   980d ago
Well I dunno, I presumed it to be true at first, but now watching your videos, I'm not so sure.

While it's true his face isn't doing somersaults, it isn't very natural. And since face motion capture takes in the tiny details, it might look weird? Also, in voice acting, you don't have to keep your face in character, just your voice so perhaps Hayter can't keep his voice if he has to concentrate on his face too?

lol you cast doubt into my own explanation.
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coolasj  +   980d ago
Comeon Hayter, take it in stride. I guess he thought he was being trolled.
dmonee  +   980d ago
Jack bauer as Snake!!! Sweet
FantasyStar  +   979d ago
Who'd win in a fight? Jack Bauer or Big Boss
Now we'll never know.
Dir_en_grey  +   980d ago
Either way I wish he'd showed some more class
Keep complaining just makes him look like an a-hole who only cares about getting a job

If it's the real Snake he would just do as he was told and take one for the team like a real soldier
PerryCaravello  +   980d ago
Oh please, you goofball.

He WILL be the voice of snake lol.

You don't get that this is a guerrilla campaign to promote the game and the big surprise of Hayter at E3 AS snake.

You don't understand showbiz lol.
chromiumtwist  +   980d ago
I feel sorry for you. I just hope you aren't let down hard when the trailer arrives.
Heavenly King  +   980d ago
I really think Hayter will be in the game voicing young Solidus Snake.
breakpad  +   980d ago
I like Sutherland for change ..Hayter started to fatigue the audience with his over the top harsh voice ...nice change Kojima
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LeRise  +   980d ago
MGS fans, you can disagree with me at all, but...

For me MGS series are dead since the second MGS.
The PSX Metal Gear Solid is an absolute masterpiece. I had tears in my eyes when I watched the ending. The gameplay is honed to perfection. It is the best game for PlayStation 1 and my personal favorite.

The sequels are pale shadows compared to the original. I dream that someday Kojima will release a brand new game that will surpass MGS1 but I guess, Kojima's team can't do it anymore. They are trapped in making sequels and Konami won't release them while the MGS brand is popular.
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THamm  +   979d ago
You are almost correct. Yes MGS1 was a different flavor than the rest, I can see that, that's why it is my favorite. It's as if all the rest just try to continue trying to evolve the story. The beginning of MGS2 as well almost was continuing it except when the whole Plant thing happened, that's where everything in MGS changed.
WitWolfy  +   979d ago
You dont know diggly dick.. MGS 3 and 4 was just as good, or even better AS MGS on PSX.

dont judge a franhcise if you havent played anything since the sequel.
MrBlais  +   980d ago
Did you guys accept it when they replaced Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the Batman trilogy? Yeah, Holmes sucked anyways but it just DIDN'T work to replace her; immersion was gone and so was believability... So they did the smart thing and killed her.
young7yang  +   980d ago
I'm looking forward to the changes in MGS5..
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Soldierone  +   980d ago
I never liked Kiefer, and now I don't like him even more.....

Why did Kojima keep the Japanese voice actor and not Hayter? He praised Hayter all the time..... Hayter put his heart into MGS, and now some Hollywood star gets to take it, ugh....
PerryCaravello  +   980d ago
Hayter will be snake lol.

Dude, you're falling for the most obvious marketing ploy ever.

As you would say "you're being trolled."

: )
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Soldierone  +   980d ago
From his Twitter "I'm so excited for E3! I just hope I don't lose my voice. ;-)"

Yeah, it seems Kiefer will be motion cap, and Hayter will be voice.

I hated 24, and haven't seen Keifer in anything else really, so I'm not a fan of his like others.
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LAWSON72  +   980d ago
I dont mind the new voice actor but if they keep the same voice for snake in japan why not english also
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mac_sparrow  +   980d ago
Crazy, rather hopeful thought but wasn't new coke unveiled around the time 5 is set? It didn't last a huge amount of time after a fan backlash either.

Never been a fan of Keifer so here's hoping this is a prank even bigger than replacing Raiden in MGS2s trailers.
Shnooze  +   979d ago
Please let it be a joke for all our sakes.

I honestly can't stand Kiefer in his acting, and I personally think that removing Hayter is creating a void which can never be filled again.
Tiqila  +   979d ago
_LarZen_  +   979d ago
David Hayter is a cry baby.
TesMgsFan  +   979d ago
Maby you're jealous ? or maby you hate him ? or maby you suck ??
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