Level Up's N'Gai Croal writes:
There's been a lot of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots coverage in the wake of the game's spectacular and dominant Tokyo Game Show appearance last month. We were particularly impressed by both the 1UP Yours podcast, which featured Kojima Productions' own Ryan Payton explaining various aspects of the games features and development; and MTV News Multiplayer's Q&A with the same Payton about the philosophy between the various trailers (nine, at last count) that the studio has released for MGS4. But the most intriguing piece of all was a seemingly unrelated story by a contributor to the Web site Ain't It Cool News who won an EBay auction for a previously unpublished and rejected draft of a script for the 1996 movie "Escape From L.A." from the screenplay's author, Coleman Luck.
Why is this interesting? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has never hidden the fact that his game's hero, Solid Snake, was inspired by Snake Plissken, the hero played by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1981 movie "Escape From New York."