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Metal Gear Man documentary chronicles disabled gamer's Metal Gear-inspired limb

A double amputee with a Metal Gear-inspired prosthetic arm is the subject of a new BBC documentary.


Metal Gear Man documentary chronicles disabled gamer's Metal Gear-inspired limb

James Young is a British gamer who lost an arm and part of a leg in an accident in 2012, has received prosthetic, Metal Gear Solid-themed replacements from Konami as part of the publisher's Phantom Limb Project.

His story is the subject of a new BCC3 documentary called Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man. The two-part documentary chronicles the start of the project, the bionic arm's design by Sophie de Oliveira Barata, as well as Konami's role in funding.

You can watch both parts below, but be wary of some Metal Gear Solid 5 spoilers.

And here's part two:

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