Live-Action Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer!

By James Hawkins in Gaming News
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

Look, Metal Gear is a great franchise -- indisputably one of the greatest in all of gaming history. But, "Revengeance" is the stupidest name I've ever heard. Here's a little English lession. The word is a portmanteau, which is the (now common) mashing of two words together to make one. They are "Vengeance" and "Revenge." Which is stupid.

"Vengeance" is a noun, it is a concrete instance where a malicious act occurs. "Vengeance" can also be used as an idiom, for emphasis -- "He attacked the stupid portmanteau with a vengeance." "Revenge" is a noun that can mean to bring one's own malicious justice against a guilty party. It isn't synonymous with "vengeance," but it is pretty fuckin' close. It isn't a good descriptor, like "Blaxploitation," which is "black" and "exploitation," that describes the caricature action films of the 1970s that explored complex race relations by exploiting the roles of each race in cinema, and sculpted the dialogue in society. See, that's smart.

Not to mention the trailer is live-action. Gross. Don't get me started on that shit.

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