Originallly appeared in Well Played 1.0. This version appeared in my book Unified Discourse Analysis (Routledge, 2014)
In this chapter, I analyze Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (hereafter “MGS4”). I use some of the tools developed earlier. I will argue that in some respects MSG4 is a virtual tutorial on what it means to play video games and what sort of conversations they can set up.