Solid Snake voice actor hits out at EVO over controversial Tekken prank - Dexerto
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Solid Snake voice actor hits out at EVO over controversial Tekken prank

Published: 6/Aug/2019 8:14 Updated: 6/Aug/2019 8:50

by Matt Porter

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David Hayter, the legendary voice of Metal Gear Solid character Solid Snake, has hit out at the organizers of the EVO tournament for using his voice to make a joke during the event in Las Vegas.

EVO is one of the biggest events on the fighting game calendar, and is often used to promote new content, characters and even upcoming titles that will be released in the near future.

The tournament organizers decided to use that hype to play a practical joke on the audience, using a voice line of Solid Snake to hint that he would be joining Tekken 7, only to reveal that it was a prank, raising the ire of the community, and now David Hayter himself.

KonamiHayter is the voice of Solid Snake, but he wasn’t happy with EVO’s joke.

In a series of tweets released by Hayter on Monday, August 5, the voice actor made it clear that he was not happy with EVO’s joke, and made it clear that he does not want to see this kind of thing happen ever again.

“You failed to consult me, or Konami,” the 50-year-old tweeted. “Please do not use my voice to promote other games. Ever.”

Fans were left wondering how EVO got their hands on a voice recording of Solid Snake saying: “That’s some good ass Tekken,” with Hayter confirming that he had received a request on Cameo, a site where people can pay money to have celebrities record a message for them.

When a fan surmised that EVO sent the request on the site, but Hayter wasn’t aware it was for a huge company, the actor agreed, writing: “Exactly. I am happy to record private Cameos for anyone. But it is not okay to use my voice for the promotion of other properties.”

EVO were forced to issue an apology to upset fighting game fans, explaining that the video shown during the Tekken finals was their “idea of a little joke,” and wasn’t intended to imply a character reveal.

Whether Tekken fans will see Solid Snake in the game now following this stunt remains to be seen, with no official information available about the subject from either Konami, who owns the Metal Gear Solid franchise, or from Bandai Namco, the publishers of Tekken.

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Markiplier addresses fans after being rushed to hospital

Published: 3/Dec/2020 4:56

by Andrew Amos

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Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach has given fans an update after being rushed to hospital on December 2, with the YouTube star saying he’s under observation for the next couple of days, but everything will be okay in the end.

Markiplier was admitted to hospital on November 1 for what the YouTube star, with over 27 million followers, claimed was “intense abdominal pain.”

“Hey gang, don’t want to worry you but had [to] take a quick trip to the hospital. Some intense abdominal pain but nothing life-threatening. Hopefully will be out of here in no time,” he said on Instagram.

 

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While it’s not the star’s first trip to hospital, having been admitted a number of times in the past, including having surgery in 2015 for a blockage in his intestines, his fans were obviously concerned.

After that short statement though, he has since released a short video from hospital, detailing his “bowel obstruction” complications, and giving fans an update on when he will be healthy and normal again.

“We did a bunch of tests this morning, a lot of scans, a lot of X-rays…to see if anything was moving through me. It looked like things were moving through okay, which is good…and we’re going to observe a little bit longer,” he said on December 2.

“The doctor said that if I can have a ‘bowel movement,’ then everything is on the up and up. If you can poop then your intestines are working.”

While the YouTuber won’t be back in action for another couple of days, he has managed to avoid yet another surgery. Until then, he’s going to rest up.

“I’m going to be in the hospital for probably another night, just for observation so they can check up on me and make sure nothing is going to explode. It does look like I’ll avoid surgery this time, which is always a plus.”

Plus, Markiplier has also dismissed a fan “theory” that has cropped up. The YouTuber released a 34-minute long video on Pop-Tarts just a few days ago, with many claiming that his new blockage was revenge for that. Fischbach appreciated the humor, but nevertheless, put it to bed.

“I don’t think it was the pop tarts. I know there are a lot of theories out there about it being the pop tarts coming after me because I dared to diss Mr. Kellogg himself, but I don’t think he’s posthumously attacking me for my intestines,” he joked.