During a recent round table in the State Duma, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Andrei Kartapolov said that United States intelligence agencies are manipulating the public with video games such as the Metal Gear franchise.
Translated from Russian to English, Kartapolov said the following:
“The Internet projects of the American special services, such as Graphic, Metal Gear, Echo Runet, aimed at direct manipulation of public consciousness and above all youth, are widely implemented on the Internet.
“A number of programs are being carried out aimed at forming active protest activity and dissatisfaction with the authorities of the country among young people.”
Many have pointed out that many of these games were created in Japan by Kojima Productions and Konami with series creator Hideo Kojima being influenced by many films in the United States throughout the years.