Metal Gear Solid 5 has the best birthday easter egg ever

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Those of you who have played Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will know that you are required to enter your birthday (or at least, what you claim is your birthday) during the game's introduction. As it turns out, there's a reason.

The video posted by YouTuber whatsisface (happy birthday to them, by the way) is unexpected, bizarre, and oddly touching, too. Because your birthday is Snake's birthday, and when it's Snake's birthday, there's a party. There's even cake! So happy birthday to you, Snake, and to everyone who shares it. How thoughtful of the Mother Base crew to surprise you.

Thanks, Reddit.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.