"Tactical Espionage Announcement" is the high quality announcement video for The Phantom Rips: Subsistence.

Content Edit

The video begins with an iconic cutscene from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance about memes. Every instance of the word "memes" is replaced with the word "beans", which is also reflected in the subtitles.

When the scene fades out, an animation akin to the iDroid's interface from Metal Gear Solid V appears. A voice announces the album, and states: "I only upload high quality rips. Please read the channel description. Thank you."

At the end of the sequence, an edit of another cutscene from Revengeance plays, with "GiIva" said instead of "Jack", and in the WiseGuy text-to-speech voice instead of Raiden's voice.

Transcript Edit

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Monsoon: "Yes, you aren't the only one to grow up on the killing fields. War is a cruel parent, but an effective teacher. Its final lesson is carved deep in my psyche. That this world, and all of its people, are diseased. Free will is a myth. Religion is a joke. We are all pawns of something even greater: Beans, the DNA of the soul. They shape our will. They are the culture. They are everything we pass on. Expose someone to anger long enough, they will learn to hate. They become a carrier. Envy, greed, despair. All beans. All passed along."

Raiden: "How about 'full of shit?' Is that a bean?"

Monsoon: "You can't fight nature, Jack. Wind blows, rain falls, and the strong prey upon the weak. Sans tells me you see your weapon as a 'tool': something that saves lives, a means of justice. Now, there's a pretty bean! Exquisite! It spared you the burden of all the lives you've taken. ...Absolved you of guilt when you enjoyed it."

iDroid: "The Phantom Rips: Subsistence. I only upload High Quality Video Game Rips. Please read the channel description. Thank you."

"Raiden": "I think it's time for Giiva... let 'er rip!"


"Brother! It's been too long!"

I'm proud to announce that 'The Phantom Rips' are back.

'The Phantom Rips: Subsistence' contains 14 new bonus songs, as well as all of your old favorites. This re-release commemorates the revival of high quality video game rips by improving an already solid compilation.

This time around, 'The Phantom Rips: Subsistence" will be on Bandcamp! We've come a very long way ever since this album was released.

(As usual, do not buy the album. All proceeds go to charity and free download credits.)



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Trivia Edit

  • Three images appear during the iDroid sequence: one of Grand Dad, one of Smol Nozomi, and one of Tito Dick.
  • The voice actress Donna Burke provided the narration in this rip. Burke provided the voice of the iDroid in both Metal Gear Solid V games.
  • The FILE NUMBER of the SEAL OF QUALITY is 9.30.2016, the date of the video's upload.
  • Part of the rip "I'm My Own Master Now - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" plays during this video.
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