Meet James Young, a 25-year-old gamer who lost an arm and a leg in a DLR accident three years ago. In a scarcely believable twist of fate, gaming giant Konami last year was on the lookout for an amputee it could turn into Snake, the bionic-armed, bad-as-fuck lead character from Metal Gear Solid V.
James is their man.
BBC Three’s new two-part documentary Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man follows James as he gains an incredibly-advanced prosthetic limb and adjusts to life as a part-human, part-robotic being. Though his new arm can be customised with all manner of gadgets, including drones, lasers and a bionic hand, it isn't completely under James' control.
Bodyhack: Metal Gear Man is now available to watch through the channel’s website, YouTube page and iPlayer, though we've embedded the first part above. Prepare for nothing you’ve ever seen before. Not in real life, anyway.