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There's a typo stamped on the Metal Gear Solid 5 special edition PS4

Those who ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain special edition PlayStation 4 — which is available in Europe and Oceania only — can look on this mistake in one of two ways: Either it's a shoddy, eye-twitching error every time you reach for the power button, or maybe the console is now a valuable collector's item once/if a future run corrects it.

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The console, decked out in a Metal Gear Solid 5 color theme, with text meant to resemble the stenciling on a fuselage or piece of equipment, cautions the user not to use "molybdeum lubrication." The element (No. 42 on your periodic table) is spelled molybdenum. It's one of the more awkward elements to spell, much less pronounce. (Though nothing next to ununpentium.) If nothing else comes from this, TIL its etymology is from molybdos, Greek for lead, and it's had a use as a solid lubricant so, points for the accurate technical usage, at least.

Not a fatal error — we certainly make worse ones ourselves — but it's another in a grimace-inducing line of video game typoes. "Resident Evil Revelaitions 5" on 3DS back in 2012, for example. Capcom quickly corrected it, sending a game with the original cover art to values above $100 on the gray market for a time. This is a little different as it is on a piece of hardware.

As for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain itself, Polygon stamped a 9 on it this week, and that's no typo. See our review for more.

Gamescom trailer: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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