Former pachinko star Hideo “Big Boss” Kojima officially parted ways with Konami this week. Let’s talk about it!
“When working in big companies, especially Japanese companies, every little thing has to be approved beforehand, and you need paperwork to do anything,” says ex-Konami employee Hideo Kojima in a new interview with The New Yorker. “Now that I’m independent, I can do what I want with much more speed. I don’t need to…
After a year full of rumors, the Kojima/Konami saga appears to be coming to a close, with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei reporting that Hideo Kojima’s time with the company has finally ended.
Uncovered via datamining way back in September, Konami has confirmed Metal Gear Solid V’s Nuclear Disarmament event. All players need to do to activate it is dismantle every nuclear weapon in their platform’s region, a task so easy Superman could do it.
Rumors have suggested that Konami was unhappy with how much money Hideo Kojima spent on his most recent epic, which might explain why one of Metal Gear Solid V’s most pivotal story missions isn’t actually in the game.
Silent Hills might be dead, but Kojima sure as hell ain’t letting the memory fade away.
Metal Gear lore is remarkably complicated and goofy. Michael Huber at GameTrailers tries to quickly sift through it all and distill it down to the main points. I think it pretty much works! There’s a ton of noise in these games (I mean Para-Medic talked about movies so much, and that one guy kept shitting his pants,…
Konami, a well-known Japanese spa manufacturer, yesterday uploaded final versions of Metal Gear Solid V’s box art. As you might expect, there’s no “Hideo Kojima” in sight.
Apparently Snake’s box hiding box isn’t as fool-proof as we thought. Even Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima managed to spot it.
Are you ready to learn more about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? Maybe, say, a release date?
If you've played the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you probably have a few favorite characters. Guess what, Hideo Kojima does too.
Digital artist RoboChandler has done an incredible thing. He's transformed the serious, well-seasoned Metal Gear Solid characters into innocent, joyful cartoon characters.
Cyberpunk was a big deal in the 80s and in the 90s. Writers like Philip K. Dick and William Gibson, movies like Blade Runner, and anime such as Akira heavily influenced video games. The result was games with a dark, dystopian future, high technology and low life.
This week in Los Angeles, Konami threw a three-day event to show off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the oddly-titled action game they're developing in conjunction with Platinum Games, the folks behind Bayonetta and Vanquish.
On a recent Kojima Productions Podcast, the Metal Gear studio announced that it would be announcing announcements at E3. It also announced that it would be announcing "something special" (an announcement?) next week before E3 starts. [VideoGamer]
At the 2008 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles, Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada appeared on stage and tapped Microsoft exec Don Mattrick on the shoulder. At the 2009 E3, Hideo Kojima did the same. But why?