Hideo Kojima's Top Five Metal Gear Solid Characters

If you've played the Metal Gear Solid franchise, you probably have a few favorite characters. Guess what, Hideo Kojima does too. » 3/21/14 1:00pm 3/21/14 1:00pm

Metal Gear Solid Characters, Fresh Out Of A Cartoon

Digital artist RoboChandler has done an incredible thing. He's transformed the serious, well-seasoned Metal Gear Solid characters into innocent, joyful cartoon characters. » 12/10/13 8:30pm 12/10/13 8:30pm

The Darkest Cyberpunk Worlds In Japanese Video Games

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. » 4/10/13 8:00am 4/10/13 8:00am

Twelve Things You Should Know About Metal Gear Rising

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. » 12/07/12 12:00pm 12/07/12 12:00pm

Kojima Productions Announces An Announcement

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] » 5/27/11 6:00am 5/27/11 6:00am

Hideo Kojima And Yoichi Wada, Talking. On Twitter.

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? » 2/17/10 4:00am 2/17/10 4:00am

Kojima Apologizes; Says 'No Greater Crime' than a Delay

Hideo Kojima is taking the delay (in Japan) of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker very seriously, and has posted a personal mea culpa asking for fans' forgiveness and their continued trust. » 1/31/10 6:30pm 1/31/10 6:30pm

Kojima Weighs In on Obama's Nobel Prize

On his blog, Hideo Kojima found a tie-in, albeit a tenuous one, between his upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama yesterday. » 10/10/09 1:00pm 10/10/09 1:00pm

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Walks To PSP In 2010

Hideo Kojima made a guess appearance at Sony's 2009 E3 press conference to announce Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PlayStation Portable. » 6/02/09 3:00pm 6/02/09 3:00pm

Is Kojima Working on Lords of Shadow?

The stream of vague reveals and teases regarding Hideo Kojima's next game continues to trickle out. Here's the cover of a page from the latest PSW magazine, purportedly showing in silhouette the new game's main character. » 5/23/09 2:00pm 5/23/09 2:00pm

Warning: Producer of Metal Gear Solid touch *is* Female

This week's Famitsu has an interview with Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid Touch producer Yasuyo Watanabe. The headline for the story is very careful to accentuate that Watanabe is female. How careful, you ask? » 12/19/08 6:00am 12/19/08 6:00am

MGS4 (and Leigh!) in the New York Times

The New York Times tackles MGS 4 in brief — discussing both the story ('What does it mean?') and people's reactions to the game, including a couple of choice quotes from our very own Leigh Alexander. Several other game writers weigh in on MGS 4's story and execution: » 6/22/08 5:30pm 6/22/08 5:30pm

The Blind Spot of 'Genius': Kojima and Griffith

I'm really fond of the Brainy Gamer, mostly because Michael Abbott's posts almost always live up to the title of the blog; this week, he tackled the question of 'genius' and auteurs, amongst a lot of MGS 4 talk (especially in reference to Citizen Kane). Abbott looks at the parallels between D.W. Griffith (director of » 6/22/08 3:30pm 6/22/08 3:30pm

The Extremely Limited Edition UK MGS4 Watch

Isn't she lovely? This lovely Limited Edition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots timepiece, now up for preorder at UK online retailer Gamestation, has been lovingly crafted using the finest stainless steel, engraved and numbered, and packed in a lovely black box with a silver MGS4 logo stamped on top along with… » 6/18/08 2:00pm 6/18/08 2:00pm

No Place For Hideo: MGS 4's Hidden Themes

[The following article discusses the themes of Metal Gear Solid 4 and contextualizes them with Hideo Kojima's directorship. It contains no plot spoilers, but nonetheless those wishing to avoid all thematic details should steer clear.] » 6/13/08 3:00pm 6/13/08 3:00pm

The First 10 Minutes Of Metal Gear Solid 4

Earlier this morning Ashcraft attended a press event in Japan for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, where Kojima himself played through the game for about 40 minutes. Game Videos was kind (or evil) enough to commit the first 10 minutes of said gameplay to video, essentially capturing the experience of… » 5/13/08 2:00pm 5/13/08 2:00pm