Tag Archives: Hideo Kojima

It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

It’s been a long, weird road to this point. Hideo Kojima, the creator of the popular Metal Gear series, has officially left his long-time creative partnership with publisher Konami as of December 15. The news comes from a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. Continue reading It’s official: Hideo Kojima no longer at Konami, reportedly creating new studio

Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)

Hideo Kojima is clearly very torn about leaving his Metal Gear series behind after nearly 30 years. The fact that Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain spends a lot of time on the notion of losing a part of yourself, physically and mentally, illustrates this. Kojima leverages the phenomenon of phantom limb pain – the body believing a limb that is no longer attached to your body is still there, often still sending pain signals to the brain – to communicate his sense of loss. The thing is, once you clock the game, you may start to feel a phantom pain all of your own. Continue reading Video Games Review: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)