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Can MGS continue without Kojima? I mean, like, sure. It's about the story, and junk, I think? Yeah...

Can MGS continue without Kojima? I mean, like, sure. It’s about the story, and junk, I think? Yeah…

Konami Community Manager Graham Day is trying his darnedest not to end up on the panchinko lines by ensuring everybody that yes, Konami does in fact care about games. Especially Metal Gear Solid, which he insists, rather convincingly, can continue without Kojima.

Yeah, course it can. Metal Gear is about the story, it’s about the characters and I think, yeah…

Day cites Metal Gear Rising, which was produced by Platinum Games, and to be fair, a lot of people liked MGR and its sombrero wearing cryborgs. So maybe you don’t need Kojima, you just need Platinum.

He goes on to say that Konami is as committed as ever to triple-A game development, which could not be more evidenced, what with the two console releases they put out in 2015, their widely publicized cancelling of Silent Hills, and the fact that their CEO explicitly stated mobile will be their core platform going forward. As day puts it, “That’s never changed. Things have been taken out of context but that’s never changed.”

Too true, afterall, “Our main platform will be mobiles. Following the pay-as-you-play model of games like Power pro and Winning Eleven with additional content, our games must move from selling things like “items” to selling things like “features,” is very open to interpretation.

If you want to see more of a man trying desperately to put out the grease fire that is Konami, check out the full interview at Game on Daily.

I have proven to be the albatross of video games, I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami. I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I have decided I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something.

Del Toro has finally had enough of that whole not being able to make a damn video game thing, and has finally called it quits altogether. The news comes from an interview the director had with Shacknews, though the video of it has apparently dropped off of youtube.

While he may be through with trying to get directly involved in video games, Del Toro did say he’s not opposed to others making games based on his work. So look forward to a video game adaption of The Devil’s Backbone. Tap A to beat the shit out of Eduardo Noriega and steal his Spanish gold.

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A while ago, all of the rumored nasty business concerning Hideo Kojima and Konami was followed by Kojima’s name conspicuously being removed from many items on Konami’s website. Now, a revised Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain box art image has taken that a step further.

Instead of merely removing “A Hideo Kojima Game” above the title, the Kojima Productions logo has also been removed from the lower left, although the Fox Engine logo, bizarrely, remains.

Details surrounding the Kojima/Konami split remain nebulous, and we may never know the full story, but for now all signs definitely point to mutual animosity.

Time to start smoking your Wait Mate brand Cinco cigars.

Time to start smoking your Waitmate brand Cinco cigars.

An IGN feature on Metal Gear Solid V leaked a day early, with a date attached to the end that announces the global release date for the game, September 1st. The leak comes via NeoGAF, which found a working link to tomorrow’s feature. The video (linked above) has already been making the rounds, so it’s safe to say IGN’s exclusive has been effectively ruined.

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There hasn’t been a good Silent Hill game in a very long time. Hell, nobody can speak just yet to the overall quality of this new project – named Silent Hills – but with both Hideo Kojima and Guillemo Del Toro being the brains behind the operation, it’s at least something to keep your eye on.

You can play a brief demo for it now by downloading “P.T.” off the PS4 Playstation Network. “P.T.” standing for “playable teaser.”