Hideo Kojima says making games is 'like the Olympics'. We say Photoshopping Koj's head to a weightlifter is 'amusing'

At least a billion people are watching the Olympics. Funnily enough, Hideo Kojima says the Olympics are just like when he makes a Metal Gear Solid game. Of course it is. I mean it's easy to see when you think about it...

No, that's not right. Must be...

Nope, still not seeing it. How about...

Oh God! Not that either! OK, so how is it just like the Olympics? According to Andriasang's translation of Kojima's Twitter feed, the Konami visionary said:

"When asked what the MGS series is to you, I once responded, 'It's like the Olympics.' A big event held every three or four years. You devote your life to the major goal of a fight on the world stage. You think of nothing beyond that. The latter half becomes difficult, and you think that you'll retire after this. But after release, you think about the next tournament."

Oh, right. And there we were thinking it was because both the Olympics and Metal Gear games have four-hour long opening cinematics. Silly us.

Source: Andriasang


Hideo Kojima


  • archnite - July 31, 2012 6:23 a.m.

    I've been on the internet too long... didn't even bat an eye at Volleyball Hideo. Weight-lifter Hideo makes all the sense in the world. Plus the Olympics whore themselves out to sponsors about as much as the last two Solid games, ZING!
  • larkan - July 31, 2012 8:44 a.m.

    Yeah it wouldn't be like the Olympics to make those games if they'd quit making 4 hours of gameplay and 17 hours of cutscenes.
  • jackthemenace - August 5, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    That third picture is the best thing I've seen in my life.

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