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Hideo Kojima Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

There's no doubt in anyone's minds that this award, regardless of personal gaming preference or bias, is well-deserved.

During the MTV video game awards, they handed out their very first Lifetime Achievement award, and it went to Metal Gear Solid creator and industry visionary, Hideo Kojima. You can watch the full presentation, complete with a MGS homage montage and Ubisoft cutie Jade Raymond. Raymond extols Kojima's efforts over the past decade, and although he has created other titles like Policenauts, she appropriately focuses on the legendary MGS franchise. Kojima then goes to accept his award and the first thing he says after saying he's "honored," is that he has absolutely no intention of retiring. Many times, when a lifetime achievement award is handed out, it's well after the person's body of work is behind them, but I think we all know that Kojima has many more years of creativity and imagination within him. In many ways, this award might even be premature; Kojima is certainly deserving and what he has accomplished in such a short span of time is incredible, but imagine what the future holds...  The fifth Metal Gear has been rumored to be in development, and we can't wait to hear about it.

He adds: "I will continue to create games as long as I live." ...that may be the most comforting statement we've heard all year.

 

11/24/2008 Ben Dutka

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coverton341
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:56:42 AM
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I don't think anyone on the planet deserves such an award more than this man. Period.

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killzone100
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:01:00 AM
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Yes MGS4 was good but not epic i mean the online sucked.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:13:09 AM

...I'm sorry, but what online? Does anyone even CARE about that after the single-player campaign?

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/24/2008 11:14:15 AM

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Shatterday
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:41:08 AM

I think that because there was MGO Online Beta before the game came out, that you can't just forget about the online. I never bothered with it but I did read everything posted on the playstation blog about the beta before release.

It was kind of like everyones first hands on experience with the game and I'm sure that the single player erased any bad first impressions, but it was still a selling point in the beginning. Lots of people were really interested in the online play.

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Odd Child
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 2:57:30 PM

online more of just an extra, Didn't think it was all that bad, but I don't really play it anymore, more into socom style.

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sabitrulz
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 4:24:05 AM

@ killzone100,i fu*k u man,i fu*k u.U bas*ard,son of a b*tch,when Gamespot gives a game 10,that means it is as good as a game can get.U xbot,mgs was never meant to play in online,it is just an added bonus.

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Shatterday
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:11:09 AM
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Is it stupid that I almost cried a little?

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coverton341
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:12:50 AM

Not at all. That game was moving and if you followed the series since forever the way some of us did then it was powerful on story.

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:14:45 AM

With the line "I will continue to create games as long as I live.", i'm tearing up myself. The thought of what he can accomplish. It is no exaggeration to place his name among the great artists of history.

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Shatterday
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:16:17 AM

Well I meant the award and the article. The game brought tears to my eyes a couple times, especially the ending, and when Raiden saves you from arsenal gear and gets crushed...

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coverton341
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:40:44 AM

Oh sorry for the mistake and again I say no its not stupid at all. He is a great artist of the medium and if he would have said he was leaving gaming them I would have most definitely cried. But, I hope he sticks to his decision not to be involved with the MG project now and brings a whole new IP to the table or builds up some of his previous non-MG related projects of old. The MG series was beautiful and I think it had a wonderful close now lets see what this mans mind can bring in the way of something else.

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Shatterday
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:44:32 AM

Maybe Kojima could throw out an epic RPG on the PS3...

Just a thought :-)

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Joe_III
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:25:25 AM
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Good for him. Much deserved.

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Cuetes
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:37:57 AM
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Nice...he deserves it. MGS4 was epic, a classic for sure.

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eLLeJuss
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 1:10:06 PM
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MGJ METAL GEAR WITH KOJIMA AS THE MAIN CHAR. XD

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 2:04:40 PM
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@coverton
For those of us who have followed Snake through the years...yeah you kinda get attached to him...and there are parts in 4 that bring our HERO to his brink...ugh...and you can't help but get choked up.....Snake?....Snnaaaake!!!

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tlpn99
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 2:28:38 PM
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Ben, I agree with you up to a point re the online bit. Yeah the single player is great, online not so great but dont you just wish that the online was as good as the single player, imagine how good it would be.

Well deserved for Hideo all the same. Lets hope this continues in his next installments of new games he is suposedly working on. :)

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Daedusian
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 3:15:21 PM

I agree, I love MGO but it would be so much better if it was on PSN instead.

As for Hideo... grats! Well deserved!

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onimushafantasy
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 6:57:30 PM
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no one desreves it better than him. dude i would like the honor just once in my life to shake the mans hand. i love that last like to, gonna be making games for as long as he lives, awsome!! ill NEVER, EVER, EVER stop gaming now.

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onimushafantasy
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 6:58:19 PM

wait.... how did my name change from MetalHead08 to this??

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King James
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 7:08:17 PM
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Who makes games like Hideo?....No one!

MGS4 Game of the Year...Point. Blank. Period.

And Z.O.E. was a revolutionary Mech Game. The camera system is still one of the best I've seen.

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Qubex
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 8:33:33 PM
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I think he deserves it!

Q!

"I aM hOMe"

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 8:41:57 PM
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He deserves it MGS4 is Game of the Year...... only possible on PS3 !!!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 9:31:02 PM
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For the record, when a game is as good as MGS4, I couldn't POSSIBLY care less about an online mode.

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MetalHead09
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 9:34:57 PM

definately agree with you ben.

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:26:29 PM

Yup
When you consider that Metal Gear Solid(the original) didn't have online and was as epic as any game today online makes no difference in such a great game.

Not all games need online.

Online is just a bonus.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 9:42:30 PM
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Award well deserved. the only next person that can possibly compare against him is the "father of Final Fantasy franchise" Hironobu Sakaguchi who brings the reputation of Square around the world over the past 20 years. (P.S. as he left Square in 2004, FF series going down and Square has lost its track)

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 1:29:44 PM

Say what you want about Square Enix these days, Mistwalker is garbage.

-Arvis

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LightShow
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 9:55:54 PM
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If anyone deserves it, Kojima does.

and I agree with big boss, I nominate Sakaguchi for next year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:20:22 PM
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If he never plans to quit, he might even snap up a second lifetime achievement award (something unheard of) but if anyone can do it it's Kojima san

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isaya85
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:34:29 PM
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To be honest MGS4 was the first Ive played and I have to say that game was the best so far this gen Im thinking about going back and playing the others, Congradulations Kojima!!!!

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 9:40:48 AM

yes definatley get the other ones because every one of them is epic and SOLID even after all this time metal gear for ps1 still kicks ass and i still beat it now and then.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 10:43:17 PM
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i don't care about online.

MGS IV = owns. PERIOD.

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 24, 2008 @ 11:27:29 PM
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Congrats Kojima-san!
Seriously one of the greatest games ever made.

A true masterpiece
All the MGS games have brought us amazing experiences.

He really deserves this and more

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Deleted User
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 8:54:35 AM
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MGS4 KILLS FINAL FANTASY TACTICS

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 1:30:07 PM

Excuse me?

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 1:37:25 PM

Damn calling you out arvis and yes Mistwalker does suck and Sakaguchi is in Microsoft's pocket now because the studio is fully funded and back by Microsoft. Oh how far you have fallen Sakaguchi

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 3:58:24 PM

Yeah, I love Sakaguchi's excuse, too: "I don't like Sony..." Yeah, what they're leaving out of the translation is "Bill Gates paid me to not like Sony..."

And then he has the gall to pretend like he is still an artist.

-Arvis

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Zorigo
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @ 1:18:43 PM
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well kojima, make more great games on equal quality with mgs4 and were all happy

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Dante399
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:00:07 AM
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Congratulations Mr. kojima.

MGS4 is a phenomenal game in every aspect.
And MGO, IMO is the best online tactical shooter I've ever played.

""He adds: "I will continue to create games as long as I live." ...that may be the most comforting statement we've heard all year.""
I add: TOTALLY!!!!!!!

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Draguss
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 11:19:56 AM
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Wow, and to think he was already my idol. You're all right, no one deserves this more than Kojima, I really hope I get close to being that good a game writer.

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