Hideo Kojima is many things: a director, a producer, a writer, and a game designer. However, after his fallout last year with Konami—that leads to the independent establishment of his own company, Kojima Productions—Kojima began his venture into a new territory called Youtube. Two months ago, the MGS honcho started a series of videocast he named Hideotube in his official Youtube channel. The third episode of the series dropped yesterday, showing his visit to an exhibition in Odaiba called “GAME ON: Why are videogames so interesting?”
“GAME ON: Why are videogames so interesting?” is currently being held in The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. As you will see in the video, it exhibits a number of video game machines from the earliest (Pong, 1972) until the latest demo of Playstation VR. In the video, Kojima is accompanied by his longtime novelist friend, Kenji Yano (who announced in the video that he’s joining Kojima Productions) as they played various things inside the exhibition.
Aside from this third episode, Hideotube is basically Kojima rambling about his recent—often mundane—activities; the first two episodes mostly talks about film he enjoys and his recent trips around the world. However, the fact that Hideo Kojima is, well, Hideo Kojima, made the channel relatively popular, garnering around 120.000 subscribers as of the moment of this piece is written. On another note, the guy also mentioned in the video that Kojima Productions is still looking for people, and those who are interested should definitely apply!
The exhibition runs until the end of May, so if you happen to visit Japan sometimes next month, it may be worth checking out. If not, just let Kojima walk you through it in the video below (with subtitles!!!).
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