He may have flown in on a private jet, but the creator of Metal Gear still needs a wrist band to get into Sony's press conference.
I'm laughing too I don't know why though. Couldn't they give it to him so he can put it in his pockets or something ? then wear it tomorrow?
Kevin Butler SAID SO lol
if they did that, people would be selling the wristbands on ebay. they're strict about it, but understandably.
Its Kojima! We know who he is but the security guy at the entrance doesnt know who he is so why shouldnt he wear a wristband? Its not that big of a deal. I really admire Kojima and Im a big fan of his work but this is a little bit of a "but... but... Im a celebrity in this business" type of thing. Anyway, he may of not liked it but he is wearing and it goes to show that in the end he understand why he must wear it. If it was such a big deal like some people are making it he simply wouldn wear it!
I agree. Who knows that the security guard will be able to recognize him. Also what if a look alike goes there would you definitely be 100% sure he is not an impersonator? Its funny though as if they have branded him :P
This is actually very normal. Unless you're presenting, people tend to have to get these wrist bands. Note, the ONLY reason he has to wear it overnight is because he decided to get his pass yesterday instead of today.
IS THIS SERIOUSLY THE HOTTEST NEWS OF E3 2010?
I'm not surprised they made him put it on for the reasons above, but how is Kojima not a VIP? He should be able to walk around the convention nude.
I find it funny that Kojima flirts with MS then runs back to Sony.......Two Days in a row i might add. "Just like snake passed the torch in MGS2, im passing the torch for MGS:R"
This was a genius move by Sony. Force Kojima to wear a bracelet that has the Playstation name for all to see during his evening shmoozing with media/celebrities/VIP's. Much better than Microsoft advertising in hotel bathrooms. LOL
"Much better than Microsoft advertising in hotel bathrooms." LOL have a BBL man
if i was at e3 i would have no idea who he was. if he had no wrist band on, security and other people will always be questioning him, its easier to just give him 1, hassle free
Well at least he was not asked to put on a white tunic and look like some guy out of the KKK. Yeah I know it was a low blow but somebody had to say it lol.
Man, you speak the truth
white tunic? Oh, you mean the Spaceponchos... XD
How dare they do that to kojima. Marge, get my gun
I thought you preferred knives....guns are too quick, you can't savor all the little emotions you feel when your killing someone with a gun. =D *hands you a potato peeler instead*
Lmao, bubbles up for making me laugh jack lol
He shouldn't have to wear one at all, let alone a full day in advance. At least he was given the option to get it the next day waiting in a "20 minute line" for a second time. I doubt it would have even been a 20 minute wait as most got theirs on this day.
no one is above the wrist band. every artist at a music festival has to wear one same thing here.
cmon .. wear a long sleeve shirt or something
Wow they treat him like shit after everything his done for Sony and the image of Playstation? Geez...
What are you talking about? ITS A WRISTBAND. IT ISN'T A CROSS. For the love of god such an overreact. Like it was stated before security for these events isn't gaming industry its private sequrity. Everyone and anyone needs to have proper tags to get anywhere at E3. Even Microsoft had laniards.
Overreact? He have to wear a wristband or wait 20 minuttes of dont? They should atleast have a VIP acces area where he could come in directly... PS3 fans are too cocky now.. Forgetting who made the PS3!
You make it sound like they gave him the scarlet letter or the star of david. It's a damn wristband.
its free advertising for sony. They want people to know they got kojima in their back pocket still. Its all just a power play.
The conference is pretty long. I'm sure he'll sit in the audience till it's his time to go up and speak. IF he speaks at all.
that hideo kojima is one cool dude, dresses in style to with those aligator boots. kojima ftw!
Every time he looks down and remembers the past and the great games he produced on a Sony platform... he has a flashback to SpacePoncho and all of Microsoft Kinect show, he runs out of the dinner crying 'I'm sorry sony, SOOOOONNNY' And then he goes to the Sony press confrence and announces he'll stop his involvement in Rising and work on MGS 5 with MLAA and Guerilla Engine.
Yeah, why did that receptionist treat him with such disrespect? He fucking created MGS. He doesn't need to wear that stupid thing.
*old Jewish Brooklynite voice* REVENGE ON DA HOAR!!!
Oh have yu stopped to think, did that receptionist ever knew who that guy was in the first place?
If she doesn't know who Kojima is then she doesn't deserve to be working at Sony or at E3.
and Kojima is a 3rd party. And they did say he could come back and wait before the show. So what's the problem. I'm a fan of MGS, but let's not lose perspective here - Kojima is one dev, Sony is the platform and that's the hierarchy. r.
The receptionist might not have known who he was, of course he needs to wear it
I have a huge amount of respect for Kojima, but staff who are going to be pestering the gaming celebs for autographs aren't exactly what the event needs. To be honest, a little plastic wristband will not kill you and considering what Kojima owes Sony for bringing his games to millions of people, I think he's being a bit of a diva.
He should have just thrown it into the garbage bin in front of the person who gave it to him. Metal Gear style!!!
he should of just snuck into the conference metal gear style putting security guards to sleep taking their belongings and keeping it moving and then when he finds a girl e wants take out the love box
Lol now there's a guy I would like to have a beer with even better if Itagaki joined in I can only imagine the perverted conversation we would have hitting on chicks in the bar talking about solid snakes lol.
hes rising the snake to the zone of the enders
Then maybe this means he won't speak! But that contradicts the timer, no? Or did that end today?
No the timer was for Rising at the MS Conference. But he still has one more unannounced game for E3 according to his site. So I guess that'll be at Sony
konami has a presser too i believe today.
Not today but Wednesday.
The sony gods have a great sense of humor
Appease the Gods, he must!
I think a CQC takedown of a Sony exec is in order. !
the receptionist probly didnt even know who he was. She was probly hired to hand out wrist bands.
She knew who he was, it was Hideos Mom. She never forgave him for going multi-plat so to make up for it she works at Sony conferences for free. Lol.
wristband is a lot better than a space poncho.
See what happens when you sell out? You become a " get in line " person. He is a 3 party Dev company that distanced himself for a bigger profit. Nothing wrong with that. Just don't expect to be on the VIP list anymore.
after going multi plat he should have expected that the scale would tilt the other way for him at Sony's event.
LOL! That's pretty unnecessary (yet funny) if you're treating one of the most popular game designer who did an exclusive game on your console like this. I guess Sony wasn't too happy with him when he went to the MS conference showing the first MGS Rising video. But at least the wristband is sparkly.
Hes there to announce ZOE 3. I hope lol
"hope is all we have" but yeah im sooo hopeing for zoe3
We all knew he would get in, Kojima alway have a cardboard box in his back pocket just incase.
it's a barrel now.. apparently metal it's stronger than cardboard.. (but sshhh he didn't know that until 2008 ;)
Nah, he keeps the barrel in his wallet. ;)
that's what he gets for traitoring sony lol the sony guys were like, "oh, here... put this on, "guy you used to only make games for us but is a sell-out now. enjoy the show tomorrow =) *cough* 'bitch'". lol on a serious note though, that's pretty bad. but hey, that's karma for ya~
Lol. Receptionist probably didn't really know who he was. But the fact that he needs a wristband means his unannounced game won't be announced until Konami's presser. Or that it's a Wii or DS game.
Kojima is known for his comedic quirks in his games... now this happens to him. Looks like SONY understands him pretty well. -End statement
I can imagine a large exclamation point over his head when told to wear it overnight.
thanks for the laughs
Karma sure is a bi- !
I wonder how Sony would've felt if he threw the wrist band away and didn't bother showing up to the press conference. I'm pretty sure they would've been embarrassed if they called him up to the stage and he was no where to be found. Heads would be rolling and asses will be fired. But the wrist bands obviously serve a security purpose so Sony's enforcement on wearing them is understandable. Also, all the people calling Kojima a traitor are ill-informed seeing as how the original Metal Gear games were released before the Playstation was around, Metal Gear Solid was remaid for the Gamecube, and he's worked on other games for non-playstation platforms. Unlike fanboys, Kojima doesn't pledge allegiance to a video game console.
Ever notice how he was very uneasy at MS conference? At the sony meet up party he was very happy. This is very apparent.
Yeah I really noticed that when he announced RISING on 360 last time... Oh... well... I really hopes he decides to add support for move in rising! How awesome would that be?