Metal Gear Was Born On Microsoft’s Great Japanese Success

Kotaku: "Microsoft and video games are a bit of a running joke in Japan these days. After a decade of trying (and failing) with the Xbox, the company just can't seem to win the Japanese public over.

It wasn't always that way, however. Indeed, in the 1980's, Microsoft produced a surprisingly successful games platform, one that would be the birthplace of one of video gaming's great franchises. That platform was the MSX."

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Xwow20082788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

The article talk about the history of the MSX..but looking at the title i wonder why kotaku is hungry for hits?

yewles12788d ago

Because VGJournalism has been set back to the stone age.

Istanbull2787d ago

Kotaku have been anti-PS3 since the beginning, these fools were always flamebating and publishing hate towards the PS3.

Publishing an article like this means only 1 thing: butthurt that MGS4 didn't come to the 360 so he makes an article to feel satisfied.

Montrealien2787d ago

How are we to know where we are going, if we do not know where we have been. Alot of people do not know this.

Inception2788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

Emm a little agree with the title, but i prefer:

"Metal Gear was born from a God named HIDEO KOJIMA"

Yup, that's more like it :D

wow, a dissagree? why?

waltyftm2788d ago

Well said, Kojima is a God.

Montrealien2787d ago

If Kojima is god, then Kazuhiko Nishi is Augustine of Hippo.

26845369852147552788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

This article says nothing about Metal Gear. Go away evil journalist, before i keel you, i keel you until your dead.

HolyOrangeCows2788d ago (Edited 2788d ago )

But the amazing series really rocketed off on the PS1 with Metal Gear Solid.

Those old MG games are pretty meh.

Montrealien2787d ago

wow, Metal Gear Solid is basically Metal Gear Solid Snake, in 3d. You are aware of this aren't you?

kevnb2782d ago (Edited 2782d ago )

metal gear managed to sell over a million copies on nes, which was a bigger deal back then than it is now. Not to mention the nes version wasnt as good as the original, which we never got this side of the world until much later on.

hudsoniscool2788d ago

does anyone else have a problem with kotaku. it kills my computer. it freezes my laptop like crazy, and it makes me restart internet explorer.

maxcer2788d ago

internet explorer? wtf is it 1995?

seriously, get on board with firefox or googlechrome.

hudsoniscool2787d ago

i perfer explorer and i hate crome but ill give mozilla another try.

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