No Kojima? Did Sony Just Lose E3?

TGH Writes: "Now hear me out. The PSN is still in recovery mode, technically and mentally. Sony is still trying to think of ways to recoup their losses which are estimated in the billions. Now comes word that Kojima will not be attending, one of their key people in the Sony community who has always been a major supporter of their hardware. Could this mean do or die time for Sony?"

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bageara2518d ago

is bound to get approved

captain-obvious2518d ago

just reading the title it self hurts my brain

I_find_it_funny2518d ago

^^^ :)

fail article at it's best

coryok2518d ago

LMAO nice call, its approved

DarkFantasy2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

no Kojima = Sony losing e3 ? WTF.. OK firstly I don't give a shit about Kojima I'm not a fan of his work i know many people are but I've managed to go through ps1,ps2,ps3 with out him what the f*ck makes him all high and mighty that Sony is going to fail if 1 guy doesn't show up..

secondly this guy is playing both sides first there gonna fail now they got some thing up there selves make up your mind..

and 3rd but most importantly E3 IS NOT A DAMN CONTEST!!!! it's a trade show!!!!

tho some thing from valve would be really cool i just want to know what vavle has been up to there like the biggest mystery around,who the heck knows what there doing but it better be half life episode 3 or half life 1 remake lol

kerrak2518d ago

Just because a lot of people don't know this feature i'll comment here:
You can vote down this (or any crappy) site.
Click " +" just under "Read full story" then clik "No".
Adding comments just increases heat.

zootang2518d ago

So does this mean MS has lost this generation because it has no Metal Gear Solid game?

Did I really just type that.

jessupj2518d ago

Read the whole artile people!

tehpees32518d ago

whats even more stupid than the article itself is the fact this trash got approved

blumatt2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Yeah, I found out about that feature awhile back. I already did it. I put "wtf" and "no". haha This article is ridiculous. Sony's not the company that puts all its eggs in one basket. They have TONS of other first and second party studio support. Sony isn't reliant on third parties for THEIR console.

One developer not having a game for Sony's E3 will not make or break it. Sony knows how to keep a slew of games flowing all year long for its console. It doesn't just wait til the end of each year and drop the same couple of titles with a new number on it.

This article is one of the worst I've ever seen on n4g, and that says alot. lol

Not only that, but Jaffe said he wasn't going to be at last year's E3 and HE ended up showing up anyway, so Kojima might just be pulling a "Jaffe" and trying to make his appearance a surprise.

JD_Shadow2518d ago

Since when do people ever do that here on N4G?

I read the entire thing, and it's actually giving the possible reasons why one would say yes or no to the question. They didn't give their own opinions, just their reasons why they MIGHT be saying yes or no.

Then again, remember what site's users you're trying to convince.

morganfell2518d ago

A ridiculous article so take the proper action.

Underneath "Read full story" click on " -" and then give the story and the website the appropriate rating. WTF and No.

If they are going to publish nonsensical crap stories then they will be treated like a nonsensical crap website.

evrfighter12518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

wish you d-bags would do that with HHG articles.

It's not like Kojima matters anymore to begin with though. He's been riding Metal Gear so hard this gen he won't be able to walk right for years. Carmack and Newell have left this dude in the dust.

The guy's a one trick pony. ZoE is cult status AT BEST. It's not even that great just Kojima fanboy's like to overhype it.

you heard it here first. His first title on ps4 will be yet ANOTHER Metal Gear title.

kikizoo2518d ago

How many new u.s xfantard's blogs articles on n4G in 2011 ?

More than ever, that's for sure..

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malamdra2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Kojima is not real, your parent should've told you when you entered puberty

they just take some skinny guys and put them in glasses, don't tell me you haven't notice how he never seems to age?

socomnick2518d ago

Sony hasn't won an e3 since 2005.

Sony just lacks showmanship. They need to up their production values and get real presenters not Trenton he is really bad and gets nervous.

karl2517d ago


yeah... they need cirque de soleil right?

SONY has all the games... what else do they need for a gaming console soo all this people trashing them start to support playstation?

oh thats right .. they need to call it the xbox..

and then with nothing but Multiplatform games everyone would be happy

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EazyC2518d ago

M$ best not pull "Skittles" and pals back out of their ass again for E3 2011 or the Japs will reign supreme again

lowcarb2518d ago

"Skittles and pals"


WetN00dle692518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Its "or the Japanese", You ignorant ****!

KingSlayer2518d ago

"Japs" is offensive man. This ain't 1945.

graemed-ps32518d ago

Thats like calling a britsih person a brit! How is that offensive?

YogiBear2518d ago

@ Wetnoodle69 and Kingslayer

Grow spines, both of you.

WetN00dle692518d ago


NO, That word is as if you were using the N word or any other racial slur out there. And yes both the word you said and the one he said are both quite offensive!

WetN00dle692518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )


lol, okay so Kingslayer and i are both spineless cause were are not ignorant S.O.B's?
Sounds good to me, id much rather be spineless than ignorant.

Louis_Guzman2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

@Easyc and Yogibear: "Japs" huh? Ok, I'm just going to step away from your little cross burning. Hood wearing racists.

KingSlayer2518d ago

@ Yogi
What the hell do spines have to do with anything? Not that I expect you to answer with any intelligence, it's just your spine comment is as lame as your handle.

Anon19742518d ago

Stop it Skittles! That tickles!

And as for the "japs" thing, "Jap" was a shortened form, back in the 1800's but became used as an ethnic slur during WWII. Pretty much every dictionary out there now agrees - it's pretty damn offensive. It's not even close to "brits"
"Brits" isn't widely used as an ethnic slur.

This reminds me when I came across some Americans arguing with some Brits on Call of Duty about how the n-word isn't racist and it's ok to yell at everyone. It was ignorance flagrantly flirting with idiocy.

Get informed. If you think a term might be culturally insensitive for whatever reason, doesn't it make more sense to just not use it until you can verify if it's actually offensive or not? That just seems like common sense to me. I don't know. Maybe it's because I'm actually fairly well traveled and genuinely respectful of other people. Who knows.

FalconR2892518d ago

I find it offensive that everyone is offended by this. Why does everyone have to be politicaly correct these days?

ChrisW2518d ago

Saying "Japs" is offensive. It's not a matter of being politically correct or what not, it's just offensive. It's as offensive as calling someone white trash, spook, spik, towlhead or whatever would make them upset.

[For the aforementioned vulgarities, I apologize. But I feel that it was necessary to equate the level to help EasyC and others understand.]

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Istanbull2518d ago

This idiot who wrote this article needs to educate himself, he says: "Sony is still trying to think of ways to recoup their losses which are estimated in the billions"

LOL! He thinks those losses come from PSN outage but in fact those losses come because Sony paid their taxes years in advance and increased R&D expenditure.

Also: HOW MANY times did Kojima show up at Sony's E3? Kojima showed up at MS E3, did Sony lose and die all of a sudden?

With all the exclusives, NGP news and other great things from Sony, there are still some people trying to figure out how to complain.

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Jezuz2518d ago

Yea, he has to defend everything seriously. We (or most of us) all know what you said already Istanbull.

Joe29112518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

You're a bit of an idiot saying Sony didn't lose anything from the PSN outage

Eamon2518d ago

While he does come off as a whiny bitch most of what he said is right.

The incorrect thing he said was that Sony did not lose money out of PSN outage.

Of course they did, they lost money from the 3-4 weeks of revenue they could have made from arcade, indie, DLC etc. They've also tried to compensate PSN users with free goodies that they could have profited from. They've probably invested in a new security system (maybe lol).

Joe29112518d ago

I don't get why I got so many disagrees for pointing out the only thing that was incorrect.

M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L2518d ago

I like how you guys thought he was whining when he was right to begin with.

miDnIghtEr2518d ago


you are out of your mind! here's a link for you to read. they lost lots of money.

Joe29112518d ago

Careful, he will send you a well constructed PM in a couple hours, telling you to read his comment again and that it would make sense.

But it still doesn't to me, I still read it saying that Sony didn't lose anything out of PSN outage, when obviously they did.

oneDMAC2518d ago

I thought Sony had stated that the PSN outage only equated to about $170 million? And the way I read instanbulls comment was that the entire billions that were stated were not because of the PSN outage. This would in fact be true if the stated $170 mill were accurate. After reading all of your comments again it almost appears that some of you either haver no reading comprehension or you like drama.

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ryan_s2518d ago

tell me about it these days gamers know more about games than gaming websites

the_best_player2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Sony has too many games to lose E3, if anyone was to lose it would most likey be M$ because of the lack of First Party Games.

MGS5 would be only PS3 if they don't want the game limited because of 360

Joe29112518d ago

One console doesn't limit the other.

360 can make good looking games, PS3 can make good looking games too. As soon as it goes multiplat, they cannot get close to how their exclusives look. Not because PS3 is limited by 360 or 360 is limited by ps3, they both limit each other.

For instance, PS3 requires a harddrive install because the blu-ray drive is too slow, where as the 360 can read everything off a disc. PS3 can hold more data whereas 360 can't. They are all limitations of the hardware.

pixelsword2518d ago

Not really, joe; the 360 does limit games. For example, GTA 4 had the smallest 3d city and [email protected] lost a faction (1/3 of the game). On yhe other hand of your comment, the PS3 doesn't limit games. Uncharted 1&2 were some of the most graphic intensive games out, but they didn't load. Neither did GoW III, Killzone 3, or Heavenly Sword. It's the experience, not the hardware, that makes the difference in terms of loading. Even if the PS3 required installs for all of its games it wouldn't hinder the 360. A small disc Does hinder multiplatform games.

evrfighter12518d ago

ps3 is already making ff14 extremely limited. Don't know what you're talking about.

djreplay2518d ago

It doesn't mean his games won't be there

sourav932518d ago

Read the article before commenting people!

hiredhelp2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Hes a idiot, knows nothing obviously a opion pieace.
By the way the store isnt meant to be opening today they stated end of the month. Its the 30th. Theres 31 days..

"now here me out". LOL

Sony have lost alot of money they still not charging us to play online. They not raised the ps3. Prices. I dont asume psn store prices change much to make a differnce.
The games will sale the consoles. Ngp will sell well they will slowly regain ground.

But this doesnt mean there lagging behind to me there in first place. More more owners have 360. And ps3. Well 2. Years ago that wasnt happening.

Oh for the record they still paying alot money keeping company's running there servers for them.. Stupid lame article.

UnbiasedGamer2518d ago

Metal Gear Solid 5 - Exclusive = Mind Blown and people will forget about this diabolical incident. I don't think this PSN catastrophe will ever be forgotten.

showtimefolks2518d ago

last year it was david jaffe and valve who said they won't be at e3 than what happend?

my thing is e3 is about surprises i fully expect kojima at e3.

also this may shock some people i also fully expect half life 3

dantesparda2518d ago

Well then that means that MS also loses if they arent in their show, oh and how about Bungie? are they making a appearance in MS' show? if not then instant fail. Or Epic? hmm

Vherostar2518d ago

This article is massive fail especially since the latest MGS title is multi platform.

Rettom2518d ago

That's what I put for Story Quality rating.

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ShadyDevil2518d ago

Its not a one sided article both points are represented.

trounbyfire2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

what points are there its 100% ridiculously absurd to attempt a conversation on this topic.

"Sony is still trying to think of ways to recoup their losses which are estimated in the billions"

the division including Playstation made a profit, so what does saying that have to do with anything?

ShadyDevil2518d ago

How did they make a profit? Seriously, the losses are pretty bad dude. Show me the evidence. SCEA reps have said the losses are very bad. I mean we will see at E3 as they will likely mention the stats.

reaver2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Playstation did make a profit and the 3 billion net loss where pre paid taxes.
Why would Sony lose E3 because Kojima is not coming?And just imagine if it was a joke from Kojima,than according to you it would be an instant win for Sony.

ps921172518d ago

Serious question.

Are you intentionally trolling?

How did you manage to become an editor?

What is your IQ and level of education?

Baka-akaB2518d ago

"Its not a one sided article"

Well it's not even an article .. it's a kid's essay

onanie2518d ago


Perhaps, with the link from reaver, you could fix your article to the effect that "both points" are actually represented. In its current state, it is as one sided as biased crap goes.

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HuGi2518d ago

to be at MS Press like 2 last years?

Wizziokid2518d ago (Edited 2518d ago )

Nintendo will probably get the most attention with the new console but between sony and ms, sony will win in terms of exclusives since they have more and better ones on offer.

MS will probably focus mainly on Kinect crap again than Hardcore stuff, not saying they wont have any hardcore titles because they will but, for the most part, I expect Kinect.

Kamikaze1352518d ago

This article is retarded.

1) Sony has the NGP
2) PSP HD re-releases
3) Unanounces exclusives from other developers
4) Ton of new info on NGP related stuff
5) Kojima doesn't have to be there to have trailers for his games play on the screen.

They make it seem like Kojima is Sonys only hope,lol. This article is retarded.