Hideo Kojima, talks to Nintendo Power, about the future.
I always hated the term "videogame". It makes them sound childish. Always preferred the term interactive media myself.
Interactive media is such an open term. Choose you own adventure novels are interactive media as well. its just a name at the end of the day, I see no problem with the term 'videogame' at all: I just call them games and so does everyone else I know
Kojima you better work on MGS5 rather talk random bs
Put the sake bottle down K and get back to work on ZOE3.
. I understand what he is saying but claiming all video game enthusiasts/designers were some sort of out casts of society is silly. Maybe he is talking about himself and projecting his own experience as that of the collective video game industry...a common mistake of those who think their crap doesn't smell. Atari, then Nintendo demonstrated how profitable the industry was right away and they never looked back. Go look at the sales figures of Pac man and Mario, Galaga etc...nothing new under the sun...lol There has been a move more recently towards " interactive " movie telling with crap like Heavy Rain and the recent L.A Bore, but the majority of games still, THANKFULLY, require the players input and skill. The PS3 and it's impossible to code for cell has been the catalysts as Sony has tapped their extensive Hollywood connections to create games that are more button mashing RTe's than anything else...like this, look familiar...O_o... http://youtu.be/7NpAXMdBWTQ COD has become the entertainment King in terms of sales and profit...bigger than Avatar, the highest grossing film of all time. The money hungry sharks are flooding the gaming industry and have been for a while as Halo 3 showed that if you build it, they will come selling 13 million exclusively on 360. So Videogames are going nowhere but Hollywood definitely wants in and they have very DEEP pockets. Anyone who has watched the movie Sucker punch saw a lot of video game influence in there as well as some great looking cines, girls and even occult references... http://youtu.be/KrIiYSdEe4E
"Interactive media" sounds like a term robot would use. It's like calling films "viewable entertainment features".
I admit that I chuckled a bit at that. lol.
I've always just called them games. Never given it much thought, really.
Many, if not most of the AAA games of today aren't pure 'video games' at all to begin with. They have cut scenes which essentially work as mini-movies! That renders a game like MGS4 a multi-media entertainment experience. It has gameplay, movie and musical elements as well as art to top it off... It's not JUST something you play.
kojima says a lot of thing...nobody cares.
His only game in this entire gen...MGS4. The rest are derivatives and hand helds games. Other devs like Naughty Dogs and Guerrilla, on the other hand have actually done things to advance the PS3 platform in other ways than to fill up a bluray disk with over indulged cut scenes.
Aww, someone's upset they didn't get to play MGS4.
I have my copy behind me collecting dust on the shelf. I'm more upset that I bought into the hype really.
The 4th game wasn't the best and if you missed out on the other 3 you would have no clue as to what's going on. Hideo Kojima makes quality games with imersive gameplay, cinematic cuteness and deep storytelling, He doesn't just dish out sequels every year to feed the masses, Also he is one of the most well known and well respected games developers the world has ever known, I honestly doubt 10 years from now people will even be talking about Uncharted the way they talk about Metal Gear.
Oh noes here comes the wrath of the Kojimq fanboys to disagree and take away the bubbles because you were foolish enough to call out their precious game gods. The truth is that Kojima's best days are behind him. MGS4 and this completely moronic statement is a clear indication of that. I do remember him saying something about the PS3 not being capable of fully reproducing his vision or some garbage like that. Maybe he's waiting for the next gen so he can jam the next MGS with more "cute" fart cut scenes and box based stealth gameplay?
I honestly cant believe the nonsense im hearing, People are bad mouthing Hideo Kojima and calling MGS!?. These people are like football fanatics nothing can be as good as their beloved Uncharted's or COD's. Hideo Kojima is renowned for making quality games and is widely known as being pretty much a genius dev amongst other games developers, why argue with the facts? Sometimes I think you people just like to mess with everyone.
Haha, MGS4 wasn't the best MGS, but it was still better than the Uncharted's and Killzone's. Not too mention the graphics are also superb in MGS4.
Koji is just a little bit too much sold into his own hype. Now he is basically saying that his style of game creation (Movie with a little action in between) is going to be the next big thing and even take over the movie world. He has really jumped the shark with his latest remarks. I don't know who is more full of themselves... Kojima or Uwe Boll? Both think they are gods gift to their medium. And where did the Music industry fit into all of this???
Kojima has done a bit during this gem maybe not as much as Naughty Dog or Imsomniac per say, but he's worked on Peace Walker and lend some of his talents to Mercury Steam with LoS. Yeah I may not been at all but look at others like Jaffe, where the he'll has he been. I want to play Twisted Metal already. That aside, I like Kojima, he's one of the coolest guys in te industry today. Or at. Least for me.
Apparently you do since you commented.
Did anyone tell him that wasn't green tea. he drank my sh!t man. Now I gotta call my guy for more.xD
Lol... the Film and Music industry will never be obsolete. Like prostitution, both have been a form of entertainment that has been around for quite a few centuries atleast, and all three are still alive and well.
Film has been around for centuries?
This like saying that comics will replace literature. Kojima and his over inflated ego never fail to amuse.
wollie + 1h ago Film has been around for centuries? ---------------- Before film there was stage theatre, had they had the technology back then there would have been film. It is only a transformation of putting it on to screen so they could use bigger and better sets. It is essentially the same form of entertainment, by using props and actors to tell a story in physical form. The principle of it has been around for a very, very long time... many centuries before Shakespear was wowing people in the 1500's. The Sumarians used to have stage plays and they were around before the powerful Egyptian empires, the practice of telling a story using props and people is infact thousands of years old.
It would be a sad day if we dont have them
All Kojima saying is that movies and music will become intergrated with our consoles, even more so.
they already are integrated. unless some idiot has the briliant idea of "creating something that makes people feel like they are in a movie" taking us back to the shitty sega-cd/3do/cd-i era... kojima is a great developer but that doesn't mean he is always right.
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sigh...Kojima, if the people on this site didn't worship you, I'd call you out on the melodramatic, emo goth that you are...as it stands however, I won't
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ok kojima. This might be the most ridiculous thing youve ever said. This has no basis in reality or fact
"In the near future I believe we’ll see the term ‘video game’ itself vanish as our industry evolves and eventually absorbs the movie and music industry to create a larger, all-encompassing form of digital entertainment.” – Hideo Kojima
D.E Digital Entertainment. I.M Interactive Media. V.G Video Game. Take your pick and it may sick.. -_-
Videogame as a term is never going to go away, and why would it? We never stopped calling books books.
Sound like something a Terminator would say. "In the future the turm videogame disappears, film and music industry are obsolete."
It amazes me how many people either can't or outright refuse to read. Did none of you go to school? He didn't say that music and movies would disappear. He said that the 3 forms of media would become one. Meaning they are all still going to be there, but there would be less to no divide like there is now. People would just consider it entertainment and the stigma of gamers being children, nerds, and socially isolated individuals will be just a distant memory. Honestly, to think that there are people here who actually believe he thinks there will be no movies or music in the future. *sigh* I weep for humanity's future.
the term video game will not disappear.. Until Holograph games maybe.. then It will be Hologames..
I dont care what its called, I want MGS5.
The Music, Movie and Games industry separately function so well independently blending them all into one will likely cause a substantial drop in the quality of all 3, Maybe you're right Hideo Kojima but I honestly don't agree.
nothing to do Hideo? you're fortune telling now? tell me something about ZOE3 then.. no? then stop wasting my time you MGS-milker annoying and overrated pos. what you did in MGS2, the downhill it was and the apparent lack of depth and substance, i will not forget it.
do u really think so? playing MGS2 after the masterpiece it was MGS1 was a royal disappointment. to date i can't justify why we had to kill the Sons of Liberty, it felt as bad killing them as the colossie in Shadow of the Colossus. and of course this was nothing compared to the lame story and even lamer Raiden back then.
Games...video games...I don't give a damn, its the same thing to me.
i just called them Games no big deal with the name
i think he's saying that when someone don't play videogames know that you play them he make fun of you because he think videogames just for kids but when he know that you listen to music and watch movies that's ok with him ... it's true what he's saying , maybe you may not understand that but in some countries people look at it that way .. the best example is my dad , when he get bored of me he say to me go play , im 18 years old ,almost 19 .. butwhen my brothers come to im and he get annoyed from their demands he don't say that to them even though they all play games , he don't say to them go watch movie or hear music , he thinks videogames for kids..
You're 18? When I was 18, I was capable of utilizing the English language. You're struggling to convey a simple idea -- that games are for children, and movies and music are for adults (which is a crappy argument). Pay attention in school. Learn to focus on your main points.
actually im really good at it in my class , im a head of my friends , school don't teach us english good , they just put paragraph and makes us memorias it and then copy it in the exam with only few simple differents .. i learn english from videogames and movies , i dont hear music..
I'd personally love to see the music INDUSTRY disappear, that way it would become about artists doing it because they love music, rather than producers calling talentless people artists because they love money.
Yeah. I hate when people try to philosophize with me by asking, "well, how do you define good music"? I know how to define good music simply by judging the musicians. If the 'musicians' clearly lack any talent and persistently use auto-tune, they aren't musicians and their music isn't good. They're cheap-shots looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. And for some reason it works in their favor, because the industry defines for us what music is.
keep the videogame name, i like it.
Videogame is just fine. I don't want them being called movies. If I want to watch a movie I'll watch a movie.
videogames shouldn't be called videogames because people think the term or the thing is childish? ok... it's a game right? it's audio-visual based is it not? i'd say that videogame is an ideal term then. we could call them electronic games but then that would mix up things like an electronic dart board. from now on let's just call them "sniquelshigs" in like "hey guys, anyone wants to play some sniquelshigs with me?" or "oh I love sniquelshigs, I play them all the time!", that would be so totally indie! if you change the name, the product will stay the same. if you change the product, the product won't ever be the same and it truly deserves a different name but then they will cease to be true videogames and will become something else. didn't catch up on my idea? here it is in a nutshell: people should do what they like. labels and stereotypes should be given the finger.
I wonder how the music industry would be integrated into the video game industry... "Shit, I've been playing *insert band name here*'s new album for days and I'm still stuck on Track 04! The damn guitar solo boss is kicking my ass." Would less skilled music listeners need walkthroughs to get through albums?
Your an amazing "videogame" programer, but please quit the nostradamus stuff.
Music and film will be obsolete? Stupidest thing he has ever said
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