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Kojima on why he's modelling his studio on Media Molecule

The Metal Gear creator to turn his back on Japan's macho culture.

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naruga2954d ago

i dont know if it s cool...judging by MM's games i would prefer the more strict, disciplined model of japanese studios as if the production is good they always offer good games ...in contrast Little Big Planet was good but it was also a bit of a mess from artistic and content viewpoint...if Kojima chose that kind of structure is better to have solid lead (no pun) and orientation in order to succeed

jznrpg2954d ago

He is designing the setup like Media Molecule, not the actual game style, obviously.

NotEvenMyFinalForm2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

If you read the article Kojima is not modelling his studio after anything. The title as always is just click-bait. Kojima said was that he liked the familiar feeling of MM's studio because it has a nice kitchen. Then he adds that it was strange seeing so many women working at a game studio.

The rest of the article is just the author trying his best to twist the facts and make things look like if Kojima's turning into some kind of progressive justice warrior or something.

dafegamer2954d ago

Yeah games with 95 and 91 metascores are a mess :/. Tell that to the success, acclaim and fandom the games have received

ULTp0ltergeist2954d ago

Well it makes sense, they don't want to hype anything because it's nothing significant.

Majister-Ludi2953d ago

Wanted to like it but from gameplay standpoint they are loose and not what you want from a platformer. Very cute though.

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SmokingMonkey2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Sony is King of 1st Party Studios

Naughty Dog

Guerilla

Media Molecule

Sucker Punch

SSM

Polyphony

ETC.

Unmatched in the Industry.

Pancit_Canton2954d ago

Don't Forget

Japan Studio
Sony Bend

Movefasta19932954d ago

Love the variation of genres too.

Lord_of_Cinder2954d ago

Santa Monica is a bad ass studio too.

XisThatKid2954d ago

Eat Sleep Play
United Front Games
Incognito Inc.
Ninja Theory (Sony primary third party now)

Majister-Ludi2953d ago

You should take guerilla off that list until they actually release an enjoyable game.

SmokingMonkey2953d ago

Bullsh!t, I love Killzone.

It's my favorite FPS, especially if one likes playing without Auto-aim or Aim-Assist, unlike 99% of FPS on consoles.

I have Platinumed every KZ except the KZ1 remake.

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Get_A_Job_Foxtrot2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Japan has no macho culture. Not even a hint. The boys are just as beautiful, spending as much time on their hair as the girls lol.

Godmars2902954d ago

He's talking about behind the scenes. The boss who rules with an iron fist accepting no other opinion than his own.

Which is a bit odd coming from him. Someone with a reputation for being a control freak and perfectionist.

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opinionated2954d ago

Interesting. I was wondering which one of his studio visits impacted him the most.

Godmars2902954d ago

And yet at the same time talented and creative people are needed. Selecting solely by gender, especially when the individual in question has personal agenda based on further bias, is only counter productive.

Godmars2902954d ago

And Kojima his hiring. If he manages to hire mostly SJWs, what do you think that's going to do with his games?

CaitSith2954d ago

100% agree. Regardless of gender, an employer should not hire people only to fill a gender quota. Its striving for mediocrity.