That's not a Solid Snake. THIS is a Solid Snake
Wed, 12 December 2007
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As I keep feeling the need to repeat, Old Sammy has been gone for a long time (some would argue I've been "gone" for my entire life, but that's a different story) and as a result, many things Buttonhole intended to cover, didn't get done. One of the things I most regret missing was the GO3 show. If I may be so bold as to speak for all of team Buttonhole (and if not, they should have told me way sooner - and I'd have fired the prick), we wanted to get behind that show from the get go and support it as much as possible, because we're just so into a gaming event of such magnitude becoming established here in Australia.
GO3's Event Coordinater, David Kazim, has, in return, been very supportive of Buttonhole. I've personally found him to be a very cool guy and an absolute pleasure to communicate with. If he wasn't a dude, I'd definitely go for it. Seriously though, I have spoken with David a good number of times & recall being most pleased when he told me the show went very well. I was also stoked to hear that GO3 shall go ahead again in 2008.
Something nice David did, in thanks for us advertising GO3 and so forth, was to send us some exclusive pics. Unfortunatley this was just before I got on a roll of what, in order to keep my use of profanity to a minumin (but my use of sarcasm to the typically high level), I'll call a series of delightfully zany mishaps. Well, I am a firm believer in the concept of "better late than never"/ Especially when it involves things that never cease to be worth doing - and these photos certainly fall into that catergory. Because, boys and girls, these photos are devoted to one of the big name guests of GO3. A man who is a genuine legend in the world of videogames. My hero and yours: Hideo Kojima!
What's even cooler than some shots of the man behind Metal Gear Solid (and another of my all time favourites -Snatcher)? That's right, some shots Hideo Kojima rocking it with some Aussie wildlife!
|Come on Kojima-san, let the inspiration flow: The world needs a game involving some type of giant kangaroo/robot thingy |
Mr. Kojima is truly like royalty in the games industry. He is an exhaulted posistion, in terms of how respected and loved he is by hardcore gamers. In that sense, he's currently almost without peer.
Speaking for myself, there is only one guy I think of before Kojima, when considering the most creative, powerful and influencal men working in the business today.
Shigeru Miyamoto is that guy, but I can't tell you just how much I admire him. To even mention Kojima in the same category as Shiggy is the ultimate compliment, from my perspective.
Very few are even close to being on that level, though Yuji Naka does warrant mention.
There certainly are several other greats still doing excellent work (and, to be fair, plenty of them are not Japanese) but I'll save that list for another occasion. Frankly though, Miyamoto, Naka and Kojima are still the "stars".
|That is the longest snake I've ever seen on an Asian bloke. It is much more impressive than the worm I get around with. |
If games were rock/pop music, Shiggy would be Elvis and The Beatles and Kojima would be Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. I dunno who that makes Yuji Naka...maybe Jimi Hendrix.
As you have probably figured out, I have no actual text to go with these pics. Therefore, I am just making shit up as I go along, in an attempt to fill space. But you wouldn't believe how much time I've spent having conversations like that.
To to tell the truth, it has been several years since I've spoken to someone who came up with stuff, of that nature (or any other, really) I cared enough about not to forget the very same night.
Are people still actually reading my text here? I don't mean to condone heavy driking (I don't mean to condemn it either) but... Cats who drink - and can hold it - have, hands down, way more interesting stuff to say than those who don't. Of course, the drinkers can talk a great deal more crap, too.
|Neither of these animals are bears. One of them is super lazy and does nothing but eat & sleep. The other is wearing sunglasses. Both are considered cute by many females. |
If they were movie directors, Shigeru Miyamoto would be Steven Speilberg. Yuji Naka would be George Lucas. Hideo Kojima would be Quentin Tarantino. I could explain all those comparisons... but, just because I could, doesn't mean I should. This isn't the place for it. God bless any of you poor bastards who actually want to hear those details (if you email me, I might explain).
Thanks again for the pics, David.
|Are these guys having fun? Of course they are. |
I hope everyone enjoyed looking at the photos. If you didn't...what is you're problem? You're a real dick, you know that?
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