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Tag: Hideo Kojima

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Edgerunners Mods Are Really Popular Right Now

“Looks like a prison from here, a cage of light.”Image: CD Projekt Red / UJBCyberpunk 2077 might be getting its first major expansion next year, but that hasn’t stopped fans from creating their own mods for the game so they can finally have Netflix’s popular anime series, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, in the game for realsies. Following the release of animation studio Trigger and developer CD Projekt Red’s 10-episode anime tie-in series, Cyberpunk 2077 has experienced a resurgence as one of the most popular games on Steam. Since our last article on the matter, in which Cyberpunk 2077 averaged a total of 85,555 concurrent players, the open-world role-playing game is now pulling big boy numbers with CDPR claiming that the game has had a whopping one million players each night across platforms.Read...
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The 10 Most JRPG-Ass Songs To Grace The Weather Channel

When there are patches of clouds in the sky and you can see the sun, it is not going to storm.Image: Square Enix / Kotaku / tomazl (Getty Images)Some might say the best way to predict the weather is to look out your window, but thanks to modern-day technology like The Weather Channel, we can check the weather with ease while listening to bomb-ass music that sounds ripped right out of a Japanese RPG soundtrack.A viral post made the rounds on Twitter this week showcasing a very “JRPG sounding” track from the Weather Channel. Don’t believe me? Listen to this storm alert track and tell me it doesn’t sound like a Final Fantasy song. As Motherboard’s senior Janus Rose so eloquently put it, “it’s giving Jenova.”Turns out, aside from playing instrumentals of famous songs like Sublime’s “What I’ve ...
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Sony’s Death Stranding Comes To PC Game Pass Next Week

Screenshot: 505 GamesIn a most peculiar state of affairs, PlayStation console exclusive, Death Stranding, is coming to Microsoft’s PC Game Pass. Subscribers to the latter service will soon be able to fall over on a hill for no additional cost.The news was announced by Microsoft via a neat tweet, showing a Sam “Porter Bridges”-a-like carrying a metal case across an airfield, sporting a sticker boasting “DEATH STRANDING - PC GAME PASS - AUGUST 23, 2022.”2019's Sony-published wobbly-man simulator has been available on PC for a couple of years, ported across eight months after its original release. That was via Italian publisher 505 Games, and it’s this company that has made the deal with Kojima Productions to see the game arrive on PC Game Pass.Despite 505 also releasing a PC version of the D...
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Kojima Productions Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Assassin’ Photo

Image: Kojima ProductionsLast week, a racist joke originating from a shitty corner of the internet got quickly out of hand, and before long French politicians and Greek news channels—among others—were erroneously reporting that an old photograph of legendary game designer Hideo Kojima was actually a photo of Tetsuya Yamagami, the 41 year-old who assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.I say “joke,” but that’s really doing a disservice to things that are even remotely funny, since there was absolutely nothing linking the two men, in terms of appearance or otherwise, other than the fact they were both Japanese.If you’re just joining this, here’s Zack reporting the news on Friday: Shortly after today’s assassination, some shitty people in a dank corner of the internet...
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Norman Reedus Might Just Have Confirmed Death Stranding 2

Screenshot: Kojima Productions / KotakuSpeaking with men’s lifestyle site Leo, actor Norman Reedus seems to suggest that not only will there be a sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding, but that production has “just started.” This piece of information comes in the middle of a wide-ranging interview where the actor discusses his time on The Walking Dead, his friendship with other actors and celebrities, and, of course, his time working with video game auteur, Hideo Kojima. It kind of doesn’t get any more direct than this. After discussing his upcoming book, “The Ravaged,” as well as the coming end to The Walking Dead, interviewer Ilaria Urbinati mentions Death Stranding to which the actor replies very directly:Okay, so you got the book going on, you’ve got the final season coming out, then the sp...