After a very turbulent 2015 for the video game industry, the emergence of everyone’s favourite game developer has finally answered some very important questions about his whereabouts. Apparently, after Hideo Kojima was removed from Konami back in late 2015, he signed into YouTube and began making his own channel. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you HideoTube.
However, don’t expect him to be talking about Metal Gear Solid or anything about his exclusive upcoming PS4 game. Hell no. Hideo’s first video was a 45 minute long discussion of his favourite movies of 2015 with friend and big-time Japanese multimedia creator Kenji Yano. If you’re interested in finding out what Kojima’s top 10 movies of 2015 are, then watch the debut below but be warned: the video is in Japanese, and has limited English-translated closed captioning.
As a rockstar in the gaming industry and community alike, Hideo Kojima pretty much has a free pass to do whatever he likes and honestly, it’s nice to see a more personal side to the developer. Most people have only heard of Hideo through his connection with the character Solid Snake and the hugely successful game Metal Gear Solid, but it’s fascinating to know that Hideo got most of his inspiration from traditional movie tropes and stereotypes.
So if you’re looking to find out more scandalous information about just what exactly happened at Konami back in 2015, then I’m afraid you’re out of luck. However, if you want to know Hideo’s favourite movies of 2015, but don’t particularly want to watch 45 minutes of it, then we did all the hard work for you – scroll past the image if you don’t mind some spoilers.
Below are 10 of the most important movies you need to watch if you want to get inside the brain of a video game developer (bare in mind, some of these movies have only just come out in Japan):
- Mad Max: Fury Road
- Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Shaun The Sheep: The Movie
- The Intern
- Straight Outta Compton
- Fires On The Plain
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens