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Game com­men­tary in snack-sized mouth­fuls

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Kojima and Del Toro both call time on their re­cent game work

Guillermo Del Toro makes a noble sac­ri­fice so that the in­dus­try may sur­vive “I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Kon­ami.... To not de­stroy any­one

else’s life, I will never again get in­volved in games.”

“I al­ways felt that ev­ery chap­ter would be the

last… Sud­denly, be­fore I knew it, 28 years had passed!” Ap­par­ently, Me­tal Gear cre­ator Hideo Kojima ex­pe­ri­ences the pas­sage of time dif­fer­ently to those of us watch­ing his cutscenes

“Peo­ple are not used to videogame char­ac­ters be­ing mean

to them, or telling them they’re not a hero… Ev­ery­body just wants to be told they’re great.” Games have doted on you for too long, says Dis­hon­ored co-di­rec­tor Har­vey Smith

“Mar­ket­ing [was] say­ing, ‘Don’t call it

an MMO – ev­ery­one thinks of elves.’ My ar­gu­ment was that was ex­actly the rea­son we needed to call it an MMO.”

Dean Hall is mak­ing MMOGs cool. With, uh, space sta­tions

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