Creators of the Golden Joystick Awards present ‘Metal Gear Solid The Complete History’ book

The creators of the Golden Joystick Awards (the world’s longest running games award show) are releasing a Metal Gear Solid book that provides insight into the creation of the saga. The book, titled Metal Gear Solid The Complete History, will come out ahead of MGSV, on July 3rd.



Representative cover image subject to change

“With rare interviews, archive material and fresh insight, learn what drives legendary developer Hideo Kojima as MGSV concludes his his epic story of war, technology, philosophy, family and legacy, 28 years after Solid Snake first infiltrated Outer Heaven on the MSX console.”

What’s in it?

  • The 50 greatest moments in MGS history – as nominated by the Golden Joystick audience
  • The complete MGS anthology – archive reviews, director insight, full game catalogue
  • The Evolution of Snake – a visual history of the most iconic action hero in video-games
  • 48 hours inside MGSV – an unrivaled hands-on with Kojima’s latest action epic
  • The ruse cruise: How MGS’s marketing destroyed everyone’s sense of reality

If you’re interested, you can purchase a limited hardback edition that won’t be available in stores, and of which only 1000 will be printed, at

Source: MyFavouriteMagazines, via GamesRadar

  • Lazycuber

    I find it weird that they used a semi canon (Portable Ops) game’s art for that.

    • Golgari

      Yeah. That is a bit weird though. I’m getting it anyway. Shame… Only 1000 copies.

      • Lazycuber

        I hope there’s a digital version cuz that shit aint gonna last yo. Knowing Konami’s shift to mobile i doubt they will ever produce more after those 1000 copies.

    • Pliskin

      On the website it says “Representative cover image subject to change.”

    • IronLionZion 304

      The main site says that the cover art is subject to change. I figure they will come up with something a little better before it is released in my opinion.

  • NegaScott128

    Why are they using the MPO logo? I mean, MPO’s fine and all, but wouldn’t it make more sense to use the FOX/FOXHOUND logo instead?

    • The cover may still change. Added to the post.

      • Mini gear

        I hope it does, I like PO kinda but much better things to use

  • alecfoy

    Bought one!

    • MaxiPower

      Same 🙂

  • Amrit

    While I REALLY want this, I’m gonna put my naughty fingers in a vice until someone posts a review. I mean, we know nothing about how this looks inside. “Rare interviews” and “fresh insight” is subjective, especially for long time fans who’ve been absorbing every tidbit for years.

  • Not related to the post, but with MGSVTPP

    This is the logo from the film 1984, from Orwell.
    Interesting, uh?

    The plot in 1984 film: (From Wikipedia)

    Nineteen Eighty-Four, sometimes published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949.[1][2] The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (or Ingsoc in the government’s invented language, Newspeak) under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite, that persecutes individualism and independent thinking as “thoughtcrimes”.[3]

    The tyranny is epitomised by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality but who may not even exist. The Party “seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.”[4] The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party, who works for the Ministry of Truth (or Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to rewrite past newspaper articles, so that the historical record always supports the party line.[5] Smith is a diligent and skillful worker but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother.

    As literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, telescreen, 2 + 2 = 5 and memory hole, have entered everyday use since its publication in 1949. Nineteen Eighty-Four popularised the adjective Orwellian, which describes official deception, secret surveillance and manipulation of recorded history by a totalitarian or authoritarian state.[5] In 2005, the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.[6] It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 13 on the editor’s list, and 6 on the readers’ list.[7] In 2003, the novel was listed at number 8 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read.[8]

    -> 2 + 2 = 5 <-

    "Everything you know, is wrong."
    The Party = Cipher.

    Going to watch the film right now! Never did 😀
    You can watch the complete film, here in youtube.


    • cardboardbox engineer

      to some extent character V from alan moore is living in the same state as well

    • prothy

      This theory has been out there for some time now…

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Only 1,000? 🙁

    I haven’t even played the franchise (save for Ground Zeroes) and I want this.

    Edit: never mind, it’s only 1,000 for the special hardcover edition

    • Jak

      Not to nerd cred you, but it seems silly to be whining about a franchise you have no particular attachment to (and pleaseeeee don’t explain why it means a lot even though you haven’t played it-you’ve had nearly a decade since even 4 came out)

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        There was an edit for a reason. I realized that only the hardcover edition was limited, and I wasn’t going to buy it anyway. I don’t see why you had to be like that. I never said it means a lot to me, and I haven’t played it mainly because I never cared to own a PlayStation console.

    • stocchinet .

      Ur not a real fan, hurr durr

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        B8 R8: 4/10

        • stocchinet .

          Nope, 4/20

          • knew it was coming

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Damn, I hate that some sites link your account to other DISQUS sites but won’t let you change your name so it can be the same across all sites. I always end up looking at notifications and replying on the other linked account.

      • Ricardo Oe

        Real or not real ? who cares…

  • PsychoMantis18

    Let’s hope this is good. Nice and cheap though

  • slyfennix

    bought it

  • Gatsu

    Awesome, I will buy it tomorrow if it’s still available lol. 🙂

  • Mini gear

    Got mine in

  • Vegas

    This got me thinking, and I’m sure some of you will relate… I know more about MGS story than the actual real world story. I understand this world back and forward with both eyes closed and I could probably wich game is being played hearing just one piece of conversation, just a phrase maybe. Is that a good or a bad thing? XD

  • Frederick Guese

    Shamless Plug for the panel I hosted at fanime 2015. I hope they have the Integral Interview.

  • Frederick Guese

    Shamless Plug for the panel I hosted at fanime 2015. I hope they have the Integral Interview.

  • PrinceHeir

    Ehh if it’s not on Amazon no thanks

  • ominonarepus

    “The ruse cruise: How MGS’s marketing destroyed everyone’s sense of reality”

    • They are probably referring to Moby Dick Studios and Joakim Mogren. And about the older games, such as MGS2 (where Raiden was kept a secret).

      • ominonarepus


        But my point is, even in this book, they talk about how much “troll” Kojima could be.

        Konami against Kojima? P.T. cancelled? P.T. removed? Everyone (Del Toro and Reedus) talking about it except Kojima? The head transplant? too much weird stuff…

        • The situation at Konami is very unlikely to be a ruse, since it caused a lot of unrest for the company and their shareholders. Kojima is probably under some kind of NDA, so that’s why he can’t talk about it. And the head transplant was already confirmed to have nothing to do with MGSV, right?

          • ominonarepus

            but if Kojima is undera NDA (I supose this is something about the contract and silence) why the other two could talk about?

            Sorry, I’ve just seen this video and I can’t keep question things xDD

          • Because neither Reedus nor Del Toro work for Konami.

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Could have picked some Yoji Shinkawa art for the cover, at least…

  • Gatsu

    Bought it ;), forgot to do it few days ago.

  • Timmy Hortons

    Pre orderd the hardback cover edition, I can’t freakin wait to get this!

  • JBloggs

    Detailed look, page by page…

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