John Carpenter (writer and director for Escape from New York) didn’t want to sue Kojima ‘because he’s a nice guy’

Famous movie director John Carpenter spoke in an interview with Hollywood Reporter about a lawsuit against Luc Besson regarding Escape From New York (a movie Kojima took inspiration from when creating Metal Gear Solid).

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Look, CanalPlus is the company that, with me, owns Escape From New York. They came to me and said, “Luc Besson ripped you off on Lockout.” Or Lockdown, whatever the hell that was. And they sent me the movie, and yes, he did. It’s the same story. (Laughs) I mean, you can’t do that, can you? You have to change a couple things. He’s after the president’s daughter? Come on. So I took him to French court.

But due to similarities, the company also wanted to sue Metal Gear Solid.

[CanalPlus] wanted to also go after the video game Metal Gear Solid, which is kind of a rip-off of Escape From New York, too, but I told them not to do that. I know the director of those games, and he’s a nice guy, or at least he’s nice to me.

Kojima is a big fan of Carpenter’s work, and often references it in his games. Carpenter knows Kojima’s work as well: his comments praising MGS2 can be found on a pamphlet included with the Premium Package.

Source: Hollywood Reporter, via Destructoid

  • Full Options

    For just the “Snake” name, the eye-patch and a slight resemblance with Kurt Russel’s face (which is not the property of Canal+)… ?! Nothing was ripped-off from “Escape from New-York”.

    Maybe Independence Day producers should sue Mars attack’s ones then… 😀

    Maybe Tango & Cash producer’s should sue MGS as well !? Look at this Russel in a very special camo :

    http://i.imgur.com/vuYtUr0.gif

    • Yeah, it seems more like a reference or a hommage than a ‘rip-off’.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah,he used a bad word IMO.It’s not a “rip-off” as he said.

      • Full Options

        It always was. I love how HK give cool winks to the movies he likes. Like the cartridge cover of MG, clearly Terminator’s Kyle Reese, or Cln. Trautman as Roy Campbell…

      • Full Options

        Canal+ should have been honnored to be chosen rather than poorly trying to sue HK and Konami.
        Fortunately, John Carpenter is an upright fellow.

    • Danny Patten

      Well, I can’t see any difference to Snake here. Anyone else totally baffled by the resemblance? 😀

      • Full Options

        There is a Phantom cigarette instead of cigar. xD

    • Plissken

      The first Metal Gear Solid is basically Escape From New York. Snake is blackmailed into doing this mission, to rescue the president. There’s enough dirt in his file to put him away for a very long time. He has less than 24 hours to do it. He infiltrates enemy territory by himself in a one man vehicle, not to mention he’s also been injected with something that might kill him. Am I talking about the movie or the game?
      Even David Hayter was worried they might get sued when he was doing the first Metal Gear Solid

      • Full Options

        Ok, you are right in some aspects, but I believe the situation is a bit more subtle than a pure and simple black / white scenario.

        MG[S] like all MG’s have tons of references to cinema, as well as animes and mangas. Integrating those references in games was fairly and fortunately appreciated even by concerned producers.

        You are free to isolate “Escape from New York” plots ones, but keep in mind that there are so much more references to other stories that NY’s ones become de-facto a slight homage rather than a true rip-off, even if several plot articulations have pretty obvious common details with NY.

        Again here, Kojima is judged as a movie maker whereas he should be evaluated as a game maker, whom lonely mistake was to make the story part of his games enjoyed like movies.

        To stay purely legal, the defense could be sarcastically sticking on the tech details of the law-suit, asking Canal+ if a movie is supposed to played with a joystick !? 😀

        Kojima and Konami did not harm at all NY by stealing any part of the audience away from NY, specially in times where games were not that consummed. I think MGS even contributed in some extents to promote NY to newer generation which is good IMO.

  • Gatsu

    It’s good that Kojima is such a nice guy :).
    It would be stupid to sue because of something like this imo. It remind me of that head transplant-doc thing .

    Off-topic, have you bros seen this :D? I never thought they would really do a game of her, I just remember Kara being a tech demo 🙂 ! It’s gonna be awesome! I really enjoyed Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain.

    • Full Options

      Looks very hot indeed !
      xD Although Logan’s Run and I-Robots producers should sue SCE for this. xD

      • Gatsu

        “Although Logan’s Run and I-Robots producers should sue SCE for this. xD”
        http://i.imgur.com/EDU5f7x.gif

        • VenomSnake421

          I didn’t know this was an article about PGW.

      • stocchinet .

        Nah, it’s not such a rivolutionary plot, we have seen that million of times

    • MrVux007

      This trailer blew my mind…looking forward to Detroit:Become human
      also check out the “new” footage for Horizon;Zero dawn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvI5AHu5Xao

      Uncharted 4 mp trailer(im bit annoyed by supernatural part,and yes…..the bloody mines): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RijMqVx0Lk

      and last but not least Wild…..my childhood dream game,come to life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8-A_4C7y40

      • Gatsu

        So excited to play all of these <(^O^<) !

    • Tong Ninja

      Way too many great games coming out this year and next year. 🙂 haha

      • Gatsu

        Yeah ;D, hopefully got enough time to play all lol.

    • Venom_Sina

      Not Beyond,but Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy,yes,those games are really good.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      I have no desire to purchase a new console, but I’ll be damned if Sony doesn’t have some cool stuff on the horizon.

    • Nekkedsnake

      dayam this looks DOOOPE! and that look in Kara’s eyes in the end? awesome, and it’s a Sony IP

    • Danny Patten

      This game is already my next hype anticipation. I always loved their games!
      Heavy Rain left a lasting impression on me up until now and Fahrenheit is just on of the best games on PS2.

    • Jav

      We need to wait to see a gameplay.

    • kuaikukia

      oh wow. I remember seeing Kara tech demo. That time almost make my jaw drop. Not just by technology but the story behind it. It so emotional even only 7 minutes. Hopefully this new one will be good in term of story. No PC sadly but Will probably gonna watch it on youtube

  • moto hellogoto

    I wonder what would have happened if they did decide to go through with it and sue Kojima. Any legal experts here? 😛

    • Full Options

      This place would be called “New York Gear Informer” 😀

    • Tong Ninja

      If they sued Kojima back then when he made MGS1/MGS2 and won the case …. MGS3, MGS4, PW and MGSV probably wouldn’t have been created … 😛

    • César H. Sandoval

      They took the MGS2 main theme out of the games for “legal” reasons, so go figure…

    • PrinceHeir

      The franchise would have been stuck in Japan.

      Since there’s not a lot of copyright laws back then in Japan.

  • Tong Ninja

    So folks, if you don’t want to get sued by someone or a company, you got to be a nice guy! 😀

    • ObsessedGeorge

      You’re right. Not sued, but fired! 🙂 30 years of being a nice guy got him fired! Hahahaha jk. 😉

      • Tong Ninja

        haha, Touché!

        What’s the old saying?
        Nice guys finish last ….. sad but true. haha

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Lol.. I can’t believe i’m saying this but.. looking back at the theories of Quiet being a transgender Chico.. It would actually give her more depth than the actual quiet in MGSV.

    • It wouldn’t really make sense in the context of the game and its themes.

      • FoxTamerMGO

        A good writer can make sense out of anything

        • But Kojima works from themes, throwing in a random transgender without a context would feel rather forced.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Like making quiet nude all the time didn’t feel forced or anything..

          • Still weird that people have no issues with previous characters in the series, like Sniper Wolf, EVA and Fortune. Sniper Wolf and Liquid even walked around with their chests exposed in a freezing Alaskan winter.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            lol but those you mentioned actually served a purpose in the story.. if you take quiet out of MGSV.. MGSV will still be the same, plus quiet is silent (has no personality) and shallow.. Loving Snake SUDDENLY without having any dialogue.. “you played with me in the rain.. okay now i love you!” LOL.. you can argue that she’s been created that way just to serve her dialogue at the end “I’m the absence of words”.. really?? But that doesn’t explain her nudity.. EVA was nude for a purpose.. to seduce snake and get the philosophers legacy.. fortune and sniper wolf weren’t as nude as quiet.

          • It doesn’t matter ‘how nude’ they were, you were complaining that there was no reason for it. Quiet has more of a reason to walk around like that than Fortune or Sniper Wolf. And why does Liquid walk around bare chested in Alaska? And why does he undress Snake before the final fight atop REX? He also takes off his coat to fight bare chested in the final confrontation in MGS4. Let’s face it: Kojima isn’t afraid to show human bodies, and why should he? People complaining about Quiet alone seem quite of selective in this regard.

          • Venom_Sina

            Quiet is a little different from Liquid.Sorry for the bad language,but showing your boobs and ass hole 24/7 to the player is a little weird IMO.We are playing a “Tactical Espionage Operations” game.We are not watching a porn movie from Brazzers,lol.

          • So why did Liquid walk around bare chested, other than for showing off his muscular chest?

          • Venom_Sina

            That’s different.Liquid is a man.He doesn’t have boobs.But the way Q acts is a little strange.If she was a prostitute,yeah we can accept those weird moves.Why she washes herself like that?Why she shows her boobs in 90% of the scenes?Why she shows her ass hole everytime she’s in the chopper?She wants to seduce the players?So she’s gotta be a prostitute,but she’s not.
            All I’m saying is there’s no reason for her being naked like that.They could’ve dressed her in a good way and it would be way better.This way,they made the character cheap IMO.

          • Liquid is a man, but other than that’s it’s the same thing: both characters show off their bodies more than ‘necessary’.

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.For a man,it’s not a big deal to show his upper body,but for a woman,it is.And Liquid isn’t really into seducing the player,lol.But you’re right:”both characters show off their bodies more than ‘necessary’.’

          • Daburcor

            The only reason it’s a ‘big deal’ for women to do it is because people MAKE it one. A naked chest is a naked chest is a naked chest. It’s either wrong for both genders or it isn’t.

          • Venom_Sina

            For a woman,yeah it is a big deal.Why?Because she can seduce someone with those,but what about a man?nothing.God forgive me,I said too much nonsense today,lol.

          • Raven_Sorrow

            Actually my girlfriend is really fond of my pecks 😉 (well, a couple years ago when i was young and in shape… XD )

          • Tong Ninja

            Don’t men show off their chiselled pecks, broad shoulders and six packs to impress women as well? 😛
            And yes, women (not all though) do get turned on by them as well. haha

            It’s not all nonsense … pretty nice and balanced discussion. Well we can all agree that Quiet is exposed A LOT in cutscenes/helicopter. Although the ones in the helicopter can be avoided if you open the iDroid up, don’t look at all by turning the camera around or if you don’t have Quiet as a buddy. Kojima has always been a pervert since MGS1 and applies it for both genders as well. haha

            Naked Raiden was pretty unnecessary but was there to attract fan girls (said in one of Kojima’s past interviews). You even get a chance to see his censored penis too! Also we are shown constant close up shots of Old Snake’s wonderful chiselled ass in MGS4 as well. XD

          • Full Options

            To my taste, Quiet is perhaps not enough exposed… :O if compared to Raiden… xD

          • JJBYACH

            Raiden’s nudity served purpose. The whole game was playing on both Raiden and the players wish to be Snake, by continually shoving in your face how awesome Snake and how unremarkable Raiden is in comparison. Raiden was manipulated by basically everyone in the game, but most important thematically he was manipulated physically by us the player to do what we want, at his torture we see him at his lowest point – being stripped completely naked and tortured by the bad guys. This is the first moment in the game where Raiden forcefully, without player consent or forewarning distinguishes himself from the player by keeping his dignity by cuffing his balls in his hands; directly changing fundamental game mechanics (such as attacking and sneaking and such)- all because he doesn’t want the player to see him naked. Quiet’s reason for lacking of clothing lacks similar depth, and doesn’t fit into the themes of the game at all.

            Eva is another character who is heavily sexualised, but in the context of the narrative and themes, it makes sense. She was literally trying to bang Snake the entire game. At the game’s final moments they have a “moment” and soon after the player and Snake learns she was actually a Chinese spy sent to steal the philosophers legacy right from everyone’s noses – and she used her sexuality to achieve that. Eva is used to toy with the players’ own sexual insecurities to completely shatter a character they cared about – as she is the one who tells Snake about the Boss, and we all know that is what sends him down his journey of moral ambiguity. It’s like reverse of all the 60’s spy movies the game pays homage to and critiques – the hot girl used the charismatic hero to achieve her own goals and threw him way like a disposable bin bag, which was what shattered his beliefs, causing a seismic shift in his personality and world view.

            So Quiet continually tries to seduce Big Boss – no, “the player” – because she’s in love? Why? What thematic significance does her plot-line have? True-love represents something stronger than standard communication – thus invalidating Skullface’s theory on language and stuff? I don’t know, and I can’t really remember the intricate details of Quiet’s story, all I basically remember was how amazing an actress Stefanie Joosten is. At this point I feel like i’m just rambling, I really needed to vent.

          • Tong Ninja

            True about Raiden. But he was also created to please the female fans as well

            Yes, I already know Quiet is exposed way more than what is necessary. 😛
            But this has also been shown throughout all past MGS games and also in other Japanese based games. This sort of fan service is considered normal in Japan. haha

          • Raven_Sorrow

            hope it isn’t 😉

          • decoyF0XX

            I’m all for chests and breasts being equal but showing your ass to the camera is a tad weird for all genders.

          • well, sorry to weight in but i don’t remember liquid giving me “the look” on all fours so there’s that…i’m not taking sides here but i think we gotta agree that some Quiet stuff was at least a tiny bit excessive and came out of thin air.

          • Raven_Sorrow

            on ps1, no one had eyes let alone “looks” XD but liquid did give the look and something more in MGS4 😉

          • hahaha, yeah that’s why i said i’m not taking any side, i’m not acting like any of what you mention hasn’t happened, hence why i said that just “some” Quiet related stuff is a tiny bit excessive, not everything, there’s a lot that goes in hand with the rest of the saga but not all.

            i’m talking about stuff like this gif below, i mean, come on, guess i’ll have to blame parasites right? haha.

            once more, like i said almost everything related to the character is ok within what we have already seen on MGS but i think i’m very objective on that it would be false to say there isn’t some bits that are totally not necessary and maybe too much. and i’m not even talking about my opinion about the character since that’s personal and wouldn’t have any weight on an objective argument… i respect that there’s people that like the character a lot and i’m not against that. this has nothing to do with liking the character.

            https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PleasingClassicCow-size_restricted.gif

          • Full Options

            Japaneses love to make fun of perv heroes which is a lot of fun. What is fantastic here is that Kojima manage to mix Snake’s and the player’s perversion. Remember how Snake discreetly look at Eva’s curves in MGS3, that was principally Snake’s camera movements. I guess Kojima’s message is that Snake is a cool perv like Cobra or Ryo Saeba, and needed a very nice half-naked lady to increase this effect. 😀

          • XOF

            it’s blatant fan service. Typical Kojima.

            But as said by someone below, you don’t have to look at the helicopter ones. Turn your camera around or turn on your iDroid. 😛

          • i’m a little visceral and took the loud exit when i met her haha, though i played later and keep her alive to see the whole thing of course

          • Raven_Sorrow

            XDD true words 🙂 I wasn’t trying to go against you or anything, just being nostalgic of other excessive moments in the saga I love too 😉 i think of this kind of moments “all work and no play makes jack a dull boy” relief moments. But hey stretching your parasite body after long helicopters flights is as important as licking every blade as it touches something *looking at you Vamp xDD

          • hahaha yeah could be, btw i gotta admit vamp is one of my favourite characters 😀

            and don’t worry bro i just thought i wasn’t really clear and wanted to explain myself better.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            I wonder who did the mocap for this gif LOL

          • FoxTamerMGO

            It’s like asking why do Boxers like Floyd Mayweather and Manny Paqcuiao fight bare chested? lol

          • Liquid and Solid weren’t in a boxing match, though.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            If you fight someone barehanded with his shirt(sneaking suit) on.. the only vulnerable place will be the head.. that’s why liquid took solid’s shirt.. So every hit can count, either a body shot or a punch to the face.

          • So why didn’t he put on a protective vest himself?

          • FoxTamerMGO

            To make the fight fair? lol

          • Is that why he attacked Snake in a giant, nuclear-equiped mech?

          • FoxTamerMGO

            He just wanted to try it out.. ;’3

          • Don’t forget the helicopter, the gas and the huge guy in the tank he sent after Snake. 😛

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Well.. atleast he wasn’t posing his ass to the camera like quiet.. ;’3

          • FoxTamerMGO

            LOL

          • Lewis

            I like when a beautiful woman wiggles her ass and showcases her chest to me. But I don’t like when this is her “story”. Yeah, EVA was showing off her body, but she was seducing Snake, that was her intent. Quiet? Oh no! She doesn’t want to be sexy, poor thing! *buries face in her ass* Fortune had the curse of the survivior. She had her story, and her daring sexy look was like a spit to the faces of everyone. Quiet? Fire, LET ME SHOW BOOBS. So okay, she has to breathe with her skin? Why not nude? I mean, like, dryads in Witcher 1 were one with the nature, and were nude. Why does a coat make her choke, but tight pants and a big enough bra are perfectly fine? If you go extreme, go full extreme. Quiet is like I’m teasing, but you can’t scold me for that, I have a REASON. And her story? Shoved down our throats, little attention whore she is. Wanna destroy the English strain? Shoot a bullet to your head. Want revenge on Venom? Kill him. All that talk about “oh she wants this, but no, she REALIZED she wanted that”, man, even anime leads are less pussies. Don’t get me wrong, I love Quiet. But it is hypocrisy to say she has any STORY or CHARACTER. Just a boob showcase to water down the sausage party.

            And about Liquid and Solid fight, bare chests show feral spirit of the fight. No sneaking suits, no gadgets, no tricks. Pure savagery.

          • That’s the point, people are willing to come up with all kinds of reasons for the other characters why they look the way they do, but not for Quiet.

          • Lewis

            Eeeeehm…I didn’t come up with any idea, sexy had a point in both EVA and Fortune. If Quiet breaths with skin, why isn’t she naked? She has A LOT of cloths for a person who breaths through skin, imo. She is sexy, I like it. But I’m a realist, all her story was added after deciding she was going to be a boob show. Prev girls had their bodies complement their character. Quiet has that “story” just for fun. If you want to like Quiet, that’s okay. I like her too. But I repeat, it takes a lot of lying to yourself to say she has any story or character.

          • No, saying that she doesn’t have ANY backstory is the lie.

          • Lewis

            Well…she has backstory. Like Goat Simulator has script and story (never played it, but I hope you get my reference). Her “backstory” is an excuse to shove some tits in your face. And it is fine. As long as you don’t treat her like a “deep” character with real story and emotions.

          • ominonarepus

            Snake is not Snake.
            Ocelot is a tasteless and diluted version of what he was.
            Kaz is an egocentric asshole.
            Emmerich is dumb.
            Code Talker brings the midi-chlorians.
            Skull Face is a joke.
            Eli, Mantis and Volgin are fan service.
            Sahelanthropus is an Z.O.E homage.
            Skull unit a pain in the ass.
            Quiet is a yandere and BB his sempai.
            The best character of the game is DD.

            I’m aware of Kojima tropes, but on TPP he get his lowest level.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Couldn’t have said it better. *applause*

          • decoyF0XX

            Honestly I prefer Quiet’s nudity to that of EVA, Sniper Wolf and The Boss leaving the zips on their tips open, which I just see as immature coming from Kojima. However, those characters are written 10x better than Quiet. Even though I’m okay with Quiets’ nudity, I would have much preferred her to have the costume in her EXTREME mission on throughout the game cause the tits and ass gimmick in all her scenes was irritating.

          • XOF

            huh?? I thought Quiet was nude because she breathes through her skin instead of her lungs … hence she wears as little clothes as possible because if she wears too much she will suffocate and die. It is an explanation right? …. unless I’m wrong?

          • FoxTamerMGO

            I know but.. The End also had parasites in his body that helps him do photosynthesis.. so why isn’t he in a bikini also? ;’/

          • XOF

            Quiet got a variant of the End’s parasites didn’t she? so not the exact version of those particular parasites.

            Nonetheless there is an explanation (whether a terrible one or not) for her nudity. Not saying you have to agree with that explanation, but it is an explanation.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Well.. Kojima could just flip it around and say “nope, she breathes with her lungs.. get dressed WOMAN!”.. In the end, it’s about what Kojima wants, not whether there’s an explanation or not.

          • XOF

            But you said above that there isn’t an explanation for Quiet’s nudity when there is one. A terrible one at that imo. That’s all I’m pointing out. 🙂 Peace.

            And yes you are right, this is Kojima’s decision whether we like it or not. hehe

          • FoxTamerMGO

            But does that explanation serve a purpose in the story? Eva’s explanation for her nudity served a purpose in the story(seducing snake to get the philosopher’s legacy).. What does breathing through her skin serve the story? No answer to that.

          • XOF

            Yeah I know, hence why I said it was a terrible explanation in my above comment. 😛

            Although sexualisation of male and female characters in MGS series is quite common, valid reasons founded or unfounded. Lets just leave it at this, because I do agree with what you said though.

          • Venom_Sina

            EVA had a mission for being a nude character.

          • Venom_Sina

            You’re right,bro.I have millions of problems with Q,her way of dresssing,her storyline,those moves(you know what I’m talking about…man,if you remove her from the story,nothing happens actually,lol.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Yeah me too.. It felt awkward to me.. A woman that you(snake) just met.. and now she’s posing for you LOL I mean.. if she was as cool as EVA.. i wouldn’t mind her..

          • Gatsu

            Imo you shouldn’t compare Quiet to Boss or EVA etc so much.

          • True, Quiet is a completely different character with a different role in the story.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            no role in the story*

          • Quiet is an optional character, her role in the story depends on the player.

          • Venom_Sina

            He’s not comparing the two.It was just an example.EVA is a good example of using sexiness,but Quiet not.That’s what he meant by that comment.

          • Gatsu

            Yeah he is, especially in the Stefanie Joosten article if I remember correctly.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            Nope, I wasn’t comparing the two.. i was just saying that EVA’s nudiness serves a purpose while Quiet’s nudiness served nothing

          • PsychoMantis18

            You are a complete idiot and you should have stopped long ago.

          • FoxTamerMGO

            0____0 stopped what?

        • No Place For Hayter

          A good writer has plans and themes and messages, and a coherent story all told together for a purpose, a good writer doesn’t write just so something can “make sense”

    • Gatsu

      I can’t believe you say this :(.

    • Venom_Sina

      And it’s a taboo thing,too.

      • FoxTamerMGO

        Yeah! lol

    • venom1984snake

      I’ve always thought the idea was a little ridiculous. MGS has had its bizzare moments but the Chico-Quiet thing just would not work. Obviously the character Quiet was meant to be sexy and, I dont know, to have her actually be Chico kinda throws that off. Ugh….

    • No Place For Hayter

      Actually it would have given her less character, after all it would really be Chico and not Quiet 😉

      • FoxTamerMGO

        LOL GOOD POINT

    • NakedSnake85

      Chico as Venom.. this would have been incredible

  • FoxTamerMGO

    This is what being a nice guy gets you.. you avoid indirect troubles ;’D

  • César H. Sandoval

    Funny stuff, since Lockout has way less in common to Escape from NY than Metal Gear Solid actually has.,

  • N-Shifter

    For the record, “Lockout” is quite a fun movie – I’d refer to it more as “Die Hard in space” than an “Escape from New York” rip off.

  • PrinceHeir

    I wouldn’t say it’s a rip-off. More of a homage. And Metal Gear Franchise as whole has been influenced by many things not just Western films. Metal Gear Design as a whole is based off Japanese Anime mechas from the 80s like Patlabor and Appleseed, Cyborg Ninja is based on many armored characters like Guyver, Karas. Even Solid Snake jumping on the Manhattan bridge in the beginning of MGS2 is obviously a reference to Ghost in the Shell when Major jumps out of the building and activates her stealth.

    I’m glad Carpenter stop those assholes from suing. I guess Ridley Scott should sue Eidios Montreal copying Blade Runner in Deus Ex or Production IG should also sue Eidios Montreal for Gunther and Anna and The Matrix(even though the brothers themselves said they did started the project after seeing Ghost in the Shell.)

    NSFW

    • No Place For Hayter

      Yeah, Kojima has clearly seen to much of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, lol.

    • ominonarepus

      “70% of my body is made of movies”

      Not only the jump, when he falls is an homage to Terminator 2: Judgement day.

  • Shanker

    and cos he made MGSV TPP

  • No Place For Hayter

    Kojima a nice guy? WHO KNEW! lol. Being generally nice gets you all sorts of places 🙂

  • Lewis

    Well, much to my shame, I never actually got around to watching Escape from New York. But I watched Lockout. Is it REALLY a ripoff? Not similarities or something like, but a RIPOFF? If so, a pity, I really enjoyed Lockout as a one time entertainment.

    • N-Shifter

      Nothing like it in my opinion and I’m a fan of both.

  • MrVux007
    • PrinceHeir

      Here’s some problems.

      Cannot throwback grenades(WTF Naughty Dog UC3 has this), Doesn’t have dedicated servers, hopefully the supernatural stuff is locked in a mode or you can play hardcore mode that removes all of this.

      Sprinting, jumping, sliding, using grappling hook looks amazing as hell 🙂

      Uncharted 4 MP, Metal Gear Online 3 and fighting games are the only online games i play competitively.

      Hopefully Resident Evil Mercnaries X Raide Mode will happen someday 🙂

      • MrVux007

        Yea i agree with you on those negatives…
        the only thing right now that brings me hope is,that the MP is beta and player feedback will change all of that..i dont want another Uncharted 3 situation(my favorite game in the series still) where they had to patch the game 10 times,to balance things up…and even then you would hear people complaining….

        But the thing that surprised me the most is that graphically MP wasn’t downgraded like the previous entries(from what ive seen thus far,i will make my conclusion once i play the game)

        “Hopefully Resident Evil Mercnaries X Raide Mode will happen someday :)” amen to that

  • Spanky

    Spank me!!

  • PrinceHeir

    New Hitman trailer looks nice 😀

    David Bateson confirmed to return 🙂

  • NakedSnake85

    Its 2 am here in Greece. I was thinking something that i want to share with you.
    I was thinking over and over about Paz and her story. i think that the message hideo tried to express was preety important. I dont know how to put it into words.. But chico was in love with her. we were all children once. we used to be so innocent. we thought that the world is a beautiful place to live in.. but its not. with all the pain and misery that surounds us we muder peace day by day.. Peace is an illusion . a term we invented to express our need of respect love and not hurting a person or an ideologie. we cant grasp her. we use her and we kill her with our means. just like the bomb. it had the peace sign. we even twisted the meaning of peace. i dont know. just my thoughts

    • Maik O’Bannon

      Yeah,that makes me sad too,but I believe that we(mankind) have the potential to achieve it;
      We lack the courage of course,we’ve been misled into thinking that we can’t do shit about changing our lives,we’ve been told that we can’t change the system we live in.
      But that’s a lie.
      Our enemy,in the real world,is just like the late Patriots of mgs:
      it’s the faceless system that run the big corporations,this system is not driven by ideologies it is driven by profit.
      Profit is the ONLY cause of ALL wars,nowadays.
      We must unite and think about a new system,then we’ll have our peace.
      Sorry if this was totally overthread!

  • yeah i red about this yesterday, funny story, i love Carpenter’s work he’s a great director and some of his movies are part of my favourites, i like the pace of his films and i love the work on the music, sadly it’s been many years since he had a film as good as his older stuff, though the short “cigarette burns” he made for the Masters of Horror series was wonderful

  • proceeder

    He then added:
    “Konami on the other hand, has a CEO mad of pure Ahole…”

  • hunner
  • ominonarepus

    Just the first 40 seconds.

    https://youtu.be/xf2oStE5Iic

    • Danny Patten

      Looks like a japanese dating sim. I will never understand how those games are so big, but whatever. Japan is weird enough as it is.

      • ominonarepus

        It’s kinda weird. It’s more like a sociopath simulator, but I’ve been watching videos of different stages of development and its a great one. Lot amount of detail and different ways to achieve the objectives.

  • Guillermo CM
    • Gatsu

      Epic!

    • Jav

      I thought he was taller

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Send this to John Carpenter damn it! 🙂

  • Jav

    I always wonder if kojima crosses the line between inspiration and plagiarism.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    I don’t know why this is getting so many dislikes.. he’s just stating facts ;’/

  • Full Options

    Kojima should sue himself for using his public image in side op 112… xD

    • Lewis

      Kojima should sue himself for making MGSV. It is a total ripoff of Metal Gear franchise! Even characters and the name are similar.

      • Full Options

        xD Yeah ! The same with PT and SH !

  • N-Shifter
    • Full Options

      Hideo spends more than the average on twitter and received tons of “where is my chpt 3 ?” twitts these past 2 months every single time he did that. Teasing the most extremists fans like that is weird if there is really nothing next !? Looks hot (I hope)…

  • PrinceHeir

    Just did 45 kills and 17 deaths for Ocelot in MGO3.

    LMAO this character is OP as hell. I love it, he’s dual pistols are OP and can kill and ricochet like hell.

    I can even kill 150+ meters of enemies with two and one shots XD

    Ii Sense Da!(You’re pretty good)

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Nzp2i9n-PYk/maxresdefault.jpg

    • hunner

      E locator plus ricochet make him insanely op lol. But he is by far the funnest to play as

  • ominonarepus

    This is a bit off topic, but my kawaii kokoro want to share it :3 :3

    I don’t think there’s gonna be a chapter 3.
    I think will may have a DLC with the missing episode but that’s all.The story ends.

    The Snake we control on TPP are those how play MG when it was released, the
    ones who make possible Zanzibar Land, the ones who want back BB’s
    corpse, the ones who refuses being under control, the ones who want to
    know how all started and how it ends.
    And on this one, the end is the beginning of an era with no more Snakes, that’s the moral.

    Metal Gear Solid, the game that change the way of story telling on videogames, now taking ideas (and polishing them) from Ubi, the pimp of the sandboxes.

    Snake, at least under Kojima direction, need to rest.

    TPP left a feel of emptiness and disappointing but, doesn’t everything else
    in life feels a bit that way when it ends? (also, there’s a lot of unknown
    stuff going with Kojima/Konami)

    We are “BB” and because of us, for our support, this franchise has existed.

  • Full Options

    Kojima re-tweetted today the following. The raw translation is :

    [Movie] Chris Hemsworth, starring Ben whishaw. Jan works depicting the true story hidden behind the “white whale” book publishing

    https://twitter.com/cinematoday/status/660018311631994881

    • Gatsu

      I’m excited to go watch Into The Heart Of Sea in December :D. The trailer for it look awesome.

      Also Hateful 8 and Star Wars 7 <(^_^<) !

      • Full Options

        Yeah ! The Heart of Sea trailer looks awesome… Starring Thor !! 😀
        Hateful 8 ? This top stuff with nobody less than Oldo Snaku & jedi master windu, is that the one you are hyping about ? 😀
        And man, SW7 said you ? For this movie on the 12/16 the precious ticket I already have… (yoda style xD). The force is strong in this ticket ! It will for sure be a mega-hyped ambiance in the theater with all fans, I can’t wait !

        • Gatsu

          Yeah lol xD, Chris Hemsworth rocks and the movie is from Ron Howard. They also made together Rush I think. Was movie about F1 and it’s superb imo, check it out if haven’t!

          Aye, Kurt Russel in the Tarantino’s movie ^_^. Love when Tarantino always use a similar cast, it has such good actors again :). Many to watch ;D, but I’m glad that I have a few free movie tickets I shall use ^__^.

          The force is strong in these tickets too haha XD !

          • Full Options

            Many to play, many to watch all with chips, coke and of course Kaz’s burgers !
            The hype is strong in you… 😀
            May the hype be with you… Always…

          • Full Options

            Got the first version of your answer on the disqus tab :
            Yes Rush was incredibly awesome. I am really fond of F1 and my first favorite pilot before Ayrton, Nigel, and Michael, was Niki. As kids we love heroes with heavy scars and Niki was a real talented demon on the track ! Rush showed me how opposite was his personality before the accident. He was over-prudent too wise, he was really the last pilot to deserve this. The accident transformed him in a Venom Genius of racing. I never heard about this side of Niki because I was too young.
            If you like F1, the documentary about Ayrton is also exceptionnal.

          • Gatsu

            Sorry edited it afterwards :). Yeah it is such an amazing movie ^_^, the rivalry between James and Niki was done so well :D. Truly enjoyed it and the high speed races, James’ no-fear attitude, Niki’s wise personality etc. Best F1 movie I have seen.

            That accident scene though was so horrifying , but amazed that Niki stayed with racing afterwards.

            Thanks I might check that documentary out :)!

          • Full Options

            Yeah the scene when he is wearing the helmet besides his burned skin… I still feel a not that phantom pain for the poor Niki.

            He is a machine, I mean off for only two races after an accident like that !?… Wow, find me a pilot that can do that !

            The best F1 movie for me too. Ron Howard is a great filmmaker, Apollo 13, Cocoon…

            Regarding the doc, it is named “Senna” :
            http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424432/

  • Spanky

    Spank me

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