AIAS Hall of Fame Award to be presented to Hideo Kojima next month by Guillermo del Toro

Hideo Kojima will be receiving a Hall of Fame Award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) for his contributions to the videogame industry. The award will be presented to Kojima by none other than Guillermo del Toro during the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 18, 2016, and will take place at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Academy states:

“The AIAS Hall of Fame honor is bestowed on game creators who have been instrumental in the development of highly influential games and moving a particular genre forward. These individuals demonstrate the highest level of creativity and innovation, resulting in significant product influence on a scale that expands the scope of the industry.”

This will be the first award Kojima is able to accept in person since his clash with Konami’s management happened in March of last year. We may also hear more about his future plans, but that’s just speculation at this point, though the press release writes: “Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future, and we look forward to his thoughts on the D.I.C.E. Summit stage.”

In any case, just seeing Kojima going up on stage next month to accept an award is something to look forward to, considering what happened recently.

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You can find the full press release below:

HIDEO KOJIMA INDUCTED INTO THE AIAS HALL OF FAME AT THE 19TH D.I.C.E. AWARDS CEREMONY

Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, and Novelist Guillermo del Toro Presents Award

Los Angeles – January 5, 2016 – The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences is thrilled to induct Hideo Kojima, world-renowned game creator and auteur, as the 21st member to its Hall of Fame. Kojima is recognized for the best-selling Metal Gear series, widely considered the father of the stealth game genre, and credited with innovating story-telling and cinematic presentation in video games at large. The

Metal Gear Solid series has received numerous D.I.C.E. Awards nominations throughout the years.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Kojima during the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas by film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro.

“Hideo Kojima’s career-defining works have shaped much of how the video game industry approaches cinematic storytelling and player engagement,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. “As one of the most well-loved and well-respected designers of our time, it is a great honor for the Academy to induct him into our Hall of Fame. Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future, and we look forward to his thoughts on the D.I.C.E. Summit stage.”

Kojima began his career in videogames in 1986 as a designer and planner for Konami’s MSX home computer division. He set the trend for stealth action games with Metal Gear and pushed the boundaries of video game storytelling, cinematic cut scenes, and mature content with Snatcher. In 1990, Kojima was involved in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, which gave the player more abilities, such as crouching, crawling, distracting guards, and using radar –all further developing the stealth game genre. With the release of Metal Gear Solid for the PlayStation in 1998, Kojima became a video game living legend internationally. The game was the first in the series to port a cinematic feel through 3D graphics and voice acting.

Kojima went on to create several sequels that continue to amaze players today, including: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty; the 2004 remake for the Game Cube, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes; Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the Playstation 2; then Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. He also served as producer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising, and as a writer, director and producer of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. At the 2013 Game Developers Conference, Kojima announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be his final Metal Gear work.

Among the numerous career accolades, in 2002 Kojima was chosen as one of Newsweek magazine’s ten most influential people in its special “Who’s Next” cover story, and received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the “Game Developers Choice Awards” in 2009. In April 2011, he became Vice President of Konami Digital Entertainment, and unveiled an innovative gaming technology, “transfarring,” which allowed gamers to transfer their gaming data from the PS3 to PSP and, therefore, letting gamers bring their game anywhere.

The AIAS Hall of Fame honor is bestowed on game creators who have been instrumental in the development of highly influential games and moving a particular genre forward. These individuals demonstrate the highest level of creativity and innovation, resulting in significant product influence on a scale that expands the scope of the industry. Past AIAS Hall of Fame recipients include: Leslie Benzies (2014), Dan and Sam Houser (2014), Tim Sweeney (2012), Dr. Greg Zeschuk (2011), and Dr. Ray Muzyka (2011).

Source: Interactive.org, press release

  • Ralexion

    At last, an award he can accept in person.

  • Danny Patten

    Well, ain’t that about right?! Very well deserved Mr.Kojima.

  • SNKtheStampede

    Go Go Go!

  • VenomSnake123

    Well deserved! It’s good to see some more Hideo. We haven’t seen him that much lately. 🙂

  • BurntFM

    Presented by Guillermo Del Toro!! I just want to hear his speech while presenting. It will be very emotional to say the least.

  • Tong Ninja

    This is where Kojima and Del Toro will announce the revival of Silent Hills but they will call it ‘Quiet Mounds’ instead to avoid copyright issues haha. Jokes!!

    This is awesome news! Congratulations to Kojima and his team for getting this award. 😀 One of the most influential game developers out there in the industry. 🙂

    • Jak

      I’m pretty sure we already got Quiet mounds in phantom pain…

  • I hope that Kojima can go to the stage with a Kojima Productions T-Shirt.

    Well Deserved! We need more Hideo Kojima…

  • Kojima is listening to this right now btw. 😀
    Sci-fi all over the place… More like “space”.

  • MrVux007

    “Here’s to you!” http://i.imgur.com/XAoHndo.gif

  • Mr.Pony

    A much deserved award indeed http://i.imgur.com/rrpgWcT.gif

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      I wholeheartedly agree!

  • Daburcor

    Fan-fucking-TASTIC! I love both Kojima and del Toro to bloody, squishy bits!

  • good for hideo!

  • Hey guys this is off-topic (*sigh* Yeah I know some of you guys are getting sick of this…)

    I just finished reading my fav book series – “Young Samurai” – and fu*kin’ hell it feels like finishing MGS:V

    – I am feeling a phantom pain ಥ_ಥ … So yeah I just wanted to know what is your favorite book (series) ?

    Never read a book? Do it now.

    • Xilurm

      Only read Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. Thinking about reading the Inheritance Cycle though.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      Never was one for book series. Harry Potter was one, them there is Dune which i love but my favorites are not really series but from one author: Jules Verne. Love the sci-fi and those books were ahead of their time. Kinda the same speculation mgs does on technology 😉

    • MichaelPayneV

      Stephen King, as all his books are in the same universe!

      • Tong Ninja

        He is a brilliant storyteller. 🙂

        • Spectralbuttplug

          Normally I don’t trust people who say ghosts exist and they saw ghosts but when i do , they must be badasses like Stephen King.Too bad fuckers ruined Carrie!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      If i was drunk i would say tom clancy who is horrible imo

    • Spectralbuttplug

      I remember a guy reading young samurai in a canteen 😀

    • MrVux007

      my top books/series ive read are (in no particular order) :
      1) crime and punishment by Dostoyevsky
      2) Lord of the rings trilogy by J.R.R.Tolkien
      3) Silmarillion by J.R.R.Tolkien
      4) A song of ice and fire(haven’t read them all yet) by George R.R. Martin
      5)Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre
      6)In darkness,death (aka Samurai Detective) by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

  • Eduardo Galindo

    Anyone know why I still haven’t received a title even though I have about 37 hours of MGO playtime? Latin America PS3 if that makes a difference.

    • Raven_Sorrow

      same here, no titles but on ps4.

    • Jav

      Yo tampoco.

  • Jav

    Comments can’t be blank.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Reporter: Mr Kojima, what’s your position on the future of “Metal Gear”?
    Hideo: http://www.saudenarotina.com.br/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/batman-vs-superman-2.gif

  • Spectralbuttplug

    I just saw a dick commenting on a joker video.A kid made a mistake yet the guy keeps insulting him!Fuck him!

  • MichaelPayneV

    Off-Topic: Could this be a song in Kojima’s New Game?
    Pretty funny those Dona&Stefanie Videos!
    https://youtu.be/uPWYC17iaZk

    • Spectralbuttplug

      i cant see this on my pc

    • Tong Ninja

      Don’t think so, fans wanted Stefanie and Donna to sing a duet together after TPP was released. They also did a Christmas song together as well.

      Yeah, they’re pretty funny. Bit awkward at some points, but they’ll get better in the long run. 🙂

  • VenomSnake1974

    OT
    Uuaaaaarrrrghhh! THE PAIN! My ONLY female S+ soldier has been killed in action! Any chances I get another one?

    • hunner

      Should of put her under direct contact lol

      • VenomSnake1974

        Yeah, I know. Where do I get another one? Random award?

        • hunner

          The White Mamba mission has a female prisoner that you can save. I have know idea if she is a S rank tho

          • Jav

            “I have no idea”.

          • hunner

            k

        • Xilurm

          You mean Flaming Buffalo?

          • VenomSnake1974

            The vere same! Thx sir! Much appreciated!

          • VenomSnake1974

            Normal or high difficulty?

          • Xilurm

            Erm, the normal I think. It’s mission 30.

          • VenomSnake1974

            The again!

  • Xilurm

    OT:
    Anyone else has a weird glitch ingame where during the night, there are white squares all over the sky? I noticed other people have it as well, but everyone says it’s only for the first mission in Africa or something. It’s on the PS4 but I don’t think it’s a hardware issue.

    • Jav

      I don’t.

  • Jav

    After all this time I was missing 1 tape. You spin me round. Now I have 100% of the tapes.

    • stocchinet .

      Haha i play it always when galopping with d horse, so cheesy

    • Spectralbuttplug

      it is so groovy

  • Jav

    Do you like my new emblem?

    • Jav

      Oh, that picture wasn’t the final.

      • Spectralbuttplug

        sure

      • I think I have a skull and Nuclear Heaven, been a while since I’ve played TPP

    • MrVux007

      i love the look of that camo….is it “urban” camo?

      • Jav

        Is from last week fob event.

        • PrinceHeir

          How can you get it? 😀

          • Jav

            Now you can’t. Is only available winning event points in fob events like “mosquito”. Now there are 2 differents suits.

          • PrinceHeir

            WTF, i was in CA and wasn’t able to play at that time.

            This sucks 😐

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