Hideo Kojima receives Hall of Fame Award at DICE 19th Annual Awards

During the DICE 19th Annual Awards in Las Vegas, Kojima has received a Hall of Fame Award for his work in the industry. Guillermo del Toro took the stage to present the award. “The most salient aspects of Kojima-san are his absolute passion for perfection and his narrative ambition and scope.” del Toro said in his speech. In a pre-recorded video Kojima’s impressive career was summarized and commented by Mark Cerny and JJ Abrams. After the video, del Toro invited Kojima himself to the stage to accept the award.

Afterwards, Kojima held a short speech while receiving a standing ovation.

“When I was a kid there was no such profession as game designer. As a kid, my dreams were becoming an astronaut, becoming a safari ranger, becoming an inspector of LAPD, or becoming a movie director. At some point I had to give up on all of these dreams, but then, 30 years ago, I met videogames. Ever since I’ve been making games, and since then I believe this is my true calling. There’s no such thing so fun as making games. Thanks to games I’ve been able to meet all of you, and also been able to receive this award. And also, games make true your travel dreams. Whenever you turn on a game, you can go to space, you can protect wildlife, and you can investigate cases. And today, I was able to receive an award from a movie director that I love and respect. Thank you so much! From now on, I hope I can keep making games and dreaming of new dreams while making games. Thank you so much!”

"Well... He is here. In case you guys didn't know." - Ken Imaizumi
“Well… He is here. In case you guys didn’t know.” – Ken Imaizumi
"Received HALL OF FAME. Thank you."
“Received HALL OF FAME. Thank you.”

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain also won an award, for ‘Adventure Game of the Year’.

  • Danny Patten

    Additionally every award Konami receives is an award for Kojima-sensei. Because without him, they would get jack shit.

    • CR7HarisSnake

      I sign that sir.

    • Biggy

      Absolutely. They should and probably feel ashamed right now. Ahhh karma worked for Kojima in the end. I mean even in the one he wasn’t present people talked about him and congratulated him. And now he’s getting double awards here!!

  • I created this poor executed meme via paint just for fun and, maybe, also to keep my personal inner “Phantom Pain” in check so to speak… I hope you’ll like it 🙂

  • Tong Ninja

    When I was watching the live stream, I got the ‘feels’ when everyone at the event gave a standing ovation to Kojima when he accepted the award. : ‘)
    Also at 6:47, I see Troy Baker! haha

    The person translating in English for Kojima is Ken Mendoza? Does that mean he joined the new Kojima Productions studio as well?

    • Sounds like him, yeah. He was also spotted on another photo during Kojima’s and Cerny’s tech tour.

      • XOF

        yep he does.

    • Frederick Guese

      Glad it isn’t Scott Dolph.

  • BurntFM

    “He’s to gaming in many ways what Cameron or Spielberg are to film making.”

    So MGSV:TPP was Kojima’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

    ooooooooooooooooooo

    https://media.giphy.com/media/Zr9O0yaUmk6Yw/giphy.gif

  • Full Options

    “MXS 2″… @4:20 lol… That’s MSX 2, you fool ! xD …which stands for Microsoft Extended 2 (raher easy to remember).

  • Gatsu

    Epic speeches from Del Toro and Kojima 😀 and that video <3! Konami not there to stop him this time, congratulations Kojima ^_^.

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