Hideo Kojima Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

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Hideo Kojima, the famed developer of the Metal Gear franchise, among other titles, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's Golden Joystick Awards.

Kojima is best known as the creator of Metal Gear, which launched in 1987 for the MSX2, and the numerous sequels and spin-offs it spawned. His other credits include Policenauts and the Zone of the Enders series, and he is also working on a new Silent Hill game, called Silent Hills, with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.

This is only the second Lifetime Achievement Award given out at the Golden Joystick Awards in their 32-year history, after it was given to BioShock creator Ken Levine last year.

Kojima couldn't be there in person to accept the award due to development work on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, but he delivered an acceptance speech by video, which you can watch above.

Other winners at the awards show include The Last of Us: Left Behind (Best Storytelling), Battlefield 4 (Best Multiplayer), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Most Wanted), Pokemon X and Y (Handheld Game of the Year), and Dark Souls II (Game of the Year), among others. For a complete breakdown of the results, visit the Golden Joystick Awards website.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by LeftoversNZ
On Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 4:40 PM
Very much deserved. My gaming history has some stand out memories thanks to Kojima.
Posted by Daniel5000
On Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 7:15 PM
Kojima is one of the best i love all his games , i couldnt be more happy he is working on silent hills
Posted by RKO_NZ
On Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 7:40 PM
Kojima is a gaming God, well deserved award. although I;m not that into Metal Gear, I'm so amped for Silent Hills!
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 7:49 PM
yep well done and well deserved. hes given me so much so congratulations
Posted by Goonertron
On Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 8:10 PM
Super excited to see him working on a Silent Hills, Metal Gear is great but why waste a great directors potential on the same franchise, MGS4 really seemed like the wrap up if the story at the time.
Posted by emetic
On Friday 31 Oct 2014 8:13 PM
29 October 2014, 07:40 PM Reply to RKO_NZ
Kojima is a gaming God, well deserved award. although I;m not that into Metal Gear, I'm so amped for Silent Hills!
Funny, I'm the opposite: I've never liked horror games, but MGS4 was definitely one of the best games in the lifetime of the PS3 eh. Golden Joystick guys know what's what (and DS2 GOTY yaaay :D )
Posted by grieving
On Monday 3 Nov 2014 9:56 PM
Legend, can't wait for the next installment in the epic franchise.
Posted by Tzeit
On Friday 19 Dec 2014 8:42 PM
Might stroke his ego a bit too much, but most of what he has worked on has been pretty solid.