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Hideo Kojima to finally get his award from The Game Awards

by Ron Duwell | November 18, 2016November 18, 2016 1:00 pm PST

Hideo Kojima

Last year, Hideo Kojima was unable to attend The Game Awards to receive his honors for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain due to contractual obligations with Konami. This year, host Geoff Keighley promises to rectify the controversy by giving him a belated award.

The Game Awards airs on Dec. 1 at 6pm PT/9pm EST.

Hideo Kojima is still an icon without Konami

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since the dirty breakup of Konami and Hideo Kojima. I still believe that neither side was completely innocent and the deification of Hideo Kojima went a little too far. However, I can’t deny that the guy makes great video games, and he deserves credit for making one of this generation’s most outstanding video games.

Congratulations to Kojima for finally being free from the legal chains that held him back.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...