Watch Metal Gear’s Creator Breakdown And Apologize A Lot

Watch Metal Gear’s Creator Breakdown And Apologize A Lot

During the VGA Awards, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima took the stage and introduced the new trailer for Metal Gear: Rising trailer. Things didn’t go smoothly. At all.

Whether Kojima was simply nervous or there was a teleprompter problem, I don’t know. I do know that things went south pretty quick.

As someone who gets nervous when being interviewed on camera (especially in another language!), I feel for the guy — knowing how cool, savvy, and, to put it nicely, confident he sounds in his native tongue.

Things did get better after this clip ended. And after “Did you rike it?” became a meme, I’m glad to see Kojima — who adores Western films and novels — giving his presentation in English, and I hope this latest snafu won’t discourage him from doing it again in the future.

Kojima Teleprompter – F Rank [YouTube] [Thanks Pinecone Knight!]


  • hm. I’m not sure if he was asked to do that in english or if he did it by himself but it would have been better if he was speaking in his own language and simply subtitled. Less chance of any snafu situations.

  • Good on him for at least trying. That wins points for me no matter how well he did it. I think most people would be pretty forgiving knowing English isn’t his primary language. I follow him on Twitter (mostly for his lunch updates) and his written (texted) English seems pretty good.

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