Kojima Introduces English Audioblog

Hideo Kojima’s blog will begin to feature a weekly English audioblog hosted by Ryan Payton which will feature behind-the-scenes topics regarding the Metal Gear creator’s studio. The audioblog, which will be known as the Kojima Productions Report, will summarize Kojima’s Japanese-language online radio program (called “Hidechan”) and offer commentary from staff and special guests. Host Payton is an international manager for Kojima Productions.

In the maiden audioblog, Payton recalls in English Kojima’s Hidechan practice of reading and commenting on fanmail. One fan asked Kojima how he dealt with stress. Kojima responded, “I guess you can say I’m like the covert unit from Snake Eater, specifically The Fury and maybe The Sorrow. In meetings and interviews, I speak out frankly and honestly, and that helps me relieve a little bit of stress.

Payton also used the program to recount announcements at last week’s Konami Gamers’ Day, namely the Metal Gear Solid digital comic and the Metal Gear Saga DVD preorder bonus that will come with Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence. He didn’t have any guests this week, but he did mention that he was trying to get Metal Gear Solid 4 producer Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi to join him next week. You can download the audioblog here.

Source Next-Gen