Hideo kojima the one man that changed my gaming taste, was in amsterdam 2day. Of all places he could of gone he came to amsterdam. I was shocked surprised and very happy with the news. The event was at Media Markt Amsterdam. And he was going to start at 3 o'clock so I made sure I was there as early as possible.
I was there at about 11 and brought a friend and my psp and ds to pass the time. It was an epic wait, there were only 2 people infront of me in the line, they were 2 girls, yep girls and these girls were the definition to hardcore gamers. one of them had a well done tatoo on her back of snake in that mgs art style. she also had a very unique and very cool foxhound tattoo with a foxhound on her arm.
I mean these were the 2 best gaming tattoos Ive seen ever. While the other girl seemed far from hardcore and just a friend of the girl with the tattoos she was very nice. She overheard me talking about ninja gaiden 2 and she turned to me. “oe thats a fun game. Completed it last night. Pretty easy tho.” I stood there stunned and just replied that super:O.
I thought I was pretty hardcore for a mgs fan but I was blown away by the amount of unique items brought to get signed. One guy had a very rare mgs 3 subsistence limited edition he wanted to get signed. I only had mgs2 and 1 with me these are my favorite mgs games so I really wanted them signed. The line stretched about 5 isles when hideo started. I was only aloud to have one item signed so I chose the nicest looking cover. Which is mgs2 in my opinion. It has artwork galore and is just plain beautiful.
I also met takeshi we didnt have a long time cause he wanted a place in the line. but it was nice to finally meat a fellow dtoid member.
I tried a little japanese on him and the art director and they really were nice to me:) and replied to me in japanese. I actually understood and replied again and then shook his hand and said goodbye, thank you for making games, I hope you keep on making great games and asked him if he was gonna make a new snatcher. He laughed and just raised his shoulders.
I never thought id ever get fanboy giggles but today I did. It was great and It was so worth the wait.
Also, I think that these events do work because after the event I wanted to play it so bad that I put up a ad to sell my wii and psp so I could get a ps3. Just to play mgs4.
For your entertainment a little clippie of the action jacked from youtube.