Band of Bloggers: Hideo Games

Band of Bloggers returns!

[When Fenriff left Destructoid for Syfy Games after TheScholarlyGamer, the fate of Band of Bloggers fell into question. Last week, I put out a call to see if anyone wanted to take up Fenriff’s mantle and Retrofraction answered! Let’s keep this homegrown community feature going! – Pixie]

This month, we are reviving Band of Bloggers — a CBlog prompt formerly led by TheScholarlyGamer and Fenriff, who now write for Syfy Games. To help ensure that the series continues, I will be stepping in for a while. If you want to do next month’s topic, please message me

So what the Duck is Band of Bloggers?

Basically, it is a monthly book club for video games. Except instead of going over to someone’s house, drinking too much wine, and destroying their house, you play and write about certain games instead.

(But if drinking is your thing, feel free to have one. It’s on me.)

In collaboration with James Internet Ego and n0signal, it was decided the theme for August will be Hideo Kojima’s games, as the long-awaited Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is just around the corner.

Hideo Kojima is a master storyteller and developer. He made the jump from 2D to 3D look easy. He loves to toy with the expectations of players, employ noir tropes, and helped inspire many giants of the gaming industry, such as Kenji Eno.

Starting August 1st, participants can venture into the mind of Hideo Kojima by playing one of his games and writing about it. The Metal Gear series, Policenauts, Boktai, Snatcher, Zone of the Enders, and anything else Kojima has touched are fair game.

You can write just about any facet of Kojima’s games you want, be it the wonderful or not-so-wonderful experience you had! The deadline for blog submissions will be August 28th and hopefully I can have a recap blog posted on the 31st.