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Kojima: Your Mother Will Struggle to Distinguish Between PHYSINT and a Film

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PHYSINT, the latest action espionage game from Hideo Kojima, is being hailed as a unique blend of gaming and cinematic experience. It remains uncertain whether the author intends to create two interconnected pieces of media or a single product that combines the two mediums. However, it is worth noting that both Sony Interactive Entertainment and Columbia Pictures are collaborating on this project.

In an interview on HideoTube, the experienced developer shared additional insights about the product. “It will seamlessly blend the interactive elements of gaming with the immersive storytelling of cinema,” he stated, leaving some room for interpretation. That’s the reason for our presence at Sony Pictures. Naturally, it will be a game. On the surface, this game may give off the impression of a cinematic experience, leading your mother to mistake it for a movie. I’m uncertain about the extent to which we can push it at this point.

Kojima expressed that when he first founded his own studio to delve into fresh concepts like Death Stranding, he took note of the valuable input from fans. However, his perspective on revisiting the spy thriller genre, which he played a significant role in shaping, underwent a transformation when he fell ill during the pandemic.

“During that difficult period when he was unwell, he expressed feeling at his lowest and believed that he couldn’t return to creating games,” he shared. I also wrote a will. It was a profound realization that struck me—the fragility of life. However, I reached the milestone of 60 years old last year. In a decade, I’ll be reaching the milestone of 70 years old. I never want to stop working. Considering the overwhelming demand from users, I’ve decided to adjust my priorities accordingly. I’m still eager to explore fresh ideas, but I’ve settled on creating an action espionage game.

The industry veteran mentioned that he has been approached with numerous requests to venture into the world of filmmaking. However, he credits his friend and director, Guillermo del Toro, for guiding him in the right direction. “I receive numerous requests from Hollywood to create films, but I have declined them,” he explained. Due to my current business commitments, it is not feasible for me to dedicate an extended period of time to film production. The company would face a catastrophic downfall. I found myself in quite a predicament. And I had a conversation with del Toro about it. He commented, “Hideo, what you’re creating feels more like a film.” Continue with your current approach. His words were truly impactful. And given our collaboration with numerous creators in the industry, while the end result may be a game, it will bear striking similarities to movies.

As Editor here at GeekReply, I'm a big fan of all things Geeky. Most of my contributions to the site are technology related, but I'm also a big fan of video games. My genres of choice include RPGs, MMOs, Grand Strategy, and Simulation. If I'm not chasing after the latest gear on my MMO of choice, I'm here at GeekReply reporting on the latest in Geek culture.

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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You can now preorder the official Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree strategy guide

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There will soon be a new book in Future Press’s Books of Knowledge series, which is FromSoftware’s officially licensed line of hardcover strategy guides. This will help players who are having trouble with Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. The base game came with two books, and now you can get the unholy trinity for $45 (or the equivalent amount in your currency). It will ship on September 30th.

Like the first two games, The Lands Between and Shards of Shattering, Shadow of the Erdtree is both a complete guide to how to play and a beautiful artbook with full-page pictures of enemies, landscapes, and weapons. This big book has 352 pages and is likely to sell out quickly, based on how quickly the ones that came before it did.

Do you know a lot about strategy guides? You could read the first two Books of Knowledge. If so, what did you think of them? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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