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Gaming 'god' Hideo Kojima has a vision for us Homo sapiens

'Metal Gear' creator says the pursuit of play moves society forward

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Hideo Kojima is introduced by Sony during their PlayStation 4 E3 2016 event in Los Angeles on June 13, 2016.   © Reuters

TOKYO When Hideo Kojima stepped on stage at The Game Awards 2016 to collect the Industry Icon Award, he was greeted with a standing ovation. It was a moment fans at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and many of the 3.8 million viewers watching live around the world, had been waiting for.

Hideo Kojima envisions a world in which there is "gaming in every aspect of life."

The legendary video game designer, formerly with Konami Digital Entertainment, had been unable to attend and accept the award the previous year.

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