I’m very proud to introduce META GEAR FILE, a new project that allows me to publish a series of articles, updates, commentaries, and writings released in document form, that you can download. It is kindly supported by my generous Patreon supporters. New articles, updates, and features released as a PDF. To learn more, download it now. To support this project and help cover this website’s hosting costs, go to my Patreon page.
Here’s the excellent content you will find in Issue #1:
• Special Introduction • What I Want From Breath of the Wild 2 • “This Town’s Not Big Enough…” (Book snippet) • What I’m interested in these days • Kojima’s canceled project?
Giant Sequel to the Best Hideo Kojima Analysis in The World.
Over 350 all-new pages of world-class analysis by yours truly. Coming this Summer, on paperback, hardcover, and e-book, just like the first one!
For the first time ever, a deep dive into the most popular but critically overlooked game in Kojima’s career: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Not even my website has touched this gem with any depth before, but now you’ll get well over a hundred pages of dot-connecting goodness. The hidden meaning behind the game is guaranteed to surprise. I can honestly say that I didn’t even realize how amazing this game’s commentary was until I dug into it for this book, so you won’t want to miss out. It forced me to even go back to earlier games and notice things I’d never seen before.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots also gets the major spotlight treatment, taking this website’s famous analysis and taking it to the max. The true intention of the project is exposed, with many examples analyzed.
The Twin Snakes makes its appearance in the grand puzzle of The Kojima Code, and surprising contributions of smaller projects flesh out a pattern that perfectly builds on what the first book established. It stops before Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker but it is packed with insight that has far-reaching implications for the entire career of Kojima!
This book is a personal triumph. My writing style has gotten stronger, my topics more balanced, and my understanding of Hideo Kojima has expanded to a whole new realm of appreciation. You will absolutely think about his work in a new way by the time you’re done.
Buy it now:
Amazon (link) (hardcover may not be available yet) Barnes & Noble (link) (hardcover available now!) Kobo (link) Smashwords (link) Apple Books (link)
In a perfect world, everybody gets to have their own opinions and stand up for what they believe in, but as we’re finding out more often these days, everything is politicized and people are forced to choose sides. I think that’s a bit of a tragedy, because agree or disagree, we learn by sharing our views, talking things through, and hashing out differences. I know that’s challenging for people who want to maintain a certain image, protect their reputation, and limit their associations.
As everybody knows who has listened to my repeated interviews on Metal Gear Mondays over the course of the last year, I am a fan of those boys and took great joy in discussing my book with them, along with Kojima and Death Stranding. I know they enjoyed it too.
After much anticipation, The Kojima Code is now becoming available for purchase! Get it in glorious Hardcover, Paperback, and digital formats from the biggest online retailers in the world, and Print-On-Demand in locations worldwide. Make sure to check out the options so you can get the format you want at the best value!
Buy it now:
Barnes & Nobles (link) Amazon (link) Chapters (link) Smashwords (link) Kobo (link) And more places should have it! Ask your local bookstore for Print-On-Demand availability
Want to know a little about the book first? Check out the description:
Download the expanded PDF promotional explainer (link) if you’d like to copy and share snippets
Q. Why can’t I find [version] at [retailer]?
The book is brand new, so not every retailer has gotten around to listing every version yet! Either shop around or wait for your preferred retailer to get the version you want. Apparently it’s normal for retailers to take up to a week or two to get each copy listed correctly.
Q. How much of the book deals with Metal Gear Solid 2?
This book is divided into two halves, and the entire second half deals with Metal Gear Solid 2! You’ve never seen analysis this in-depth!
NOTE: This product has nothing whatsoever to do with video games, Metal Gear, or Hideo Kojima. It is an exploration of the human condition, social engineering, and philosophical matters. But it was written by myself for any readers who may be interested in this kind of discussion, and in response to our current social dilemma. Many of you enjoy my commentary and would like more, and this is the first installment of such commentary.
As I work through the final steps of getting my upcoming Hideo Kojima book published I have taken some time to fulfill a fan request to write a different kind of book.
Available through Gumroad.com for $2.50, Volume I is a 50+ page book examining the heart of man, as well as the nature of women, spirituality, social engineering, and our most fundamental choices in life. It is not short because it is lacking in powerful observations, I assure you. This is as condensed and readable as I could possibly make a book of this nature, and I’m positive that readers interested in the topics will agree.
Click the button below to read out the product page and buy the PDF version:
Finally, I have some news to share with you all about the book! Very exciting!
I’ve received the first completed version of the book back from the publisher (in digital form), allowing me to review the styles, fonts, margins, headings, etc. and make revisions to the whole thing before it gets printed and distributed! I’ve also seen how the cover of the book is going to be designed, which I think strikes a wonderful balance between elegant, simple, and expressive. It’s amazing to see a professionally crafted document with my own analysis and words in there!
What does this mean? It means I can put the finishing touches on the book and send it back to the publisher for more revisions, and then it’s time to push my baby out into the world and see where it goes. Once the revisions are done and it’s time to promote the book for wider audiences I will of course share the information with everyone, but until then Patreon backers will all get more sneak-peaks, details and personal accounts of what it’s like to bring this creation to finalization. Yes, I’ll even be sharing some snippets with them, even at the lowest tier of support. Their generosity and encouragement has greatly spurred me on during the brutal Summer of setbacks and hurdles, and kept me producing content for the site, so thank you very much to all the readers and supporters. I want nothing more than to release my book to you guys and kick off a new era of Mr. Wolfe’s META GEAR.