I believe it's August 24th where he resides so....Happy Birthday to one of the gaming industry's innovators, Hideo Kojima! Even though I personally don't know you and that you're probably not reading this, I just wanted to say thank you very much for entertaining us gamers. You and Tetsuya Nomura are the only two people I consider to be my inspirations in life. Unfortunately, I didn't get introduced to Metal Gear until the 4th but even so, I was mesmerized by the moment I laid eyes on the series. Since then, I've been an addict who constantly plays the main titles, speculates about future titles and even consider the characters to be good friends of mine. Although, I personally haven't rode on Disney's spinning tea cups with Revolver Ocelot and Solid Snake as much as I'd love to though.
I hope you take today off because everybody deserves to pamper themselves every now and then. You always work so hard on Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders with how you perfect the two. Perhaps you and the family can watch Drive starring Ryan Gosling since you seem to be a huge fan of his. Maybe you can even have a cardboard box cake. Either way, I hope you have a lovely day because you seem like a very humbled man along with Shigeru Miyamoto. May you have fifty more years to come!
Love you Kojima!