The Daily Populous

Friday November 4th, 2022 evening edition

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Kojima Productions game director Hideo Kojima remains firm on his decision to not work on future Silent Hill or Metal Gear Solid games.

Speaking during the latest episode of ‘Brain Structure‘, Hideo Kojima responded to fan requests for him to work on future Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, and Zone of the Enders titles.

He stated that, while he saw these requests as a positive thing, as adults, everyone should know that this isn’t going to happen.

Speaking of rumors, previously, screenshots from Kojima Productions’ unannounced project, titled Overdose, emerged on discord.

Meanwhile, Konami announced multiple Silent Hill projects, including a remake of Silent Hill 2, during the official Silent Hill transmission on October 19, 2022.

Masahiro Ito, the art director behind the original Silent Hill 2, shared his thoughts on fan concerns regarding James’ facial expressions in the Silent Hill 2 remake teaser.

Bloober Team, who have worked on games like The Medium and Layers of Fear, is currently working on the Silent Hill 2 remake. »

Ukraine's sovereignty depends on NATO | Étiene Balibar

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Even if this will mean a new form of dependence for Ukraine, and even though these institutions come with their own imperial past, only the EU and NATO can guarantee its sovereignty against Russia's imperialistic advances, argues Étienne Balibar.

"[4] That is why it can be rightly said that the Ukrainians are engaged in a war of independence that had been postponed.

If they win, the sovereignty and very existence of their nation will become a fait accompli and will no longer be contestable. »

Kojima rejects ‘ridiculously high’ acquisition offers to stay independent

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On his most recent podcast, Kojima admits he’s received multiple acquisition offers, and refutes rumours of his cancelled Stadia game.

That didn’t happen, though, with Kojima saying at the time that his studio will remain purely independent.

Kojima doesn’t name any specific companies, but this does confirm that there are enough out there eager to bring Kojima and his team into their personal fold. »

South Korea scrambles jets after detecting North Korean military flights near border amid tensions

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SEOUL, Nov 4 (Reuters) - South Korea's military said it scrambled fighter jets after detecting about 180 North Korean military flights north of the two countries' border over four hours on Friday.

The virtual line is used as a basis for South Korean air defence operations, a South Korean official said.

A flight of 10 North Korean warplanes made similar manoeuvres last month, prompting South Korea to scramble jets. »

Lottery winner dons mascot costume to hide jackpot from family

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A father from Guangxi, China, donned a yellow mascot costume to collect his $30.6 million lottery jackpot because he wanted to keep the prize a secret from his family.

Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A lottery winner in China donned a mascot costume to claim his $30.6 million lottery jackpot in order to keep his wife and children from finding out about the prize.

Li showed up to collect his prize wearing a bright yellow cartoon mascot costume. »