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Kojima's mad zombie game idea

Die and then pay to watch.

Hideo Kojima may be busy working on a new Metal Gear Solid title for PlayStation 3, but that hasn't prevented him from floating another of his peculiar ideas. This time it's a zombie game where you pay to not play it.

"The zombie idea I have is a bit different," he says in this month's Edge. "Imagine a large town where half the inhabitants are zombies. Users would subscribe, get inside the town and get bitten.

"At that stage they become undead and can't control their character - all they can do is modify the camera angles... They'd see their character attacking humans and have to pay just to watch!" he explained.

Apparently you would have to open another account and hunt your original character down to end his suffering. Providing you didn't get bitten trying to do that.

By the sound of it Kojima isn't just making things up, either, adding that while it might take a while to get it together, he was taking the idea "very seriously".

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