- Over at 1UP, they've got excellent coverage of a Japanese event hosted by Grasshopper Manufacture titled Snake vs Zombie Vol. 2, and "... featuring a series of talk shows between famous game creators and musical performances from artists such as Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill)."

But probably the wackiest and least remarked-upon bit of the whole caboodle is the following: "Mizuguchi was surprised when Iida mentioned hearing about his involvement with one of Al Gore's projects. Although Mizuguchi was reluctant to talk about details at this point, went on to say, "Like in the recent movie An Inconvenient Truth, we talk about preventing global warming, about conserving water, energy, reducing gas emissions and so on, but I think it is not easy. I think that we would need to see our own planet from outer space."" OK - we have no idea what this project is!

Mizuguchi continues: "We see that there are no borderlines between the countries and simply notice how beautiful it is. And maybe then, we will be more conscious about the environment. It's about gaining a new perspective, like when we moved from 2D to 3D. When we gain a new perspective, I think our conscious mind changes." Still have no idea. Anyone?