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Now that Hideo Kojima's escaped from the clutches of Konami, the Metal Gear maker is allowed to worry about the little things again. And one question that's causing the auteur real anxiety at the moment is whether he should keep his facial hair. "Should I shave?" he asked on Twitter yesterday, adding a poll so that his 1.42 million followers could decide his beard's fate.

A whopping 43,532 people answered the call of his internal plea, with a definitive 80 per cent stating that the goatee must stay – at least for a little while. Kojima is currently touring Sony's first-party studios with Mark Cerny, as he prepares to begin work on his debut PlayStation 4 exclusive project. For the record, we reckon that the beard's got to stay, too!

[via twitter.com]