ID: 1970a No.794[Last 50 Posts]
Quick recap: shit is going down between Hideo Kojima and Konami that's causing the latter to remove any branding that mentions the former on anything related to Metal Gear Solid V, going so far as to suspend a weekly podcast produced by Kojima Productions.
Today, the same happened again, only this time with the Silent Hills/P.T. website: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/silent-hills-pt-website-removes-kojima-productions/1100-6426298/
ID: a6c67 No.795
What the everlasting fuckstopper? PT was his fucking idea, wasn't it? And he, y'know, kinda runs the whole show with MGS!
ID: ff7ba No.797
Well, it still has Silent Hill
…but yeah, Konami’s basically the Metal Gear Solid
company at this point.
(Also: hnnnnngh, Jeannie. ❤)
ID: a6c67 No.799
But let's be honest, how well had Silent Hill actually been doing lately before the PT demo came out?
ID: 93205 No.800
And Castlevania hasn't had an especially good outing since Dawn of Sorrow a good ten years ago. Lords of Shadow 2 was complete drek.
ID: 1970a No.801
Not to mention Koji Igarashi bailed out of Konami when he was being forced to do only mobile-related titles.
ID: 2561d No.802
The horrors that may come if they attempted another Bloody Roar title… *shudder*
ID: a6c67 No.803
Order of Ecclesia says hello.
ID: 15c73 No.804
A large videogame company ran by arrogant businessmen, who start acting like spoiled brats when one of their "puppets" -who made them all the money to begin with- decides that he won't let them pull his strings anymore.
What else is new?
ID: 9246e No.805
Agreed. Order of Ecclesia was pretty good.
ID: a6b51 No.806
Everyone's like "Yaaaay Kojima finally won't be restricted anymore!"
And it's like, am I the only one who remembers that this is the guy who once wished that he could make videogames that caused physical pain to the players?
Am I the only one who remembers that he's the one who wanted the sniper fight in Snake Eater to last -two weeks-?
Am I the only one who remembers that he invested god knows how many man-hours in one of the latest games making sure that the horses pooped on a "proper" cycle?
Am I the only one that remembers that there are long stretches of his games that are barely coherent as it is because he'll just go the fuck off on a PCP bender or whatever?
I mean, creative freedom is great and all, but some creators seriously need someone to rein them in and tell them "No" if they're going to produce consumable product.
And Kojima is insane. Let's not kid ourselves, he is actually crazy. We may think that's what makes him so amusing and lends his games a "Wow there's nothing else like this" zing now, but that's because he's actually had that Big Corporate Monster looking over his shoulder making sure he released something, y'know… playable.
Only time will tell, of course, but I am not as excited about an unrestrained Kojima as everyone else is. Maybe I'm also the only one that remembers what happened when George Lucas got too important and famous for anyone to tell him "no".
ID: cb683 No.807
Oh, I know he's crazy. But I'm interested to see what he would do without anyone holding him back in a morbid curiosity sort of way.
Probably end up with him getting sued for copywrite inringement, though.
ID: ad8df No.808
>Only time will tell, of course, but I am not as excited about an unrestrained Kojima as everyone else is. Maybe I'm also the only one that remembers what happened when George Lucas got too important and famous for anyone to tell him "no".
Very good point, Sechs. Another great example in this type of situation is John Kricfalusi (John K.) of Ren & Stimpy. When R&S was on Nickelodeon it was decent. Even with that said, John K. constantly disputed with Nick and eventually got fired. Flash forward to 2003 where Spike tv gave John greater control of R&S's Adult Party Cartoon. The end result was a terrible cartoon which only aired half of it's episodes before getting cancelled. Not only that, Billy West didn't even return to voice Stimpy in the APC because he felt the show wasn't funny and it would hurt his career.
Some people honestly do better when there's some type of restriction or company reining them in, after all some great jokes in shows didn't happen because of no restrictions, it's due to them being clever to get it past the censors.
ID: a6b51 No.809
>>808>after all some great jokes in shows didn't happen because of no restrictions, it's due to them being clever to get it past the censors.
Part of what killed it (again) was that they got super lazy with Comedy Central's near-nonexistent S&P department.
ID: a6c67 No.812
See also: Yoshio Sakamoto, who did a fine job as producer of every Metroid since Super and then made Other fucking M as soon as he was let off the leash and allowed to have free reign, even admitting that the way he portrayed Samus in the game is the way he always imagined her being.
ID: 8422f No.813
Deep down I wondered…
"If they did that earlier would we flip our shit as we did now?"
Which I would probably go "I probably wouldnt play metroid after that"
ID: 28a7a No.817
Same thing happened to Ren & Stimpy.
ID: 3d923 No.868
https://twitter.com/tvsmatthackney/status/592177537427447808Silent Hills is almost certainly canceled.
The P.T. demo is also being taken off from PlayStation Network in a few days as well.
ID: 35731 No.878
I guess Konami doesn't want money anymore…
ID: 2153b No.911
Know what's amazing and sad to think about? Konami is possibly a worse career-suiciding, fan-insulting PR nightmare than Capcom now. And considering Capcom almost went bankrupt last year and only has like four series they don't neglect and three they can actually tell apart from their own asses anymore, that's saying a whole damn lot.
ID: 850fb No.912
Something weird is going on at Konami.
Everyone is just saying "Hurr durr Konami must hate money!" but a lot of their decisions just don't make any sort of sense. I mean people say that about what entertainment companies do all the time, but what that really usually means is "They're doing things I don't approve of".
This is way more than that. Something is up.
ID: 3d923 No.913
There's a video on YouTube (I'm afraid I don't recall its title or by who it was done by) who theorizes Konami's hand in the pachinko business (which is illegal in Japan) is having an influence on the CEO of the company. It seems Konami is straying more and more away from video games in favor of gambling machines and whatever other businesses (such as health spas, which are also rumored to be brothels in disguise).
Anyway, Konami really wants to burn Silent Hills to the ground. The game is totally off PSN servers. Even if you previously claimed it, you cannot redownload it: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1041463
ID: 28d7b No.914
So word from a few sources (including IGN, Polygon, and Kotaku) is that the P.T. download no longer works, even if you 'bought' it previously. You just get an error about an invalid download.
If it's not a temporary thing (and this is kind of a specific problem that no other title is having), then Konami is really hot to get Hills erased from the books.
ID: 2153b No.915
Technically pachinko itself isn't illegal, gambling is and they found a legal loophole around that. This is the same loophole that inspired the Game Corner and its neighbouring prize building in the Pokemon games, so that should give you an idea of what that loophole is.
ID: 9c6d2 No.916
>>913>Konami's hand in the pachinko business (which is illegal in Japan) is having an influence on the CEO of the company>>914
Shit, their attempts to completely erase any existence of Silent Hills and allegations that they're trying to get into the pachinko business reminds me more and more of what IREM did when they buried their R-Type franchise, removed all official material and websites from the Internet and shifted completely into pachinko machines business.
Strange fucking case of deja vu.
ID: 1970a No.917
It's not just the loophole, the Japanese government introduced a bill to legalize gambling and you damn well better believe anybody involved with pachinko is backing that bill.
ID: 2153b No.920
Seriously, Kojima needs to join Platinum and bring Metal Gear with him.
ID: 7fb84 No.921
>>920>Seriously, Kojima needs to join Platinum and bring Metal Gear with him.
I doubt it's that simple.
If the creator of a series could just take their ball with them when they left a company, we'd have had Xenogears 2-4 instead of Xenosaga 1-3.
ID: 35731 No.924
Just tried it and the demo still works, but the moment you open it there's a message that says "You can play P.T., but the moment you delete it it's gone forever."
ID: 28d7b No.925
And there's an odd twist: eBay removing auctions of PS4s with the P.T. demo on them as a main point, claiming 'copyright issues'.http://kotaku.com/ebay-taking-down-auctions-selling-ps4s-with-p-t-1702917689
ID: 8b993 No.929
Konami's really dead-set on making sure Silent Hills is gone forever.
What the hell is going on??!
ID: 0cc8f No.931
Spite. If what they say are true about japanese gaming companies being like families than they are just as serious about removing someone from the family tree as the proudest, most arrogant family out there.
ID: 9e941 No.932
This is a world I want to live in. :(Also, holy shit, we're back!
ID: 0cc8f No.933
I dunno…if Jason West and Vince Zampella brought Call of Duty with them to EA, it would of killed the FPS multiplayer genre faster and subsequently turn another genre to shit when the little 13 year olds find another place to yell at each other.Welcome back btw.
ID: 28d7b No.934
Probably the same thing that happened with Inafune: when he raised a stink about his superiors, they tossed him upstairs into a management position that had no subordinates, no power, no authority, and no projects, and when he did the undignified thing and quit (you're just expected to suck it up, like Gunpei Yokoi did until he died) they buried his legacy.
Kojima was probably well on his way to a 'promotion', smelled it, and quit before they could move on him.
ID: 045ff No.935
>than they are just as serious about removing someone from the family tree as the proudest, most arrogant family out there.
I never fucking understood this thing about Japanese "pride" where you see yourself as always in the right and anyone questioning your decisions is "assaulting your honor". If you made a mistake, admit it and fucking owe up to it, people will respect you more when you do that instead of flailing like a child and going "nuh-uh, my decision was right! Me always right!! Yu piggu attacking my honor!! Onoreee!!!"
I noticed this kind of mentality is more present in older Japanese folk than the youth.
ID: e36ed No.937
Japanese culture somewhat discourages thinking out of the box. I believe this culture is slowly changing thanks to its 80s-90s recession and the rise of the freeter (sp?)
ID: b8549 No.938
I believe this behavior persisted for as long as the Heian period.
As in, if anyone even stares at a noble, the noble is well within their right to have that person executed on the spot.
ID: 1970a No.941
>>913>There's a video on YouTube (I'm afraid I don't recall its title or by who it was done by) who theorizes Konami's hand in the pachinko business (which is illegal in Japan) is having an influence on the CEO of the company.
Just remembered what the video was. It was by Super Bunnyhop. I'd link it to you guys but Konami just took down the video with a copyright strike
ID: b8549 No.942
I'd best hop to searching for a reupload of it somewhere…
ID: 36f51 No.944
That seems to be it, yes.
That part near the end where he says "It's hard to imagine that after he makes billions in revenues for them, the company would treat one man this poorly"… as Inafune incident has already shown, Japanese CEOs are not above pulling absolutely vile stunts to put their money-maker "in his place" when he questions them. And these comments >>931
>>937 about Japanese CEOs being incredibly prideful, stubborn oafs all just add up to it.
ID: 1970a No.945
Yeah, that's the one.
ID: 1970a No.956
Apparently Konami just removed Shareplay from P.T.
Just… just no words left at this point.
ID: c3c0e No.961
Could there be a case here for some kind of abandonement of property, trademark or IP here ?
I know Kojima won't do anything (probably), but since some people here dabble in copyright legalese, just for argument's sake, could there some kind of case here for him to rip that IP from Konami's incinerator ?
ID: 9e941 No.962
Hironobu Sakaguchi resigned from Square when Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within flopped as hard as it did, so there are some folks in the industry who will own up to their mistakes. It's too bad, really, since it was right around that time that Final Fantasy started its downturn
ID: 2153b No.963
Actually, he stayed a little while after that, he just didn't head any more FF projects after 10 and stepped down as CEO.
ID: 0cc8f No.966
Oh hey the original one by super bunnyhop is back!
ID: 73eb5 No.972
>This is likely one of the only times we'll ever see this happen.
When it comes to corporations, I say; "if they did something once, rest assured they'll do it again and again and again." Those fucks love to have it their way and if something they did worked once, they'll try it again sometime later.
ID: 73eb5 No.983
>they're pursuing mobile gaming market agressively
Welp, that explains their pants-on-head retarded behavior lately. Isn't mobile gaming a huge thing in Japan right now?
ID: 188fb No.985
Yes. Square-Enix is focusing very heavily on the mobile market, and a lot of other big game developers are turning a lot of their focus there as well. Smartphones have finally made it big in the Japanese market and they're starting to dominate game developers' attention.
ID: 1970a No.987
Super Bunnyhop posted up a follow-up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwPPYkd8gs
Some damning stuff in there.
ID: 68bc5 No.996
Konami tried to get another YouTube video taken down via the DMCA. This time, YouTube itself told Konami to fuck off.http://www.polygon.com/2015/5/14/8606877/konami-kojima-metal-gear-rising
ID: 1970a No.998
That's the same video in >>987
ID: 28a7a No.999
I just call it all Freemium now. It covers everything.
ID: 850fb No.1000
I don't know that I've given any of it a particular snappy name. Often I tend to think of them as stuff that charges you for a lack of patience.
Because in like 80% of cases that's what it is… "pay money to make it go faster".
ID: 1970a No.1016
I don't mean to be such a downer but having just watched Proton Jon's playthrough of Aria of Sorrow, we're probably never going to see how Dracula gets defeated by Julius Belmont.
ID: 28a7a No.1019
Pretty much how I feel about Half-Life Episode 3.
ID: 35731 No.1051
"""BIG FAT RUMOR!"""
Apparently, Silent Hills isn't dead, and may become an Xbox exclusive.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACGy46iB58k
As to whether Kojima will be apart of the project if this rumor is true is still up in the air.
ID: 35731 No.1062
Oh well, guess this series revival was never meant to be.
ID: 1970a No.1269
The bullshit continues: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=171827384&postcount=1
tl;dr New boxart no longer has "A Hideo Kojima Game" text.
ID: 2759c No.1273
That seems pointless to do and equally pointless to get upset about.
Was anyone who was going to buy this game unaware of who made it?
ID: 28d7b No.1306
Yeah, Kotaku ran over that. Things like Konami management monitoring social media and transferring anyone they didn't like, no matter their status, over to working the assembly line in their pachinko factory.
And this week they announced a new Silent Hill. …pachinko machine. Right after Castlevania: The Erotic Horror pachinko machine.
ID: ab6d8 No.1307
>>1306>And this week they announced a new Silent Hill. …pachinko machine. Right after Castlevania: The Erotic Horror pachinko machine.
I'm sorry but I can't help but laugh at that.
I mean it's such a dickish thing to do but it's so perfectly
dickish that I can't help but be amused by it.
ID: 28d7b No.1308
I know, right? It's like something Lex Luthor would come up with in his spare time.
ID: 0f99e No.1310
>>1306>Cancels super hyped Silent Hill game>Makes a pachinko machine instead
The fuck you on, Konami?
ID: 28d7b No.1312
Simple answer: Tokyo (if not Japan at large) is on the verge of legalizing gambling pachinko machines. It's big, big money if it happens for anyone in that business.
Konami's been lobbying for the change and is planning to move right into that field the second it's legal at the expense of everything else. Cash grab, straight up, no chaser.
ID: 28d7b No.1334
Well then. Reports are that the hyped Forward Operating Base multiplayer system in MGSV requires "MB Coins", which GameSpot says can only be purchased with real-world currency.
Konami fired back that GameSpot's lying and the coins drop in single-player, but we all know even if they do it'll be at a fucking trickle.
Solid Snake meets microtransactions. Talk about pissing on the corpse.
ID: 35731 No.1335
Funny thing is everyone is saying the single player portion of the game is amazing. So hearing that the multiplayer portion has this isn't surprising with the way Konami is going.
ID: 6a2d0 No.1336
This is funny because DDR is also pretty much dead outside of Japan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ic03eNG07Q
ID: 1970a No.1343
The radio transmission featured in P.T. is an Easter Egg in MGS5.
ID: 0f99e No.1344
Oh, thanks, because it doesn't hurt enough that Silent Hills will never exist.
ID: 0cc8f No.1410
It's the oblivion horse armor DLC all over again. Except with more outrage and less cat people riding armored horses.
ID: 2c484 No.1423
ID: 28d7b No.1428
Stacking on the pile:
Word is out that Junji Ito would have been on the writing team for Silent Hills. Y'know, "The Enimga Of Amigara Fault" crazy horror comic writer/artist Ito.
My -god- what could have been.
ID: 850fb No.1429
"This Is My Hole" DLC?
ID: 9d68b No.1430
Isn't that basically the entire premise of Silent Hill 4?
ID: 35731 No.1431
And the tail end of Silent Hill 2.
ID: 94813 No.1441
… You don't know what a ROM is and didn't actually read the comments, did you?
ID: 9a739 No.1444
I've reread things since it was marked as somewhat misleading but is it not a ROM hack if The Phantom Pain developers modified the game?
ID: 388e3 No.1466
Doesn't surprise me but I am still gonna say this:Fuck you, Konami.
ID: 28d7b No.1467
And now they've announced MGSV FOB Insurance.
By paying just a few Real World Dollars, you ensure your base can't be destroyed or damaged! Even if another player in the FOB multiplayer mode attacks and leaves with lewts, it's just spawned out of the ether; you lose nothing. People killed? Get compensated! Essentially for cash, you get god mode for as long as you can keep payin' the premiums.
Even Kotaku balked at the very idea, calling it an extortion racket.
ID: 0cc8f No.1468
I guess with no further plans with the gaming industry, they are just going balls out with the reputation loss just for a few more bucks before going into the Pachinko Dawn.
I wonder how the Japanese gamers (or the ones who reside in Japan anyways) are taking this sudden turn of business. I doubt they' turn their gaming hobby into a gambling hobby/addiction over it but I also wonder if their shit is getting as easily flipped over this as ours is.
ID: 94813 No.1470
It's interesting how everyone assumes this was 100% Capcom and 0% Kojima.
I mean I allow that may be true, but it's not like it'd be the first time Kojima's "sold out" if it wasn't.
I just wonder how much of this is the gamer community's trend of "The company I hate is responsible for all evils in this world, but the guy I like is innocent and flawless and loves me. Me, personally."
If I were all of you I'd give serious consideration to the idea that it was probably actually Kojima's initiative to release the glorified demo that was Ground Zeroes, and that he's thus not exactly immune from money-grubbing ideas.
ID: 0cc8f No.1471
If he were the culprit for such a decision I wouldn't be surprised. But he's not calling the shots on the game at this point as far as I'm aware. He stayed around for the completion of the game didn't he? Pretty sure his contract will end soon, if it hasn't already.
ID: 850fb No.1475
You don't think this was all planned during production, tho?
I mean I kinda doubt they went "I know! Insurance!
" and then made it happen in a week.
Most stuff like this is slotted into a framework put in place during main programming, not kludged in after.
ID: 0cc8f No.1484
It was probably put in after the falling out happened, when it became abundantly clear his role in this company was FUBAR. Before then, I doubt he would of made such a decision, even if it were his last part of the series. His reputation (and by proxy Konami's) would be in jeopardy in that scenario.
It's Konami who followed through with it, not him. It's all business in the company's future now. And as far as the masses are concerned, that's all that matters.
ID: f7cf9 No.1558
The man will be able to go to sony or any other company and just get a blank check to make games
hell, a bidding war for him has probably already broken out - I'm sure EA would love to hire him on
ID: 0f99e No.1636
In other news, fuck Konami. https://youtu.be/n4VAzkK_Wmc
tl;dw MGSV won awards at The Game Awards show, but Konami essentially told Kojima that he wouldn't be allowed to attend to accept the award.
ID: 83ab0 No.1637
Not only this, apparently they've been instructing interviewers to not mention Kojima by name.
At this point, he's like their personal boogieman or something to be ashamed of, and it seems like they're trying to take credit for all his work.
ID: 4008b No.1638
Further proof of how passive-agressive Japanese corporate executives can be when one of their "slaves" bites their hand.
ID: 35731 No.1639
Seriously, Konami can fuck off.
But good on Geoff for calling out on their bullshit.
ID: e61d9 No.1643
Heard some stories that Konami's representative was pissed at him for spilling the beans.
I say; good. Let everyone know what bunch of scumbags runs that company.
ID: 1970a No.1673
Kojima has reportedly
the bastion of hatred and is in talks with Sony.
ID: 1970a No.1677
It's official: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=annuTcmB1rw
A kinda lengthy Q&A about the terms of the agreement between Sony and Kojima Productions (at least what they're willing to disclose publicly):https://medium.com/@PadPoet/sony-computer-entertainment-enters-into-an-agreement-with-kojima-productions-1490ebd29c45#.n6ke1f9ph
Their first game is a PS4 timed exclusive and is coming to PC later.
And from Kojima Productions' new site is this badass message:
>We are Homo Ludens(Those who play).>From the moment we enter this world, we instinctively invent ways to have "fun", and share our inventions with those around us. We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are.
We find one another and compete with one another. We laugh together and cry together all while playing together. Our experiences bind us and liberate us. To share our most valuable experiences, we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play. Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilization.>"Playing" is not simply a pastime, it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation. Truth be told, Homo Ludens(Those who Play) are simultaneously Homo Faber(Those who Create).>Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and de to create would survive beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again. Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.>KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.>小島 秀夫>Hideo Kojima
ID: 14aa0 No.1678
The logo looks badass.
ID: 35766 No.1701
That whole message comes across as really pretentious, imo. Good for him for leaving to do his own thing though.
ID: 1970a No.1704
That's a parody account. This is his twitter: https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN
ID: 5a7b3 No.1831
Those absolute fucking madmen did it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVSRjJL1bv8
Needless to say, this trailer has caused quite a lot of outrage from MGS fans.
Konami proceeded to laugh and fill their pockets with money from pachinkos.
ID: b3dbb No.1833
Did they actually make that? It couldn't get any more blatant in trolling than that trailer.
I'm not sure if they are trying to take a stab at Kojima or the fans themselves. Probably both, but still.
ID: 850fb No.1835
Kojima trolls them, he gets internet acclaim.
They troll Kojima, they get money.
Now I'm not a scientist but someone came out on top there.
ID: 68099 No.1836
Their plan has
backfired a little–the casino law Konami was hedging bets on (as it would have legalized pachinko gambling) looks like it hit the skids after some of the ministers involved got snagged bribing voters. Support's waned hard.
ID: 403cc No.1837
So if the law that would legalize pachinko gambling fails to come to fruition, it would essentially mean that Konami shot themselves in the foot.
Wait, let me rephrase that. It would mean that Konami literally blew off both of their legs with a rocket launcher.
ID: 403cc No.1838
Also, I'd like a source on that claim, it sounds too good to be true.
ID: 9c1c5 No.1873
And now, for some reason, Metal Gear Survive.https://youtu.be/X3hjRKGrC40
ID: 0a865 No.1874
Yep, looks like they're miraculously back to game development after Japan's gambling law tanked, trying to "win back consumers' trust."
ID: b3dbb No.1876
I'm STILL trying to find articles that talk about the ongoing developments and failures of this law they are literally gambling on to legalize gambling. Most I got is superbunnyhop and that's it.
ID: bb6cd No.1878
So fuck espionage, fuck real world problems, fuck even involving the characters the game is known for…
Let's just add zombies. Everyone likes zombies, right?
It's a washed-out, real-is-brown Left 4 Dead knockoff, and Konami (naturally, because Konami is Konami) didn't get the memo that not even Call Of Duty is trying to look like the second act of Black Hawk Down anymore.
So yeah, an obligatory #fuckonami here.
ID: 850fb No.1879
In all fairness, while "[Series] with zombies" is a ridiculously overused premise, I'd say the series has long since deviated from anything that could be credibly called "real world problems" under Kojima already.
ID: 38840 No.1880
so anything coming after MGS4
ID: b7963 No.1882
MGS2 and 3 were only BARELY Grounded in reality
ID: 38840 No.1883
yes, but 2 and 3 was fine, it was MSG4 where the training wheels was kicked off
ID: f2cd1 No.1959
Anyone working for Konami needs to abandon the fucking ship if they haven't already.
ID: d9405 No.1962
Burn Konami to the fucking ground.
ID: 0a865 No.1963
It gets better. A major health insurance group that offers plans to IT workers in Japan is continuously rejecting coverage for Kojima's new company. The group states that any new company has to be approved by the group's chairman. Said chairman is a director at Konami and many of Konami's gyms and health clubs are members of this health insurance group.
So feel free to never buy a single product from Konami again.
ID: d9405 No.1964
Holy fuck, that's twisted.
The fuck does Konami have against Kojima in particular? Christ, Capcom's treatment of Mega Man after Inafune's departure is nothing compared to this shit, at least they've never actively tried to ruin the careers and lives of Inafune and everyone who doesn't pretend he and his work never fucking existed!
ID: 660f5 No.1965
Badmouthing one's employer is atypical in Japan, where absolute loyalty to one's company is more or less expected. That alone makes the situation unusual, but it doesn't help that the Metal Gear series was almost certainly Konami's biggest moneymaker (their next-biggest property is what, Castlevania? Gradius?), and losing Kojima has probably done a lot of damage to their bottom line. There's also their aborted foray into the pachinko arena, which got sidelined by Japanese legislators having a sudden attack of conscience, so as a result of all these things, it looks like Konami just threw up their hands and said "fuck Kojima forever."
ID: d9405 No.1967
Weren't they the ones who stupidly decided they were letting him go as soon as MGS5 was complete?
And it makes me wonder, why haven't they also gone after Koji Igarashi and all the other big Castlevania players who left them?
ID: f2cd1 No.1968
Since Iga was working on mobile games before leaving, I'm guessing he was more subservient. He did
try to create some solid content but he was rebuffed on everything he tried to make. This was also before all the fallout happened so whomever is raising a stink probably wasn't around then.