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ShadowKingpin
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(03-25-2015, 04:43 PM)
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http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=18767

Welp. This literally blows.

(Thanks to Garou who mentioned that the original picture wasn't correct. My apologies on that.
pje122
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(03-25-2015, 04:43 PM)
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What's Kojima Station?
Sponge
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(03-25-2015, 04:43 PM)
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:(
LordAmused
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(03-25-2015, 04:44 PM)
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Well, looks like things got REALLY ugly between Kojima and Konami...
oldmario
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(03-25-2015, 04:44 PM)
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in other words "we can't let him say what he wants just incase he tells the truth"
FranXico
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(03-25-2015, 04:44 PM)
Purchase of Konami products after MGS V officially suspended. Consumers apologize for concerns.
NotLiquid
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(03-25-2015, 04:44 PM)
Kojima? Kojima answer! KOJIMAAAAAAAA!!!
Onyar
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Originally Posted by pje122

What's Kojima Station?

Kojima Station (KojiSta) is a video webcast from Hideo Kojima and the game creators at Kojima Productions. Get a live behind-the-scenes look at game development straight from the producers and team members at KP.

http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/station/en/?kj=station
legacyzero
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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This really kills me how Konami is treating Kojima. This man made this company so much paper over the years, and to remove his name from the brand like that is just plain wrong.
Sn4ke_911
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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ActuallyHulk
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
Amazing, absolutely amazing
darkside31337
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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So they're renaming this to Konami Station in the near future right?
Mookie1515
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by pje122

What's Kojima Station?

Semi weekly show broadcasted from Kojima Studios. Showing off merch, screenshots, clips. Small interviews with production team. One time Kojima was playing with Godzilla toys. He did a Godzilla scream, it was great.

RIP.
Justified
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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So who out here still think this is a troll?
Finale Fireworker
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
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Devastating.
Klossen
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(03-25-2015, 04:45 PM)
It's like Konami actually is XOF.
Sephzilla
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(03-25-2015, 04:46 PM)
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I really want to know the full story of what went down between Kojima and Konami
Netherscourge
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(03-25-2015, 04:46 PM)
Lots of companies do this when employees are leaving - especially when it's not a mutually agreed upon departure.

Not surprised.

Heck, they might have a police officer escort him out of his office before it officially ends.

Just business.
GringoSuave89
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(03-25-2015, 04:47 PM)
Jesus. This situation is as bad as it seems, isn't it? :(
Nibel
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(03-25-2015, 04:47 PM)
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Isn't it just suspended for this week?
Sn4ke_911
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)
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I'm really worried about MGSV now. I know know Konami said everything is fine. Kojima is 100% working on it bla bla but I don't believe any of this PR bullshit.

I wanna hear it from the man himself.
thunder_snail
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)
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I can understand Konami doing this if their name still held value.
Hell, the name Kojima has more recognition than Konami imo.
Aostia
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)
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what if all this absurd situation is just a PR move?
BadWolf
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)
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Don't worry guys, there's no problem whatsoever and he's still hard at work at Konami as usual! Yup, nothing to see here!
Hahs
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by oldmario

in other words "we can't let him say what he wants just incase he tells the truth"

Hm. Nice.

No He's still under contract - makes perfect sense; no need to fuck that up too...we need
TPP unhindered.
DannyDanger
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(03-25-2015, 04:48 PM)

Originally Posted by Klossen

It's like Konami actually is XOF.

Great Comment
JoseTheTaco
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)

Originally Posted by pje122

What's Kojima Station?

A podcast by hideo and crew about their current projects
Primethius
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
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I hope Konami doesn't fuck with MGSV at all. I would feel better if it was a June release or something, but September is still quite a ways off. That's plenty of time to mess around with the game.
lonely
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
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And on that bombshell... Wait sorry wrong thread.
FlutterPuffs
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Originally Posted by Netherscourge

Lots of companies do this when employees are leaving - especially when it's not a mutually agreed upon departure.

Not surprised.

Heck, they might have a police officer escort him out of his office before it officially ends.

Just business.

Retroactively removing the creator's name from his work is a cunt move, business or not.

Something bad happened, especially when you have this level of silence from the (former) most popular person in your company.
TimorousPanda
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
That's really not gonna help you save face, Konami. Stop digging your hole. Goodness.

Really sucks for Kojima and company.
KarmaCow
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
I'm really curious what will happen at E3 if Konami wants to promote this game before release.
semiconscious
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Originally Posted by LordAmused

Well, looks like things got REALLY ugly between Kojima and Konami...

was there some doubt of that previous to this? :) ...

konami is attempting the utterly impossible - to form a disconnect in peoples heads between kojima & mgs. when it was them, as much as anyone, who'd nurtured & milked that connection for all it was worth previously. pretty pathetic...
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Isn't it just suspended for this week?

Um probably not with the way things are going. Maybe we'll get something that's rebranded eventually like METAL GEAR STATION.
soultron
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
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Konami has let this situation spiral so far out of control. Their PR has been reactive instead of proactive, and the narrative is tainted with speculation because of it. They clearly had no idea how to handle something like this, should it happen. It appears, from the outside, that it happened, exploded, and now they're trying to patch up holes as they run damage control. Thing is, their damage control is awful so far.
J4g3r
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(03-25-2015, 04:49 PM)
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:(
DNAbro
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(03-25-2015, 04:50 PM)
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Konami: "Everything is fine. Please preorder MGSV."
falconxcrunner09
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(03-25-2015, 04:50 PM)
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Unbelievable. After MGSV, Konami is never getting another dollar from me.
JayEH
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(03-25-2015, 04:50 PM)
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RIP. It was a great podcast even if I couldn't understand it.
Justified
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(03-25-2015, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Netherscourge

Lots of companies do this when employees are leaving - especially when it's not a mutually agreed upon departure.

Not surprised.

Heck, they might have a police officer escort him out of his office before it officially ends.

Just business.

We need a "Japanese culture expert" in here. Where's HolyBakial (or whatever his/her name is)
De-mon
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(03-25-2015, 04:51 PM)
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What if all of this is a hoax from Kojima trolling the industry?

:(
Kane1345
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(03-25-2015, 04:51 PM)
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:(
mgs2master2
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(03-25-2015, 04:51 PM)
Im calling it now (well kinda been calling it) that they have Kojima locked up in a dungeon somewhere forcing him to work on the game and finish it.
Vibranium
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(03-25-2015, 04:51 PM)
Kojima should dress up as Joakim Mogren and run the podcast under Moby Dick Studios to strike back at Konami.
Justified
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(03-25-2015, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by thunder_snail

I can understand Konami doing this if their name still held value.
Hell, the name Kojima has more recognition than Konami imo.

In video games, Yes.

In the industries Konami gives a damn about, No.
entremet
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(03-25-2015, 04:52 PM)
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Japanese companies seem to hate their homegrown talent--see Capcom.
Moon_frogger
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At leash we still have castlevania and silent hill.....*goes in the corner and cries*
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I didn't think I'd have another use for this after I made it but here we are.
Sn4ke_911
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(03-25-2015, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by De-mon

What if all of this is a hoax from Kojima trolling the industry?

:(

I was talking about this in the community thread. I mean there is still a very small chance this is all just a ruse because it's Kojima and if anyone could pull something like this it's Kojima but it's very unlikely.

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