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Submitted by -Mezzo- 1119d ago | news

Konami Employee Wins Gold Medal at Olympics

IGN - Have you been watching the Olympics? Here’s something you might not know about the gold medal winner in men’s individual all-around gymnastics: he works for Konami. Uchimara is an employee of Konami Sports & Life Co., a subsidiary of Konami that aims at “providing you an enjoyable and valuable time within your daily life through health and fitness,” according to message from the program’s representative director. (Culture, Konami)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   1119d ago | Funny
! Its a nanomachine
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ATi_Elite  +   1118d ago
I do one of those same routines everynight as I splash down in my bathtub.

True Story!
Septic  +   1118d ago
So this is the guy who did all the motion capture scenes for Raiden.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1118d ago
Solid Gold!!
PoSTedUP  +   1118d ago
god holy ****, i wonder how many dips this guy could do.

Kojima Team are BEASTS. congrats.

epic song too!!!
flankhim  +   1118d ago
I bet you he knows the konami code.
MrGunny94  +   1119d ago
NANOMACHINES!
-Mezzo-  +   1119d ago
Cool, that's what you call a Multi-Talented guy.
Batzi  +   1119d ago
!
Kojima should have won the medal.
Nate-Dog  +   1118d ago
Um, what?
Mainsqueeze  +   1118d ago
Kojima couldnt even dream of doing what this guy does sorry. Hes a good game maker but this dude here is nuts.
mafiahajeri  +   1118d ago
Are you implying if Kojima put all his time and effort into this sport he wouldnt be able to do it? How can you possibly know? Sorry but comparing them dosent make sense. Its like telling some guy who hasent ever played basket ball " Theres no way you can dunk the ball like Lebron James".

Also that comment was obviously a joke, you should have just laughed and moved on...
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Mainsqueeze  +   1118d ago
I honestly don't think it was a joke, people take their Kojima pretty seriously. No i'm not implying that if he put all his time and effort into this that he couldn't do it, they guy said "Kojima should have won the medal". And no he shouldn't of, not in a million years. Even if Kojima did put all his time and effort into gymnastics he couldn't do what this dude did...he just won an Olympic gold dude.
cruxito  +   1118d ago
shutup.. both guys are in totally different jobs..is like saying HOPE SOLO wont ever win an Oscar as NIcole KIdman
Nate-Dog  +   1118d ago
@mafiahajeri: Well Kojima is over 50 years old I believe so...

But seriously if Mainsqueeze is like me he's probably sick to death of all the massive Kojima fanboys on this site that say (and would probably believe) stuff like this.
guitarded77  +   1118d ago
Kojima is a gold medalist in making games :D

I would rather have Kojima's career than Uchimara's.

Other topic: I don't think most of the comments in this post understand that Uchimara works for a completely different division of Konami that deals with fitness/sports... not gaming.
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yewles1  +   1119d ago
Outstanding! Congratz!
maniactadpole  +   1119d ago
Medal Gear Solid :P
mastemikegee  +   1118d ago
Medal Gold Solid ;)
Red_Orange_Juice  +   1119d ago
Sportsman hired by Konami rather than employee who's good at sports
Dogswithguns  +   1118d ago
He was the guy did all the stunts in the cutscenes?!
Jadedz  +   1118d ago
Congrats!
This just boosted Konami's cred, imo.
SilentNegotiator  +   1118d ago
"Uchimara is an employee of Konami Sports & Life Co"

Okay, so the title is more than a little deceptive, then.
mafiahajeri  +   1118d ago
" A SUBSIDIARY of Konami that aims at “providing you an enjoyable and valuable time within your daily life through health and fitness,”

Yes its a subsidiary. They made it seem like he was doing the graphics on MGS4. If journalists were truthful the title would have been "Konami Subsidiary Sports &.co employee wins Olympic medal" but good hit seeking article nevertheless...
SilentNegotiator  +   1118d ago
'If journalists were truthful' IGN wouldn't have made an article about such a non-gaming matter and it wouldn't have been posted on N4G.
Sino  +   1118d ago
its always great to see a gamer have an exceptional talent
KidMakeshift   1118d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
C L O U D  +   1118d ago
This guy didn't motion capture Raiden? wow...
GillHarrison  +   1118d ago
King Kohei was hired because of his athletic abilities, how is this related to gaming?
rataranian  +   1118d ago
One question: In the daylight do you pick up your phone?
Batzi  +   1118d ago
wtf?
rataranian  +   1117d ago
Ah-ha! ...someone didn't watch the video.
FPStealthRPGamer  +   1118d ago
Uchimara made proud Japan and Konami too!.Well done!
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1118d ago
screw this guy USA!USA!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1118d ago
Awesome for him and Konami.
chukamachine   1118d ago | Immature | show
Leio  +   1118d ago
AMAZING ! :O
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Lord_Sloth  +   1118d ago
Raiden's got mad skills, dude!
Plagasx  +   1118d ago
!
ninavoljic  +   1118d ago
See? gaming makes you fit.
Getowned  +   1118d ago
Good job, I wish I could do that

!
paleselan  +   1118d ago
Great job representing the video game community!
bayonetta  +   1118d ago
thats amazing

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