It doesn't sound fun to work at Konami
I don't doubt it. It seems like their top priority to erase the existence of arguably their best development team over some undisclosed dispute.
Though You're obviously right, I have to say many people tend to forget that the games division is just a very small part of Konami. I've been in Japan several times and I was surprised when I saw that Konami is mostly toys and Pachinko.
Yah, Konami makes more money each year on Pachinko and other things each year than console games. Hell, they have health and fitness clubs, publish anime, toys, etc.
Don't most people work like 18 hours a day in Japan? Maybe they're just all tired of working so much?
i hear its like 12-15 hours. 12 hours is nothing though. i'll do that with no break. i ate while i worked for years.
There gonna collaps as a company if they dont get a grip. You have a certain level of respect for everyone inc employess to force them to do dutys thats not where they supposed be i mean devs working guard duty.. Snopping emails punishing facebook likes I mean wow what jackass. Glad kojima got out of there if this is true.
Sounds about right.
Yep, it makes sense with the way things have been going in Konami's neck of the woods.
They should sell off their portfolio and shutter the doors, this company is eventually gonna implode.
Konami, You're Dead !
I'm just gonna' leave this here then run away... http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
WOW!! That's hurtful.
Konami should go the way of THQ and end up selling their IP's to company's who aren't BAT SH*T INSANE!
I think Treasure would make a nice home. I'd even say Falcom should aquire them.
Many Japanese corporations used to make heavy demands on staff especially during the era of 'a job for life' which effectively ended after the Japanese recession in the early 90's. Now many Japanese workers are unwilling to allow themselves to be treated in a similar manner and especially the younger generations have no illusions of loyalty to the corporation they work for, unlike their parents. As a result, a lot more of the workforce now change their jobs more often usually for better working conditions and pay. However, when compared with the West, many Japanese workers still tolerate situations which we would not accept. Even so, the manner in which Konami treat their staff, trying to get rid of those that are no longer in favour by demoting and demoralising, forcing them into positions that have nothing to do with their skillset should not be tolerated either by the workers or by us as gamers who buy the output of such talent. This company is as bad as those that exploit migrant labour and we should treat it as such. I usually buy a Kojima game on the first day and this will be the first time when I don't. I sometime feel I am being silly but I can't get forget the petty manner in which Konami erased Kojima's name from their websites, the promotional materials and, the worst in my opinion, the game covers. This company deserves as little of our money as we can give it and buying second hand or waiting a few months (or more) before the price comes down is the only way I know how. If millions of gamers did this, it would be a fitting lesson for such an awful corporation.
Konami!naami!!konnaami!!!! Continue Restart mission Exit
Konami... if you don't care about games, get the hell out of games.
I hope they sell the MGS franchise so it doesn't have to die.
"The Nikkei article also mentions any development on Tokimeki Memorial and Suikoden project has ceased." Suikoden cancelled; no further reason to care about Konami. It sounds like going bankrupt would be good for everyone involved, even the employees (so they could move on to a better company).
♫ Making games sure is hard, when you're now a Konami security guard! ♫ (original song from Arthur: https://youtu.be/lbXz3MXx2D...
The company displays it to their customers as well. They sorta come off as petty and arrogant. Knowing a whole group of people are not happy with the dismissal of a whole game and developer yet still going through it is kind of a middle finger to its fans. Sorta like Xbox when the exec said "Deal with it".
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