On September 1st, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases. And on that same day, a video game developer that we used to love will be dead.
Konami has changed, they're already a demon
Still getting PES. It's not Konami, but whoever is in charge has an ego problem. * PES is doing fine, so I think because Soccer is the worlds number one sport, and a lot of people around the world outside of US really prefer PES, that PES is here to stay and is financially safe for the time being. It would be dumb for them not to release it as it's a money maker for them. * They need to re-invest in Suikoden though.
Shame that PES will not release before MGS. I was planning to buy new PES 2016 but MGS is my last Konami game so unfortunately have to stick with FIFA this year.
Sorry but theres no way Im not buying MGS5. Im not missing out on a top game over "morals" or disagreements regarding business..blah blah blah... I couldn't care less, as long as I'm playing good games.
This whole article makes me cringe. All I can say is... priorities. Some folks need to reevaluate them. God help grown men who feel so strongly about a video game company.
Pirating every Konami game
Or you can just boycott it and wait for it to be 20 bucks... I wonder if we'll ever get the story behind why Hideo left or got fired...
You know TBH, I don't think Konami has 'changed', it's more like they're restructuring and their message is a bit mixed at the moment. Give them a year or two and suddenly they'll come out like Sega with the old 'winning back your trust' announcement.
Well this guy makes a lot of assumptions. Like he KNOWS what the future of Konami will do. Like he knows whether or not their new focus will be successful. Mobile game markets can crash. Gambling markets can crash. Like he knows what will happen if there is a change at the top. Will the next leader of Konami be beholden to the same strategies? The game is made, it should be an amazing one. Enjoy it. If you boycott MGSV:TPP then you actually give the people shuttering the AAA games unit LEGITIMACY. They'll take those lower sales and go... SEE this is WHY we needed to do it, and we made the RIGHT choice. In contrast, the better selling that it is... and with this one coming out not just on PS3...but 360/PS3/XB1/PS4 and even PC...means this game can show them how bad a decision it was to get rid of Kojima and the AAA unit, by virtue of all the sales it can generate, dwarfing every other iteration before it sales. Now maybe it won't have the impact of changing the minds of the current morons in charge, but those morons won't be in charge forever. When that change comes, a healthy selling MGSV:TPP is more fuel for a revival. Additionally, at some point it time, maybe with current leadership, maybe with new leadership, even if they decided it isn't for them, it IS possible that new leadership might be open to selling or leasing the IP. The company who may bid for the IP is perhaps whoever Kojima lands with. He can make a better case for that company to shell out money to buy it or lease it, if the last version sold like gangbusters. A boycott won't do anything other then hurt any prospect that this game comes back. It will actually showcase in their minds, from their viewpoint, that they were right to shutter it. It would hurt the prospects of any other company from looking into buying/leasing it. We don't know what the future has in store. What we know is, that the economics of the world since 2008 have been an entire fraud. A gigantic mother of all bubbles. When it crashes, so will many other things. Without a bubble feeding money to the ultra rich, gambling revenues will drop. With so many and ever increasing competition in the mobile market, there is simply too much supply of games, and for free, and their properties don't translate nearly as well as say Nintendo's. They may shift their focus, right at a time when the world economy is crashing, only to find out, the revenues they seek, aren't actually there, because they shifted their entire business to the workings of an unsustainable bubble. When this realization hits, it is likely new leadership will be put into place, to take a different trajectory, and when that happens, a healthy selling MGSV:TPP with it's legions of fans, will be the sort of direction Konami can fall back on. But if you boycott it, and the boycott works (unlikely), then you are only harming any chance to see another iteration. If you are going to boycott something, boycott something that actually matters, not a video game. Use your political will to fight for bigger issues that effect you.
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