Former Konami Employees Blacklisted Across Industry

If you once worked for Konami, don't try putting them on your resume. Reportedly, the video game giant is now preventing "ex-Kons" from putting them down as job experience, even going so far as denying former employees health care via connections elsewhere. Unsurprisingly, former employees who went on to work for Kojima Productions seem to be the ones most under fire.

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AizenSosuke126d ago

Konami are literally scums that should be wipe off the face of the earth doing to their former employee over this.

It's seems I need to activate my Bankai for this.

UltraNova125d ago

Well said. Jim Sterling should elevate his "Fuck Konami" segment status to full weekly episodes.

Can they even surprise us even further? Damn Komami...damn!

sonarus125d ago

Over time their business practices will screw up their profits an they will be gone. They don't put out any games that matter to me except MAYBE pro evo soccer

NewMonday125d ago

"Kojima Productions" looks much better in a resume anyway

moldybread125d ago

There should be a lawsuit building if true. Konami needs to be exploited on how they treat employess, past and present if any of this is true.

morganfell125d ago

This is why Boycott Metal Gear Survive needs to become the anthem of gamers everywhere.

trumpwonstopcrying125d ago

I've heard Konami monitors their employees all day on video camera and constantly nit picks everything...even things that aren't work related such as timing them when they go to the bathroom. Without Hideo Kojima working on metal gear the series will suffer and slowly die

indysurfn125d ago

This is coming back to bite them HARD. They will reach critical mass on reputation! People will have to make a decision. Do I want to take a job at Konami, and never be able to get another job? And also be labeled a scum for it? Or do I want to be able to apply to 99.99999999% of jobs in my field?

CitizenFour124d ago


while I agree with you to some degree, Konami also makes slot machines, which is a huge business. I do hope they fail in the games industry at the very least. They deserve to drown.

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xwabbit125d ago

People still want to buy the new MGS ? hopefully not

sd11125d ago

Did they even show it at e3. I don't recall any konami news at all.

JokerBoy422125d ago

@sd11 yeah they did but no one really cared. The whole setup they had didnt get alot of attention.

XanderZane125d ago

I won't be buying it. Was Konami even at this years E3?

UltraNova124d ago

Unfortunately, at least 50% of gamers are oblivious to corporate practices revolving gaming, so yes people will buy a game with MGS in the title.

Its up to us to help spread the word out and boycott the shit out of them.

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pwnsause_returns125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

thats why i didnt buy that bomberman game....

and thats why i wont buy anything else from them..

XanderZane125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

The only game they have coming out next is Metal Gear Survive (PS4, XB1 & PC - 2018) and we know it will be crap without Kojima.
Over the past 4 years (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) the only games they've released were Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Metal Gear Solid & Pro Evolution Soccer. Oh and Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes (2016) for 3DS. That's it. I'd say Konami is probably running out of money and they are angry that Kojima (their money maker) left them and took a large chunk of their employees with him. No one cares about Konami anymore. Only thing I wanted was another Suikoden game on the PS4. Oh well, that is never going to happen.


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FallenAngel1984125d ago

Konami finds new ways to sink lower

TheOttomatic91125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

If you honestly want to hurt Konami then hit em where it hurts the money just don't by anymore games from them and they'll change their tune soon.

Snookies12125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

I stopped after MGS:V. They certainly won't see anything from me ever again.

kent80082007125d ago

They make most of their money with Yugioh and slot machines, I don't think kids and Japanese workers give much of a shit about their business practices.

morganfell125d ago

Don't refuse to hit them because you can't knock them out. Wound them wherever possible. Death by a thousand cuts if necessary. And best of all, humiliate them as much as possible in the public eye. Regardless of money and this being the 2017, humiliation still carries weight in Japan.

RommyReigns125d ago

And if you do buy Konami, make sure it's second hand

1Victor125d ago

The problem with that is that the ones we want to help are the ones that will suffer the most as the employees will be fired and can't use the company name on resume or be taken to court (I thing I might be wrong but that is illegal).

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TekoIie125d ago (Edited 125d ago )

And I guess I'll never buy anything with their name on it if this is how theyre going to treat their employees.

If there was ever a time for gamers to boycott a company this is it. Don't even click on articles related to their games to disuade outlets from covering them due to low clicks.

Hit em where it hurts.