In a statement Itagaki released in early June, he announced that he would be leaving Tecmo on July 1st. However, today it came to light that Itagaki was actually fired from Tecmo on June 18th
lol nice one. I wonder where he will end up nxt
Looks like you didn't even read it. They fired him to segue their way out of paying him, damaging their credibility in the case since he also has a recording of the "special incentives".
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I fell sorry for him how will he put food on the table!!!!!!! I dont care if he was an ass. At least MS should hire him for his loyalty to them right??$!???!?"
Thats probably why he got fired. His ignorance.
oh please, food on the table? He's been making games for years, has been in the spotlight for those years and was ONCE an important man in Tecmo. I think he'll be fine.
no arrogant rockstars left behind! but you got a point: he's getting old, pompous, and this industry is moving very fast
That's because Tecmo couldn't figure out how to properly word the sentence "fired for being an arrogant, unprofessional and disrespectful d*ckhead"
go back and read the article again then edit your comment.
Get a clue. If your not going to bother reading an article, don't bother commenting. It's a waste of space.
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TO THE MODS: Sorry my post had to be deleted. I didn't know that word wasn't supposed to be used - you should add it to your filter. I'll be more careful next time.
ROFLLLL... Ohh...maaaan. That's...wow. I was all for him for leaving the company for undue payments, but when they said there was some discrepency about said payments and now that he was actually fired, I can't help but giggle. He brought it on himself.
"What's more, this preemptive act on Tecmo's part could also be seen as a way for the company to get out of paying Itagaki his fixed summer bonus and yearly incentives. According to Itagaki's statement released today, those were to be paid on June 30th. They of course were not."
I read it. And I followed the other articles about this. Even if they fired him to get out of the whole debacle the fact that he wants payment for something that was under old management is the main question. QQ.
Stop your lies. You didn't read when you first posted your hate post.
Tecmo:"you're fired" Itagaki:"you cant fire me i quit"
I see people are not reading the article before commenting. In fact, it was the exact opposite of what you said. Here, lazy people: "In the statement Itagaki released in early June, he announced that he would be leaving Tecmo on July 1st. However, today it came to light that Itagaki was actually fired from Tecmo on June 18th — only weeks after he announced the suit." So he said he was going to quit and sue tecmo so tecmo fired him. Furthermore: "It's obviously possible to assume this termination was in retaliation to the lawsuit over bonuses he claimed he deserved. What's more, this preemptive act on Tecmo's part could also be seen as a way for the company to get out of paying Itagaki his fixed summer bonus and yearly incentives. According to Itagaki's statement released today, those were to be paid on June 30th. They of course were not." Did you understand that part? They fired him (without a legitimate cause) to get back at him and to avoid paying out even more promised bonuses. Basically, hate Itagaki all you want, but fact remains: TECMO is behaving extremely naughty!
...And we all know why he was fired! Arrogance! That's why you shouldn't believe everything you hear Itagaki fanatics. He continuously embarrassed the company and I can't blame Tecmo for firing him. But I still want to see a Ninja Gaiden 3.
I really want this whole thing to blow over so we can find out whats gonna happen to the DOA and NG franchises. I have heard rumors that Tecmo already plans to make NG3 but they are waiting to say anything about it until this all dies down. Further more Itagaki mentioned that DOA5 would be unveiled soon before this all went down and now we don't know if DOA5 will ever happen.
i bought ninja gaiden 2, but i thought it was no way near as good as the first 1. so i traded it in for MGS4.
dont make flops and this wont happen
Blame that on sigma B!tch
Microsoft probably already has his new studio all set up for him.
or who knows, maybe he will work for sony.
maybeee, maybe not.
...they buy them so your comments fail. Either way Itagaki needs a giant slice of humble pie.
And you need a giant slice of reality.
Itagaki is the man, im not sure many on this site don't like him (sony fans?). Regardless, its obvious tecmo is in the wrong here, especially when pretty much all of team ninja has left as well.
He just plain was. He talked too much, bragged too much, discredits fellow developers for what reasonable cause?, and now he's getting his dues for being such an arrogant ass. It's not just PS3 owners, I think every gamer can see what an ass this douche is. Tecmo is most likely in the wrong for not paying his 'special incentives', but me thinks that there's more to it than Itagaki is letting on. For example. He said "I quit" - Tecmo said "He's fired". For all we know it could be like this as well. Itagaki says "I didn't get my special payments" Tecmo says "He tried to blackmail us" It's just that kind of game where anyone can twist any situation in order to make 'said' person look like the good guy, so I take everything Kotaku says, Tecmo says, or Itagaki says with a grain of salt. I won't believe anything until I see it on legal papers. But that doesn't change the face that Itagaki is a douche and probably had it coming for being such a douche of a person.
No. It's pretty much Sony Fanboys that are propagating the hate here. Itagaki is a legend! and he doesn't like the PS3, so the fanboys don't like him. Simple as that.
he said he was leaving at a certain date, but they fired him before they had to pay bonus afterwords. By the way, cry me a river that Itagaki dissed Devil May Cry and Tekken.
Pretty much just Sony Fanboys. They will continue to ignore facts (such as the fact that the so called sexual harassment charge was thrown out of court) and indicators of wrongdoing resting on Tecmo such as the majority of Team Ninja quitting, in favor of looking like ignorant mouth breathers. This site gets more and more biased every day. "Oh noes! He said the combat in DMC was garbage. Defend Defend Defend Hate Hate Hate!"
so what are you doing now? defend defend defend.
legend? what? so he made kickass ninja gaiden 1 and 2...and then dead or crap alive 1 2 3 4, dead or crap alive in the beach playing volleyball to the pervs...oh wait i'm done? wow that's some short legend.
Face it you Sony guys are just angry that Itagaki justifiably doesn't think much about PS3 thats why you'd twist facts against him. Oh yeah Siren requires a super long install. So much for the wonders of bluray storage... crippled by the power of the cell.
How does Siren relate to the story of Itagaki's departure? Face the facts and quit being a fanboy.
Willio - Yeah, I am defending the guy. From slander. I have a problem with a bunch of mental midgets ignoring a ruling in a court case wherein the verdict was innocent. Pathetic? Arguably. It is however infinitely less pathetic than a bunch of children mad because the mean ol' man holds the opinion (OPINION) that DMC and Tekken are teh suck. Kazuma - You just listed like 8 games there, bro. Regardless of whether you like the games or not (I happen to only like the Ninja Gaiden games - Sigma included) that is still a pretty large resume.
That happens when you act like an asshole
then explain your comment please. Are you that hurt because he dissed Devil May Cry and Tekken?
http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-... I commented that story back then and suspected he was fired. edit: ROFL @ the disagrees
he was fired after he announced he was leaving genius.
Whatever you think of him, its clear Tecmo is in the wrong here.
but he is still a [email protected], and nothing can change that
That may be true, concerning Tecmo. If they owe him money, they should pay him. But what makes you think he's telling the truth about this? He's saying that he quit and yet he was fired from since June of this year. I can't blame Tecmo for firing him if he embarrassed the company in that manner. I wouldn't take sides yet until more of this story comes out.
I wonder whats gonna happen
Who cares if he got fired or left, the result is still the same, it's his private life. Press like this is just for people who like to b*tch about him or Tecmo.
I guess that's what happens when you bash the PS3 and don't bring Ninja Gaiden II over to the platform. It's ok we'll be waiting for Ninja Gaiden II Sigma with added chapters, 1080p, 60 fps.
Yep thats the spirit, keep waiting. GT5 in 2010.
He is the Japanese version of John Romero
No one should ever be denied payment for work done, if they tried that here in the US they whould end up paying a hell of a lot more than what they would need to pay here. Ever notice it's PS3 fanboys that hate on him, couldn't be because the PS3 has no Ninja Gaiden love after Sigma could it? or because he said bad things about the only console you could afford?
Tekken is complete garbage, always has been and always will! I really don't want that crap on my 360. Now people will stop name calling Itagaki and start posting news stories about me on N4G. Where the Sony Faithful will throw baseless accusations of my character around as though it were fact.
man, take that crap to the open zone. it's really childish.
yeah we all know dead or alive is the cream of the crop of fighting games...oh wait!
@Kazuma, LOL What the hell's "Dead or Alive"? A Western cowboy game? LOL *end sarcasm*
that being said, this dude always walked around like he's the greatest. Although his games were good, none of them have ever been great; his games have sold well, but didn't sell incredibly great. I'm sure theres more that went on behind close doors. I doubt the reason Tecmo fired him was just to avoid paying him incentives. They wouldn't care to pay him incentives if they actually wanted him; but something happened that angered Tecmo, and they found the perfect time to get rid of him; right before they had to pay extra.
No sh't he was fired.. he sucks ass, ninja gaiden 2 was one of the most flawed directly anoying games i have ever played, exept from the combat (which was amazing) it was completely broken, everything from the platforming and grafix to the story was lame. And i actually happen to enjoy hardcore games normally.. Devil May Cry 4 is clearly superior tbh
Wow how some of you have too much time on your hands. How do you guys come to a website that requires reading but you don't actually read the article? Just the headline and then post a BS comment.
Capcom has reveled that they are working on a new IP; Itagaki VS. Tecmo. To honor Itagaki's dislike for PS3, Capcom has stated that the game will only be availible on the Xbox360 and Nintendo DS. Guess my PS3 wont be seeing this one_ EnD SaRc XD
Itagaki has every reason to be fired. Team Ninja's development and creative vision was hampered by Itagaki's incoherent and baffling loyalty to Xbox 360. Once proven, Ninja Gaiden Sigma proved to be the vastly superior game than his own sequel. Combine this with the fact that Itagaki is a rapist who preys on women in his company who may resemble Kasumi or any of the females in Dead or Alive. Tecmo undoubtedly made the correct corporate decision by getting rid of this disrespectful piece of trash. Dark Sniper's glad Sony has integrity and prestige. He'll never find a job working for a company like SCE. $niper
Him leaving killed the DOA franchise! And now,Im left with VF and Tekken.I love all of em,being a fan of most genre types.I think that loser was just selfish and in the end,didnt give a damn about the fans.guess he was a selfish person and thats why he looked so ugly. :p .even the rats thats scratched his face and pluckd his eyes out had reason to hate him.
Itagaki was a douche no doubt about it. He had become a liability to Tecmo with his outlandish attitude towards the game industry. That is why he was fired. The reason why he was fired before his incentives were paid was because of how he tried to bring the whole case to the public. It should have been handled behind closed doors with a lawyer. This guy was accused of sexual harassment. He constantly got drunk at events and then bashed other developers regardless of what platform they made games for (he craped on Virtua Fighter too). He even trashed his own development team for wanting to bring Ninja Gaiden to the PS3. What was moral like on his team? Ask those guys and you will be surprised about how screwed up this guy was. What kills me is you guys are basing your praise for him over a game and not is ethics and morals. He was not fired for making bad games. He was fired for being a douchebag. It had nothing to do with PS3 or Xbox360.
I only care about the games he makes. As long as he makes good games, and I don't have to make a deal with the devil to play them, then his morals or the lack thereof are his business.
Most of you obviously did not even try to read the article. PS3 fanboys is becoming synomonous for DITTO HEAD. You people are clueless but so [email protected] loud.