Konami Cock Blocks Kojima

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The “Hashtag” Game Awards two thousand fifteen have come and gone and of course we got to see the vitriol that lies just below the surface of this industry bubble forth. On the night of the Awards we heard a crowd erupt in Boos and Hisses and the mention of the once beloved developers Konami (#FucKonami). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain did tremendously well this year at the award ceremony.

Righly So, Hideo Kojima led a team of developers to create a beautiful brilliant game. One would assume that during the Ceremony Kojima would be honored and praised for the work he has accomplished. Wrong.

As we found out from Geoff Keighley Konami had Kojima Legally barred from attending the Game Awards to collect his award for Metal Gear Solid V. Christ Alive, This is the most despicable plan concocted by that rotting Cesspool of a company. Up until now, Konami has tried to feign an air of civility between themselves and Kojima (although not very well, everyone has already seen through it). With blatant lies such as Kojima hasn’t been viciously fired, he’s just on a vacation (#FucKonami).

It was important to hear this from someone like Keighley, who is part of the media more sided with developers and more lenient of their bullshit. It was also important to hear the cries of the crowd rallied against Konami for there malice.

In times like these where a company is clearly getting away with fucking over their artists, it’s good to see that the constant outcries of those diligently watching, and monitoring the going-ons of these companies have reached the public, and more and more people are becoming aware of all this.

Other developers have since taken to Twitter to comment about the recent event, and Konami as a company. People like Cliff Bleszinski, and Vince Zampella heavy weights in the industry, and who have sometimes not been shining examples of the industry themselves, have taken a firm stance in favor of Kojima.

Their kind words, I’m sure, are refreshing for him to hear. It must be difficult for the company that he has been apart of for so long treat him like this. It’s probably also hard for him to reporters and pundits like myself spewing our own hate towards Konami. So, after all this I feel like I should end on a more upbeat note. Mr. Kojima is a brilliant artist, and I hope he finds his way going forward. My heart goes out to him for what he’s been through this year, and I’m excited to see what he develops in the future. Thank You, Mr. Kojima.

UPDATE: Due to new information I’m updating this post. Konami and Kojima have officially parted ways. Kojima is now partnered with Sony. Fuck you Konami. This is exactly what you get. Enjoy your Pachinko Machines you fucks.