Hideo Kojima Banned From The Game Awards 2015


Hideo Kojima, the revered creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, has been banned from this year’s Game Awards due to the details of his contract with Konami; a rather cruel turn of events that all but confirms Kojima’s departure from the relentless company.

Konami had previously reported that Kojima was in fact on vacation as opposed to no longer being with the company, a fact that was immediately disproved from a number of sources and quite obviously revealed that Konami was attempting to save face after the esteemed developer’s departure.

The news comes from the Game Awards 2015:

In tribute of Kojima’s absence, Stephanie Joosten was brought on stage to sing Quiet’s theme:

Kojima’s contract is said to expire this month, at last giving the legend the freedom he so deserves, however the same cannot be said of the Metal Gear Solid franchise…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 06/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.8)

    To say Konami have handled this badly is understatement of the year. They are truly a vile/dreadful company and hopefully without Kojimas games to keep them afloat, they'll go under.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:18 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Theyll go under and its their own fault for ignoring all their franchises to pamper MGS.

    At this point we could have a "soulish" Castlevania, a table console Suikoden and Frontmission and the company could continue existing without MGS franchise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 07/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    um none of these series were nearly as good as MGS. Any game like dark souls should not be made as plotless games like this stink. And I have never even heard of suikoden or frontmission ... without kojima the company will thankfully die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:52 09/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Front Mission 3 and Suikoden on the PSOne...fuck, those were the days. Brilliantly done and exciting as fuck to play. Find yourself some copies and broaden your horizons. For me, they shoved MGS's face in the dirt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:09 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's already been said that they'll refocus into mobile games, so crappy pay-to-win games ahoy! Minimal effort for grand profits and idiots will gladly pay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. Muh Bemani series!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What game awards is this? Who runs this shit?

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    15:59 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So that Ground Zeros side op where you extract Hideo was an actual plea for help.


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:34 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I preferred Zone of the Enders to MGS. It felt like he wasn't given enough control over the project after MGS2.

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    Comment by XxLolimasterxX
    04:17 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Relax people, I did the math. This is just beacause Hideo Kojimas is so damn fuggin' amazing that with just his presence the audience would die of a multiple epilepsy attack. It is preety clear he got banned. Kojima would just commit incredible mass murder with just his epic entrance. Pff people are so scared of nothing nowadays..

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:13 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, considering that Konami is a family-owned & operated yakuza company (literally) that is known for "reassigning" problematic employees (including directors & executives) into such esteemed positions such as pachinko manufacturing & gym floor mopping, I wonder what Hideo's actual job is now as he's trapped in that work contract that likely has a massive financial penalty clause should he try to break it?

    So, while Hideo is being awarded (with konami execs "humbly" accepting the award on their own behalf - not a mis-type), I wonder what esteemed job he was performing?

    Likely turning the screws in one of the Konami pachinko factories for the new Metal Gear Solid pachi-slot cabinets.

    It's either that, or he'll be sued for breach of contract while his house gets burned down and his family is made an example of.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You misunderstand, but it isn't KONAMI that several game series were killed.
    The voice which will make those series restore in KONAMI rose, but all KOJIMA killed.
    He made sure that he won't make them make other games to bet on only his series.
    Without knowing those fact, you're abusing KONAMI.
    That's very very stupid and is a funny thing.
    When you were loving a game of KONAMI really, the partner who throws a stone wasn't KONAMI, it was KOJIMA.
    However your eye was foul, and I didn't also notice the thing stupidly.
    You were stupid and stupid than JEDAI tricked by SHISU.

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    Comment by Denshousha
    05:20 07/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous

    Kojima was spending money of KONAMI selfishly.
    Kojima drove away tKojima staff Kojima doesn't like in evil work.
    Only the plan which freezes a plan of various games, and is itself.
    The one I was making give priority is also he.
    Kojima was lowest man as a member of society.
    Kojima also concerns stealth marketing of Sony and.
    A negative campaign of an other company was being also performed aggressively.
    Kojima doesn't begin to like everyone and that tKojima Japanese who knows him would like to be a concern.
    I never think.

    Overseas people.
    This is his true form.
    He's never a praised person.
    If that's a Japanese gamer, everyone is to know.

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    Comment by XxLolimasterxX
    04:20 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hold on....Let me go get ma' Metal Gear..

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 06/12/2015 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Hideo is so fcking overrated anyway. Hideo this hideous that.
    He isnt some god of gaming or anything, stop sucking his 3 inch dick guys. Sorry for the rough words but im not sorry for being rational here.
    Too much praise is too much

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 06/12/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    So, let me get this straight, you hate a person because OTHER PEOPLE give him too much praise. What was that about being rational...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:41 07/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuk you u dont know who youre talking about

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    What exactly do you know about "rationality". Who are you to say what that means? Please tell me.

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    Comment by Riiku
    05:30 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, MGS is one of the most enjoyable videogame series ever in the history of humankind. So excume me for thinking very highly of the genious mind behind that. And if you don't agree with my first sentecne, well, let's not judge each other tastes. You just have to understand why some people like him, even if you don't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:09 08/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    From several japanese interviews it seems Kojima treats his employees like shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Given that Konami have killed off the Silent Hill series, and the Metal Gear series, their two biggest franchises of recent years. They have what left? Megaman? Castlevania?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:10 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    They killed castlevania years ago. See "Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night"'s kickstarter page for the creator's own words on the matter.


    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goodbye Contra

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:10 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    also Gradius and Twinbee

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:11 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Megaman is a CapCom title, with most titles made by another company since a long time ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Konami is the EA of japanese gaming. Actually I'd argue they are worse. They used to be good but they have become a shitstain on the industry for so long that nothing they ever do will bring them out of that pit. I haven't bought a Konami game for years. I have no played a single Metal Gear game nor Silent Hill. If I could have supported developers like Hideo without supporting Konami I would have but I can't. Konami should just die and let some company that actually gives a shit about the fans and their developers run things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Neither. They made like 2 good games in each franchise in the las 15 years. And Iga is at Inti Creates, so you can consider Castlevania and Megaman dead and start looking forward Bloostained and Might nº9.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:56 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish a really good company buys the Suikoden franchise from them once they go under for all this bs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:07 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Worst case scenario is they turn Suikoden into somewhat a mobile game like BoF6

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:44 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's time for new Suikoden, glad someone out there actually has this idea. Bring back Lucas Blight !

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crap, I forgot about that... there were whispers of Suikoden 6 earlier this year, I felt the pangs of hope for a moment and then quickly sealed hope away until I hear an official announcement

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    They own suikoden? Well shit, ive been waiting for a new one

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Konami still sucks either way.
    That's the whole point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Fcking" "sucking his 3 inch dick" is being rational?

    people like you are exactly what's wrong with the internet.

    Stating an obviously uneducated oppinion with slang, curses, and misspellings, then turning around and acting all smug that they're correct or stated some fact that no one but you gets because you're so smart.

    Like what a college student does after hearing his proffessor go on a rant about civil rights, goes to a bookstore and copies whats said to the others in the reading area, then gets a shit eating grin. You're all pieces of shit, and i don't even care about Kojima.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 06/12/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sucking dick is his solution to everything. You shouldn't go off on him for suggesting it here, although perhaps it's more a matter of neediness than rationality, or maybe he just has a passion for it.

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