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Konami's decision to drop out of the video game race was a strange one. Even if they're more profitable now no one will take them seriously.
What they did to Kojima Productions and MGS V was not funny. MGSV main storyline was meant to be the richest and most compelling.
They went over to pachinko it's still a type of gaming
Pachinko is what video games do for minigames and bonus levels. It's not even on the same level.
I'm no Konami booster, but you do realize if they really are more profitable now, they won't care what Joe Gamer thinks of them.
....this is a little off topic, but I need to go play Undertale again real quick
It's a game, yes, the same way blackjack is. It's more gambling rather than gaming.
“Don’t get penisy!”
Their slot machines are pretty popular. Casinos eat em up at like 14k a pop. . They're making money. . .
I am gonna wait until its on the switch so I can bring it places with me
Sort of. If they try to get back into games their name will just get dragged through the mud though. Why burn that bridge?
I'm still mourning what could have been the best Silent Hill game yet. PT was so fucking incredible. Fuck You Konami!!!!
pro evolution soccer
The team that helped make Metal Gear Survive did a decent job. Now that game is no Kojima game, but it is a good game made by good people.
Who unfortunately work at a shitty company.
Noooo. Don't do it!
There are rumours that's it's due to ties with the Yakuza.
And now they've lost the Champions League
They're coming back to video games due to regulations that gut pachinko profits.
Still better then the new star wars movie!
Technically it's gambling disguised to look like a game.
Luke Skywalker is to Star wars as Hideo Kajima is to Konami
Konami fucked up yugioh too
this picture illustrates further why Rai is such a poorly character
I still enjoyed the hell out of that game, I'm not upset.
I feel it might be a tad late. Sure they have the titles but they don't have the talent.
I take it you're unaware of how huge the Pachinko industry is in Japan.
I totally know what this means, but can someone explain this to my friend?
They make so much money now why would they want to? If they really wanted to they'd just break off a new company, but why?
It’s huge money in Japan. 50 to 100 machines in a small parlor, up to 500 or even more in a big one; replaced yearly or even more often 1/2
They dropped video games to do pachinko. Japan changed pachinko laws and now they aren't as profitable. Now Konami wants back in games.
Maintenance, center console activities, yada-yada-yada. Huge money, simply HUGE!
You mean like basically any old game is now
From what i saw the gameplay was good. The metal gear engine is a fun tool. That said walking the metal gear franchise corpse around was bad
Gambling is still gaming
Oh they have talent, theu just get treated like shit
Those pixels still look bad lmao
Because she's so talented with so little training? It's basically just "power creep" -- anything Luke could do with force powers is old news
Konami is a game company that scrapped all of its beloved franchises in favor of making mobile games and pachinko machines.
What training did she do again? scavange that's all...
Same. Still play it today
Correct, she's had almost zero training. They're trying to impress you but stretching the limits of your belief instead.
No it really doesn't.
I was always under the impression they went to Pachinko because their video games were putting them in the red so they were (1/2)
Me too. Still would have liked an actual ending.
trying to build up some cash. Maybe they will come back, maybe they won't, still seems like a bad move with all the other bad rep lately.
Konami doesn't care about a good game, just as long as it sells. But the game sold so poorly the company's already sweeping it under the rug
I think I had the same problem with legolas in lotr all the other characters were somewhat grounded in reality why Legolas was (1)
(2) like someone had put in cheat codes
Whaa you din't like the Can you hear me now joke and mama joke?
Honestly i hope this could turn out good, If they stop making games and start leasing/selling game licenses it could turn out really well.
From what i understand they basically didn't care about the games because it didn't make as much money, so used all the UP to make 1/
more money elsewhere (pachinko, et al). They made so much money with other things the games were a distraction. Who knows.
Ea is a shitty company, Konami comes off as just dumb. Like, it's almost as if they sit there like, "what's the worst possible thing...1/2"
ITT: Koji Igarashi doesn't exist. And also didnt leave Konami.
"... Our company could do? Ah, perfect!" and then they fire the only guy that gave their company merit. "Lets charge people money to..." 2/3
"... Create a new save! That's totally reasonable and not completely retarded" - konami 3/3
Does anyone know what Hideo Kojjma is doing these days? Did another company pick him up?
they aren't great on card/board games either. have you SEEN the broken yugioh cards/ mechanics post v6?? synchro,link,pendulum,xyz summons.
you mean Konami's gaming department? The department they actively don't want cuz pachinko is making them billions?
I'd say it's pretty generic personally. Yay another zombie shooter how refreshing ... yada yada yada... :/
yup,the synchro summon was harmless,the xyz summon was redundant. the pendulum summon was broken and the link summon was offensive. v6 4ever
to make more money, you moron
That oy works on a short term, for the long game this means they're going to lose a lot of money
I hate this post. Have a green arrow pointing up.
If by "systematically implode," you mean they moved on to a more lucrative industry, sure.
Still making games screenrant.com/new-death-stranding-trailer-teases/
I'd like to Imagine a yakuza family head that loved those games had something to do with it
There is so much porn of Toriel fucking the 5 year-old boy.
They were always "more" than a game company. Now its all pachinko machines and health clubs, should at least sell off the IP's
It’s already portable on the PS Vita!
But the universe revolves around Joe gamer. Only his wants matter in business. Konami don't know business. Apparently.
Konami killed their best titles. Castlevania is now a porno pinball machine.
Sony announced yesterday that they were killing the Vita
And to think that the game was only half done storywise when it was released.
Not at all surprised, a huge lack of high quality exclusives from the start. Although it’s still a decent portable console.
They only care what Larry Fidgetspinner thinks now.
its actually scary how like a fucking mob boss konami is. Kojima couldnt get insurance because Konami invested in insurance and blocked them
When not even ▲▲▼▼◄►◄► BA can help you.
Still hear that baby wailing lol
I've still yet to play it because the internet has basically ruined it for me. I need to play it eventually though
Well yes Konami as a gaming company. If they change that drastically they're not the same company. Nintendo isn't a Hanafuda company anymore
Very few people were still taking them seriously before they dropped out of video games.
I don't know what any of this means but I just like looking at her.
I like Castlevania and the show is good too but I was hoping for Simon Belmont and not Trevor.
What the hell is konami
YOU HAD TO PAY $10 FOR INDIVIDUAL SAVE SLOTS.
Are we talking about the game where you hit zombies with a stick?
Suikoden fans were telling ya'll that Konami sucked for years. Welcome to the party.
Konami killing several beloved series is not in any way better than the new Star Wars movie (and I'm not even a Star Wars fan).
Not a good game, but perhaps made by good people. People were blasting it because it was a shit game as well as a Konami cash grab.
DONT FUCK THE PIE
I don’t think those are inherently bad mechanics for the game. I just think they were pushed to the point the game now revolves around them.
ah, pachinko, the sound of insanity
more like the sound of moneeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
I thought it was a girl
Not really. The pachislot nonsense they’re in now has a substantial profit margin with a vastly lower overhead. They’ll be fine
the problem is: they don't fit into the game at all. it's not like a "ritual summon" that is a unique mechanic. it's just a monster card.
apart from that: pendulum summons being infinite... link summons arbitrarily limiting special summons... yeah no. those are bad
The American meta is funny trying to deal with the spam strats they keep dumping. WB Raigeki.
Yep. Videogames are actually a pretty bad industry compared to most
Record profits this year. Revenue beat expectations. Good times over at Konami right now.
Or a way to reverse being constantly covered in blood
There is, but it's a pain in the ass. Most important part is not building nukes AFAIK.
I mean, at least the animated Castlevania show is good...
Maybe don't kill people in stealth ops then brother
Why couldn't Konami do both pechinko AND games. Not like slot machines are complicated.
It's funny because Contra and ther TMNT arcade games are long dead
Frisk is purposely ambiguously gendered.
Genuinely curious. Why not? I dont keep up with all this stuff
They making bank on Yugioh tho. Signed, a dumb yugioh player.
That game was as generic as you can possibly get. And they covered 90% of the fucking map in a dust cloud.
If they could just release castlevania games exactly like SOTN, that would be great.
Man I really miss 2D Castlevania!
"fuc konami" or "fuck onami"?
Play OneShot instead. It's superior IMO.
Fuck on Ami
Yet ironically, not touched by shadman.
Well, Legolas was an Elf, so...
Right? Not going to lie, I bought a huge poster of Violet Parr grabbing her mom's ass and her nose buried in her mom's tits that he was 1/2
selling on his site. And yes, Helen is trying hard (but failing) not to get turned on. 2/2
The Pachinko laws in japan was changed recently, so the profit is not what it was. Now Konami wants back in the "game" lul
They are not going to be making much money of pachinko now and they will not be able to get into the gaming market now, they are done
same. It's almost like MGSV's missing content is a... phantom pain.
Resets ACTUALLY affect the game and some characters are aware of the resets. You literally tear away a happy end if you reset after.
I love how people pretend there's this unending stream of Undertale porn when there's more than 100k pics of pokemon r34. Does that (1/2)
even matter? What does matter? Why do we even exist? Oh well. Have a nice day.
Konami makes really good slot machines too, as in, they're reliable and easy to maintain.
Not to mention YuGiOh, cause lemme tell you boy that shit expensive.
Norman Reedus and the Funky Fetus, bro. It's going to be legendary!
Shad draws like a 8yo edgy kid that grabbed "How to draw Manga" and is trying to climb the class popularity ladder by drawing smut.
kill the crab. (2/2)
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I could really go for a new (good) silent hill game.
the denial is real
Theres a lotta good horror games out there that retain the same atmosphere PT had. But the golden age of SH died with the original trilogy.
They're making billions on slot machines and they're VG holdings have never come close. I don't like it either, but they do know business
I get the joke but Castlevania and Silent Hill have both been dead for a decade now. MG series just now died so...technically not one shot.
He does it for a reaction, and he's not shy about that fact. I can respect his dedication to being an edgy dickhead because it's funny.
Theres a fanmade version comming up though, looks pretty decent, cant post link because of imgur rules tho... info on pcgamer dot com
It's still a thing?
Wait, in what game they do thar? Never heard it before
Yeah, with new packs every 2-3 months, and a surprisingly large community. They even have tournaments, for those few who can buy good cards.
I still somehow haven't played it yet. Probably will when it comes out for Switch
But trying to laugh at their destruction is just as silly. They are doing better. We dont like it, but they are
How appropriate that it's Rey doing the franchise killing.
You mean their only publicly known talent? Let's not discredit the developers and artists who actually make the games Kojima designs.
No you don't. You even can't. Save slots are free with steam sharing. You can only buy character slots which are just fob bases.
Ideas by Guillermo del toro, visuals by junji ito, story by hideo Kojima, I don’t even play horror games but that sounded amazing
take your imaginary point and relish in the fact you made a downhearted soul laugh today
Yeah. Or giant hammer. Or melee them with walker gear. Also shoot giant jellyfishes with sniper rifles.
I'm just here for the memes, good on you for being the few with the facts.
What do you mean by "already sweeping it under the rug"? It is still regularly patched and has an event right now.
Yes it does.
Why, yes, yes it does. RIP Kingler.
The gameboy advance ones were pretty good. Pretty close to SOTN as well.
Can’t help it. I love going in guns blazing
I’m way beyond that now. I was bloody without the nukes, and now I’ve built a lot
Metal gear survive. Also that is not true. Those are character slots but since it has chapter select/can change gender/appearance/class (1)
Well that's one way to make a profit...
When Konami refuses to talk about Metal Gear Survive sales in their latest earnings report, expect that support to dry up real soon.
for free at any time they are useless. Also all characters share items, recipes and premium purchases so buying character is buyuing fob.
Got the best thing and hid the game in a folder called "goodnight". Done forever. They're happy.
Apparently it is unpopular of both of us to simply point out that Pachinko is big business in Japan. SMFH.
I feel ya. Rocket launchers & machine guns all the way.
Gameplay is still meh, but I always tell people, the Fox Engine is badass.
Don't get cocky!
Worst possible thing was to add paid lootboxes and season pass. Not useless character slots.
I should play it at some point. I really enjoyed LISA, I've heard it's similar. The fan base is really the main reason I haven't yet
Good thing they triple killed their best series and offed their golden goose before deciding to do fucking pachinko.
They also didn't say much about tpp in appropriate report so it doesn't really say something.
And then you kill everyone
Someone had to model that fetus. "Hey Bill, how's it goin?" "Not bad, just putting adding a bodily fluid look to this here fetus" "Nice"
Killing physical games* for the Vita
Literally a card who's worth its weight in gold
That picture. The feels. Why.
Well you can’t summon a ritual monster like a normal monster. So I don’t think it’s that different than the new stuff.
Pendulum summons were limited to 5 and are now limited to 1 per turn.
Yeah GL with that. Kojima is the only good thing they had and at this point I highly doubt he'd even consider going back.
Oh, I miss silent Hill now.
Konami = my wife in Norwegian
The all new Metal Gear Solid.... PACHINKO MACHINE
fricking raigeki... how is pot of greed banned, but raigeki isn't?
it's not just card types/summons/the field. their card balance is bad. pot of greed is banned, but sangan is in duel links?? uhm wat
. For later research. Thanks for the heads up my dude.
burn what bridge? the fraction of the base that even pays attention or gives a shit about this?
They got plenty of money, just not from games.
oh yea sure, I just wanted to mention something other than lootboxes. I'm getting sick of that same rant. though still valid.
problem is financially they doing rather well , even better , since they trashed all franchise and now are on mobile loot box bonanza.
Except their pachinko machines are based off of their gaming properties, which they are slowly killing.
Are you kidding? That game looked so bad, it was immediately apparent what was created for the game. It looks perfectely fine until the
moment the game shows off original animations. That game was a fucking catastrophe.
GameStop still exists?
Apparently there are people defending, "But with zombies" as an original concept.
Konami should offer to sell themselves to Kojima Productions.
Considering they're now solely in the pachinko market, Konami is likely VERY close with the Yakuza.
To be fair we don't even know if it's a fucking game yet.
Don't crush my dreams this way. Half Life 3 will be out any time now.
Played and liked them all. But I found them a little gimmicky compared to SOTN and I liked SORNs score better.
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Well the duel links meta is very different than the real meta.
I'd be happy with Kojima just getting the IP to the silent hill franchise. They teased us with Silent Hills and then just axed it.
1 pack for around 1$. It’s really not cheap. But it’s fucking fun.
no no. Vita production is ceased
Naw, you're correct. My source updated a mistake
Is there an EA version of this
and yet they are mos deshonrabu. actually really ashamed of the yakuza for being associated with konami
No worries! Either way; not a good sign for the Vita. Shame - it could’ve been so successful!
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I went to a regional qualifier last year... I got wrecked but it was fun
Or a giant mess.
This. Please, please, please just sell the IP to someone else so we can have more of these titles. Srsly my three favorite game series.
Them selling the IPs probably won't happen, Because they make a killing off of branded gambling machines, But leasing them could work.
Metal Gear Survive is a decent game in that it's existence can pass for classification of a video game. It's not a good video game though.
Fine, we reserve all rights to utilize the IP for specified purposes such as pachinko machines etc. There. >_>
Except Pachinko is less profitable than when they pulled their little stunt due to new regulations. So now I can laugh.
But they are still making huge profits.
Also mg series also didn't die since we recently had a spin off. But who cares?
More like: we want money so we charge for something. Let's charge for useless things that are not even needed instead of charging for (1)
Things games like it usually charging for (appearance respecs)
Even if it was, it would’ve been one heckuva mess
Konami is like japanese EA.
I played it blind a year ago, not knowing of its previous popularity. I really enjoyed it, one of my favorites. It's not for everyone, 1/2
But I think there's a lot to appreciate in there 2/2
Eh, I don't think it would have been as good as people think. Like, I like chocolate, and mac and cheese and olives. Doesn't mean they would
all be good TOGETHER.
I'd prefer he get MGS back, but that's because I'm not a big Silent Hill fan.
Pretty much, just expect more spin-off titles like 'Survive'. Make a bunch of cheap games to try and make use of the MGS5 game-engine.
I remember a friend posting an image of one of the pendulum cards, the descriptions/rules on them sound ridiculously complex.
Wait, what? You serious? About the pinball machine, not the killing.
I know it's big there but I wouldn't touch Pachinko with a twenty foot pole and think it's a huge step down from even the worst video games.
Oh, Pachinko is utter shit, but that's not the point. Fiscally, it's the best move for Konami, as sad as that is.
okay, slightly off. it looks more like a slot machine with a story line, even worse. youtube / "konami pachinko castlevania"
I don’t mean it would be a good mess, I just mean it would be one heckuva mess
That might get them one or two good sellers
*clears thoat* fuck konami