Kojima Station suspended, Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account apologizes for the concerns caused

Looks like the new episode for Kojima Station, which was planned for tomorrow, has been suspended. The newly created Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account provided some comments.

First of all, viewers are thanked for enjoying Kojima Station, and the team apologizes for the suspension of the new episode. They promise further info will be provided at a later date, detailing when the next livestream will take place.

Fans are also thanked for their encouragement, and the Twitter account apologizes for the concerns that are caused, as well as the fact that they can’t respond to everyone individually on Twitter. They also said the new account is updated by the same people as before.

The account once again emphasizes that even though the names and logos of Kojima Productions have been removed due to the restructuring of Konami, Hideo Kojima as well as the original development staff are still working on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The team continues to work on the game based on Kojima’s ideas and instructions. The team and Kojima himself are united in this goal and would like the support of their fans in this.

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To conclude with some good news: the Japanese Twitter account also confirmed that Kojima is still doing the game checks for The Phantom Pain.

Source: Official Metal Gear Twitter (Japanese), DualShockers, JunkerHQ

  • They did it… those bastards actually did it…

    http://img.pandawhale.com/103875-chris-tucker-facepalm-gif-Frid-GSTI.gif

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      But doesn’t Kojima Station use currently existing technology?

      • themuIe

        *Heart attack* Whyyyyyyyyyy

  • Golgari

    Too much pressure on fans to think positively about Konami. But that doesn’t work. I was excited for my last Kojima Station fix. Now it’s gone.

    At this stage they can cancel the game and say smth like: “Hey guys, we are so~o~o~o~o sorry. Please support Konami! ^__^”

  • This is seriously some messed up shit right there, a WTF is royally over due. Koji Pro really got played like a damn fiddle.

  • James

    lame!

  • Liquid25

    Seriously, i can’t settle my mind if this is true or another trolling for marketing…

  • MichaelPayneV

    I will say it now, if this was just a publicity stunt, a bit part of my Respect for Hideo Kojima will be lost, because you don’t this to us, your fans, you don’t play with out feelings just to get more sales, that’s insulting for the community, so this better be for Real, Hideo better be left Konami.

    • MrVux007

      or just maybe that’s the whole process of restructure….we will found out soon enough i hope

      • MichaelPayneV

        All i’m saying is that this better be something serious, maybe exactly not Hideo leaving Konami, but at least serious, and not just a publicity stunt.

        • Xilurm

          I agree, this is too extreme if it’s just a stunt…

        • Kol Leqejza

          maybe he has cancer? joakim mogren suffered from that…

    • JDSS1

      Like a user said in previous topics, this maybe is a publicity stunt, imiting the phantom pain (hideo leaving konami or konami deleting all about him in the company). It is a great and maybe the best publicity ever made if finally its all a fool.

      • MichaelPayneV

        No, if this is a stunt, is a sh*y one, Kojima is way better than this.

      • Xomak

        Wha? No way this could be a stunt. Not logical for Konami to allow this to be one when it tarnishes their name. Just bad publicity, look at the backlash everyone was giving them when the rumor first broke.

        • JDSS1

          This could be a stunt. They don’t care anything, publicity and fame is what they want, and they have got it very well. Can’t they do all this and in the end say that it is all a stunt? Why not? What is the problem?
          Hopefully it is all a stunt of course, if not, very bad for kojipro and very disgusting konami

          • C4

            Stunt or not, both situations would be… hideous.

            My best guess is Kojima really just wanted to take a break from the series for a year or two and Konami couldn’t accept it. In my opinion that would be a very understandable situation, after all Kojima works half of his life on Metaru Gia and on the other hand it’s Konami’s biggest IP – but then again what do I know about Japanese companies.

    • Kol Leqejza

      he certainly is leaving konami. no matter if ALL of this is just a big metajoke, which feels already like a phantom pain.

      besides… the casual player won’t hear anything about the kojima/konami fiasko.
      only us hardcore gamer are aware of that.
      and if this is not a PR stunt, i might pass TPP. since the fiasko i simply lost interest.
      especially if we get a compromised & censored game.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Indeed my friend.

  • MrVux007

    restructure is a bitch

    • random dude

      If everything is fine with the game and Kojima with original staff is still in charge and working on it, then we don’t have a reason to worry.

  • Frederick Guese

    Your tearing me apart,Konami!

  • Joakim Mogren

    Well… All I can say about the situation is that one of the comments on previous topics guessed it right.
    Surprisingly, most of you are heading towards the same place.
    Open your eyes instead… Neither real nor illusion.

    • MichaelPayneV

      I did, and with my eyes opened i see Hideo leaving Konami because of creative differences.

    • ShadowKingpin

      Oh my god. The trolling.

      • i think that guy is legit. i will read all the comments and analyse all of them.
        wait no.
        i won’t.

  • JDSS1

    Interesting that they suspended this one but they’ll allow more. I mean, why they suspended this? There will be a Kojima Station soon or later, they say (in other words) ”we promise that more info about the next livestream date will be given”.

    • MichaelPayneV

      No, it means that they need to suspend it until they find a proper New Name and Crew for the Show.

      • JDSS1

        Ok thanks for answer

      • kirtanloorii

        Hopefully they will bring back the English version as well.

  • MichaelPayneV

    EVERYONE, Print this and Post it everywhere, WE NEED TO FIND HIM, NOW!
    Just like Kendrick Lamar, he is more than a Man, he is a GOD!

    • StealthyBigBoss

      Ha good idea!

    • ThreeMadFrogs

      Hard to believe he’s 51.

    • My_FutureDream

      What’s the reward if i find him? lol! xD

      • MichaelPayneV

        A Cardboard Box that say’s “Did you ryke it?”

    • glitchbomb

      Fix that typo and I’ll post it all over!!lol

      • MichaelPayneV

        Yeah, i saw it now, gonna fix it.

    • Hideo has talked a lot about GTA in these past few years.
      Would be amazing to see him team up with Rockstar North.
      If he’s not starting his own studio.
      The t-shirt reminded me.

      • moto hellogoto

        I would hate that.

      • MichaelPayneV

        Actually if he goes at Rockstar he should get his Men, from Shinkawa to the Level Designers that left Konami with Hideo and make a Rockstar studio in Japan called “Rockstar Tokyo” and Rockstar to give his Studio to develop The Next Max Payne and Red Dead.

        • Ash_Riot

          Yuck. New IP next please.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Or new IP, point is Rockstar would be perfect for Hideo’s “Without Borders” art direction.

        • Shalashaska

          Rockstar tokyo that is under Kojima. OH DAMN YES. BEST TEAM EVER.

    • Ha, awesome!

    • Frederick Guese

      Old, but still relevant. Doesn’t matter if it’s salaryman Kojima or trendy Kojima.

      • ThreeMadFrogs

        Suit Kojima doesn’t look right…

  • ominonarepus

    We can read some “Kojima” while hes out…

    http://kotaku.com/a-list-of-times-hideo-kojima-has-said-hes-done-making-m-1689707939

    P.D.1: In an interview I’ve already mention, to Ryan Payton (MGS4 producer) he says, they working full throttle till’ they finish and then took like couple months of holidays, before game release… that’s maybe why he is so quiet.

    P.D.2:”He joked: “If you write that ‘Kojima-san doesn’t have to make Metal Gear any more’ every day on Kotaku, and write to the CEO of Konami and tell him that, then it might be easier for me to make non-Metal Gear games.”

    and just after that:

    “In Guns of the Patriots [Snake] was supposed to die. Everyone on the staff really wanted to keep him alive, so I caved a little. I did have the feeling that I wanted to end the series, but looking back at it now as a producer, I think as long as people want to keep on playing it, I want to keep on meeting that demand. So I don’t think it’s a bad thing.”

  • MichaelPayneV

    Someone should Dress like Snake and got at Konami’s main Headquarters and ask with a Snake Voice “Where is Kojima?”

    • kirtanloorii

      Or Batman: “Where ishee!?”

  • All this is marketing from Kojima. I didn’t lose my faith.
    Remember this post when all gets clear. (I don’t know if April’s 1st or ahead)

    Kojima is playing with us to make us feel like Snake feelings in the game, abandoned, revenge, etc.
    We are the abandoned children…

    😀

    • ominonarepus

      I tought that already… like The Boss “fake betrays” her country for a greater good, or how maybe BB will do, even if Kaz says the opposite, is just him, we didn’t hear BB comfirm it or denied it…

      But, even if this crazy theory is true… they been pushing it too far for too long…

      Unless Kojima is waiting for finishing the details of a new company…

      • It doesn’t make too much sense Kojima got called Vicepresident in 2011, and now Konami wants to fire him?
        Hmm…

        Let’s see what happens. I hope soon! 🙂

        • ominonarepus

          I tender to think that Kojima is a very cryptic person, and likes to hide things behind different interpretations…

          Some of his last pics on twitter says things like: “Under construction” ,”tired” or “heading off”…

          I don’t know, maybe that’s going too deep for no reason, but I like to think about the “why?” behind those things… maybe to find some clue

  • kirtanloorii

    Still. It’s no excuse to skip Kojima Station. They might not be about to talk about the restructuring, but they can still talk about Metal Gear.

    • ominonarepus

      Well, imagine being 1 hour faking a smile and trying to avoid questions related… while twitter is burning for no having an answer…

      They should lunch first an official announcement, and then, wait until pass the storm a bit…
      Or just give us a logical reason, so no one gets offended or angry.

      • kirtanloorii

        That’s just it, though. They never answer fan questions on Kojima Station, or at least not the tough ones. They hand pick the questions and answers.

  • Kol Leqejza

    ooooh, maaaaan 🙁

  • Fancymole

    April 1st we’ll get more info.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Can’t wait.

    • Kol Leqejza

      why’s that?

  • MichaelPayneV

    To those saying that is just a April Fools Publicity Stunt, remember that in the same April 1st about 2 years ago David Hayter announced that he is not voicing Big Boss in MGSV, and that was no joke, so what makes you believe that this one is, especially since Hidoe doesn’t figure as a even a Konami Employe anymore, but as a Contractor, and the missing Koji Pro logos as if Kojima Productions isn’t just not owned by Konami anymore, but doesn’t exist?

    Use your Brains, damn it, and “Open your eyes” and see trough Konami PR BS the Truth, Hideo is leaving, nothing can be done now to change this, and instead be happy for Hideo, he was ending the Solid Franchise with MGSV anyway, so just like T2, what happens after should’t affect you at all as a Fan, since this is a Reboot, not touching the Solid series at all.

    • JDSS1

      ”and instead be happy for Hideo”. Not at all, he was going to leave after TPP, that is right, but not happy at all because konami stole all regarding kojipro, something of course very f…… ugly

      • MichaelPayneV

        Not really, Hideo still has the rights to the Kojima name.

        • Yeah, that would be something, if Konami wouldn’t even allow him to use his own name. 😛

          • MichaelPayneV

            Hopefully they let him The Logo as well, at least give him that, let him Reborn Kojima Production as an Indie Development Studio.

        • JDSS1

          Kojipro you mean?
          Of course they can go alone and work, something good.
          But I was talking about the work of them, kojipro, konami have deleted all about them and now its like its all from konami and kojipro did not exist.
          So, not happy at all, that is what I meant.

          • MichaelPayneV

            That is the real problem here, and i will demand Konami to put back “A HIDOE KOJIMA GAME” on the Box Art.

  • FMercenary

    Geesh, they waited til the last minute to cancel it…

  • César H. Sandoval

    I’m gonna miss that set… ;_;7

  • MichaelPayneV

    Off-Topic: I’m a 90’s Kid (Born 94) so of course i grew up with Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies, not just his Over The Top Action Movies, but also the great SF Movies like Predator and Terminator and the Thrillers Dramas like Erase and End of Days, and this Next one is one of them, so if you are a Fan of TLOU or just like Dramas and Heartbreaking Stories done well, then check this out.
    To not spoil the Trailer too much, this may very well be more “The Last Os Us” the the actual TLOU Movie…is like The Last of Us if (light SPOILER) is Joel Daughter didn’t die, but got bitten and started to transform slowly in to a Zombie, and if Joel would take care of her untill the day comes.
    https://youtu.be/AQ5Vz8qE8R8

    I’m sorry @Nyxus:disqus for being off topic, but like i said above, i grew up with Arnold Movies, ans also this Movie looks Heartbreaking Great.

    • MrVux007

      I LOVE ARNY!!!

      • MichaelPayneV

        You to? This is good, isn’t it?

        • Alberto Sánchez

          Me too. I was born in 92. 80’s & 90’s action movies <3

        • MrVux007

          :_)

    • Shalashaska

      Same here.. love this dude.. but DAYUM MAN.. he has gotten old… he should be given the role of Old Big Boss in the end of MGS 4. It would be hilariously awesome with his voice.
      “I’ll be back” (Y)

  • kirtanloorii
  • This is Konami right now:

  • Gatsu

    Kojima-san we support you 100%, but I miss you ;(…

    We feel The Phantom Pain already…so come back. Return as Big Boss and let the legend come back alive ;C .

    • MichaelPayneV

      Can’t wait to hear his future plans outside Metal Gear and Konami, hopefully a Del Toro Directed and David Hayter Co-Written Movie.

  • Yaro

    and the next host of Kojima station will be:

  • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

    You did it KONAMI. You really did it. Goddamn you Konami. Damn you to hell!

    http://i.minus.com/igH3dF4STszz9.gif

    • Shalashaska

      hahaha get rid of all the background and you’ll have a angry/desperate thrusting motion..haha

    • it was Konami all along

  • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

    Why do I get the feeling Kojima-San is being held by KONAMI as an “Enemy Combatant”?

    http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–G0BzwtjK–/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/18qms4j2hor8fjpg.jpg

  • Venom_Sina

    Hey,Dear Nyxus.Sry for the off-topic.It seems like “Gamestop” has restocked MGSV:TPP Collector’s Edition!!!
    To Everyone that weren’t successful obtaining it until now:Do yourself a favor and GET IT NOW!!!!
    Here’s the link:http://www.gamestop.com/ps4/games/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-collectors-edition/120844

    • Shalashaska

      oh man.. something is wrong with my browser.. kindly do me a favor ?
      Order one for me and then send it to
      street tosmartforowngood
      in imprettysurethiswontwork
      i’ll send you the money in a few days 😉

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Wow. That sucks. These were always great. It would have been great to let him do one final Kojima Station. Was Konami worried Hideo would say something disparaging about them or something?

  • Braden Gunn

    Starting to think this is a ruse to be honest, consider this

    Kojima announced the game and then revealed Hayter was out, and there was a fan uproar, Kojima had taking something we loved away, and we wanted it back similar to how Big Boss is feeling towards Cipher.

    But then the game took too long too release and most of us came to accept that David was gone, and the effect was gone.

    Now Konami has taken Kojima, Kojima Productions and Kojima Station away from us, and we’re angry again.

  • FOX

    Get ready for April one

  • Venom_Sina

    Just what the hell are you doing,Konami?With these actions,you’re going to bury yourselves alive!!!
    At this point,I’m worried about Silent Hills.What happens to Silent Hills if Kojima and his team leave Konami?So many questions in my mind,but I have zero answers for them!!!!
    Right now,for the first time,I’m hoping that PythonSelkan’s analysis turns out to be true!!!

    • Gatsu

      Im worried of SH too… To finally get a promising look on new SH with PT, I know it wasn’t directly linked to SH. But it was so freaking awesome…the graphics, scary atmosphere, sounds etc. I almost crapped my pants. So I was able to imagine just how incredible and scary SH would be like.

      I was really looking forward to see Silent Hill become amazing again made by the dream team ;(… but now it may never happen.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah.After seeing not-so-good sequels to Silent Hill,this new one looked promising.But right now it looks like all of our dreams has gone with the wind!!!Man,this feeling is bad…

    • Shalashaska

      wait .. what has PS analysis gotta do with SH ? am i missing something ? o.O

      • Gatsu

        I havent watched them lately, but I wonder if PS analysis was about Kojima and Konami. Not sure.

        • Shalashaska

          Lol, I remember the last one i posted here.. i continued watching it just for past time but then there came this part where he showed an angle at which Big boss’s E cigar looks like the orange eye/glow thing gray fox has on his suit’s face… There i went “ok this is too much” … then he turned around and showed the new suit from the afghanistan demo.. it has those Pads at the back which look like the back of gray fox’s suit.. i just lost it and closed it.. couldnt take that anymore -_-

      • Venom_Sina

        No,nothing about SH.They said in their video that all of these things happening(removing A Hideo Kojima Game,Removing Kojima productions logo,etc.)is a April 1st joke.Long story short,they think Kojma is playing us like a damn fiddle!!!When I said:”I hope…”,I meant for these parts.

        • Shalashaska

          ahhh ok ok.. perhaps.. i guess i didnt see those bits.. as you see below.. i lost it and just couldnt go watching anymore .. as for this.. i really doubt it.. because see.. either way, kojima is leaving.. only difference in what happened now is that konami, rather than respecting his legacy and walking him out of the door like a damn king, plan to strip his name from all his land and plan to throw him out like he was never a king.

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.That’s rude.Removing his name from the games that he created himself?Konami must be high!!!Even if Kojima is going to leave Konami,there are so many respectful ways that they can do.But they chose the worst!!!

          • Shalashaska

            Exactly. and THAT is why Im gonna keep from giving these guys money. September 1st. 60$. That is the last bit they get from my pocket. unless, they actually somehow get kojima back onto working another Game for them

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah.That’s a good plan.Keeping money for Kojima products.
            Good Night man.It was nice talking with you.

          • Shalashaska

            Yup.. cya tomorrow buddy 😉

          • Mini gear

            They should have left a hideo Kojima game on the cover, now future untaught generations will thank konami instead of kojima

          • Shalashaska

            EXACTLY. That Why I’ll tell my grandchildren the TRUTH! I’ll be the old cool grandpa that talks about game! xD

  • LegendarySnake

    I’m a little sad…
    I am looking for new moderators for my group MGS fan club on Steam which have around 1500 members. Nyxus would you to be one of them? It will be an honnor for me. Also a big thanks to Big_Boss88 and Kirtanloorii who are excellent moderators in my group!

    • Gatsu

      Yes np, sorry though that I havent been around there much lately lol. Been quite busy with work, MGI and games etc :(…
      I try be more active in future ;)…
      ~ex Big_Boss88

      • LegendarySnake

        No problem Boss you are my left arm!

        • Gatsu

          <(^__^<)

      • kirtanloorii

        I sent you a friend invite on steam. With so many Big Boss avatars, sometimes its hard to tell who’s who, lol.

        • Shalashaska

          All them clones hanging around tryna take over.. it never ends.

          • kirtanloorii

            Nothing wrong with that, lol.

          • Gatsu

            The real Big Boss got many body doubles :).

          • Shalashaska

            PythonSelkan must have just have an explosion. somewhere.

          • kirtanloorii

            He’s in Malta, so it will take a few hours before I can hear it…;)

          • Shalashaska

            hahaha the explosion im talking about doesnt have much sound .. hahah so PG.

          • kirtanloorii

            Yes it does. You just have to use your imagination.

          • Shalashaska

            haha time to go to sleep for me, buddy.. so i’ll pretend i didnt just think of any noises xD

          • kirtanloorii

            The plot thickens you see, because Python And Selkan are 2 different people. Sweet dreams.

          • Shalashaska

            You know.. i knew that but until now .. that really didnt hit my mind’s imagination. Im gonna go to sleep now and Hope I dont have any gay dreams with noises in them. and if i do, im blaming you. Thank you , goodnight 😀

          • Gatsu

            Good night brother ^^

        • Gatsu

          Lol ;D, I know what you mean so many :). I could change it into some anime avatar, but Biggu Bossu ftw xD.
          Also thanks!

    • Sorry, don’t really have time, with the site and all. But thanks for the offer, and good luck!

      • Gatsu

        Dont worry Nyx, you’ve done the world and us fans a great service!
        We wouldnt be here without your epic news so keep up the good work ;). Umm, I mean at least I wouldnt have found this site without them lol but ofc I stay in here Boss …if misunderstood somehow :P.

        • Raymondius

          Hey guys, what’s the name of the group? Sorry, I’m kind of new on Steam, haha.

      • LegendarySnake

        Thank you very much Nyxus! And you are welcomed!

  • Shalashaska

    Oh, kona my boy, you PIECE of @#!@$#@%$$%^&%$&%^#@$!

    The last Money you ever get from me will be on September 1st. And help me god, I promise i’ll make sure even my kids never buy your games. Oh wait.. that is if you guys SURVIVE TILL then Without Kojima. After This stunt, you guys dont even deserve the money. I wish I could just pay Kojima All My money for TPP.

    https://p.gr-assets.com/540×540/fit/hostedimages/1380406821/794129.gif
    we can all guess who is who.
    http://media.tumblr.com/3c3f6ca64ee5beff0772b6b5c654b879/tumblr_inline_n94w3i0pYr1rqevcy.gif

    • Raymondius

      Made me wanna cry. I, like most of you, feel very atached to the man, to the team and to the franchise.

      I will for sure purchase and beat the hell out of the game they have been making all of these years. Even when one part of me will always feel truly sick for giving Konami a single euro, I will do it for Kojima and KojiPro. Even when piracy is so easy these days I won’t even think about it because I will do it for them. I just want Konami to burn to the ground so bad. I want them to be erased from existence, I want anyone to remember them. I want to do to them what they did to Kojima, his name and his team.

      This is not just his final Metal Gear. This is my last one too.

      • The truly sad thing would be if we never again get a true ‘Hideo Kojima game’ on the scale of MGS.

        • Raymondius

          I think that won’t happen. That man is THE man, Final Bosman said it. His work has made him earn what he deserves, Nyx. The whole MGSV development may have depressed or tore him apart, but he is our phoenix bird. I have never seen so much enthusiasm in industry, and I have faith in him returning to direct every aspect of a new IP (this somehow sounds like a religion xD).

          • MichaelPayneV

            Or revive Fallen Legends like Max Payne.

        • nah, i think that probably won’t happen, there’s a lot of people on the industry that would back him up on a new project, and in the worst case scenario he can go in a kickstarter route. that’s millions for sure

          • Yeah, but would that be enough to fund a project like MGS? He would probably still need a publisher for that.

          • mhhh yeah, you’re right there. though it would be easier to find a publisher if he already has a project on the tracks. let’s hope he never needs to work that way anyway. it would be a bit sad

          • MichaelPayneV

            Take 2 Interactive?

      • From The Distant Future

        You want an entire company to burn to the ground? Are you listening to yourself? First off, we don’t really know what’s going on. For all we know it could have been Kojima’s fault that all this happened. We, as Metal Gear fans, have to be patient until the official story from BOTH sides are release. Yes. Patient. After all, we’ve been waiting for The Phantom Pain for quite sometime now.

        • Raymondius

          Take it easy, just making a little resemblance with the whole TPP story, it seems almost meta-narrative. If the possibility of it being some kind of ruse, agreement or whatever ends up being true, which I doubt, the goal should be that we feel as losing something loved. But the facts are that they have removed something important for some of us, and we are angry as a result.

        • Shalashaska

          Kojima is exiting.
          Konami Wants people to think it their game and NOT Hideo Kojima’s. They want to own the rights and everything that comes after Hideo Kojima leaves the company. It alright on their part as they ARE a company.
          But they wouldnt be that big of a company without hideo kojima.
          Rather than taking his team under their wing and respecting all that Him and His team have done for Konami, they are kicking them out on the sidewalk and announcing new MG games. THAT my friend, is where Konami screwed up. Yea im up for a next MG or a reboot or something.. but if its gonna be on the expense of disrespecting and spitting on Kojima and his team.. that I’m not gonna be ok with. they bring Rocksteady or bethesda or whatever other devs to make their MG games, without KojiPro’s team.. its nothing to me but an ACreed Cash grab.

          They COULD have done it like this “hey guys… we all know kojima san is leaving so we respect him and once he leaves, we take his team, get a director and improve the team anyway we can and then continue to make MG games in the MG universe for our fans, that way we respect the guys who made us rich and we respect all our fans.”
          BUT no. With what they are doing now, is proof enough that they will turn this into another Acreed that release every 2 years or something to shit on all the beautiful masterpieces Kojima has created. AND DAMN ME, I’m not gonna buy them, damn i wont play it if i got it for free.

          • Raymondius

            Hell, well said.

          • From The Distant Future

            It is Konami’s franchise. It is NOT Kojima’s. However, it is Kojima’s creation (a lot of its creation throughout the years are of the OTHER devs as well). Perhaps that’s what you wanted to say.

            Maybe here in America they wouldn’t be “as big” of a company were it not for Kojima. But even that is arguable. You have to realize Konami doesn’t just make video games. And they do have more video game franchises under their name. You might not have notice since you more than likely just zero-in on the Metal Gear series.

            I think Konami has respected Kojima for years upon years. Kojima spends a lot of money on his games. He puts a lot of money on his games and he takes a long time to make his games. And they’re not accessible. Really. They’re difficult games to get into. You understand? Kojima is also an alter – he wants to be pushing the medium so much farther, but, you know, on the scale he does it, that cost a lot of tons of money.

            But it’s like I said, who knows what happened. For all we know, Konami probably wanted to keep him, and Kojima was the one who just wanted to leave. Maybe leave on bad terms. Who knows.

            That’s funny. You just got done saying, “Yea im up for a next MG or a reboot or something..”, only to turn around say, “its nothing to me but an ACreed Cash grab.” Whether Kojima left on bad terms or not, what difference would it had made for the next Metal Gear game?

            Now you’re just writing nonsensical sentences.. “they will turn this into another Acreed that release every 2 years or something”, when all they stated was, “Konami will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series ‘following’ “MGSV: TPP.” How you put that and Assassin’s Creed together makes as much sense as “Kojima to Gray Fox” theory… If anything:

            2004- MGS3
            2006- Portable Ops
            2008- MGS4
            2010- Peace Walker

            But PSP/Vita games don’t really count, right? At least when it comes to the main entries (what the company and fans really want). Ok, you won’t buy the new Metal Gear games. Your mind is already made up, of course, without knowing the truth of the matter. However, as a Metal Gear fan, I will continue to buy Metal Gear games with or without Kojima around. And at the same time, as a person who likes Kojima’s work, I’ll be very interested to see what else he comes up with. While I’ll keep the best of both worlds, you go with you said… : )

          • Shalashaska

            Firstly, before I forget.. Portable Ops wasnt made by Hideo Kojima. Just produced by him. I may be wrong though. so we have 2004- 2008- 2010. and two years is quite alot for a psp game. And also let me add in that Peacewalker was the best game for Psp. Search anywhere for “top PSP games” and Peacewalker will always be pretty high up on the list.

            Secondly, yes Konami owns the Franchise and they own the rights to it. But Kojima makes the game what it is. It was his idea. He needed money. They provided. Imagine it like this, Your dad buys you a book and pencil. You draw an AMAZING art piece using that paper and pencil. The canvas and Paper is his PRODUCTION. BUT THE IDEA IS YOURS. Konami provies Hideo kojima with the money he needs to make that canvas and that drawing come true and therefore the rights to what he makes, Konami owns. The business men of Konami cant make a MG game

            And Im not MG focused. I know and own PES, Castlevania which are both Konami titles. Indeed they have other franchises. but Konami’s bread and butter is What Kojima made – MG series.

            I’m not neglecting what they have done for the years in the past. They gave him money due to which his games were possible. so Yes, I agree that they were good in that sense. But they are PRODUCERS, they are the one that GIVE/ INVEST in products of other people. If those people didnt produce as good products as they have, Konami wouldnt be that rich.

            As for Kojima leaving Konami, I really dont understand .. its POSSIBLE, but what issue would have kojima had ?
            According to me and read carefully, i’ll try and explain this as best as i can.
            Kojima is leaving.
            Konami needs MG series to go on to earn alot more money than their other side stuff.
            (Like Ubisoft. They are rich but they gotta dish out Acreed series for extra money because they KNOW people will BUY them. Like the COD Series, they know its the same as last years but they’ll dish it out because they know people will buy them. Like FIFA and EA ! where THEY KNOW THAT THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING OF ANYTHING GOOD to IMPROVE the games they are making/selling, they’ll dish another one out because they know people will buy them)
            They know everyone sees Kojima as to be the creator or MG. They know that they minute Kojima is done with the MG series, that MG will die unless they resurrect it.
            They are taking out his mark so that they get the brand recognition. They take it out and all that is left is “Konami”
            You get what im trying to Say ? Konami wants brand recognition so that Future gamers buy their stuff and their future MG titles because they are “KONAMI” and the series they are selling is “Metal gear”. And it may not become another Acreed with in regard to how quickly they release one after the other. but It will no longer remain the beauty that Hideo Kojima perfects.

            and when i said im up another mg game or a reboot , what i meant is that its something MADE by the Kojipro Team with DEDICATION, EFFORT AND TIME even if its a director other than hideo kojima. BECAUSE THAT PROVES THAT they want to sell a QUALITY product and not a QUANTITY one. Whether their products will be QUANTITY or QUALITY we will know when they announce them officially.

            Konami will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series ‘following’ “MGSV: TPP

            and To this I say that should’ve have put my words in better sentences. what I mean by the whole thing is that IF their products turn into something like the Acreed series (WHICH IS CASH GRAB no matter how much you like the series, youve gotta agree that the series has become a cash grab) I will not buy their products.

            And its true, it could have been Kojima’s fault at it.. maybe he had some argument or is leaving with bad terms… although I dont understand what kind of bad terms would there be for a guy who was responsible for Konami’s best selling games. If the guy wanted to leave.. just let him go, yes? I dont know.. could be a fight or whatever but he doesnt deserve being kicked out like this. Also another thing I wanted to add is that Kojima Probably knew that konami would do this.. thus the marking removal mission in Ground zeroes.. but you see i dont have a issue with konami removing his marks. I dont have a issue with another mg game without hideo kojima, i aint a crazy fanboy .. what i have the issue with and THE ONLY issue i have, is the WAY konami did it. NOT WHAT THEY DID. but THE WAY they did it- which is disrespectful even if kojima and they had a fight or something.

            haha sorry this is too damn long… my bad. Dont mean to be an A-hole 😉

          • Edward Wokhands

            Very well said. If Konami keep this up then MGS5 will be the last MGS I’ll buy. I won’t go near whatever terrible mess they make without Kojima. It’d be like firing Miyamoto and making a point of releasing shallow Mario games. Nintendo did it right, Shigeru mentored teams, he taught them how to create games with his feel while adding some extra personal things to them. He did this over a long period and did it happily. The way Konami handled this was terrible and it’ll be a surprise if anything good comes from it.

          • Shalashaska

            Exactly. They didnt handle it well at ALL. It hurt their company bad too. I’m sure they’ll make a remake now after MGSV is out.. there are two types of people in the gaming industry.
            1 are the corporate people, the rich dudes handing out money and getting alot in return.
            2 are the designers, the directors, the teams, the artists that need the corporate money to make their visions comes true.
            Games would be better if the first type of people didnt call the shots but unfortunately they do and as the time goes its getting worse. Micro transactions, cut of parts of the game for dlc, cut of DIFFICULTY levels for DLC (Seriously?) … We walk on a thin line.. if gaming continues the way it is with everyone buying and paying 120$ for shitty games and demanding NOTHING better.. we are gonna be left with games that all play like BF4 on launch..we’ll be paying 60$ for the disc and then paying 60$ more for “added content” which will be parts of the game snipped out.

    • César H. Sandoval

      This guy speaks so much truth.

    • Shalashaska

      You know wat scares me the most? Kojima not being able to put his idea in TPP. easter eggs, fun things like his character model.. etc etc.. Im gonna be playing this game thinking how much fun was deleted thanks to Konami. Gonna hate Konami for this.

      • Edward Wokhands

        I wouldn’t worry about it when it comes to TPP. I’m worried about the future MGS games. I can instantly tell which MGS games weren’t Kojima’s. There’s just a different feel to them, less humor and easter eggs like you say.

        What makes you think he won’t be able to put fun stuff in it? I haven’t watched that video yet and I’m honestly too depressed to read the news stories.

        • Shalashaska

          I know .. Every guy who has played thru the MG series will notice the differences in minutes.. Not only does his easter eggs be fun but they are actually DIFFERENT from the types you find in games made by other Devs.

          I’m just doubtfull… like if he wants to put something like his face or some joke about himself or something relating to his life/kojipro.. konami will stop him.. maybe im just thinking too much about it and konami wont stop him from doing his stuff.. i hope not.

          • Edward Wokhands

            Ah, you mean over him not being allowed to promote the game? I guess that would make sense since they took his name off it. To be honest I don’t see the people who made that decision knowing much about easter eggs. Or at least I hope they don’t.

            You’ve actually got me worried now, I never thought of that. He put “kojima productions” all over the Deja Vu mission and I still think that the “mark removal” was a reference to what’s happening right now. Hopefully they won’t be able to affect the game as it is, knowing how games are made I’m guessing that the whole game is done right now including the basic layout for easter eggs. They basically lay out a template for the game and then fill the details in… then again maybe they don’t work like that and maybe I’m making excuses because even if they have layed it all out it only takes a second to remove a reference to an asset which is why unused assets are always left over in games. Ugh. You’ve genuinely got me worried over that now. :p Mantis is in the game and I’m sure he wants to put some references in there to MGS1 and the blank Kojima screens.

            If it comes out that Konami restrict him somehow then I won’t just be boycotting Konami, I’ll start working to discourage other people too.

            They did kind of mention that the game wouldn’t be affected at all by this so maybe nothing will change. I just realized, what if they keep his name off this and it’s the final MGS game by Kojima? That would be such a bitter note to go out on.

  • bud_brigman

    Not original to me, but it’s how I feel:

    “Purchase of Konami products after MGS V officially suspended. Consumers apologize for concerns.”

    • korruption

      Sounds more than fair. Fire that bullshit right back at ’em!

  • PrinceHeir
  • PrinceHeir

    Man i really what happened to Kojima-san and Shinkawa-san 😐

    http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/13/1427296924-kojima-station.jpg

    • MichaelPayneV

      Don’t worry, Video just like Big Boss will make his own Development studio and work for various publishers for now.

  • MichaelPayneV

    If Hideo will make his own Development Studio he should call it DSF, Développeurs Sans Frontières.

    Developers Without Borders

    • Raymondius

      And that’s a really cool idea.

  • Javier Sosa

    I dont think that “the game will be the same”. I am going to play the game thinking in all the things they deleted.
    Anyway, Im going to have a week free from work, I will work in holly week and have it in september.

    • MichaelPayneV

      I’m not that sure if i’m going to buy TPP if nothing from the 60$ i’ll pay will go to Hideo, Hideo is the only reason I paid 20$ for a Demo, for Ground Zeroes, now that Hideo will be gone I’d rather Pirate it and give Hideo personally the 60$ I would have paid for TPP or even the 100$ i would give for the CE, just to show Konami how much they fukked up.

  • Big Fox

    That’s what really happen.

  • !Aaarrrrgggghhhhhh!

  • damn. this is still hard to believe for me /: it’s still amazing that something like this happened

  • btw guys, off topic question: do any of you know if the PC edition of MGS has controller support?

    • MichaelPayneV

      Ground Zeroes has X360 support, so why wouldn’t TPP have?

    • ominonarepus

      for an Xbox controller for sure, I wacht a gameplay yesterday with it 😉

    • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

      Yeah for sure. Ground Zeroes has support for the X360 PC controller with controller prompts and everything. Now if you’re like me and prefer the DS3, there’s a way to have the playstation button prompts on the PC. If you don’t mind switching some files around.

    • sorry, i meant MGS as in Metal Gear Solid (lol) as in, first Metal Gear SOLID the one from PSX not Ground Zeroes

  • C’mon guys. I’m seeing too much negativity here. Probably will be nothing.

    To cheer you up, here goes a nice wallpaper for all of you (not made by me)
    http://i.imgur.com/EZ5B0gP.jpg

    Enjoy 🙂

    • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

      That didn’t cheer me up. That reminded me that all those characters and all those wonderful games that Kojima created. His vision, his legacy….Is owned by KONAMI. These are all konami copyrighted properties. :’ (

      • ObsessedGeorge

        F*CK KONAMI! This must have cheered you up, right? 🙂

      • Edward Wokhands

        Was going to say the exact same thing! It’s like being told you won’t be able to eat anymore and someone says “this’ll cheer you up…” and they show you a picture of the best pizza of all time. (Sex flavor.)

    • PrinceHeir

      Wooo Portable Ops represent!

  • Darby Crash

    Sorry for OT.Gamestop restocks CE again!
    Does anyone know if they deliver items out of U.S. territiories?

  • MichaelPayneV

    Hideo is a man of his word, and since he is finishing TPP as a Contractor, what if he will also finish Silent Hills as a Contractor working with not for Konami, but with Konami as an Outside Developer?

    The Development on Silent Hills was already started before the fallout between them, so why not?

    • Darby Crash
      • MichaelPayneV

        No no, what i meant is that no matter what Hideo could finish at Least Silent Hills Script and Cutscenes as a Contractor.

        • Darby Crash

          I had the same tought, if Del Toro becomes supervisor of Silent Hills Kojima could help him in a way or another.

      • Not sure, which is why it wasn’t posted here. Gamespot also had an anonymous source but that’s one of the biggest and most well known gaming sites out there.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Talking about Franchise Hideo could turn in to a Successful Video Game series like Metal Gear, on the top of my list is “The Terminator”
    Just imagine what he could do with this Franchise, especially since Metal Gear 1 was somehow inspired by The Terminator.
    https://moeatthemovies.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/20130716-222640.jpg

    • Shalashaska

      HELL YES. Although… I would suggest using the same universe or making another one like it but not including the recent movies.. the series wasnt all that good after part 2 of the Terminator :/

      • MichaelPayneV

        Well this upcoming One Genisys is a “Days of The Future Past” Alternate timeline, and is written by a big friend of James Cameron, so Hideo’s version could b just that, starting with Kyle Reese being sent in 1984, but then things go Crazy in a Kojima way, and everything will be changed.

  • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

    For those who are still hanging on to the idea that this could be an April Fool’s joke, you better tell the shareholders because Monday morning they didn’t seem to find it very funny when stock dropped.

    • Wow… just a name on the box, right?

      • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

        Yup, that’s all it took. A name and a rumor

        • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

          you call it a rumor, I call the silence a confirmation.

    • Raymondius

      Great, but not enough.

    • Shalashaska

      hahahaha oh god this is pretty funny considering how it went down

      “Kojima is leaving.. its all a bluff like before, i know him like my best friend”

      “but sir he is! im telling you, they even took his name out from the covers for their own publicity”

      and then this happened

      http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/at.gif

  • MichaelPayneV

    Robert, what is going to be, Loyalty your your Country (Konami), or Loyalty to your Mentor (Hideo)?

  • MichaelPayneV

    No matter how many times i Save Hideo (Intel Rescue), i still can’t save him.

    • kirtanloorii

      “That was perfect,” said Kojima, but clearly not good enough for Konami. lol

  • Yaro

    Breaking news! Kojima no longer working on TPP!! He is being force to finish this other game!

    • MichaelPayneV

      I don’t get it.

  • PrinceHeir

    Is the interview here Kojima was said MGSV was the last game from him?

  • PrinceHeir

    @Gatsu88:disqus

    Have you watched that Ghost in the Shell New Film teaser celebrating the evolution of the franchise?

    I can’t stop watching this!!! I’m really glad we’re getting a TV version with new scenes of ARISE as well as new Movies connecting ARISE.

    I wonder if future Metal Gear entries will be different, but good in their own right. Just like ARISE.

    • PrinceHeir

      Man a futuristic Metal Gear seems to be the future if they decided. We already seen a glimpse of it in Rising.

      They should take it to the deeper future, with Cyborgs, Augmentations rampant. Companies taking over behind the scenes.

      So basically Ghost in the Shell X Deus Ex style 🙂

      http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max1000x1500/cms/news/86162/news_xlarge_kokaku_movie_p.jpg

      • MichaelPayneV

        What if “Zone of Enders” is actually set in the Metal Gear universe hundred of years after the events of the Solid Games?

      • Gatsu

        Good ideas, Deus Ex ftw :D.

    • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

      今前にGhost in the Shellを見たことがない。いいか?

      • PrinceHeir

        Ghost in the Shell Seriesが最高です。どちをみるつもりてください。

        最初のことGhost in the Shell Stand Alone Complexをみてください。

        Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complexがいちばん大好きです ^^

        • #AHIDEOKOJIMAGAME

          どうも 楽しみにでしょう

    • Gatsu

      That was so damn amazing and that OST mmmm, I hadn’t seen this 😀 arigatou!
      I should watch older GitS again soon, because its been a while :).

      Yeah even though many of us hate Konami now, it will be interesting to see imo what the future MG games are like.
      Also sorry Prince for not replying to this on the other article, because I forgot lol… well I think I remember you posting it ;).

  • MrVux007

    i wont say *i told ya so* just yet….but im not surprised by this

    • MichaelPayneV

      Looks like they forgot that bit.

      EDIT: Nice find by the way.

    • Venom_Sina

      Nice catch,my friend.But there’s more(see the bottom of the picture):

      • MichaelPayneV

        “Developed by Kojima Production’ studio in Los Angeles”

        I see.

  • Jake

    We can always create a petition saying we will not buy TPP until his name is put back. If everyone really is that upset.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Just watched IGN’s Podcast about Konami and Kojima, and they said soemthing i never thought about.

    Other than Konami, who Publisher would be willing to give Hideo between 80 and 100 million Dollars to Develop a Niche Game made for only a certain Audience like Metal Gear, also would a Kickstar bring him from the fans enough for him to make “A Hideo Kojima” Scale Game of 80/100 million Dollars?

    The only one i could see taking this financial risk to get Hideo is either Rockstar Games or Activision, i don’t see anyone else willing to get Hideo knowing that he probably won’t bring back that much money to their company.

    • Raymondius

      Ac.. Activ… I would rather prefer a 2D indie platform game. Like 1000 times.

  • G Yoh Aquino

    I hope they won’t rename it to “KONAMI STATION”

  • Sn4ke_911

    Looks like Quiet met Kojima.

    HE’S ALIVE!

    • Shalashaska

      Link/picture. or it DID NOT happen!

      • Sn4ke_911
        • Shalashaska

          oh sorry man.. Disqus didnt show the image at first.. feel like such a douche

          • kirtanloorii

            This is why we should be allowed to delete comments.

          • Shalashaska

            Blame Disqus! Them peeps need to fix their stuff.. for a “social” site.. they sure mess up in some pretty important stuff regarding “Social” activities.

          • Gatsu

            I thought it was just me or my Mozilla, that new posted pictures don’t sometimes show unless I refresh page.

            They used to show up instantly imo last year, but maybe it was changed at some point. Not bothering me that much anymore though :).

          • Shalashaska

            Same here.. atleast for me it was till last month or two month where it has stopped showing up immediately.. until now, I wasnt really 100% of the bug existing..

    • kirtanloorii

      She doesn’t seem so “Quiet” to me. I think she actually has a lot of lines.

  • kirtanloorii

    @Nyxus:disqus You should add a Phantom Cigar feature to that countdown on the right.

    • That would be cool. but the countdown is a pre-made plugin. Can’t really change it other than choosing from a couple of layouts.

      • kirtanloorii

        Lol. I was only joking. But yeah, I’m just trying to say that I am impatient 😉

        • The countdown just broke after the latest update. 😛 Hopefully it can be fixed soon. Well, it’s still working but it looks a bit weird.

          • kirtanloorii

            Yeah I just noticed that. I thought it was only me.

          • They fixed it.

  • Sn4ke_911

    Bossu!

  • http://i.imgur.com/2ppmvLC.jpg

    Have a nice day 🙂

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