Konami = Shame

I would like to start this article by saying my opinion does not represent everyone’s opinion at 3Gem.

Last night was supposed to be a celebration of some of the great games that came out this year. Such games Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Super Mario Maker, Bloodborne, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and many more. One game that was being celebrated, that is a favourite of a variety of people around the world was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Last night Metal Gear Solid V was nominated for Game of the Year and it won awards for Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Score/Soundtrack.  Host Geoff Keighley revealed the following “As you noticed Hideo Kojima is not here with us tonight and I want to tell you a little about that,” Keighley said “Mr. Kojima had every intention of being with us tonight but unfortunately he was informed by a lawyer representing Konami, just recently, that he would not be allowed to travel to tonight’s awards ceremony to accept any awards.”  “He is still under an employment contract and it is disappointing, and it is inconceivable to me that an artist like Hideo would not be allowed to come here and celebrate with his peers and his fellow teammates.” Geoff Keighley is right, it is inconceivable that a company that produced other great games such as Castlevania, Contra, Suikoden and Silent Hill would do such a petty and disgusting act to a man that helped build Konami.  What Konami did was one of the most disgusting acts you can do to an artist and what happened should have never been the result of the falling out they had.  Hideo Kojima should have been allowed to celebrate his successful creator. Hideo Kojima is one of the best game designers of all time and he should be celebrated. He should not be erased from existence, to note they removed his name from the cover art of the game earlier this year. He should be lifted up and used as inspiration to help show what can be created if we use the power of our minds. Shame on Konami for doing what they did. Personally I will never spend a cent on another Konami game again. Hail Kojima, we love you!