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New report makes working at Konami sound like a nightmare


Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei has published a damning report on the current situation facing employees at Konami. The article itself is behind a paywall and in Japanese but a number of different translations of the piece corroborate to reveal a grim working environment for current staff. We've got in touch with Konami who 'will not be commenting' on the matter. 
Translated by freelance Japanese localiser Thomas James in this summary, the report reveals that a whopping $80 million was spent on the development of Metal Gear Solid 5 by April. It's unknown whether this was the initial reason for Kojima's name being removed from the MGS games and the dissolving of Kojima Productions but it is mentioned that a delay on the project may have led to the very public and still somewhat mysterious falling out. 
More worrying however are the reports of the treatment of staff. As translated by Kotaku, staff members are monitored for their lunch breaks using time cards and if there is lateness  then their names are announced across the whole company. Most surprisingly of all, Konami game developers who are deemed not useful are reassigned to security guard roles or as cleaning staff within fitness clubs run by the company. Dr Serkan Toto,


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When adding links you should really link back to the exact article. Every time I click I'm redirected to the main website itself which is a pain in the ass. #Protip2234





And this really does come as no surprise. Konami is not the Konami of the past. it's a shitty corporate monster that's following the same trail of EA, Activision, and other once great gaming companies. I'm glad Hideo left. Hope he starts a rival company and crushes this shit hole known as Konami.


Speaking of: New Castlevania game. THIS is what Konami has devolved into.


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