Hideo Kojima promoted to Vice President of Konami

by snout on 31-03-2011, 10:31
Topic: MSX Related
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Source: Gamasutra

In 1986 a man called Hideo Kojima joined the MSX computer division of Konami and - even though he himself would have preferred to work on the NES division - that turned out to be a life-changing event. As an assistant director he worked on the great Penguin Adventure, but later it became clear he was only flexing his muscles there as the games that followed were the legendary Metal Gear, Snatcher, SD-Snatcher and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

Over the years, the Metal Gear series continued to bring in serious money for Konami, allowing Kojima to start his own division within Konami called Kojima Productions. As of April 1st, 2011 Kojima will be promoted to the role of vice president of the company, which lately has been suffering from flat sales and a drop in profits.

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By RobertVroemisse

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31-03-2011, 11:17

Yo Hideo. Congrats man! Party at your place this weekend? See you!

By snout

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31-03-2011, 12:47

~ and then it turned out to be an April fools pun ~ (no?)

By konamiman

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31-03-2011, 13:06

"Kazuhiko Uehara, currently a corporate officer for Konami, will replace Michihiro Ishizuka as CEO of Hudson Soft"

¿Kazuhiko Uehara? This man appears as music composer in the staff of some Konami MSX games!

PS: this doesn't smell like an april fools joke to me...

By snout

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31-03-2011, 13:16

konamiman: I have no reason to assume it is. And indeed! Good to see that MSX is very well represented in the highest levels of Konami's organization. Now come on and give us a decent SD-Snatcher remake! Tongue

By konamiman

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31-03-2011, 13:24

snout: I would be happy with a FINISHED version of Snatcher instead. Tongue

By JohnHassink

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31-03-2011, 13:29

the company, which lately has been suffering from flat sales and a drop in profits.
Even Konami isn't going so well lately? Well I'll be...

By JohnHassink

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31-03-2011, 13:30

@ konamiman:
I suppose you did play the Sega CD version?
To me, that's the definitive one.

By lionelritchie

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31-03-2011, 17:43

Great, now he can work the next five years in another metal gear 3d demo with some game in the middle.

By kuuno

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31-03-2011, 23:19

and no one thought of aprils fool.....oO

By Vampier

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01-04-2011, 20:42

Konami has gone away from it's roots and now makes pulp-ware.

By lionelritchie

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01-04-2011, 20:50

whats pulpware? new fag name for bad games?