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Social Games’ “Compu Gacha” Model Officially Declared Illegal

By Ishaan . May 18, 2012 . 11:30am

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has declared the compu gacha model of monetization in games an illegal offense.

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Konami’s Second Credit Card – The Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side Visa

By Spencer . May 5, 2012 . 3:00pm

For each 1,000 yen ($12.50) you spend with the card you get 1 point. 200 points (or a 200,000 yen / US$2,500 balance) nets Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side super fans three sheets of stickers.

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New Metal Gear Solid Targeted For High-End Consoles And PC

By Spencer . February 21, 2012 . 11:56pm

Kojima Productions is looking for new staff, a lot of new staff to work in Japan or California, to make a new entry in the Metal Gear Solid series.

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Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Playtest: Push the Boxes, Battle the Treasures

By Jenni . February 21, 2012 . 3:30pm

If you go by the title character and selection of puzzles, you’d think Doctor Lautrec a sure Professor Layton clone. However, the Treasure Animatus battling and collecting is more Pokémon.

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The Story Of The Konami Code And Early Days Of NES Development

By Aria . December 17, 2011 . 5:30pm

“What’s the story behind the Konami Code, anyway,” Shigeharu Umezaki asks. “There isn’t one, really,” Kazuhisa Hashimoto answered. “Because I was the one who was going to be using it, I made sure it was easy to remember. “

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Metal Gear Creator Shares Photos Of His New Title Made With Fox Engine

By Spencer . December 16, 2011 . 2:19am

Well, it’s probably not Zone of Enders 3.

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Talking With Tak Fujii About Bringing Japanese Games Overseas Part 2

By Spencer . November 4, 2011 . 3:00pm

“It looks like the market is shrinking, right? But the total number of sales are not really shrinking. Metal Gear is still a multi-million selling title,” Tak Fujii said to Siliconera.

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Talking With Tak Fujii About Bringing Japanese Games Overseas Part 1

By Spencer . November 3, 2011 . 6:48pm

“This is my personal guess, but many Western gamers don’t play Japanese games anymore or maybe they never played Japanese games,” Fujii mused during our casual conversation.

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Hideo Kojima Would Like USC Students To Design DLC For Future Games

By Ishaan . October 6, 2011 . 4:30pm

Metal Gear Solid creator says he’d like USC students to use Konami’s upcoming Fox Engine to design downloadable content for games in the future.

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Suikoden Team Disbanded, Tri-Ace Hired Because They Have RPG Know How

By Spencer . August 8, 2011 . 1:55pm

According to Mukaitoge, producer on Frontier Gate, Konami lost their RPG know how and they would have to start from scratch by hiring new staff.

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What Does Hideo Kojima Think A Game Designer Needs?

By Ishaan . July 15, 2011 . 5:01pm

“Rather than doing what you want, doing what you like, you must have a clear idea of marketing and sales,” says Kojima.

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Gradius As You’ve Never Seen It Before – On A Slot Machine

By Spencer . June 6, 2011 . 1:02am

A new Gradius game with an original storyline and anime graphics? Jackpot? No, unless you hang out in pachislot parlors. Because this snazzy trailer is for Gradius the Slot.

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Hideo Kojima Discusses Kojima Productions’ New Ideas In An Amusing Interview

By Ishaan . June 2, 2011 . 6:38pm

Metal Gear Solid director, Hideo Kojima, does a video interview, while “Psycho Turkey” from a rival game company invades Kojima Productions.

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Konami Pledges 3DS And NGP Support

By Spencer . May 12, 2011 . 2:06am

At least four Nintendo 3DS games in the coming months plus unannounced NGP titles from Konami.

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Konami Bringing More Of Their Brands To Social Games, Hudson Leading The Way

By Ishaan . May 12, 2011 . 1:42am

Metal Gear Social, anyone? In the next year, you’ll see more Konami IPs pop up in social games.