Konami reportedly blacklists former employees, including Kojima Productions

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    According to a report in the japanese financial newspaper Nikkei, Konami is blacklisting former employees. Their source is a staffing agency employee that claims Konami is threatening game companies if a potential hire is a former Konami employee.

    The report also describes an incident regarding Kojima Productions. It states that the newly founded post-Konami Kojima Productions attempted to join ITS Kenoo, a health insurance society for the japanese games industry, but they were rejected because Konami director Kimihiko Higashio screened them before the application was reviewed.

    Two years ago a number of employees left Konami, including Kojima Productions.

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    i mean, it seems to me that konami has more influence than it ought to have even in its best days?

    really, this is probably an amazing time to scoop the entire kojima crew from the market. microsoft, sony, nintendo?

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    i mean, its not like this isn't a thing in any industry anywhere.
    if you leave your job on bad terms, your boss may or may not paint you in a bad light whenever some HR guy calls your former workplace.

    and if you leave a huge influential company in such a way... i mean, there's a reason why that 'you'll never work in hollywood/this town/industry again' is thrown around so much in movies
     
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    In the UK it would probably be illegal to trash a former employee, so much so the system is almost useless these days and most just say "yes they worked here, these dates to these dates, this is their role title" http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5072
    Anyway while I am OK with leaving on bad terms potentially haunting you the article made it sound like Konami threw their weight around more than is cool.
     
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    Konami can piss in their mouths for all I care.
     
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    Wow, you're into some kinky shit.
     
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    Not really, I just like calling out when companies pull a douche move like that.
     
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    Konami has always been involved with the Japanese mafia the Yakuza. Same with many Japanese video game companies like Nintendo, though less so today than in the past. You had people being attacked, board member missing fingers, property being damaged, theft and ransoms. Companies was even kidnappings of other rivals companies family members.

    The Super Famicom had to be shipped a night to avoid robbery from the Yakuza.
     
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    I want this to be made into a movie, sounds like some interesting Japanese mob film fodder.
     
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    I guess the Yakuza had a strict 9-5 schedule and were afraid of the Batman.

    Im not sure how much of that information is true about the Yakuza, but a google search says that Nintendo shipped at night to avoid robberies.
    I know their involvement with Nintendo and the Hanafuda in the past.
     
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    Takeshi Kitano or Takashi Miike to direct?
     
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    We already had Wolverine in Japan. Now I want to see Batman in Japan. Batman and Asians is the perfect Yin Yang.
     
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    I can't say much more than the above about their gaming division, but I did use to play Yugioh competitively and can tell you that the community has good reason not to be a fan of them. They mostly care about making a profit and not much else.
     
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    i see they're not content with trying to ruin the Metal Gear series with their new movie, now they have to go after the creator of it too ? screw them.
     
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    Well that makes sense. That would mean their factories would be staffed at night by a full workforce and not just a couple bribeable security guards.