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I've played the 360 and PS3 versions of this game to completion, and I am ready to do it a third time.

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#2  Edited By year199X

@sweep said:
This re-assigned shit is what blows my mind a little bit. I don't know why experienced developers are putting up with that at all, unless they signed themselves up for a completely ridiculous contract where they aren't allowed to leave, in which case what the fuck? I also don't really understand how Konami can afford to effectively blacklist experienced artists by moving them to janitorial positions. Who is allowing themselves to be subjected to that and why?

I'm playing devils advocate here, I know plenty of people who would rather take a runner/intern position than face a lengthy chunk of unemployment, so there's a chance that "people are being reassigned" has been given a somewhat negative spin, and actually they are keeping people employed in temporary positions so they can keep them on the payroll? The way it's phrased here does make it sound extremely malicious, though...

This has more to do with Japanese employment laws. Basically, you can't legally fire an employee unless you can painstakingly prove they are actively detrimental to your business, and even then it's a lengthy process. To get around this, employers will put employees in shitty positions to coerce them to quit of their own accord.

This aspect isn't unique to Konami at all, but it's still a shitty thing that happens.

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#3  Edited By year199X

@lordofultima: Yes they did. Are they going to prison? How much fines they have to pay? Oh, they got muted. They are using service that can do that if the service provider so desires. They agreed to this when they started to use the service or (/and) agreed to the term of services.

Law is the law and if you break it you roll the dice. And the whole point of my original post was that nothing is not going to stop this change in the internet unless the problem is fixed in it's root - which is the copyright law and system that controls and modifies it. You can bitch about Google, Twitch and services that replaces them, but the same problem will creep up (with greater strength) again and again unless the real issue is fixed.

People however tend to focus their attention on the surface issues, so this is not likely to ever change for the better.

Probably because apathetic people like you aren't helping.

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EA can barely release a finished product on their normal release schedule and they want me to pay $5 to play it even earlier?

That said this is actually a nifty idea, but I'm afraid of a future where all games will be accessed through subscription services similar to this one.

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#5  Edited By year199X

This was definitely one of the defining games of my childhood. Glad to see I'm not the only one in the world who played it.

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#6  Edited By year199X

Pretty neat video. Also, some of those start screens have cool animations when you actually hit start!

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GB won't be the same without you, Ryan.

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If he had actually played the game for 3000 hours that would mean he'd have played at least 10 hours a day since release. That seems fishy to me.

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#9  Edited By year199X

So uh... PSO2? Sega? Please?

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#10  Edited By year199X

So I heard this was supposed to be an origin story and is connected to XCOM: EU. I don't necessarily mind but, this could easily just be a new IP.