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Guillermo del Toro: “Fuck Konami”

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If you tuned into last night’s The Game Awards, you got treated to a strange and visually dynamic trailer for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming PC and PlayStation 4 game, Death Stranding. Prior to this reveal, host Geoff Keighley adamantly praised Kojima, and even made a blunt jab at Konami’s treatment of the developer.

A former Hideo Kojima collaborator, Guillermo del Toro, also voiced his dislike of Konami last night, via a pretty flattering Tweet:

“FUCK KONAMI,” del Toro wrote on Twitter. He followed up by clarifying his remark, saying “Konami cancelling SH after PT is one of the most moronic things I’ve ever witnessed.”

If you haven’t been following the epic fallout with Konami, Kojima, and del Toro, you could say the company quietly cancelling the two creator’s Silent Hills project was the final straw that broke the camel’s back. A few months later, Kojima officially left Konami and reformed a new Kojima Productions studio.

The new Death Stranding trailer revealed last night saw Guillermo del Toro as an entirely new character – leading to many speculating how truly involved he is with the game.

Death Stranding is currently in development for PC and PlayStation 4.

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37 comments
  1. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Most gamers agree.

  2. Sckarton
    Sckarton
    December 2, 2016 at 10:37 am

    And fuck kojima too.

  3. Brownninja97 .
    Brownninja97 .
    December 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

    no

  4. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 2, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Based

  5. sanic
    sanic
    December 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Wow rude.

  6. goodbyejojo
    goodbyejojo
    December 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

    amen

  7. Loli de 42 Anos - the Return
    Loli de 42 Anos - the Return
    December 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

    in other news: water is still wet and pigs are still unable to fly.

  8. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    December 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I’ll keep coming.

  9. dogmentation
    dogmentation
    December 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Indeed, fuck Konami.
    Konami has done nothing but run their properties into the ground and foment ill will among their fanbase for years. Which is why we have Igarashi making not-Castlevania outside their control, and Kojima making not-Silent Hill outside their control. They should just give up the pretense of making video games altogether and concentrate on pachi*, which is where their bread is buttered anyway.

  10. bomblord
    bomblord
    December 2, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    I just realized this is the guy we seen in the Death Stranding Trailer holding the baby

  11. Wonderkarp
    Wonderkarp
    December 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I would. I bet he’s a passionate lover

  12. larverto365
    larverto365
    December 2, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    More like FucKonami

  13. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Fuck Konami AND Kojima.

  14. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll never understand Konami’s “scorched earth” policy they had last year. But yeah, fuck em. They’re dead to me.

  15. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Only person they had left was Kojima and they didn’t want to support something that might end up becoming a ghost without him.

  16. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    December 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Top lad

  17. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Fuck AAA gaming companies in general.

  18. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 2, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    At this point it’s like saying fuck Hitler, but good on him for recognising industry stupidity.

  19. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This is beating a dead horse at this point but who cares? Fuck Konami.

  20. Nerris
    Nerris
    December 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Close to 10 years of Konami hate here as a Bemani fan.

  21. Slizzl
    Slizzl
    December 2, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    So brave

  22. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Death Stranding is looking more like a combination of not-Metal Gear, not-Silent Hill with an extra helping of “what the fuck is even going on?” (like a combination of MG and SH needed anymore) after that last trailer.

  23. bigbear514
    bigbear514
    December 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Is this really news? A tweet from GDT saying “Fuck Konomi”. Or is this just so we can keep our circle-jerking some more.

  24. Zhnigo
    Zhnigo
    December 2, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    It still hurts.

  25. Niche's Commenting Regulars
    Niche's Commenting Regulars
    December 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Hayakawa thought that it was worth burning the fanbase since the whole unsatiatable critics and fans were become a pain in the ass and they decided to go “Bye Bitches”

  26. Vernify
    Vernify
    December 2, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    I’m in the Z.O.E club. And the hate is still flowing ever so strongly within me. I really wish they would just sell the IP to someone else so we can at least get a new entry in the series.

  27. Alex (ง˘ω˘)ว
    Alex (ง˘ω˘)ว
    December 2, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    NICE

  28. Maria Maasaa
    Maria Maasaa
    December 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Or you’re Jim Sterling

  29. Dawn Blast
    Dawn Blast
    December 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Try being a Suikoden Fan…

  30. Guin
    Guin
    December 3, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Worse, try being a Tokimemo fan.

  31. Ubrokemygrill?
    Ubrokemygrill?
    December 3, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Fuck the whole industry. Salt it and wait decades for it to be renewable.

  32. Vcom7418
    Vcom7418
    December 3, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Gamers agree with a movie director bashing a video game company.
    Only in 2016, people, only in 2016 do you see this kind of thing happening and make sense.

  33. hachifusa
    hachifusa
    December 3, 2016 at 4:13 am

    i want Suikoden 6 so bad.

  34. UUDDLRLR BASTART
    UUDDLRLR BASTART
    December 3, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Meh, hack filmmaker.

  35. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    at least now Konami can’t say its just a minority of fans who gives them shit