Harmony of Despair: How Konami Stumbles Out of the Video Game Industry

Many of my favorite games and franchises are products of the well-known Japanese game developer, Konami. At a certain point in time, I even considered myself a Konami fan. However, some recent developments and revelations look like they will result in me withdrawing my affection for them, as well as them being pushed out of the greater video game market scene – partly voluntarily, partly consequentially. Continue reading

The Philosophers’ Legacy: The Future of Metal Gear

NOTE: This post contains spoilers about Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, as well as a number of other Metal Gear titles.

After Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain being released a month back, everyone’s probably getting to the point where they’re sick and tired of hearing about it, especially anyone who’s not playing it themselves. I’m still playing the game, but I’m rather tired of discussing it myself. Instead, after beating the game and picking up the story twists it has to offer to the saga, I’ve moved on to contemplating what the future holds for the franchise. Continue reading