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Title: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Foffy on January 06, 2022, 12:14:39 AM
Y'all like Castlevania, right? Do y'all like dogshit NFTs? Well, you're not in luck because Konami, celebrating the 35th anniversary, is literally selling you the bare minimum as NFTs. (https://www.konami.com/games/memorial-nft/en/)

Not much more to say here. Just more evidence they really don't care about their properties, and unique to Konami, without the people who made these franchises what they were still at the company, NFTs really might be the best thing they can come up with.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: X on January 06, 2022, 08:48:33 AM
I'm confused... Checked the site out and was scratching my head.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Darth Cariss on January 06, 2022, 09:10:48 AM
It's almost like they want to be hated...
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Kamirine on January 06, 2022, 10:49:35 AM
Fucking sigh…
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Bloo on January 06, 2022, 11:34:13 AM
Disappointing how they treat the legacy of a franchise they obviously lost the ability to understand long ago. It's a disgrace. That art isn't even theirs.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: VladOfWallachia on January 06, 2022, 01:43:26 PM
I've had hard time understanding what NFTs are, because the explanations I have heard are basically describing the selling of nothing. Paying real money for basically nothing in return, without the consent of the artists that originally created the art being sold as an NFT. It sounds more like a scam than anything else...




Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: zangetsu468 on January 06, 2022, 01:46:53 PM
Some say Chaos from AoS was comprised solely of Castlevania NFTs….
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Post by: Reinhart77 on January 06, 2022, 02:40:00 PM
they should promise that all funds they receive will go towards the developement of a new Castlevania game, ha.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Aceearly1993 on January 06, 2022, 04:59:15 PM
This is something which did not run too far from what I was thought. The whole things they did just doesn't make any sense at all. When you expect something long lost, they not only diss at you, but always offer you something else, plus far worse. That's Konami.
Never put hopes too high to the pitiful company. Castlevania's future relies on somebody else who do care about the IP's true value and do care about the whole 2D action genre.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: X on January 07, 2022, 09:56:37 AM
What Konami is doing reminds me of those unwanted mystery boxes you see sold at stores. They're just full of crap nobody want's to buy.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Gunlord on January 07, 2022, 12:45:30 PM
I've had hard time understanding what NFTs are, because the explanations I have heard are basically describing the selling of nothing. Paying real money for basically nothing in return, without the consent of the artists that originally created the art being sold as an NFT. It sounds more like a scam than anything else...

That's absolutely what it is. It's a giant scam and waste of time and money, exploiting people with more money than sense, more love of "new tech" than sense, or just no sense at all. Additionally, NFTs are very wasteful of energy, which is terrible for the environment. It's just a travesty for Konami to get involved with this nonsense, I don't know what they're thinking. And I thought they had turned over a new leaf with cool stuff like the Getsu Fuuma remake...seems like they're back to their old trash tricks.
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Post by: zangetsu468 on January 07, 2022, 04:21:40 PM
That's absolutely what it is. It's a giant scam and waste of time and money, exploiting people with more money than sense, more love of "new tech" than sense, or just no sense at all. Additionally, NFTs are very wasteful of energy, which is terrible for the environment. It's just a travesty for Konami to get involved with this nonsense, I don't know what they're thinking. And I thought they had turned over a new leaf with cool stuff like the Getsu Fuuma remake...seems like they're back to their old trash tricks.

Konami has been watching too much Gary Vee… Next they’ll be going to Garage Sales and tracking down copies of their own physical games and reselling them at inflated prices on VeeBay… It’s bulletproof!!! 8)
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Darkmoon on January 07, 2022, 05:03:24 PM
That's absolutely what it is. It's a giant scam and waste of time and money, exploiting people with more money than sense, more love of "new tech" than sense, or just no sense at all. Additionally, NFTs are very wasteful of energy, which is terrible for the environment. It's just a travesty for Konami to get involved with this nonsense, I don't know what they're thinking. And I thought they had turned over a new leaf with cool stuff like the Getsu Fuuma remake...seems like they're back to their old trash tricks.

I was coming in to say the same thing. Hahaha.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: JR on January 07, 2022, 11:40:18 PM
And I thought they had turned over a new leaf with cool stuff like the Getsu Fuuma remake...seems like they're back to their old trash tricks.

Same here. The Getsu remake looked fun, and I've honestly enjoyed the Castlevania collections, but then they get in on this dumbass NFT crap. Just makes them look scummy and lazy.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Flame on January 08, 2022, 02:24:23 PM
I've had hard time understanding what NFTs are, because the explanations I have heard are basically describing the selling of nothing. Paying real money for basically nothing in return, without the consent of the artists that originally created the art being sold as an NFT. It sounds more like a scam than anything else...
Imagine, if you will: A picture on the internet.
And what you are buying, isn't the picture, but a receipt for the picture.

That's the simplest way to explain an NFT. It's literally just a moneymaking scam to part fools from their money.

Which is why it's funny to laugh at all the idiots buying those dumb ape nfts and then hopelessly crying out when someone "steals" it by right clicking and saving. Because you can't do shit. What you bought was not a picture, but a string of code that represents the picture on the blockchain. An overglorified reciept
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Reinhart77 on January 08, 2022, 05:51:26 PM
Some or all of the Castlevania NFTs say that there's unlockable assets.  So it seems they're getting "something" that a non-owner doesn't have access to.  I'm guessing these unlockables are higher resolutions of the videos or images?  If they then go ahead and post that picture or share it on the internet, then they won't really own anything special other than the receipt. 

I'm also curious if the owner would be able to hide the digital asset once purchased.  Does the auction page disappear once there's a buyer and then if you didn't save the file (publicly accessible representation of the asset) and didn't buy the asset, do you then lose your chance save the file if you don't find it posted by someone else who did or the item goes for auction again?
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Bloo on January 10, 2022, 10:10:25 AM
©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENThey guys itgs me konami offical please buy my castlevania nfts they are not at all fungible nobody hs every seen this artwork before ©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

(https://i.imgur.com/CNcsVzI.png)©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT (https://i.imgur.com/wdHv0s0.png)©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT (https://i.imgur.com/bofoB2c.png)©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT (https://i.imgur.com/NSZuO0p.png)©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

©2022 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 11, 2022, 09:49:32 PM
*Shudders*

This is what Castlevania has been reduced into...
Konami has no shame.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: X on January 11, 2022, 09:52:38 PM
Love the effort Bloo  ;D
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: zangetsu468 on January 13, 2022, 01:45:07 AM
*Shudders*

This is what Castlevania has been reduced into...
Konami has no shame.

Legend has it that Konami is laundering money in the cavity of the “Wall Meat” NFT…
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Sindra on January 13, 2022, 01:54:56 PM
Just makes them look scummy and lazy.

As opposed to just being regular lazy with the pachislot and gacha games they've been haucking until now.

They hadn't even reached their ultimate scum form yet.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Abnormal Freak on January 14, 2022, 11:00:46 AM
I'm all 'bout these kindsa NFTs.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Reinhart77 on January 16, 2022, 06:36:58 AM
Seems like the auction was a success and there will probably be more.  I’m sure other properties are coming, but wonder how long it would be before another Castlevania one comes out.  Environmental issues aside, I think they’re rather neat.  They belong in a museum.  Sure, the average gamer can’t really get on the bidding game when they’re this pricy, but anyone can enjoy the artwork or even add it to their own “favorites” gallery (i think).  It’s kind of entertaining to watch the value of these things.  I just hope the time they spend producing these doesn’t detract them from making a new game and would like to think it’d encourage them to do so.  We’ll see how long this “fad” lasts though haha.  I feel bad for anyone who gets burned buying these things and losing money.  Hope they’re all able to take the hit.


https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/konamis-castlevania-artwork-nfts-sell-for-over-115000-3138481 (https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/konamis-castlevania-artwork-nfts-sell-for-over-115000-3138481)
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Post by: Bloo on January 16, 2022, 01:32:05 PM
I feel bad for anyone who gets burned buying these things and losing money.  Hope they’re all able to take the hit.

That's the only way NFTs can appreciate. That's how the money pool gets bigger.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: JR on January 16, 2022, 10:44:32 PM
I just hope the time they spend producing these doesn’t detract them from making a new game and would like to think it’d encourage them to do so. 

If the success of the Netflix series didn't convince them to start developing a new game, I don't think this fad will.

The thing that I really hate about this is that it's not too far along after the whole Wada/Heritage Auctions thing started getting heat. I'm not saying that situation is related to this, other than both being about entities wanting to find a low-effort way to make money off of gaming nostalgia.

As opposed to just being regular lazy with the pachislot and gacha games they've been haucking until now.

They hadn't even reached their ultimate scum form yet.

Heh, true. I guess I did understate the do-nothing business strategy of Konami when it comes to their IPs. I shudder to think about what they'll actually try next while not giving anything close to a shit.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Reinhart77 on January 24, 2022, 03:31:39 PM
At least the results might discourage other companies from adding gameplay elements to NFTs.  I don’t think I’d be happy if the price of a dlc is based on the marketplace.

https://www.tweaktown.com/news/84152/ubisoft-quartz-nfts-only-made-2-392-likely-hurt-by-higher-supply/index.html (https://www.tweaktown.com/news/84152/ubisoft-quartz-nfts-only-made-2-392-likely-hurt-by-higher-supply/index.html)
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: The Puritan on January 24, 2022, 04:26:31 PM
Maybe Microsoft should buy Konami next. :rollseyes:
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Mysterii on January 26, 2022, 07:02:11 PM
And of course, they didn't factor in seven simple words that can bring the whole thing down:

"Right click. Save as. Share with others."
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on January 27, 2022, 02:05:37 AM
And of course, they didn't factor in seven simple words that can bring the whole thing down:

"Right click. Save as. Share with others."

Tell that to all those NFT buyers. Idiots, all of them.
Title: Re: Konami remembered Castlevania, guys! You're gonna wish they didn't, though...
Post by: Reinhart77 on January 27, 2022, 05:55:28 PM
it'd be interesting if we got a set of nfts for the 35th anniversary of every konami game made =o.  35 is such a strange anniversary.