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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #540 on: November 29, 2014, 08:06:32 PM »
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Are we sure he left Konami? What about he was fired?

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #541 on: November 30, 2014, 06:30:12 AM »
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The way he formulated it was that he wanted to start his own studio in order to make the games he wanted, which wasn't possible at Konami because they wanted him to make simple and quickly accessible social games. I believe he mentioned discussing it with his family first before making the decesion.

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #542 on: November 30, 2014, 06:35:22 AM »
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Are we sure he left Konami? What about he was fired?

I don't believe he was fired. I always got the impression that IGA made a similar decision to that of Keiji Inafune when he left Capcom, with their reasonings being different.


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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #543 on: December 01, 2014, 06:27:49 PM »
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I don't believe he was fired. I always got the impression that IGA made a similar decision to that of Keiji Inafune when he left Capcom, with their reasonings being different.
Isn't that what happens in Japanese companies? People are placed in lower positions instead of being let go? Isn't that what happened with Sakaguchi(Square) and Gunpei Yokoi(Nintendo)?

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Re: Koji Igarashi Leaves Konami, Founding New Studio, Metroidvania GDC
« Reply #544 on: December 02, 2014, 06:46:21 AM »
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Dunno about Sakaguchi but Yokoi retired from Nintendo after creating the Virtual Boy and the Gameboy Color (one failure and one success). I don't think Nintendo ever asked him to leave or "step down" to a lower position. He had already made up his mind to retire years earlier. Though we might never know the full story about that one.

EDIT: Oh, Yokoi worked on the Wonderswan after leaving Nintendo. Didn't know that.
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« Reply #545 on: December 02, 2014, 11:38:06 AM »
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Virtual boy could have been a success. However I think it was too far ahead of it's time. It's not safe to look into the goggles for prolonged periods of time, and the way it's set up you can't wear it on your head like VR goggles. You have to be sitting in front of it. Gunpei Yokoi had made so many successful innovations to Nintendo (and video games in general) that I seriously doubt Nintendo would fire him. Fired for one blunder out of many success stories? Doesn't sound reasonable from a corporate point of view. Unfortunately he was killed so we'll never know what else he could have brought to the table. Especially now in our current era.
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« Reply #546 on: December 02, 2014, 03:47:04 PM »
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Well, Gunpei Yokoi would've been 74 years old today. I doubt he'd be making video games. But who knows? I wanna resurrect him and have him make a new 2D Metroid.

No but seriously, R.I.P and all :(

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« Reply #547 on: December 03, 2014, 12:06:12 AM »
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I wanna resurrect him and have him make a new 2D Metroid.

By all means, go for it! He'd make a much better Metroid then the other guy did with other M :P
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« Reply #548 on: December 20, 2014, 08:12:13 PM »
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Well the point is, people can say whatever they want, but as DragonSlayr81 mentioned, Konami may have "invited" him to leave. I'm not trying to stir up a rumour but Japanese society is not one where being fired or asked to leave is a nice thing to share with the public. Thousands of fans know your games and your face, you're surely not gonna say "Hey guys I got fired" or "Hey guys Konami basically forced me to leave". "Hey guys I decided to leave to make games the way I want to" sounds a lot better. Plus, the fact that the guy is all over US now, where most of his fans are. Why not stay in Japan? I bet because no one gives a poop about him over there.

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« Reply #549 on: December 20, 2014, 10:28:03 PM »
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I think Metroid is what Iga was always meant to make. I'd love to see that.
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« Reply #550 on: December 21, 2014, 02:42:06 PM »
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Well the point is, people can say whatever they want, but as DragonSlayr81 mentioned, Konami may have "invited" him to leave. I'm not trying to stir up a rumour but Japanese society is not one where being fired or asked to leave is a nice thing to share with the public. Thousands of fans know your games and your face, you're surely not gonna say "Hey guys I got fired" or "Hey guys Konami basically forced me to leave". "Hey guys I decided to leave to make games the way I want to" sounds a lot better. Plus, the fact that the guy is all over US now, where most of his fans are. Why not stay in Japan? I bet because no one gives a poop about him over there.

Konami might be a front for the yakuza, and IGA is a man on the run now knowing their terrible secret.
He might really be a masked crime fighter, and this is the only way he can safely protect the streets of Japan while keeping his identity a secret.
Maybe he is Jorge D Fuentes. Have you ever seen them standing together in the same place?!?
Now I'm not saying these are valid, but they could be valid.

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« Reply #551 on: December 22, 2014, 10:45:51 AM »
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I think Metroid is what Iga was always meant to make. I'd love to see that.

I have my doubts. IGA did mention that he has a strong dislike for female protagonists so working on a Metroid title might be a bit of a stretch for him. He did give us Shinoa in OoE however she was no Belmont. I'd be worried he might do something similar by making a Metroid game without Samus. Then again both Samus and Metriod are property of Nintendo so he would be monitored by them.
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« Reply #552 on: December 22, 2014, 06:45:04 PM »
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Konami might be a front for the yakuza, and IGA is a man on the run now knowing their terrible secret.
He might really be a masked crime fighter, and this is the only way he can safely protect the streets of Japan while keeping his identity a secret.
Maybe he is Jorge D Fuentes. Have you ever seen them standing together in the same place?!?
Now I'm not saying these are valid, but they could be valid.

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