Classic Konami is no longer | Opinionated

Konami was once a game company that developed brilliant games throughout the 1980s and 1990s. I know that that’s hard to believe, but that was the state of affairs a mere fifteen years ago. Suddenly, though, they’re all over the place. Hideo Kojima is set to leave the company after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain hits store shelves. Silent Hills, a teased return to form for Silent Hill after the series was revitalised with Shattered Memories, between both Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, was revealed to be cancelled a month after its announcement. It’s safe to say that the Konami of yesteryear is no more.

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What was (and still is) the American amiibo predicament? | Analysis

Two months ago, North American western coast port strikes affected many amiibo stock, leading to numerous stock shortages in not only North America, but select regions of Europe as well. Many amiibo became rare, such as Rosalina and Luma and Marth. Luckily, these strikes were resolved, and the amiibo situation was resolved.

However, it emerged that there were three store specific amiibo in North America – Greninja for Toys ‘R’ Us, Jigglypuff for Target, and the elusive Ness amiibo for Gamestop. Unfortunately, the Greninja stock sold out in thirty minutes. Jigglypuff was impossible to pre-order from Target. Even worse, though, was that the Ness amiibo literally brought North American branches of GameStop to their knees. They couldn’t satisfy customer demand as their in-store register, without warning, stopped working. Their website shut down, so they couldn’t be ordered from there. It was a complete disaster.

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