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Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Dan

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Good morning! Let’s video game.

Good morning. If you’re looking for episode 200 of the podcast, it’ll be live for download in about three hours. For now, you’ll have to enjoy some news from the world of gaming. This week looks to be active as Gamescom goes into full swing!

The phantom release date: Metal Gear Solid V has bumped the PC release date up to match the console release. I’m not sure if I’m happy about this or wary that the PC port will be total crap.  Hold me, Kojima.

Meanwhile, at Konami: Things are not looking good.

The beautiful one: Vega is coming to Street Fighter V. Not the most high risk move by Capcom, but a returning favorite of the series for sure.

Going deep: A new Mad Max trailer is out and it is pretty damn good. We see a glimpse of Max’s personal demons as well as a LOT of violence. No wonder this game is getting a mature rating. Mad Max releases September 1.

Another fortress: Hi-Rez Studios as announced its next title, Paladins. Paladins is looking a lot like about five other games coming out, but I’m still intrigued. Check out a good video rundown of the game below.

Looking for an upgrade: If you’re in the market for a new PC or some parts to start a build, Amazon has some good deals today on components.

That’s it for today. The International continues this afternoon and we’ll have it hosted over on our twitch channel, so come on in and watch some DOTA!

Good talk. See ya out there.

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2 Responses to Good morning! Let’s video game.

  1. Regarding this section of the Konami work condition article -http://i.imgur.com/s4HRTIl.png

    This is pretty standard practice throughout a majority of businesses in Japan. The concept of being outright fired is not something you often see. Due to a mixture of Japanese labour laws and cultural customs (saving face/honour), companies generally move you down the ladder, offering up menial or unpleasant tasks in the hopes that you’ll quit of your own accord. This isn’t something exclusive to Konami. Workers are expected to get the message and act accordingly. (For more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJwvphb1TT4)

    I’d like to see some sources for these claims. The full Nikkei article is reserved for members only, so I can’t actually see where they’re pulling this all from. Konami aren’t exactly popular at the moment, so I think it’s important to check that these claims are valid and not just exaggerated for the sake of adding more weight to the argument that they’re a worthless company.

    • Ryan Kapsar says:

      Yea there’s been a company man for a lifetime there for a really long time. It’s one of the ways companies there continuously improve, they might end up firing you from a role but will move you somewhere else rather than fire you, because they don’t think you should lose your job because the company got more effective. Usually, it’s not punitive like Konami though. At Toyota, they may move someone down to work in a specific area like installing wheels to help engineers understand how the cars are built and then pull them back up to engineering.

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