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Xxain said:

Why do gamers always talk as if buying a company, especially a forceful buy, is like pulling up into a McDonald's drive-thru and making an order? As long as a company is money off "their" products they "deserve to exist" (eyeroll). 

Didn't say it could happen. It'll probably never happen. But a guy can hope, can't he?

And I can very much be of the opinion that Konami doesn't deserve to exist merely because they might be providing profits for their shareholders. They have a lot of history as a once-respected publisher that put out many great games. Because copyright terms exist for many decades, Konami can sit on their IPs and milk them for pachinko machine branding and the occasional shoddy spin-off video game until most of us are either old or dead. As someone who grew up playing Konami games back when the Konami name meant something, you're goddamn right I think that they either no longer deserve to exist as a company, or at minimum need some serious changes in leadership that will move them back towards being a respected game publisher. I don't simply have to sit back and resign myself with a heavy sigh and a subdued "Oh, well" because "it's not my company."

Tell me, do you ever object to anything a company does, or do you just go through life with a passive "Oh, well" attitude because "It's not my company, so I have no right to complain about anything they do ever"?


In accordance to the VGC forum rules, §8.5, I hereby exercise my right to demand to be left alone regarding the subject of the effects of the pandemic on video game sales (i.e., "COVID bump").