Fan Covers "Konami" with "Kojima Productions" on New Metal Gear Solid

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Kojima Productions, apparently, is no more. The studio started by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has been “dissolved,” says Snake’s Japanese voice actor. The box art for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain does not read “Kojima Productions.” It does read Konami.

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On Taiwan’s Gamer forums, a member named Gtaaaaa decided to change that. Gtaaaaa printed up Kojima Production stickers and used them to cover up all the Konami logos. This is somewhat similar to the fans who have been printing out new slipcovers that read “A Hideo Kojima Game.” Here, however, Gtaaaaa wanted to make sure his phyiscal copy of The Phantom Pain was Konami logo free.

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So, for example, here is the game’s unaltered Japanese box art. Note the Konami logo in the upper corner.

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Here is how Gtaaaaa changed it.

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And so on.

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Let’s get a closer look.

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I see the Konami URL did not get covered up! Maybe web addresses are okay?

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The Konami logo on the disc sure did.

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Think he covers his eyes when the Konami logo flashes on screen?

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DISCUSSION

sorahjort
Sora Hjort

Maybe, just maybe... Konami will finally take a hint with all the things fans have been doing, with things like this.

Then agian this is Konami we’re talking about... The same company who thinks people want pachinko machines of their beloved franchises, that are also sexualized.

Side note: I wouldn’t of put a sticker on the disc, just cause of the fear of it coming off and causing havoc inside the console.