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Mega64 Brings Parody To Ongoing Konami Meltdown


The majority of Mega64 video content lies between recreating video games in live, public embarrassment hilarity or scathing commentary about the state of the video games industry within certain topics. While as a teenager I didn’t appreciate the subtleties of the latter (I wanted more Metal Gear Solid stuff in public, dammit!), it was only after growing up and seeing the cynical truth that is corporate gaming that I truly fell in love with Mega64 commentary videos. Their recent video on P.T. and Konami really nails the entirety of the Japanese publisher’s sudden downfall in brilliant fashion.

As you can see from the featured image, it begins just as the playable teaser does; with an ominous voice lamenting a confusing situation. What follows is Derrick trying to capitalize on what he hears on the radio; a sudden boom of P.T.-downloaded PlayStation 4 console sales on eBay. Quickly, it dawns on you that it’s reflective of the repeating hallway gameplay of P.T., where ominous sounds, creepy jump scares and uploaded Youtube videos critical of Konami are taken down with copyright strikes. The ending really seals the deal, with Mega64 superimposing the P.T. dialogue with how Konami ultimately lost their way.

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What makes this parody so perfect is that it comes from that sad place most fans of old Konami are currently in; despair. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain could be the very last great game from the company as it aims to leave the console gaming business with a goal towards other revenue sources. Console gaming in Japan is in a very dire state right now, where the most units sold for a game this past week came with the launch of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on PS4 for just under 16,000 total and Codename S.T.E.A.M. launched to under 2,000 units.

Still, the way Konami burned all the bridges and goodwill of their fans on their presumed exit still hurts. Might as well laugh to dull the pain, and Mega64 has done the best job at it so far.

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