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The Konami exodus

Creators find authoritarian Japanese gaming giant makes life hard for 'ex-Kons'

There seems to be no love lost between "Metal Gear" series creator Hideo Kojima and Konami, his former employer.

TOKYO -- "You are unfairly discrediting the company." Those words were contained in a letter that Japanese gaming giant Konami sent last fall to Hideo Kojima, the renowned creator of the company's hit "Metal Gear" series.

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