Konami news good; Konami news bad

Konami has made the news this week and for reasons a lot more exciting than announcing that Metal Gear Solid 4 will belatedly be receiving trophy support.

Congratulations are in order, first. Three of Konami’s employees – from their Konami Sports & Life subsidiary – competed at the London 2012 Olympics, one of which managed to win a gold medal in men’s gymnastics. You can watch Kohei Uchimura’s winning performance here on YouTube.

Commiserations now go out to a contestant on the US version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, who lost out on $7,000 by incorrectly answering about the famous ‘Konami Code’. There’s a video of this on YouTube, too.

Currently the video for the WWTBAM question blunder has more views than Kohei Uchimura’s superlative gymnastic skills. Clearly more people like watching videos of people failing in life, rather than succeeding.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • For the record, Mark Chase’s appearance on WWTBAM aired on November 25, 2012. While he did miss the opportunity to pick up an extra $7,000 by using a “Jump The Question” lifeline on this question, he ended up walking away with $56,600, so don’t feel too sorry for him.

  • The video was uploaded on 3rd Aug 2012 and another news site (Kokatu) had reported on it over the weekend. Because of this I assumed it was new news.

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