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Konami Issues Free Games To Compensate For Silent Hill HD Collection Fiasco

If you purchased Silent Hill HD Collection for the Xbox 360, you're in for a treat: Konami will replace the game with another game of your choice from their vast library of games, for free. All you need is your original receipt and to contact Konami's customer support with the appropriate information.

The Examiner has details on what sort of games Konami has available for gamers and which systems the games are available for, which is awfully nice of them considering that it seems like that might be a more expensive alternative than, I don't know, fixing the game.

For those of you out of the loop, the reason Konami is offering up this olive branch to Xbox 360 gamers is because of all the vitriol created thanks to the pitchforks and torch internet mentality that caused them to think twice about not fixing their dang game. Konami did patch Silent Hill HD Collection for the PS3, but they said it was a no-can-do for the Xbox 360, instead the game will stay broke, stay on store shelves and won't be receiving any mending at all.

You might be asking why some companies don't just pay the deed and fix the game. Well, one of the reasons a lot of companies don't patch their games is due to certification and patching royalty fees, yes, those exist. According to DoubleFine's Tim Schafer, the average cost per patch can run a publisher about $40,000. For Konami that's chump change, but they're not biting.

It's at least good of the company to compensate those who ended up with a broken game that won't be getting fixed. It's also very telling when a much smaller company like Atlus wasted no time in helping Arc System Works get a patch out for Persona 4 Arena following its buggy launch this past Tuesday.

You can check out a list of the games that Konami will compensate for those of you who purchased Silent Hill HD Collection for the Xbox 360, as gathered by the good people at Cheap Ass Gamers. You'll need your receipt or a proof of purchase and you'll also need to contact their customer support to get things smoothed over by using the following e-mail address: customersupport@kde-us.com.

NDS:

BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION (Hudson)

BEYBLADE: METAL MASTERS (Hudson)

Deca Sports (Hudson)

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus

3DS:

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3DS (PES 2011)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 3DS (PES 2012)

Frogger 3DS

Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights

Metal Gear Solid 3DS

Nikolis Pencil Puzzle

Deca Sports Freedom

Wii:

BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION (Hudson)

Castlevania Judgement

Dance Dance Revolution (2010)

Dance Dance Revolution II (2011)

Dance Dance Revolution II (2011) Bundle

Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party 2

Deca Sports (Hudson)

Deca Sports 2 (Hudson)

Deca Sports 3 (Hudson)

Def Jam Rapstar

Dewy's Adventure

Fishing Master (Hudson)

Karaoke Revolution Glee

Karaoke Revolution Glee vol. 2

Karaoke Revolution Glee vol. 3

Marble Saga Kororinpa (Hudson)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PES 2008)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012)

Rooms: The Main Building (Hudson)

The Cages: Pro Style Batting Practice

Wing Island (Hudson)

Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's: Wheelie Breakers

PS2:

Contra: Shattered Soldier

Frogger: The Great Quest

Karaoke Revolution Party

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance

Metal Gear Solid Essential Collection

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

SLAI: Steel Lancer Arena International

Suikoden III

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Yu Gi Oh! Duelists of the Roses

PS3:

Birds of Steel

Blades of Time

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

Castlevania Lords of Shadow LE

Dance Dance Revolution (2010) Bundle

Hellboy The Science of Evil

Karaoke Revolution Bundle (2009) Bundle

Lucha Libre AAA Heroes Del Ring

Metal Gear Solid HD

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4)

Neverdead

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (PES 2009)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (PES 2011)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PES 2012)

Silent Hill HD

Silent Hill Downpour

PSP:

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

Rengoku

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 5

XBOX 360:

Adrenalin Misfits

Birds of Steel

Blades of Time

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

Castlevania Lords of Shadow LE

Dance Masters (Kinect)

DDR Universe 3 bundle

DDR (2010) Bundle

Deca Sports Freedom (Kinect)

Jimmy Johnson

Karaoke Revolution (2009) Bundle

KR Glee vol. 3

Lucha Libre AAA Heroes Del Ring

Metal Gear Solid HD

Neverdead

Otomedius Excellent

Otomedius Excellent LE

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Latin America - 30101 )

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (Canada/US)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Latin America - 30126)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (Canada/US)

Rock Revolution

Rumble Roses

Silent Hill Downpour

XBOX:

AirForce Delta Storm

Bloody Roar Extreme

Castlevania:Curse of Darkness

DDR Ultramix

DDR Ultramix 2

DDR Ultramix 3 bundle

DDR Ultramix 4 bundle

ESPN International Sports 2002

Frogger Beyond

Karaoke Revolution Party Game

King Arthur

Konami Classics vol1

Konami Classics vol2

Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

TMNT Nightmare

Whiteout

Winning Eleven 9

WTA Tour Tennis

Xiaolin Showdown

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