Submitted by kevinrbenitez 799d ago | article

The Man Behind the PS4: Mark Cerny

Mark Cerny. The man's name may not resonate in certain portions of social circles, but the name most presumably resonates in the lion's share of other social circles. Predominantly ones involving the video games industry. HEY! You're not sensational enough to know the man -- don't take it personal now! Because he most likely knows you -- yes; and your more clandestine gaming habits, just like your wife does. Don't let his boy-ish charms fool you however.

So with all this hoopla and hyperbole surrounding the PS4 prior to its announcement, how could Sony address the tone, and come out swinging like George Foreman did in his historical bout against Joe Fraizer, to contrast? Well, for starters by placing the PlayStation 4's development in the not-too-shabby and capable hands of a "Modern-day Da Vinci." Ahem -- MARK CERNY. The night was January 22, 1973; Joe Fraizer was stunned -- dazed, and in a wavering state of consciousness. George Foreman was just a spry, young-buck; and he was e... (Dev, Industry, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

xHeavYx  +   799d ago
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Blacktric  +   799d ago
Savior of the next generation.

-As a developer, helping Sony to make PS4 a lot more developer friendly.

-Being a bridge between 3rd party developers, including indies, and Sony itself.

-Dat smile and hairstyle.

Jesus christ, he's like the perfect husbando.
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maxgamehard  +   799d ago


OT:I bet that Sony will have the best conference at this E3.
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Enemy  +   799d ago
This man has worked on the original Crash Bandicoot, Sonic the Hedgehog, original Jak & Daxter, original Spyro, Ratchet & Clank franchise, Uncharted franchise, Resistance franchise, God of War 3, Killzone 3.

All that legendary status and he's directing Knack, holy hell!
raytraceme  +   799d ago
This guy knows what he is talking about and doing. I am not a genius but he is extremely good at explaining things and he did an amazing job at describing the amazing ps4 architecture.

OTH MS guys like the ones from the major nelson stream yesterday were clueless, speaking scripted lines, and had almost no passion.
Kevin ButIer  +   799d ago
miyamoto  +   797d ago
like i said before , Mark and his PS4 will save gaming as we know it for East and West quote me on this.
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showtimefolks  +   799d ago
when he was speaking it was like i couldn't move my eyes away from the screen lol, he talks with such a gentle voice

as a developer himself of some of the biggest/best Ip's, i think he will help sony a lot in the long run. He understands what the frustrations are in developer community about sony/playstation brand and will do his best to work on things

i am expecting this to be the best E3 from sony till date
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   799d ago
I have spread this gif, although not created by me; all props go to the creator, across n4g, kotaku, engadget and other sites, after seeing it over at playstationlifestyle.net, in the hopes that someone will answer my hopes to recreate this gif by adding a little bit to it. So spread the word of what follows: To photoshoppers out there please recreate the gif posted by xHeavYx to include the same E3 intro, after the intro introduce the ironman 3 scene in which Tony Stark calls his suits for back up. Photo shop the heads of all of sony's great ceo's along with mr. cerny and especially the father of playstation, Ken Kutaragi in the middle when the suits are all hovering. After that include the same descending scene but photoshopping 7 suits descending. Feel free to shop their heads in their if you want. Finally, when on stage include Ken kutaragi clapping while the other suits are behind him with the head shopped. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO E3. Please do it.
Fergusonxplainsall  +   799d ago
Mark Cerny is da man!

Can't wait to play knack and destroy goblins as a huge beast of machinery.
PopRocks359  +   799d ago
The PS4 is definitely a good step for Sony in this day and age. This man has a great track record and a promising future if he's the mastermind behind that console.
Foxhound922  +   799d ago
Does anyone get reminded of Jim Carrey when seeing this guy? Cool dude nonetheless
benzopil  +   799d ago
Marc, save next generation please.
Kal853  +   799d ago
After all the total sh!t MS is pulling I'm going straight for the PS4 when it comes out.
TwistedMetal  +   799d ago
yeah me to i hope sony takes even more advantages of the bad news ms has given us and completely goes after them at e3 with even more games, more features, and an awesome price. sony can really do some damage if they hit ms when they are down.
MasterCornholio  +   799d ago
What can I say? Mark has a knack for gaming.

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Well said.
stuntman_mike  +   799d ago
check out this interview the man is a genius.

Enemy  +   799d ago
First time seeing this, thanks.
Aceman18  +   799d ago
that was an awesome interview, he is such a genius. love the part about moms buying the wrong console lol.
Isis06  +   799d ago
supergravity  +   799d ago
I think we all know now who is doing this for the right reasons, I've known for quite some time.

Thank you Mr. Cerny, and SONY. Your contributions to gaming are very much appreciated.
joeorc  +   798d ago
for those that loved that interview here is another
i love that reference to using the university's computer to make a 20 hour rpg....using trigonometry on a punch carded cdc6400 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
computer and he was 12 year's old people!

Cerny's Method

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SaffronCurse  +   799d ago
Can't wait for E3!!
Flyingdog670  +   799d ago
Cool dude. Hope he stays with Sony for a long time ^_^
sandman224  +   799d ago
Mark cerny is officially cool by my standards
NeXXXuS  +   799d ago
@below - thanks :)
just wanted to confirm on here to make sure. i got that link from one of my friends and he didn't know either.

+bubs for you good sir
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benzopil  +   799d ago
This image is definitely fake, just watch the last teaser and you'll see that the design will be completely different.
Enemy  +   799d ago
My antivirus just blocked that site. Just saying.
NeXXXuS  +   799d ago
didn't for me. i'm using Avast! Antivirus.
WeAreLegion  +   799d ago
Yeah. You'll wanna get Avast!.
Sharius  +   799d ago
i missed first 30 minutes of MS reveal, did they introduct who direct xbone? or the whole show just for their TV complex?
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One4U  +   799d ago
it was pretty much tv stuff for 35min
The_Infected  +   799d ago
And sports for an additional 15 minutes.
creized1  +   799d ago
This man is a genius. Pure genius
PANTHER1030  +   799d ago
Genius. The man who saved Playstation together at Kaz and maybe the next generation.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   799d ago
He was great at the PS4 reveal.No awkward moments or cheezy lines.Just cool, calm, collected and completely confident.Great public speaker and went in depth tech talk and made it easy for everyone to follow along.
Pintheshadows  +   798d ago
He is genuinely excellent to watch as well. He has this aura of barely contained enthusiasm that if let free would be dangerously infectious.

The legend also created Marble Madness at 20!!!
mrmancs  +   799d ago
Thank god this lovely man was on sonys side....
Main_Street_Saint  +   799d ago
This guy is amazing so far, everything I've heard and read so far. I think he just might be the key to electrifying this upcoming console generation.
o-Sunny-o  +   798d ago
A true gaming Veteran. Glad he's making Knack I really want to try it out. ^~^ PS4 yay!

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