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Happy Birthday to Ken Kutaragi; The History of PlayStation’s Father

Today, August 2nd, 2013, the man who started it all, Ken Kutaragi, turns 63. So the Daily Reaction crew of Seb and Dan take a day to wish the man a Happy Birthday with a quick look at his history with Sony and how he brought about the PlayStation. - PSLS

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Foolsjoker1512d ago

Thanks for everything Ken!

shivvy241512d ago

thanks for the best console of all time THE PS2 Ken !

AngelicIceDiamond1512d ago

Kens vision with the PS3 came to life. No matter how crazy people thought he was.

HammadTheBeast1512d ago

Well.

That article picture you put up will now officially haunt my nights..

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Relientk771512d ago

Happy Birthday Ken, you are awesome a true visionary

mochachino1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

Ken you f'd up PS3, way to hard/expensive/convoluted to develop for. But I thank you because Sony's arrogance is gone and their mentality is back to PS1 days. Hungry for gamers.

Your mistakes have led to what seems like a homerun with PS4 and I'm happy for that.

Sevir1512d ago

BLAH!!! he's made sure the PS3 shine in the golden years of its lifecycle... The Uncharteds, GOWs, CODs, ACs New IPs like the Last of Us and Beyond and everything in between. its been an incredible 7 years for the PS3, even with the huge fumble out of the gate!

I'm Glad The PS3 is the way it is! And i'm more excited for How Mark Forged the future of the PS brand with the upcoming successor!

mochachino1512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

PS3 was too hard to develop for period. Which made it unnecessarily expensive to develop for, which let to inferior multiplats for the majority of the gen. It wasn't lazy devs, it was publishers not willing to spend more money to get the same results as 360 which is completely understandable.

PS4 came out a year later with worse looking games. It could have shined the entire gen had every game, multiplat and exclusive look superior to 360 if it was easier to develop for.

It didn't need cell, just a better CPU and GPU than 360, which it could have easily done given that it came out a year later. Sony waisted billions on developing Cell and now it's useless.

Kutaragi almost destroyed Playstation.

Amazing how quickly people forget and how ignorant the complete majority is.

Sevir1512d ago

I'm not ignorant of the development hurdles, the PS3 was difficult to develop for, the fact is it's began to shine once the game development put there heads to the metal. The PS brand was not almost destroyed, it just went through it's fair share of issues. The games since 2007 - now proves it.

Sure ports suffered initially but everyone developing on any hardware had a rough time getting there heads around new hardware.

Denying that the PS3 hasn't had the most memorable gaming experiences after the year of discomfort with few games at launch, hefty price tag and development hurdles, but that changed after a year. So the crying about PS3's Year one like it was the end of the world is just being dramatic and completely uncalled for...

The brand wouldn't fail, Sony as a conglomerate had 13 billion in Savings to support any of their products and during the rough period of the PS3 the company was also taking a major hit on TBs Cameras and phones as well as bluesy players, but they survived... Almost failed is still just almost... The company stand well with a profit now and the gaming side has them very healthy after reclaim market share that was lost to MS and Nintendo because they launched expensive.

This is 2013... If you're still in 2007, then you're the only one focusing on the has been when everyone else has acknowledged the fumble but rolled with thew punches. Year after year since September 2007 the console has provided excemptional value to gamers and the experiences hasn't stopped since. So harp the 1 year of negatives... Versus the 6 years of positives...

Ken only cause a year of discomfort and cause the whole company to change the way of business... It's why we are where we are now. Get on with it.

THEDON82z11512d ago

Happy Birth Day...You have contributed soo much to my past time of enjoyment and I will be always Thank full!!

knifefight1512d ago

"In 2000, the PlayStation 2 launched and ultimately became the best selling console of all time."

^ Dat game library. So good.

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