The Father of PlayStation Ken Kutaragi will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year's GDC. Thomas Ellis at Gamer Attitude gives the lowdown on Kutaragi-san's professional career.
I owe this man my childhood.So many great memories from the first day i played PS1.And here;s to many more years of PS gaming ahead in my life. Well Deserved crazy ken.Well deserved http://i.imgur.com/dhMeAzK....
Here here, this man is a legend.
He is Legendary..Daryyyyyy
if i own a ps4....it's just because you made the ps1 a reality... thanks Mr Kutaragi
I hope that he will be involved with next gen development of ps5.. I missed this guy..
This man went against the odds and won. A man with a well deserved standing ovation.
Mr. KUTARAGI we thank you....no,no, we love you more. fans with STANDING OVATION!!!!!!!
There is a lot of love for crazy Ken and rightly so.
I salute you Kutaragi-san
Kutagari-San touched me in my no no place...
Kutaragi built the house that is PlayStation and indirectly part of my childhood. Well deserved and much respect.
Thank you for ps1/2 generation of great games and jrpgs, ps3 not so much..
I can't agree more and I also can't stop laughing. Very well said mate!
Double post. Can't delete it for some reason...
Let's not forget the other side of Kutaragi. He's the reason why the PS3 era early on was considered an era of arrogance and he is the reason why Sony destroyed it's relationships with many 3rd party devs. It was Ken who said deal with it or move and and most moved on.
He was also the man that made sure we wouldn't be burdened with shovelware by making the system harder to program for, thus separating the great developers from the crappy ones. He gave us the console we deserved, but not the console we needed- he shouldn't be faulted for that, for that was destined to be Cerny's task.
Dude, it took Irrational Games an entire year to port Bioshock. That's on Kutaragi head. Same thing with Valve games and his decisions are why there's no L4D on the PS3. Remember that whole Gabe Newell incident? It wasn't just crappy shovelware blocked from the system, but also indie games and games from smaller developers who lacked the resources to learn the Cell....like CD Projekt Red. So no Witcher 2 for PS3 which was a back breaker.
No kidding , Dude got too drunk on power and forgot the consumers have the power to choose what they want . Some funny quotes: "We want consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one.' We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else." "The PS3 will instill discipline in our children and adults alike. Everyone will know discipline." "It's probably too cheap... If you can have an amazing experience, we believe price is not a problem."
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