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Rock Band Lead Designer makes #8 on Top 49 Most Influential Men list

AskMen.com yearly Influential Men list contains quite a few tech related people, including Kevin Rose (Digg/TechTV), Steve Jobs (Apple), and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) to name a few. However the inclusion of Rob Kay, a name most gamers might not even recognize right away, is a great nod to gamers, especially at how high up the list he was placed.

"There are few people who haven't, at one time or another, harbored dreams of chucking it all and hitting the road as a musician, which has surely played a substantial role in the massive success of Rock Band. Rob Kay has effortlessly allowed millions of guys to tap into their inner musician, and as a result the man has become an integral part of the current renaissance surrounding video games. Along with such touchstone titles as Wii Fit and the Grand Theft Auto series, Rock Band has proved instrumental in opening up the world of video games to everyday users and affords those who play it the temporary sensation of becoming a bona fide rock star." (Amplitude, Frequency, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Industry, PS2, PS3, Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band: AC/DC, The Beatles: Rock Band, Wii, Xbox 360)

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