When Ken Kutaragi announced his retirement recently, it seemed the desire for people to score a quick 'gotcha' managed to hide the fact that one of the most important men in the history of gaming had laid aside his analogue sticks.
krazy Ken, The gaming world will not be the same ever again.
I don't really understand why he is such a great man in the gaming public's eye. He didn't really do anything amazing. Sure the playstation brand has done phenomenal but how much of its success really had anything to do with him and his input? He helped develop two machines that were a nightmare to write code for. Marketing stole Sega's "nintendon't" coolness factor and Sony as a brand and as a huge corporation got the game hookups. I just don't see what he did that was so greatly heralded.
he's an amazing engineer and if you think differently you're crazier than Ken. PS2 did exactly what it had to do...show a growth in the games for the system...creating a game that rivals next-gen games GOW and GOW2...you can't get that kind of growth on any other system...that's why playstations last so long.
Dude talking smack about Kutaragi-san, just proves you know little about gaming! The video game industry would be next to nothing without Kutaragi-san! Pay homage to the man, he is and will always be the father of gaming Kutaragi-san I salute & thank you!
you really don't know your video gaming history.
If you don't understand what he did, you're a dipshi*t. He was the man with the vision of the playstation brand. He made games reach the mainstream by making consoles more than simple toys, as in multimedia hubs. He also made machines with lots of potential that was eventually tapped. It's not just the processors that were hard to code for (which is false in the case of the PS1), it's the whole combo of hardware; CD plus powerful CPU +Memory Cards; DVD +EE +Dualshock 2; Blu-ray +Cell +HDD +Sixaxis.
posting that comment just show how ignorant a person can be. i won`t even botter on comment how good he and his creations (playtatons) have been for the gaming industry.
answered your own question. Knowing the right people in the industry and the reliability of your brand is what sells. Father of playstaion, i dont care how Sony got where they are now, all i know is he helped them get there and for that he deserves mad props
Yeah... I agree.
-- "Ken Kutaragi might be the father of the PlayStation, but to me he was the father of a thousand ill-advised late nights, nearly-missed assignment deadlines and supposedly ‘wasted’ time. Would I take any of them back? Not for a second, and for that Three Speech salutes you Kutaragi-san." Me too. Thanks KK you crazy S.O.B. =]
Congrats to him and all he has done. but one of the reason he left is because the PS3 is having poor success. The main reason he left is because the PS3 is failing, do you guys really believe he would have retired and gone to another position if the PS3 was meeting their goals and expectations. The answer to that is no. He knows that the ps3 is the beginning of the end for the name playstation.
Ahhhh... I was waiting for a "but". It is sad that some people can't appreciate things for what they are, and they have to turn it into something else to get any satisfaction. The mouth speaks what the heart is full of though. ~ GG Ken. I always liked you.
"The mouth speaks what the heart is full of though ~" Its incredible that these young adolescent xbots are so uneducated in gaming lore! They think MS invented video games, that Nintendo is just a kiddie game developer & that Sony is a wanna be! To bad they will never learn the truth as they are manipulated like puppets by MS. Foolish xbots!
i do appreciate it their buddy i appreciate he has done alot for the gaming industry-good for him but he is alos smart and he knows that the ps3 is not going to do that well when all is said and done so that is why he left because he is smart good for him
firewire go play with your teddy bear you adolescent.
"he is alos smart and he knows that the ps3 is not going to do that well" That's bull. He has high hopes for the PS3 still with his network cell. You have no idea how well the ps3 will do. How well do expect a $600 console with hardly any games is going to sell. Ken knew it wouldnt...that's why you have to wait for the big guns to come out. Ken was pushed aside a long time ago, he doens't want to be in charge of everything...he's an engineer. He designs consoles, he doesn't have that job until the ps4. He's done his job for the ps3, so him leaving has nothing to do with the ps3 any longer.
are the biggest geniuses.
Good job Ken, keep pushing the latter. Now let's see what these devs will pull off with your cell+rsx+blu-ray combo.
Thanks for all the all nighters on the PS1/PS2 and the many to come on the PS3.
Ken did great sound chipsets for Snes and PS1. *end of compliments stock.*
would not have been so successful. You know what happens when a house's FOUNDATION start to ROTTEN? termites are running amuck, without respect, thinking they run sh!t? literally. Well the FOUNDATION starts to WEAKEN. The next-door neighbor, (while re-financing/fixing a lot..lol), will make sure you keep things tip top shape, and to restore that house's value, on that block. That's exactly whats taking place right now. just an analogy..have some humor.
uhhh.. a home's foundation is made of concrete.. i think you are looking for load bearing walls
the gaming indusrty would not be where it is if he wasent there, and also ms and nintendo had to raise the there level to keep up with sony so in the end it made better consoles over all........... the man is a genuis, and thats that........
Yeh he may of changed the industry but you got to give credit to other people in the gaming industry which changed it for good. MS can be praised for bringing the first successful online service, Sony/Ken are given credit for bringing many different games and pushing the hardware. Nintendo should be given creadit, they have came out with some of the best games that many people have ever seen, they are pushing innovation which is key in the gaming industry, without it, we would be stuck.
was built on the success of past generations. SONY did not just MAGICALLY appear in 1993 and BOOM!!(ala john Madden) and said let there be VIDEOGAMES. We know when to give credit, where credit is due. Well I would hope most gamers do, fanboy or not. Of course I don't expect anybody to give MS credit, thats why all the fanboyism on this site. "Can you smell what the GATES is cooking"?FEAR This guy, like I said deserves respect, but when he was departing, I seen his own Sony fanboy camp disrespected his work, as if the PS3 would of been around without the success of the past 2 like I stated above. If anything, the future is uncertain for SONY.(continues to loose market-share) With this guy gone, we won't see another 10 year domination by one console for a long long time. Hey KEN was there, to see and command most of it. Now, KEN will be on the side lines, with either a WHITE TOWEL in one hand waving it for support, or with POMS POMS.(you choose) Either way, Sony FANATICS never forget your PAST, because KEN Kutaragi can often be IMITATED, but SONY with his Ken's guidance, the last two CONSOLE generations, may never be DUPLICATED.
1. Go research it yourself. 2. Come back to this post 3. Make your comments
Here is the research ... IGN PSX: psx.ign.com/articles/060/0601 88p1.html Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... History of Playstation - YOUTUBE Part I - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Part II - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Part III - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Part IV - http://www.youtube.com/watc... Not many people have their name branded with a product. Ken Kutaragi, despite your opinions, will forever be called the 'Father of the Playstation' and is part of gaming history.
In the late 1980s no one would have thought that Sony and Nintendo would be battling each other in the video game department, but then this guy came along and changed the gaming world. Sony was probably the only company that really could change the gaming world at that time with Sega and Nintendo battling each other with the same games every console, a sonic here a mario there it really wasn't that exiting. But when the PS1 came it had all sorts of great games and great gaming frachises that wern't just about one killer app. Kutaragi was the main cause for this and has left some very big shoes to fill in Sony. I can only imagine what the gaming industry would be like without him.
im sure he will still be around to help with development of the PS brand,thats what he does, design great things. but when it come to getting third party help and helping third parties help you, Kaz will do a better job at that, he has alot of connections in the video game world. Kutaragi is up there with video games elite, so thanks for all my video game addictions :D
Im gonna really miss him He is definitly gonna be missed my many.
to you old man... q:
if ever there was one...
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