Fergus McGovern: From games whizzkid to multimillionaire

As a young man, Fergus McGovern pretty much had it all. The company he founded in 1984, Probe Entertainment, was one of the big hitters of the British games scene.

Specialising in licences from arcade games and film tie-ins, Probe came up with a string of hits, OutRun, Mortal Kombat and Fifa Soccer among them.

"Every kid loved video games, and having the opportunity to make games has changed my life," he says, laughing. "To be honest, I achieved quite a lot when I was very young. We had seven Christmas number ones out of 10, and in 1995 I was given a lifetime achievement award. That's too young."

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