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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, has chosen Ken 'Krazy' Kutaragi as the recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Interactive Achievement Awards. The man behind that PlayStation thing (which we hear was really popular with you kids some years ago) will be honored...

November 26th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The father of the PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi, has officially retired from Sony Computer Entertainment. Previously, following a corporate re-shuffle, Mr. Kutaragi stepped down as CEO of SCE, replaced by Kaz Hirai. Now, Ken Kutaragi is relinquishing his Sony duties further, stepping down as SCE's Chair...

June 19th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We've known about it for months but today it becomes official -- Ken Kutaragi, the father of the PlayStation, is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. He will still have an advisory post at the gaming unit but his days of crazy press statements as one of t...

June 19th 2007 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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We knew it was coming, but we can't help but shed a tear at the retirement of the man who took consoles out of the cartridge era and into the extravagant and multi-billion dollar polygon war currently taking place in our living rooms -- for better or worse. Ken Kutaragi, father of the PlayStation, i...

June 19th 2007 at 12:19pm 0 Comments
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When you're the creator of Rad Racer, hatin' just comes with the territory. In the June issue of EGM, the head of Mistwalker himself, Hironobu Sakaguchi, had a very simple response to why he has no plans for the PlayStation 3."The machine's architecture is tricky, and I don't like Ken Kutaragi."Snap...

May 1st 2007 at 2:53pm 0 Comments
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Even though Ken Kutaragi is "retiring" from Sony (it saddens us to imagine security walking him to the front door, while he carries a cardboard box full of his belongings), he had already "envisioned" the PlayStation 4, 5, and 6, and probably also helped solidify his "graduation" by cornering peopl...

May 1st 2007 at 10:47am 0 Comments
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Sure, our Podcast is a little late going up from this weekend, but where else are you gonna hear Engadget editors ramble on about the latest developments in gaming with the Xbox Elite, and Sony's loss of Kutaragi? Also up this week: AT&T misfires on the N75 launch, and find out more about how y...

April 30th 2007 at 1:16pm 0 Comments
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We can't confirm the statement, but if you're inclined to believe GoNintendo's report, apparently at a financial press conference Nintendo head Satoru Iwata invited Sony's departing Ken "PlayStation" Kutaragi to join up with the Wii-maker. The irony is, of course, rich. Besides being bloody rivals...

April 29th 2007 at 5:13pm 0 Comments
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National Public Radio on Friday's episode of All Thing Considered did a piece on the "retirement" of Ken Kutaragi. In less than thirty-seconds into the piece focus shifts from Kutaragi leaving to the PlayStation 3's less than stellar sales.NPR beats the same drum as every other media outlet at this...

April 28th 2007 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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Everyone reading now is likely to be significantly older (and thusly worse at video games) by the time they're actually released, but the legendary departing Kutaragi-san told EE Times, "As a matter of course, I have the vision of Playstation [sic] 4, 5 and 6, which will merge into the network." Pro...

April 27th 2007 at 9:07pm 0 Comments
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It's hard not to imagine industry analysts getting along famously with PlayStation father, Ken Kutaragi. Holding hands, dancing in a circle and spouting outrageous claims at each other, they'd have a jolly good session of prediction, scrutiny and hopscotch. In response to Mr. Kutaragi's recently ann...

April 27th 2007 at 12:46pm 0 Comments