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Though Shuhei Yoshida now serves as the head of Sony's PlayStation arm, he once worked under former PlayStation CEO Ken Kutaragi – a man who Yoshida praises, while also noting his mercurial nature. In a lengthy look back at the last two decades of PlayStation transcribed by Engadget, Yoshida...

April 11th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Former Sony Computer Entertainment chairman and CEO Ken Kutaragi is often referred to as "Father of PlayStation." Kutaragi accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards last week for his contributions to video game development. To chronicle his "role as a...

March 24th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Ken Kutaragi, lead architect of the original PlayStation and former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on March 19, during the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Respawn Entertainment Community Manager Abbie Heppe will host, while PlayStation...

February 1st 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Former Sony Computer Entertainment chairman and CEO Ken Kutaragi has joined Marvelous AQL as an External Director, according to a Nikkei report. Kutaragi played a significant role in the PlayStation's formative years, and later headed up development of the PlayStation 2 and PS3. He retired from Son...

May 10th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Just one day after announcing a new board member, Sony revealed a bit more corporate shuffling, this time at Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Kazuo Hirai, formerly President and Group CEO (and chief apologizer), has been promoted to Chairman, effective September 1. SCEE president Andrew House wil...

June 29th 2011 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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1999 "You can communicate to a new cybercity. Did you see the movie The Matrix? Same interface. Same concept. Starting from next year, you can jack into The Matrix!" 2000 PlayStation 2 launches. 2005 "The PS3 is not a game machine." 2005 "[We want] consumers to think to themselves 'I will work m...

November 11th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Retired PlayStation creator and SCE president Ken Kutaragi is quite a successful business man (he's even got a lifetime achievement award to prove it). It's for that reason Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan is offering him an honorary lecturing position to educate MBA students. Starting in Apr...

February 27th 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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People come up to me and they say, "Ken, ol' buddy, aren't you doin' anything since you gave Kaz your old gig?" and I tell them, "Friend, I don't know how I still have enough hours in the day!" So, what's been keepin' me busier than a classroom of dung beetles on a field trip to the doody factory?...

November 26th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Ken Kutargi has long been named the "father of PlayStation," and that name has earned him a growing number of accolades. Most recently, he's been added to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. He'll join other notable inductees, such as the team that developed the first mobile phone and the "fathe...

April 3rd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Ken Kutargi has long been named the "father of PlayStation," and that name has earned him a growing number of accolades. Most recently, he's been added to the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. He'll join other notable inductees, such as the team that developed the first mobile phone and the "fathe...

April 3rd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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From Crackle: Ken Kutaragi Honored at D.I.C.E. We love you Ken Kutaragi, or as we like to you call you, Crazy Ken. You were awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at DICE, and this video explains your incredible accomplishments. Called the "father" of PlayStation, Kutaragi is responsible for redef...

February 8th 2008 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Despite retiring as CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment earlier this year, Ken Kutaragi is still being praised throughout the industry. A couple months ago, Kutaragi was honored at the Entertainment Software Association's "Night to Unite" event, and now the Father of the PlayStation has been given th...

November 27th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments