Kutaragi to receive award for contributions to gaming
- Posted September 11th, 2007 at 19:47 EDT by
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Ken Kutaragi, the creative mind behind much on Sony's direction on the PlayStation platform and a heralded engineer, will receive the 2008 Champions Honoree award at the Entertainment Software Association's (ESA) special children's charities fund raising event, Nite to Unite for Kids.
The ESA notified Kutaragi who is now the honorary chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) following his official retirement last June. Kutaragi is credited with much of the force behind the creation of the PlayStation and Sony Computer Entertainment.
"Ken's contributions to our community and the entertainment lives of ordinary consumers are extraordinary," explained the president of the ESA, Michael D. Gallagher. "His insight and vision revolutionized in-home entertainment, enabling advancements in creativity, technology, and innovation."
Other past Champion award recipients include George Lucas, Electronic Arts' Bing Gordon, Toys 'R Us' Michael Goldstein, Nintendo's Howard Lincoln and Sega's Isao Ogawa.
For those interested, single tickets are $500, with all proceeds going towards the NTU fund raising event. It will be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. For more information, contact Leslie Price, Price Lampert Associates, at 1-800-949-3660, or at email@example.com.
Source: GameDaily Biz
- 2:50pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
I'd have said it would be quiet a honor if it wasnt for the fact that someone from Sega was given the award too. But atleast he's getting some recognition for his work even while people are trashing the system.
- 3:25pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
good thing too (Y) hes not the idiot hes being made out to be playstation 1 and 2 were great successes and it wont be long before the ps3 is :)
- 3:38pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
Congrats Kutaragi san, and thank you for your vision and your contributions to gaming sir. Much success with all of your future endeavors!
- 3:44pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
good luck Ken-san for any of your future personal project!
- 7:37pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
The father of modern gaming, you deserve this. Congrats. I got Robbie Bach's award in my small intestine right now. (He's MS VP of Gaming Division)
- 10:30pm EDT - September 11th, 2007
indeed his contribution to gaming was huge.
- 8:03am EDT - September 12th, 2007
psn id: gingo... i think he thouroughly deserves it, he single handedly saved the future of gaming with the psx and we as a gaming community should be grateful for that
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