Ken Kutaragi, the former CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and the lead architect of the original PlayStation, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards on March 19. The award will be presented to him by the lead architect of the PlayStation 4, Mark Cerny.
Kutaragi, who left Sony in 2007, made an impact in the gaming industry far before the original PlayStation was released as he developed the SPC700 sound chip that was used in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). For more on Kutaragi, the PlayStation and how it changed the industry, check out the classic episode of Tech TV’s “Icons” above.
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