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| "Re(2):Person of the Year 2005" , posted Thu 29 Dec 15:11|
Gamasutra: I like that arc on the grenade [in Gears Of War]. How would you do that with the Nintendo Revolution?
Cliffy B: Just throw the controller at the screen.
You know, that was my question, right there.
Just pointing that out.
I nominate Hirobobu Sakaguchi for finally getting up and leaving his nothing-job in Square's Hawaii CG studio, starting a new company, dragging away half of his devoted followers at Square, and announcing three original games for Xbox 360 (of all systems). It took a lot of guts, and it might have murdered Final Fantasy XII. It was a very un-traditional, un-Japanese thing for him to do. It really impressed me. I'd call him man of the year even if we haven't yet seen the results of what he's doing, even if he never really WAS a great game producer, anyway.
I just like his gusto!