Watch The Father Of The Playstation Pretending To Be A Villain

The guys at Mega64 have released a 20-minute video showing how they made the hilarious GDC tribute to Ken Kutaragi. It's fun to watch, but the best part is the former Sony CEO's outtakes while performing as the "last boss" of the video. » 4/02/14 4:15pm 4/02/14 4:15pm

PlayStation's 'Origin Story' Is Today's Funniest Video

If you thought you knew how Ken Kutaragi, onetime CEO of Sony, turned the PlayStation into a success, you were way wrong. This is the real story: » 3/24/14 1:59pm 3/24/14 1:59pm

Ken Kutaragi, known as the "Father of the Playstation," will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Game Developers Choice Awards on March 19 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Mark Cerny, the PS4's lead architect, will present the award to Kutaragi, the former CEO of Sony Computer… » 2/02/14 1:20pm 2/02/14 1:20pm

Thanks for All The Memes, PS3!

Massive damage! Second jobs! Spider-Man font! Boy, I'll tell you what, the PlayStation 3 has been entertaining at times—and that's not even when the console's switched on. The PS3 has produced some of the best (and most loved) memes of this generation. » 2/19/13 5:30am 2/19/13 5:30am

Could the Father of the PlayStation Run Sony?

Sony Computer Entertainment honcho Kaz Hirai seemed like a logical choice to replace Howard Stringer. But with Hirai lacking in experience outside gaming, Sony's old guard could actually select someone with a deep understanding of electronics—namely Ken Kutaragi. [東洋経済] » 12/20/11 1:30am 12/20/11 1:30am

The Day Mario's Creator Didn't Retire (And What It Says About His…

The internet was rocked. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and Zelda, reportedly said he was stepping down. Nobody seemed prepared for this. It was so sudden. So surprising. The end of an era. » 12/08/11 10:00am 12/08/11 10:00am

Father of PlayStation Gets to Launch a Game on PlayStation Vita in…

We got Nintendogs + Cats, Pilotwings Resort and a few more for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year. We got Lumines, an Ape Escape and more in 2005 for the launch of the PlayStation Portable. » 10/20/11 1:20pm 10/20/11 1:20pm

The Father of the PlayStation and Japan's Secret Koreans

In Japan, South Korea is now cool. Speaking and singing the local lingo, Korean popstars like Girls' Generation rule the charts and appear on Japanese variety shows and in commercials. It wasn't always that way. » 7/12/11 2:00am 7/12/11 2:00am

The Father of the PlayStation Finally Retires

Ken Kutaragi, creator of the PlayStation, retired from his position as Honorary Chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment on June 28, Sony revealed in an official statement. [Sony (PDF)] » 6/29/11 7:30am 6/29/11 7:30am

PSP's Father Is Tight-Lipped About NGP

Sony revealed a new portable yesterday, codenamed the Next Generation Portable. In the audience were pundits, press, developers and the former Sony brass who built their gaming empire. » 1/28/11 3:00am 1/28/11 3:00am

What's The Father of the PlayStation Doing These Days?

After a rocky PlayStation 3 launch, the platform's creator was replaced by exec Kaz Hirai as the head of Sony Computer Entertainment. A year later he retired. » 2/19/10 9:00am 2/19/10 9:00am

Father Of PlayStation Makes New Company

Another new company. Back in January 2007, PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi spearheaded Bandai Namco/Sony start-up Cellius. Today, it was announced he's heading up another company. » 11/11/09 6:00am 11/11/09 6:00am

Evangelion Title Coming To PS3 (Does It Involve The Father of…

A Blu-ray disc version of mecha anime Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone includes a fold-in which what appears to be a new game announcement: an Evangelion title for the PS3. » 5/26/09 8:00am 5/26/09 8:00am

Edge Explores The Genesis Of The PlayStation

The history of Sony's original PlayStation is largely well known to gamers, born of a disagreement with Nintendo, who it once partnered with to provide a CD-ROM drive for the Super Nintendo. » 4/24/09 8:20pm 4/24/09 8:20pm

Listen To PlayStation Father Talk About... TVs And The Internets!

Ken Kutaragi, former CEO and President of Sony's PlayStation division, is best known for being the mastermind behind the successful PlayStation consoles. He's ready to tell you about the future. » 3/10/09 3:00am 3/10/09 3:00am

Father of PlayStation Soon Lecturing At Japanese University

What is PlayStation creator and former Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi up to these days? Passing on his wisdom, that's what. » 2/26/09 10:00pm 2/26/09 10:00pm

Sony Stresses Importance of Games, Games, Games

When Kaz Hirai took over Sony Computer Entertainment, the company's outlook changed. The previous head, PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi, kept talking up the PS3's other selling points. It was a Blu-ray player! It was a super computer! It had 4D!! Somewhere along the line, the focus that Sony Computer Entertainment… » 10/15/08 3:00am 10/15/08 3:00am

PS3 Launch Message "A Little Too Zealous"

The PS3 launch was rough. Real rough. Like, the roughest. After an executive reshuffling (that shuffled PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi out of the company), Sony seems like its on terra firma. Things are turning around! But looking back at that launch mess, current Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai says: … » 9/16/08 3:00am 9/16/08 3:00am

Tretton Talks About Kaz's Influence on the Playstation Universe

Speaking with a group of game writers earlier this week SCEA head Jack Tretton talked briefly about how Sony Computer Entertainment has benefited under the shift from Ken Kutaragi to Kaz Hirai. » 7/18/08 5:00pm 7/18/08 5:00pm