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How Aerosmith and Armageddon Saved the Life of Dead or Alive Creator

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Tomonobu Itagaki, the mind behind Dead or Alive and two of the recent Ninja Gaiden games, went through a few rough patches during his long career as a game designer.


The former Tecmo employee delivered a heartfelt speech at this year's Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Summit, which you can see above thanks to GameSpot's recording.


How Bruce Willis Saved Tomonobu Itagaki - D.I.C.E. 2012 [GameSpot]

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i think the bigger headline is how the exec took the unifinished disc under false pretenses and sent it to production. No wonder the japanese doa2 was such a mess. Glad he got a chance to develop hardcore with more time.