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Hideo Kojima

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Back in 1987, Konami granted Microsoft an exclusive license on Kojima's "Metal Gear" game as the MSX2 home computer struggled to compete with Nintendo's Famicom system. Today, Kojima's cutting-edge…

Reginald Fils-Aime

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The former senior VP of marketing at VH1 joined Nintendo at a low point for the company in 2003. By 2006, he had risen to head all its North American operations, and the Japanese vidgame company was…

Bobby Kotick

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On its own, Activision had a boffo year, as hits including "Call of Duty 4" and "Guitar Hero 3" sent revenue up 92%. But Kotick took that success even further, engineering the largest merger in…

Yves Guillemot

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Ubisoft's topper is in a unique position among videogame CEOs -- not quite at the scale that he's making huge acquisitions and managing a horde of brands, but not so small as to be fending off…

David Lee

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South Korea-based online publisher Nexon just might have found the solution to the threat of piracy: Offer the games for free. The company pioneered the hugely successful free-to-play business model…

Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai

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When Hirai was promoted to CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment last year, it was a grim time for the conglom's storied videogame biz, as the disastrous launch of the PlayStation 3 had sent it tumbling…

Ken Levine

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As creative director of 2K Boston, previously known as Irrational Games, Levine wowed enthusiast and mainstream critics alike with underwater art-deco dystopian shooter "BioShock," which also pleased…

Neal Tiles

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Under president Tiles, cable net G4 has evolved beyond just vidgame-related programming. Nonetheless, gaming still forms a backbone for the channel, with major bows such as "Halo 3" and "Grand Theft…

Alex Rigopulos

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Thanks to his hugely popular "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band," both of which his studio created, Rigopulos has inspired geeky gamers everywhere to get off the couch and live out their musical fantasies.

Steven Spielberg

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Atari's "E.T." fiasco notwithstanding, Spielberg has been extremely savvy about the gaming market, licensing tie-ins to such films as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" long before the medium was fashionable.

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