Thursday, 28 February 2013

Masahiro Sakurai Needs A Stand

Masahiro Sakurai, an industry veteran behind the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. video game franchises, apparently has been having health troubles. Calcified Tendinitis, and ruptures in the muscles in his arms. Considering his job demands that he test video games sometimes, this is troublesome(quick: name the number of games that can be successfully played with only your left hand.)

This guy is one of the few heroes we have in an industry of snakes. He's endured a lot of pressure and a lot of crap from publishers. And yet, nearly every game he is a part of has an undeniable mark of his influence. He went above and beyond in managing the production of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, even going so far as performing the written updates for the official website.

It'd be a shame for him to have his abilities damaged this soon in life. Although, I imagine he's probably regretting the control scheme he gave Kid Icarus: Uprising right about now...



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