and electronics giant Sony had an eventful 2011 to be sure. It had the launch
of a new handheld, huge PS3 releases like Uncharted 3, the massive hack of PSN,
and travails in the company’s other division all lead to a crummy year with big losses.
Perhaps all this is what’s leading to management shake-ups that will include a
promotion for Kazuo “Riiidge Racer” Hirai.
How will this impact gamers? Hirai’s actual plans
with regards to Sony will no doubt take months to be materialize, we just hope
Kaz still finds time in June to make an appearance at E3 in less than six
months. Whether announcing the name of a new system, sharing bar graphs, or mocking
his pronunciation of Ridge Racer, Kaz has become as much an institution of E3
as Reggie kicking ass and awkward families demoing Kinect.
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