Steven Rollins

Unquestionably, one of the most well-known gaming references in history is the Konami Code. Though this sequence of buttons (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A) was created by game developer Kazuhisa Hashimoto in the 1980s, it has found a home in countless games, movies, and other media over the decades. Very few gaming references have permeated into pop culture as much as the Konami Code has, and it is thus with a heavy heart that I report that Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away at the age of 61. Though it was largely popularized by the NES […]

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