The Creator of Gaming’s Famous “Konami Code” Has Died

There is an entire generation of people imprinted with the phrase: “up up down down left right left right B A start.” If they were playing video games in the 80s and 90s, they’ll quietly nod their head in acknowledgement. That’s the Konami Code, and it was created by Konami programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto. Hashimoto, unfortunately, passed away last night.

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