Konami Code Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Has Died

The video game world was rocked today when the news came in that Kazuhisa Hashimoto, who was a Japanese video game developer,

best known for having created the Konami Code, a cheat code used in numerous video games typically granting the player extra lives or other benefits, and which has become often used as an Easter egg in popular culture…had passed away.

News of Hashimoto’s death was announced on social media on Wednesday by Yuji Takenouchi, a composer who’s worked with Konami in the past. Hashimoto worked on several fan-favorite classics like Gradius, but his most memorable accomplishment to many was the creation of the Konami code used in Konami’s games and by others for years to come. He was 61 years old.

Rest in Peace Hashimoto. You may have gone but you will never be forgotten…

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