‘Konami Code’ Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dead at 61

‘Konami Code’ Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Dead at 61
Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the producer credited with creating the most famous and memorized cheat in video game history, has died at the age of 61.

Video game maker Konami confirmed the death of Hashimoto, who entered the “Konami Code” command – “Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start” – into both the video game and pop culture lexicon.

“We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the ‘Konami Code,’” Konami tweeted Wednesday. “Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san
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