The Manly Art Of Posing With Video Game Systems

The Manly Art Of Posing With Video Game Systems

I’ve never posed with a video game system. I doubt you have either. But the top men in video games do that any time there’s new gaming hardware to show off. How cool can you look posing with plastic?

In chronological order, here are some of the great achievements in hardware-posing, as photographed by the Associated Press. A cursory analysis indicates that Ken Kutaragi, “father of the PlayStation” was a pioneer in this field but that the current top contenders are the increasingly spiffy Kaz Hirai of Sony and Satoru Iwata of Nintendo.

May 15, 1996: Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto poses with the newly-revealed Nintendo 64. (AP)

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May 27, 1998: Sega’s Bernie Stolar poses with the Dreamcast Controller (and VMU!) (AP)

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November 11, 2001: Microsoft’s Seamus Blackley with the then-new Xbox (AP)

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May 21, 2002: Sony’s Kaz Hirai with the PlayStation 2 Network adaptor (AP)

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May 11, 2004: Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata poses with the prototype version of the Nintendo DS (AP)

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Sept. 21, 2004: Sony’s Ken Kutaragi reveals the PS2 Slim (AP)

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Sept. 21, 2004: Sony’s Ken Kutaragi reveals the PSP (AP)

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October 7, 2004: Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata poses with the launch version of the DS (AP)

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May 16, 2005: Sony’s Kaz Hirai and Ken Kutaragi reveal the PS3 (AP)

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May 17, 2005: Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata reveals the Wii (then called the Revolution) (AP)

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Sept. 16, 2005: Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata reveals the Wii Remote (AP)

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May 8, 2006: Sony’s Kutaragi reveals the new PS3 controller (AP)

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June 11, 2007: Star Wars’ Chewbacca reveals the Star Wars PSP (AP)

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June 2, 2009: Sony’s Kaz Hirai reveals the PSPGo. (AP)

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June 2010: Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata reveals the Nintendo 3DS (AP)

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January 27, 2011: Sony’s Kaz Hirai reveals the NGP (AP)

Comments

  • Almost all of them have a half happy and proud half smug smile on their faces. It’s like ‘Blue Steel’ or something, maybe ‘Hardware Reveal’.

  • Though he doesn’t often pose with hardware _as such_, the best poser in the videogame industry is without a doubt Dude Huge. Especially when holding a replica Lancer!

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