Konami Code Creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto Has Died

Gamespot

Up up, down down, left right, left right, B, A, Start. It’s a cheat code etched into the DNA of an entire generation of gamers, from Contra on down. The man behind the code, Kazuhisa Hashimoto, has died at the age of 61. His passing was first reported by Yuji Takenouchi, a sound designer who worked on several Konami games, including the much-lauded Metal Gear series.