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AIAS honouring Genyo Takeda

Nintendo hardware designer will receive Lifetime Achievement Award at DICE Awards next month

Genyo Takeda might not receive the same attention as some of Nintendo's other developers, but the hardware designer behind the Wii, GameCube, and Nintendo 64 will get some of his due next month. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences today announced that Takeda will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st DICE Awards in Las Vegas next month.

AIAS Board Member and Nintendo of America executive vice president of operations Don James will present the award to Takeda.

"I've seen the impact that Takeda-san had on Nintendo having worked with him on multiple hardware launches," James said. "As a Board Member of the AIAS, I've seen the impact he's had on thousands of producers and programmers as they have brought their creative visions to life on the systems he helped create. He looked at his own designs through the lens of always helping game developers. That approach to his life's work is a great gift he gave the development community, and ultimately gamers everywhere."

Takeda retired from Nintendo last year, but still serves as a Special Corporate Adviser to the company.

The DICE Awards will take place February 22 in Las Vegas starting at 8 p.m. Pacific.

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