Not to long ago, I ran a webpoll to find a Top Ten Hottest Video Game Guy Characters and I found there was a huge response.
When trying to get the official list posted over at different gaming sites, I received an email from the editor of Gamespy.com, Will Tuttle, in which he asked if he was included in the list. (He thought the list was for video game industry guys) This gave me an idea; why not do a list of the Hottest Video Game Industry Guys. I mean there are some hotties out there and how could you not drool over the guys that bring us the best means of entertainment possible.
Below are the names, bios, and pictures of the nominated guys.
Check out the guy and then vote on the webpoll on the sidebar. I will open up the polls each day to allow for extra voting.
The polls will be open till next Wednesday.
To the guys listed amongst the nominated: I hope this little webpoll doesn't upset or insult you in any way. I am a huge fan of each and every guy on this list and I have the utmost respect for your work in the industry. But that doesn't mean I can't stare at your butt as you walk by. :)
Reginald "Reggie" Fils-Aime is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer for the North American division of Japan-based video game company, Nintendo. He was promoted to the position on May 25, previously holding the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Miyamoto is the creator of such Nintendo characters as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Zelda, and Pikimin. He is currently the Director and General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (EAD), the corporate sector of Nintendo of Japan.
Nolan K. Bushnell is an electrical engineer and entrepreneur from the
Nobuo Uematsu is a Japanese composer of video game music, and one of the most well-known in the field. He has composed music for many games produced by Squaresoft and Square Enix, including the Final Fantasy series of role playing games, and some pieces for Chrono Trigger.
Ralph Baer is the creator of the first home console, the brown box which was sold to Magnavox and renamed the Odyssey. He also the created the first light gun and puzzle game, Simon.
Tim Schafer was a game designer for Lucasarts. He created such memorable games like The Secret of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle. He currently owns his own company, Double Fine Productions, where he has created his newest game, Psychonauts.
Peter Molyneux is the computer game designer that created Bullfrog Productions. There he developed such great games like Populous, and Theme Park. He left Bullfrog in 1997 to create a new company Lionhead Studios, where he has developed such great games like Black and White, and The Movies.
Yuji Naka is a game designer and programmer that originally headed Sega’s Sonic Team and now owns his own company, Prope. He created such memorable games like Sonic the Hedgehog, and Phantasy Online.
Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer at Konami. Formerly the vice president of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan, he is currently the head of Kojima Productions. He is the creator of such memorable games like the Metal Gear series, Snatcher, and Policenauts.
Tomonobu Itagaki is a Japanese video game designer who heads Team Ninja, one of Tecmo's development teams. He is the creator of the Dead or Alive series.
Cliff Bleszinski, frequently known online as CliffyB, is a lead game designer for the successful game development company Epic Games in
Tetsuya Nomura is a game and character designer at Square Enix. He is most famous for his continuing work on the Final Fantasy Series.
Adam Sessler is the co-host and senior segment producer of G4 TV’s video game review show, X-Play. He also occasionally appears on Attack of the Show to do a segment on the upcoming gaming news.
Victor Lucas is the Canadian creator, executive producer, writer, co-host and director of the Electric Playground, seen on G4 in the
Tommy Tallarico is a video game music composer. He founded Tommy Tallarico Studios in 1994 and the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) in 2001. He co-hosts, produces, and writes for The Electric Playground, a TV show about video games. He also co-hosts Reviews on the Run, a television show in which he and Victor Lucas review video games. He is also an advisory board member for the Game Developers Conference, a governor for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS/Grammy) and a nominating peer panel leader for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Tallarico has worked on over three-hundred titles including the Earthworm Jim series, MDK, Spot Goes to
Kevin Pereira is the host of G4's Attack of the show. He has hosted or been a guest on many other G4 programs including Pulse, Arena, G4TV.com, X-Play and Robot Wars.
Russel Wark is a programmer for Probe. His lovely wife nominated him. How sweet is that. Give it up for Russel!
Gackt Camui is a music composer and once a member of a rock band, Malice Mizer. He was also involved in the PlayStation 2 game 'Bujingai', for which he performed some of the voices as well as doing motion capture for the game's protagonist. He has also appeared in Japanese commercials for the hit game 'Metal Gear Solid 2', and his name appeared on a dog tag in the game.
Peter Moore is the head of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, which includes the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles. He also rose to prominence at Sega, being a heavy figure in the company's North American operations during the Dreamcast era.
Stew works as a game developer (I think) at RetroDev Games: Grunge Game Developers. What the hell the guy’s cute and his friends nominated him. Give it up for Stew!
Adrian Smith is co-founder of Circle Studio, creators of Without Warning. He was also the former Operation Director of Core Design, creators of Tomb Raider.
Jeremy Smith is co-founder of Circle Studio, creators of Without Warning. He was also the former head of Core Design, creators of Tomb Raider. Adrian and Jeremy are brothers.
Matt Casamassina is the Editor in Chief of IGN Wii at IGN Entertainment and write several previews and reviews of Nintendo games.
Dan "Shoe" Hsu is the Editor in Chief of Electronic Gaming Monthly and also worked on the site, gamers.com.
Michel Ancel is the French game designer at Ubisoft and is known as the creator of Rayman and Beyond Good & Evil. He first job designing was with a software company called Lankhor.