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    According to Konami's NA Twitter page, Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away. He was 61 years old. He was involved in the Famicom port of Konami's Gradius and most famously the code that was added in order to easily test the game. It was, however, forgotten in the code and was present in the game. Since then the "Konami Code" has gained a cult status and been featured in many Konami and non-Konami games over the years, be it an easter egg or a functioning code. His credits also include Gradius 3, Lethal Enforcer and Gungage, among others.


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    Small things make you a legend. You will truly live forever. Nice to know who you were.
     
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    A legend that will live on in our gamer hearts.
     
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    Big F
     
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    RIP dude. A true boss. Only true gamers know the code. If you dont know the code you aint hard core.....
     
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    Press ^ ^ v v < > < > B A START to pay respect.
     
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    RIP
     
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    RIP my man... I sure hope that you, your family, or your friends had the Konami Code scribed on your tombstone.
     
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    Nice move from them, RIP.
     
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    DKB I'll be watching you sleep tonight.
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    Only 61? Shame. RIP.
     
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    Just 61? That's unfair.

    A person should live until their 90's or even 100's before "departing."

    RIP.
     
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    He should have lived 30 full lives until passing.
     
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    Dude worked on nine games.

    Total.

    That's not legendary.
     
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    When someone passes away, be nice or shut it, that's the rule.
    Sad news on rainy day, RIP.
     
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    Pulling out an NES controller for the legend.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    He is known for the most recognizable cheat code in existence.
    Legendary, in my book.
    He spawned a bit of a legacy out of that. Yeah, he is one who will appear in encyclopedias and video-game history. We will not.
     
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    RIP Kazuhisa Hashimoto...... Famous code! UP UP DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGH B A START!!! :lol:
     
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    You forgot Start.
    Redo the code again.
     
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