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Mark Cerny To Be Inducted Into AIAS Hall Of Fame

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Posted January 14, 2010 - By Jake Gaskill

Mark Cerny To Be Inducted Into AIAS Hall Of FameOver the past 13 years, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences have inducted a number of legendary figures in the gaming world into their prestigious Hall of Fame: Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, John Carmack, Will Wright and Peter Molyneux, just to name a few.

Well, the academy has announced that the next industry giant to take his place in the gaming "hall” will be Mark Cerny, whose impressive resume includes such titles as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance: Fall of Man and God of War III. Oh, and he also created Marble Madness. Not bad.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences president, Joseph Olin, describes Cerny as, “the closet we have come to a modern-day Da Vinci,” going on to point out that the franchises Cerny has been involved with have generated almost $2 billion in sales.

"Each step of the way he’s redefined how the industry thinks about game design, technology, and production philosophies,” said Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells. "The franchises he’s helped launch are some of the most influential in the business.”

Cerny will be presented with his Hall of Fame Award at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards during the 2010 D.I.C.E. Summit on Feb. 18 in Las Vegas.

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