Hironobu Sakaguchi was born November 25th, 1962 in Hitachi, Ibaraki, JapanAfter dropping out of college in 1983 Sakaguchi joined a newly formed division of Denyūsha Electric Company called Square as a part time employee. When Square became independent he stayed on full time as Director of Planning and Development. The company’s first run of games were very unsuccessful. So, in a last ditch effort to keep the company afloat Sakaguchi created a roll playing game that he hoped would finally make the company some money.  He titled the game Final Fantasy as a twist of irony because if this game failed it would be the final game Square would ever make. Well, when the game released on December 18th, 1987 it became a monster hit almost instantly. He went on to direct part 2, 3, 4 and 5 then took on a producer roll for the rest of the series. In April of 2000 he became the third person inducted in the Academy of Interactive Arts and sciences.


So, I will speak for many Nerds out there in saying thank you to the Parents of Hironobu Sakaguchi, for bumping uglies in the back seat of a Toyota hatchback. If not for that sweet sweet love making we might never have been given thousands upon thousands of hours of turn based RPG awesomness!  We at Salute you!

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