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Former Sonic The Hedgehog Lead Yuji Naka Is Officially Sentenced To Prison

Sonic programmer and Balan Wonderworld creator Yuji Naka is in deep, with his final prison judgment being decided today. Following his past stint with insider trading within Square Enix a few years back, a verdict has been made in Japan courts today. Yuji Naka has been given a prison sentence of two years and six months. He will be seeing four y...

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Sonic Co-Creator Yuji Naka Sentenced To More Than Two Years Of Prison

Sonic co-creator Yuji Naka has been sentenced to prison for insider trading. He pleaded guilty in March 2023 and has now been sentenced to serve two and a half years in jail. According to Japanese site Abema Times, the final judgement is expected to fall on 7 July 2023. Yuji Naka was originally first arrested back in November 2022 due to alle...

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Sonic Creator, Yuji Naka Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading

Yuji Naka, the game developer who created Sonic, admitted to insider trading during his time developing Balan Wonderworld with Square Enix.   Check out the original story for more context! We originally found out back in December that the Sonic creator was charged for Insider Trading but we were yet to hear about any developments. That wa...

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Yuji Naka Formally Charged For Insider Trading

Yuji Naka, a game developer, has been formally charged with insider trading following his second arrest and more than a month after his first arrest. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has announced that Yuji Naka alongside Taisuke Sasaki has been charged with insider trading. According to NHK's article, Naka was arrested...

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Yuji Naka Re-Arrested For Final Fantasy VII Battle Royale Insider Trading

One of the fathers of Sonic The Hedgehog sure cannot catch a break. Yuji Naka, known for being a lead programmer for the classic Sonic The Hedgehog games, has been arrested again due to alleged insider trading. This time, the game in question involving the scheme is Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a battle royale mobile game featuring SOLD...

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Ex-Sonic Team Lead Yuji Naka Is Reportedly Arrested For Square Enix Insider Trading

It seems like trouble is afoot in Square Enix, even for those who aren't in the company anymore. Yuji Naka, who is known for being one of the original programmers of past Sonic The Hedgehog games, Balan Wonderworld, and confirming Michael Jackson's work in Sonic The Hedgehog 3, has reportedly been arrested due to his involvement in the recent Sq...

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Yuji Naka Confirms Michael Jackson’s Involvement With Sonic 3’s Music

After 30 years of speculation and theories, all it took is one Twitter message from an ex-Sega employee. Former Sonic Team head Yuji Naka has confirmed (nonchalantly online) that Michael Jackson did compose some of the music for Sonic The Hedgehog 3. The question of the King of Pop's involvement with the game has been shrouded in mystery since t...

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Yuji Naka Sued Square Enix Over Removing Him As Balan Wonderworld Director

Balan Wonderworld was one of the biggest disappointments of 2022. One of the reasons why that was is because the director of the game, Yuji Naka, is a legendary developer best known for co-creating Sonic The Hedgehog and Nights Into Dreams. However, it looks like things weren't really his fault after all. Today, a report claims that Yuji Naka...

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Is A Great Sequel To A Classic; Here’s Why

Good video game sequels are hard to come by, at least in the past few generations. In films, you have a Godfather 2 to balance out the numerous Friday The 13th sequel churns that span more than a trilogy. In games, it's arguably rare to find a sequel that completely trumps over its predecessor. Back in the late 80s and 90s of 8-bit and 16-bit ga...

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Ex-Sonic Boss Is Shocked Because Wata-Certified Game Was Sold At Absurd Price

Yuji Naka, the former boss of the Sonic The Hedgehog series and Sonic Team of Sega, was surprised that the original form of one of his games was sold for US$430,000. That game was the first Sonic The Hedgehog and the cartridge that was sold was certified as a vintage copy by quality-assessment service Wata. Apparently, Yuji was pretty irate abou...

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Balan Wonderworld & Sonic Creator Yuji Naka Leaves Square Enix

Yuji Naka has officially announced that he has left Square Enix. He is best known for co-creating Sonic The Hedgehog, Nights Into Dreams, and most recently, Balan Wonderworld. In a tweet he posted earlier today, he said: “I resigned from Square Enix at the end of April. While I cannot share the reason right now, I hope to be able to di...

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Loved Netflix’s High Score? Then Watch These Video Retrospectives On Classic Video Games

High Score talks broadly about old video games, and it's a well-created documentary that showcases the best parts of video game culture and how it formed. It's the best kind of show that helps introduce your pals and loved ones about gaming history without talking down to them. Having said that, many folks who finish watching this show would proba...

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