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Yu Suzuki Honored

   SEGA announced todat that legendary developer Yu Suzuki was awarded the Interactive Achievement Hall of Fame Award from the Academy of Arts and Sciences (AIAS). The Award was presented on Thursday, February 27, 2003 in Las Vegas.

   "Yu Suzuki's video games have helped to enhance awareness and appreciation for this interactive art form and we are pleased to honor him for his leadership and innovation with this year's Hall of Fame Award," said Paul Provenzano, President of AIAS.

   Suzuki is best known for his games including Outrun, Space Harrier, Shenmue, and the Virtua Fighter series. The Virtua Fighter series is also the only video game on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection on Information Technology Innovation, at the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

3/3/2003 Matt Stensrud

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