Yakuza Producer Leaving Segas Board Of Directors, But Staying At Company – Kotaku

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In the present day, Sega introduced that Yakuza govt director and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi shall be stepping down from the company board of administrators. He’ll, nevertheless, stay at Sega.

As reported on Game Biz, Nagoshi will go away the board as of April 1, when the brand new Japanese monetary yr begins. He’ll step down as Sega’s Chief Artistic Officer however will work as inventive director. 

There’s speculation on-line in Japan that Nagoshi was pushed out within the wake of a controversial comment he made final yr, showing to mock Puyo Puyo esports gamers. The producer stated that they appeared like they eat beef bowls with cheese. The time period chiizu gyuudon gao (チーズ牛丼顔) or “cheese beef bowl face” has been circulating on-line. Shortened to chiigyu (チー牛) or “cheese beef,” this slang time period is used to check with individuals who stay in rural areas, look very younger, put on glasses, and don’t have a lot ambition. It’s a unfavourable, mocking time period to deride individuals who may not be thought-about “cool.”

Nagoshi apologized for the remark, saying,Because the comment was directed at gamers who’re giving their all taking part in a Sega title, Puyo Puyo, and because it dirty all of esports, for that, I’m very sorry. It was actually inexcusable.”

The famed producer does proceed to look in Sega’s YouTube livestreams (pictured, above), so maybe Nagoshi is stepping down for different causes. Hopefully, he’ll have the ability to focus his power extra on Yakuza video games and never company politics.

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