I’m a big fan of birthdays. I only have to hear the word ‘birthday’ and I start drooling at the possibility of a bit of birthday cake going around.
Today is the birthday of Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios, and no, he isn’t going to be sharing any cake. Not with me anyway.
Yoshida has now celebrated 29 birthdays since being under the employ of Sony after getting his start in the computer division all the way back in 1986 when big glasses and bigger hairstyles were the norm and the PlayStation was yet to be conceived. That’s also 29 different birthday cakes.
The affable executive was a part of the initial PlayStation team that created the first of Sony’s home consoles and he has since gone on to preside over the company’s first-party studios over the globe. He’s not just an executive either – he’s a playable game character. Yes, the big serious boss is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra.
You can often find the social media savvy boss tweeting with fans over on Twitter where he enjoys using a wide range of emoticons that I can’t even begin to figure out how to make. Go ahead and wish Yoshida a Happy Birthday, he may even offer you some cake. I’ve tried, but I’m still cake-less.
@yosp Happy Birthday mate! Any chance of getting a piece of birthday cake?
— Chris Harding (@ChrisHardingTGC) February 10, 2015
If you happen to strike lucky and find yourself on the receiving end of a piece of Yoshida’s birthday cake, please, tell me how.