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Submission + - Video game creator Eugene Jarvis is Player One (chicagotribune.com)

BigVig209 writes: "The Chicago Tribune has done a really nice profile on Eugene Jarvis, President of Raw Thrills, a.k.a. the man who invented Defender.

"Jarvis was born and raised in Silicon Valley.... Jarvis, who is responsible for a remarkable number of gaming innovations and an absurdly long list of successful titles stretching four decades...[has] witnessed (or had a hand in) a number of pivotal moments in the history of the medium.

Scrolling games, for instance. Jarvis pioneered scrolling. (Which is like being the first guy to say, "Hey, what would happen if we added pages to this stone tablet?") Also, dual joysticks — he created dual joysticks.""

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