G4 provides us with an up-close look at Yuji Naka, “a video game designer, programmer , the former head of Sonic Team, a group of Sega programmers/designers, the creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and the head of PROPE.” Videos after the jump.

He programmed the original Sonic the Hedgehog game, while Naoto Oshima designed the character and Hirokazu Yasuhara planned the stages. Naka also helped create a popular EyeToy game for the PlayStation 2 called Sega SuperStars

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