From Russia with Games

When it comes to PC games, Sergei Orlovskiy put the country on the map. Now, he has teamed with American VCs to take on consoles

Sergei Orlovskiy blames incompetent Russian officials for his addiction to computer games. Thanks to a bureaucratic slip-up, his school computer class in the far eastern Russian province of Magadan was equipped with a Yamaha MSX gaming computer. That didn't much help Orlovskiy's grades, but it did foster a love of gaming that led the then-23-year-old information-technology student to found his own company, Nival Interactive, in 1996.

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