Sonic's Creator Spins Out of Sega

Yuji Naka, the man behind the company's ubiquitous hedgehog, is striking out on his own. But Sega will still enjoy access to his talents

Yuji Naka doesn't look like the type who can command the adulation of millions. Bespectacled and slight, he has boyish features and a preference for wrinkled button-down shirts. But in the video-game universe, he's a bona fide superstar, an uber-nerd with a cult following.

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