Ken Lobb

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Ken Lobb
Native name
Kenneth Alan Lobb
Born (1960-12-10) December 10, 1960 (age 58)
United States
Other namesKAL, K. Lobb, Ken Lobb
OccupationVideo game designer, creative director, voice actor
Years active1989-present

Kenneth Alan Lobb (also credited as Ken Lobb, KAL, and K. Lobb, born December 10, 1960) is an American video game designer formerly employed by Taxan USA Corp., Namco Hometek, and Nintendo of America, and currently employed by Microsoft Studios as Creative Director.[1] He is best known as co-creator of the Killer Instinct series.[2]

Lobb was employed as Product Manager of Taxan USA between 1989 and 1991, where he worked alongside Japanese developer KID on various NES games made for the U.S. market. After Taxan closed down, Lobb was then briefly employed by Namco Hometek, where he worked on the localization of the Sega Genesis games. Afterward, Lobb was employed by Nintendo of America, where he worked on several games, including GoldenEye 007,[3] from 1994 until 2001. Lobb has been employed by Microsoft Game Studios since 2001.

The "Klobb" gun in GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 was named after Lobb.



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  2. ^ "An Audience With: Ken Lobb". Edge Online. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "IGN review of Goldeneye007". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
  4. ^ Double Helix Games (November 22, 2013). Killer Instinct. Xbox One. Microsoft Studios. Scene: Closing credits, Voice cast.

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