Ken Lobb

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Ken Lobb
Native name Kenneth Alan Lobb
Born (1960-12-10) December 10, 1960 (age 53)
United States
Occupation Video game designer, creative director, voice actor
Years active 1989-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 the creater of the Killer Instinct series.[2]

Lobb was employed as Product Manager of Taxan USA between 1989 and 1991, where he worked on games for the Nintendo Entertainment System such as Burai Fighter, Low G Man, and G.I. Joe. After Taxan closed down, Lobb was then briefly employed by Namco Hometek, where he worked on the localization of the Genesis versions of Rolling Thunder 2 and Splatterhouse 2. 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. On June 27, 2013 Lobb demonstrated his skills as "The Godfather of Killer Instinct".[4]

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