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Dean Takahashi




Dean Takahashi is lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat. He has been a tech journalist for more than 33 years, and he has covered games for 24 years. He has been at VentureBeat since 2008. Prior to that, he wrote for the San Jose Mercury News, the Red Herring, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Dallas Times-Herald. He is the author of two books, "Opening the Xbox" and "The Xbox 360 Uncloaked." He organizes the annual GamesBeat and GamesBeat Summit conferences. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Check stories at and Our online event coming up is GamesBeat Summit on April 28-29. You can find it at For a discount on registration go to My DeanBeat newsletter comes out on Fridays and you can sign up on My daughter’s NFT art about Ellie from The Last of Us Part II is here at