The legendary Kaz Hirai Twitter parody account is retiring

Us gamers are many things, but we also like to make fun of ourselves. Our community is rife with hardships and controversies and it’s cathartic to just laugh about the ridiculous stuff that often happens in this industry. One of the paragons of this was undoubtedly the Kaz Hirai parody Twitter account.

Based on the CEO of Sony, Kaz Hirai, the account tweets out cuttingly witty jabs at the video game industry and has a penchant for insulting the PS Vita. During every E3 conference, you would either see his posts retweeted on your timeline or just there because you probably followed him. However, the sad news is that the Twitter account will be retired in 2018, according to the person running it.

We don’t know who the person is who runs the parody account, but they wrote a post highlighting why they cannot continue the legacy of the Twitter account, which you can read below:

It’s perfectly understandable, it’s not like this person expected to blow up so massively and become a staple in the gaming community. Continuing these ambitions may have been too much to bear and the person behind the account announced the official retirement after E3 2018 for a final hoorah.

If you’re not familiar with the account’s antics, here are some tweets below that made some members on our team laugh. We’ll miss you, Fake Kaz.

I am way too tall, played way too many games and I love to write about what we love about games. In the end, I'm just being #Thabolicious
  • The person who ran this account is an absolute legend. You only need to look at the above examples to see just how sharp he was.

  • Kaz Miller

    E3 is extra fun ’cause of this dude

    • Marko Thabo Swanepoel

      Damn right, I always looked forward to reading his snark. He perfectly phrased everything that was in my mind.

  • Small Charlie

    Wait.. That’s a parody account? O_O

  • Valshen

    Man, Fake Kaz is one of my favourites. He is on the ball, quick to comment and often really insightful. I will miss this account. Glad we get a last hurrah and notice instead of the account just stopping.

  • i’m going to miss him.

    he was a blast and a pleasure to see on twitter.

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