Oral History of Gaming: Alex Rigopulos

When he was leaving the M.I.T. Media Lab in 1995, Alex Rigopulos and his classmates decided they wanted to make music-making accessible to the masses. Inspired by a couple of Japanese game designers (and yes, the legendary PaRappa the Rapper) he and Eran Egozy started Harmonix Music Systems. Fifteen years later, with Guitar Hero and Rock Band in their instrument kit, they are the undisputed rock gods of the gaming world.