Thanks to CJ Johnston's weblog for its discussion on the true identity of U.S. videogame magazine EGM's secretive early/mid-'90s writer, Sushi-X
. Johnston, a former EGM staffer, muses on the origins of the character: "The way I figure it (and I'm guessing here, since he appeared in EGM before my [1994-era] time), the Sushi-X persona was inspired by [Japanese videogame magazine] Famitsu's Taco-X, a reviewer often dressed as a ninja"
, and goes on to claim that the Lloyd Mangram-esque
Sushi-X, "often the 'swing reviewer' who would pan something the other guys 'liked'"
, was originally writer Ken Williams. However, "soon everyone else on staff was taking turns playing Sushi-X"
, and, even post-EGM removal, the often composite character was resurrected for the now defunct GameNow magazine