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Hiroshi Yamauchi, former president of Nintendo, dies aged 85

Started by Moydow, September 19, 2013, 01:34:39 PM

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/19/nintendo-ex-president-hiroshi-yamauchi-dies and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24160150

QuoteHiroshi Yamauchi, the president of Nintendo from 1949 to 2002, has died at the age of 85. In a short statement released to the press today, the company wrote, "Nintendo is in mourning today from the sad loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning."

One of the most important and influential men in the history of the video game business, who took Nintendo from being a small playing card manufacturer to the world's biggest and most successful video game producer. He will be greatly missed.
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Without him the gaming industry wouldn't be where it is now, he will indeed be missed.