Nintendo pioneer Hiroshi Yamauchi dead at 85

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Japanese businessman Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man responsible for pulling Nintendo from the brink of bankruptcy and transforming it into the iconic brand it is today, has died at the age of 85. He passed away of pneumonia in a hospital...

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He sounded like an awesome man. Very loyal to his company and sensible as well while remaining far more down to earth, which makes sense for someone in the gaming industry. Responsible for bringing in Shigeru Miyamoto.

What can you say about a guy like that? He is personally responsible for countless hours of fun in my life. Rest in Peace.


RIP Hiroshi, you brought joy into the lives of many young people with the Nintendo consoles, including myself.


Man's influence changed the world. I honestly believe without him thrusting gaming into international spotlight that Techspot, PC Gaming or any of our crazy consoles would not be here to day.
RIP, I'll some Duckhunt in your memory.