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Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85 – RIP

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Gamers’ Touching Tributes to Nintendo Visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi

If you’ve ever played a Nintendo video game, Hiroshi Yamauchi has more likely than not touched your life. Yamauchi — a businessman who lead Nintendo as president from 1949 to 2002 — died Thursday of pneumonia at age 85 in Japan.

Yamauchi is credited for overseeing Nintendo’s transition from a small company that produced playing cards to the video game giant it is today. Video game lovers on Thursday took to social media to say goodbye to the gaming visionary.

Under Yamauchi, the company developed the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Game Boy handheld player. He lead the empire as it launched the Nintendo 64 and the GameCube.

Yamauchi is also noted for hiring Shigeru Miyamoto, a game designer for Nintendo, who created iconic video game franchises such as MarioDonkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda.


Thank you for all your hard work Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi! ><

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