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bernardobri
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(09-19-2013, 10:13 AM)
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http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNAS...10C13A9000000/

Google Translate: The 19th, Nintendo has announced Yamauchi 溥氏 of former president has died in the morning at the same day by adviser. Was 85 years old.

Thanks to fellow gaffer Hayama Akito for the link.

BBC reports:

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the Japanese businessman credited with transforming Nintendo into a world-leading video games company, has died aged 85. Mr Yamauchi ran the firm for 53 years, and was its second-largest shareholder at the time of his death.
The company confirmed the news in an emailed statement. A spokesman said the firm was in mourning over the "loss of the former Nintendo president Mr Hiroshi Yamauchi, who sadly passed away this morning." Mr Yamauchi ran the company from 1949 until 2002. In that time, he took what was a small-time collectable trading card company and built it into one of the most recognisable - and successful - video games brands today.

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I will try to keep up the OP with relevant articles or quotes around him. And obviously mods can edit anything if they feel something's missing.

Snippets from the book Game Over, detailing the rise of Nintendo during the 80s with a few moments starring Yamauchi:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=175

Interview with Yamauchi in 1992 in the Seattle Times after getting the majority share of the Seattle Mariners.
http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...6&slug=1502386
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LiberaTeExInferis
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(09-19-2013, 10:13 AM)
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Rest In Peace.....
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Bundy
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(09-19-2013, 10:13 AM)
;(((((((

RIP, Legend!
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Hayama Akito
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Finally someone posted it! i can't create new threads.

Man... i'm in shock, rest in peace for the man who really transform Nintendo into a videogame company.
Interactive Fiction
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Very sad.
Des0lar
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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A Legend goes
clay_ghost
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Holy


Rip
Adnor
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Holy crap :(

Rest in peace.
Canis lupus
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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RIP! Man Nintendo was a beast under him, the consoles were powerful and Nintendo was more risky with their IPs.
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tanooki141
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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OddMorsel
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by bernardobri

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNAS...10C13A9000000/

Google Translate: The 19th, Nintendo has announced Yamauchi 溥氏 of former president has died in the morning at the same day by adviser. Was 85 years old.

I'll translate this for everyone from Googlespeak:

Yamauchi the 19th, was 85 years old, has announced Nintendo, the former president has died this morning on the same day as his adviser.


RIP Yamauchi-sama
Asd202
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(09-19-2013, 10:14 AM)
RIP. What happens to Nintendo now?
daxgame
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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damn, RIP!
crinale
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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Mr. Yamauchi, I thank you for flourishing the video game industry once again.
Requiescat in Pace.
Gambit
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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RIP, he will now take over heaven/hell.
ThePeoplesBureau
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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RIP
iMerc
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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what?
shit.
r.i.p to an outspoken gaming legend.
maquiladora
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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RIP
amar212
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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There will be a sad days at TGS
LiquidMamba
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)

RIP
macklelol
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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RIP
Exterminieren
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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Oh man.

RIP
PuppetMaster
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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R.I.P.
BigJonsson
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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RIP

Without him we may never have had an NES etc...
Rentahamster
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(09-19-2013, 10:15 AM)
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Dude was a legend...
EDarkness
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
Wow. I wonder how this will affect Nintendo. R.I.P.
fabprems
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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RIP.

One of the men that made the videogame industry what it is today.
Trevelyon
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Rest in Pimp.
Tenki
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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RIP
$h@d0w
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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rip
Suirrad
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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RIP
earvcunanan
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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A pioneer in the industry.

RIP
Lingitiz
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(09-19-2013, 10:16 AM)
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Damn.

RIP
Broken Joystick
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Rest in peace, a sad day indeed.
RagingAvatar
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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I hope you rest-in-peace, Yamauchi-san.
Thank you for building up such a fantastic company that has impacted all of our lives so wonderfully - we are richer for it.
MuseManMike
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Definitely a legend.
Razzer
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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RIP
Zeranium
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Shocked....

Rest in Peace.
joshcryer
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
Was overseer of Nintendo from NES (from card company to videogame company) to Gamecube. RIP.
I2amza
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Sad day :(

RIP
Riskington
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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There's no way to measure how important he was in getting gaming to where it is today. RIP.
SporeCrawler
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
rip
BGBW
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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RIP. ;__;7
FZZpure
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Holy fuck.

Rest in peace.

The man who made Nintendo into what it is today.

Edit: Actually he's the man who made gaming into what it is today, his legacy will never be forgotten.
Last edited by FZZpure; 09-19-2013 at 10:25 AM.
CengizMan
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Rest in peace. This industry wouldn't have been the same without him.
HawthorneKitty
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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Damn, I hope he was happy.
The Main Event
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(09-19-2013, 10:17 AM)
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The man, the legend. RIP.
Magicpaint
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(09-19-2013, 10:18 AM)
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Damn. RIP. Definitely signals an end of an era for Nintendo.
gofreak
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(09-19-2013, 10:18 AM)
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Ahhh. Wow. RIP.
Pennies & Nickels
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(09-19-2013, 10:18 AM)
Goodness. I can't believe I've been following the game industry since he was still Nintendo's president. He lived a very long life, so this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but this is still pretty shocking news to wake up to.

Rise to heaven, Yamauchi. Rest in peace.

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