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RIP Masaya Nakamura - founder of Namco and 'Father of Pac-Man'

Discussion in 'Gaming Pioneers: Tributes' started by Darkhero, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Darkhero

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    Nakamura founded Nakamura Manufacturing, which would be renamed Namco in 1977. He became president of the company in 2002, and became senior advisor of Bandai Namco Holdings, holding an honorary position until his death. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for his achievements in the industry.

    Bandai Namco announced that he passed away on January 22, but gave no details, citing his family's wishes.

    You will be missed.
     
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    Rest in peace :(
     
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    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime Geppy-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    The industry and the world has lost yet another great man. My thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace Mr. Nakamura and thank you for everything you and Namco have created.
     
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    PixelButts Well Known Member

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    To think he's see the rise and fall, and then a second time for each of video games is something I wish to have seen.

    A shame he's gone
     
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    Tchoin Site Patron

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    Rest in peace Nakamura-sama :(
     
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    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015 Staff Member

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    Namco's Pole Position II was one of my first gaming memories as 4, 5 year old kid.
    So i have to say Thank you. Rest in peace Mr. Nakamura
     
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    Rest In Peace and thanks a lot for all the Namco games I played on my Famicom.
     

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