Gumpei Yokoi 横井 軍平

Discussion in 'Gaming Pioneers: Tributes' started by ASSEMbler, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Chi-kitory

    Chi-kitory Robust Member

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    Did this ever happen?
     
  2. redstar_dan

    redstar_dan Active Member

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    Hi,

    Not sure how far this project has come, or what has come of this, however I have a thought.

    My idea would be to have the skilled programmers, create a short interactive experience that could run on a original gameboy. I am not talking anything to complex. It would be awesome to put a cart into a gameboy, and then see a tribute to Gumpei appear on the handheld.

    One could create a custom cart label to go with it, maybe somebody could respray the cart gold/silver and re-spray a gameboy to match.

    Im sure there are some really talented programmers on here, this approach could have a more original and successfull outcome, over a bust approach.

    I realise there could be a lot of work involved here. I thought I would throw this out there as an idea.

    Dan.
     
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  3. Alchy

    Alchy Illustrious Member

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    Wow thanks! I will have a good look at the content from those links over the next few days, see If I can come up with something. Cheers!
     
  5. Kao

    Kao Gutsy Member

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    No sure if this is any use, but here's a photo from a French biography of the man when he was younger:

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    The biography itself might be useful as well:
    http://editionspixnlove.fr/collectiondetail.php?ID=49

    I wonder if it's available in English as well? It looks like a good read.
     
  6. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Amazing photo.
     
  7. MetalSlime

    MetalSlime Just a Worthless Protoplasm

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    Gumpei rocking the pompadour and Elvis side burns, so awesome!
     
  8. ASSEMbler

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    Anyone know about silicon molds?
     
  9. Cyantist

    Cyantist Site Supporter 2012,2013,2014,2015

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    Maybe bacteria might know something.
     
  10. FlabberGaster

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    I think it'd be cool to make a plaque look like the game boy, and then have his face put on the screen.
     
  11. kuji

    kuji Spirited Member

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    I did a report about him I believe a year ago for my game dev class.
     
  12. LeGIt

    LeGIt I'm a cunt or so I'm told :P

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    It would look much nicer as a gameboy with a picture of Gunbpei Yokoi on the screen, not sat on top like a GameBoy Camera.

    If you wanted to take it to the next level you could make a ROM as a photo gallery or something and flash it to a cart and have it displayed on a real GameBoy. Maybe even bronze said GameBoy.

    IMO the best way to remember them is not via plaque etc, but buy continuing to buy and enjoy their products.
     
  13. ave

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    I don't think so. I have the book, but can't access it right now... it's probably the best source for information on the man available though (at least as far as non-Japanese books go, I don't know if there are better biographies on him in Japan).
     
  14. ASSEMbler

    ASSEMbler Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone in Japan able to get his book?
     
  15. Jord9622

    Jord9622 Site Supporter 2014 Site Benefactor

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    Was reading Game Over: Press Start To Continue and The Ultimate History of Video Games today....both books have huge sections on GUNPEI YOKOI....he will be missed....

    Loved all his creations like Game & Watch, the Game Boy, Metroid, Kid Icarus, and the WonderSwan!!!!!

    And to be honest, I thought the Virtual Boy was pretty neat (had to play it in short bursts...but, it was fun!)
     
  16. zuperknux

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    All of his inventions have a some-sort of charm to them that is almost indescribable. I found all of his creations, including the virtual boy insanely entertaining.
     
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    I've been waiting impatiently on the pix n love book to release. Ended up picking up Service Games and Atari Inc. while I'm waiting.
     
  19. Kao

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    Yeah, why has that still not released?
     
  20. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    What? This is a thread to talk about Gumpei Yokoi.
     
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