RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

Discussion in 'Gaming Pioneers: Tributes' started by 90s Gamer, Sep 19, 2013.

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    Fuck. Time to watch their stock drop.

    I swear I thought he was 100 by now.
     
  3. sayin999

    sayin999 Officer at Arms

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    I always thought nintendo lost its magic when he stepped down. He was crude but man he made nintendo a hell of a buisness in the 80s and 90s, sometimes look at him as steve jobs of japan. Wonder if any of his family will inherit ownership.
     
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    Not crude, practical.
     
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    Wow. A true pioneer of the industry is now gone. While Nintendo has, in my opinion, lost its luster compared to the past, I really hope the company can still survive this market and continue to make great games.

    More people would be devastated if Miyamoto and Naka pass away.
     
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    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    85 is still a good age! And he ran the company for 53 years. No mean feat, that!

    He died of pneumonia in hospital, though. That's pretty sad.

    Anyway, he turned Nintendo into what it is today, or more importantly, what it was in the Eighties and Nineties. A true legend of the industry.

    Sad news. RIP Yamauchi-san.
     
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    R.I.P. Yamauchi-san. Thanks for many great memories.
     
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    Legendary, can never be replaced but will aways be remembered
    Rest His Soul

    Hiroshi Yamauchi
    November 7, 1927 - September 19, 2013(2013-09-19)
     
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    All the best people are dying. :(

    RIP Yamauchi-san.
     
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    Rest In Peace.

    He sure left his mark on the world, and in the end, I guess that's all you can really hope for in life.

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    One more, didn't think this would hit me as hard as it did.

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  14. fate6

    fate6 Haha, I killed a Pumpkin!

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    I don't like Nintendo much these days but it still made me sad face to learn of his death TT__TT

    GG Mr.Nintendo
     
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    Rip. Forever we must remember how this man carved the industry.
     
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    Retroyan That one guy who digs though debug mode

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    Such a sad day for Nintendo fans. Rest in Piece, Mr. Yamauchi.
     
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    Ah...this is so sad...the MAN WHO BUILT NINTENDO!

    Hiroshi Yamauchi...LEGENDARY WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT!

    Great businessman who not only saved Nintendo in its VERY early days but also led their rise to prominence in the 80s/90s!

    Not only that...he also is the sole reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in Seattle and why they got Ichiro Suzuki which then opened the door for many Japanese baseball players to play in the USA!

    A genius who concentrated on his controller designs as much as Steve Jobs did with the Macintosh mouse!

    He will be missed...
     
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    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    R.I.P.
     
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    RIP
     
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    BetaGuy64 A convincing argument away from buying EB64

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    RIP
    (Not to be insensitive, but what exactly did he do? I've heard about him but I never really read anything about him.)
     

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