RIP Samuel Borofsky - Original NES Sales Rep

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  1. Tchoin

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    Samuel Morris Borofsky
    June 12, 1944 - October 16, 2014

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    Sam Borofsky was credited as the original sales rep. who played a big part in convincing Nintendo of releasing the NES in the US back in the 80's.

    There's a big article for him on IGN: http://ign.com/articles/2014/11/08/the-unknown-story-of-nintendos-secret-weapon
     
  2. retro

    retro Resigned from mod duty 15 March 2018

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    That name is familiar, I just can't put my finger on why! Perhaps I had some contact with him at some point.

    I started reading that article - sounds interesting. I need to give it the full attention it deserves, though. Console Wars is a good book - I need to read it again!

    Sad news. RIP Sam and thanks for an early part of my gaming history and indeed kickstarting the industry again.
     
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    R.I.P Samuel :( my condolences to his family
     
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    RIP indeed. I think I should go on with buying the Console Wars book asap.
     

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