Thursday, 19 September 2013

RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years, overseeing the creation of Super Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda, has died aged 85.
I don't really do obituaries, but Hiroshi Yamauchi dies today, age 85. Hiroshi was president of Nintendo from 1949-2002, overseeing the launch of the Famicom (NES), Gameboy and SNES,  not to mention Mario Bros. Without Hiroshi, I would have undoubtedly read more books in my youth, but my hand-eye co-ordination would be severely lacking. 任天堂

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