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 Post subject: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Another giant of the industry leaves us.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24160150

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:22 am 
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Good man.

Games? Not as much. :geek

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I can't help myself. Too much shame..

Ok. Some of his stuff is good.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:38 pm 
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He wasn't a developer, but he did understand what people wanted. His time at the helm of Nintendo saw the company go from small time entertainment products to a global gaming superpower. Its interesting that he gave up control in 2002 and Nintendo have gone downhill ever since. A bit like MS when Ballmer took over.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:12 am 
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That's a sad bit of news. If not for what he did for Nintendo, the video game market crash of the 1980s may have been a lasting detriment to the industry.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:07 pm 
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That's a sad bit of news. If not for what he did for Nintendo, the video game market crash of the 1980s may have been a lasting detriment to the industry.

And someone else would have revived it...


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Pieman wrote:
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That's a sad bit of news. If not for what he did for Nintendo, the video game market crash of the 1980s may have been a lasting detriment to the industry.

And someone else would have revived it...

Possibly. Nintendo was the only company capable of it at the time. Had the video game market totally died off for more than a few years, gaming may still not have been such a powerful industry as today. (Which may or may not be a good thing, depending on how you view it.)

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