For the few who don't know, Hiroshi Yamauchi was the man who turned Nintendo from a lowly playing card company into a video game powerhouse. You can read a bit more about him in the Time article about this death. -Zero
Hirokazu Tanaka (long-time Nintendo composer from 1980 to 1999) made some tribute remixes in Yamauchi-san's honor. These are posted here. ~ DrFinkelstein
I wanted to drop by and pay my respects. From my blog:
Wow. I know Yamauchi was old, but this is still very sad news. There might not be a more prominent and influential figure in Japanese console gaming in the 80′s and 90′s than Hiroshi Yamauchi. He was a complete hard-ass and ran Nintendo with an iron fist, but everything Nintendo is today can be traced directly back to him. He personally chose Satoru Iwata as his successor as president and, if memory serves, back in the 80′s, he was the one that saw a lot of potential in a young game developer by the name of Shigeru Miyamoto and acted accordingly.
"The entire Nintendo group will carry on the spirit of Mr. Yamauchi by honoring, in our approach to entertainment, the sense of value he has taught us — that there is merit in doing what is different — and at the same time, by changing Nintendo in accordance with changing times."