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Hiroshi Yamauchi dead at 85
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September 19, 2013, 12:38:47
 
Well that was a shock. RIP Mr. Yamauchi.


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

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Posted: 09/19/13, 12:38:47  - Edited by 
 on: 09/23/13, 04:13:01    
 
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@Mr_Mustache
Pah, that's already been covered in here, Stache!


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 01:11:36
A sad day for gaming.


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 01:33:09
@ploot

I didn't read it!


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 01:40:09
R.I.P., Grandpa Nintendo.


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 03:26:23

Thank you for making me a Nintendo Fan....

RIP Yamauchi.


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 on: 09/20/13, 05:03:26


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 20:46:50


Posted by 
 on: 09/20/13, 21:53:33
@r_hjort Sad day.

Awesome music though.


Posted by 
 on: 09/21/13, 01:01:25
Chalk me up as one who thought he was into his 90's, the guy seemed immortal, though I also didn't hear about his health issues. It's tough to say how different the game industry would be without him, but one thing's for sure, Nintendo would probably still be just playing cards if not for him. Nobody's perfect, but even with his faults, no one could have turned Nintendo into a successful videogame company better than he did.

Also, did IGN's headline for this happen to read "Some Very Interesting Hiroshi Yamauchi News"?


Posted by 
 on: 09/21/13, 01:36:10
@Mop it up

No, but one of the commenters asked if anyone had thought about blowing the dust out of him and plugging him back in.


Posted by 
 on: 09/21/13, 02:16:54
@Shadowlink Wow, that was... surprisingly disturbing...


Posted by 
 on: 09/21/13, 02:21:21
@Mop it up

It's IGN, you come to expect that.


Posted by 
 on: 09/21/13, 02:26:09
Hirokazu Tanaka, a composer that worked at Nintendo for some of the eighties and all of the nineties, remixed the themes to Metroid and Super Mario Land in honor of the late passing of Hiroshi Yamauchi.

They sound great and I know Yamauchi would be proud.

Metroid Theme Remix:


Super Mario Land Theme Remix:


Posted by 
 on: 09/23/13, 04:10:21
That Super Mario Land ending theme remix was fantastic.


Posted by 
 on: 09/23/13, 06:32:51
"A young Hiroshi Yamauchi, standing alongside Roy O. Disney, securing the infamous Disney playing card deal. "



Posted by 
 on: 09/24/13, 20:51:16
@Secret_Tunnel

Whoa, cool. Where'd you find that pic?


Posted by 
 on: 09/24/13, 22:45:37
@GameDadGrant

A guy on Twitter posted it.


Posted by 
 on: 09/25/13, 04:29:18
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