Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi has died at age 85

A sad, yet perpetual state of mourning for Nintendo today, as the company announced that their longtime former president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has died. He was 85. Yamauchi first became president of Nintendo in 1949, when the company was just a simple card-playing game manufacture. By 1963, Yamauchi had renamed Nintendo Card Playing Co. to just Nintendo. With the boom of video games quickly taking sh...

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