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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, '13, 11:35 pm 
http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/19/forme ... at-age-85/

For those not in the know, Mr. Yamauchi was the grandson of the man who originally founded Nintendo back in 1889. He ended up running the company from 1949 to 2002, turning Nintendo from a playing card company into a general toy company, and eventually was the one who made the decision to enter Nintendo into the video game industry, presiding over the company's gaming history all the way from the NES to the Gamecube. Upon his retirement, he refused to accept his $9-$14 million dollar retirement pension, saying that "the company can put it to better use". All first-party releases for Nintendo consoles from 1983 through 1994 had to be personally approved by him, thus making himself, in part, personally responsible for his system's success or failure.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, '13, 12:25 pm 
You know, I may not be the biggest fan of Nintendo games, but I have mountains for respect for the integrity which their executives seem to possess.

Examples: Iwata refusing to lay off staff in hard times

http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/5/4496512 ... -off-staff

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/06/iwata ... t-layoffs/

Iwata taking a pay cut for the poor initial sales of the 3DS:
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/07/n ... a-pay-cut/

Seriously, I don't know where they find these guys, but God bless them.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, '13, 12:10 pm 
Mr. Yamauchi sounds like a very honorable man and I am so glad he made the decision to bring Nintendo into the video game world. He will be missed. Condolences to his family!! :tombstone: :rose:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, '14, 9:47 pm 
He will be greatly missed and have made alot of great things for all the Video Game industry : may he rest in peace and condolences to his whole family :tombstone: :rose:


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