Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85

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    Today is a sad day in the gaming community. Hiroshi Yamauchi, the president of Nintendo, died from pneumonia at the age of 85. Yamauchi was, certainly, one of the people who helped define and shape Nintendo as it grew over the years. For those who are unfamiliar with Yamauchi (myself included), let's take a brief look at his past.

    In 1949, Yamauchi dropped out of college to take over Nintendo, which was founded by his grandfather in 1889, agreeing to run the company under the condition that he be the only family member working there. From that point on, at the age of 22, Yamauchi lead Nintendo into success with his “imperialistic” style of management. While there’s no doubt that Yamauchi was a hardass, he was involved with many important moments for the company, himself being the one who hired the energetic Shigeru Miyamato as an artist, and just look at how that turned out.

    After 53 years, Yamauchi certainly had a good run. However, Nintendo must keep looking towards the future. What do you think this will mean for the future of Nintendo?

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