Goodbye, Mr Nintendo: Hiroshi Yamauchi Dead At 85


A quick note before bedtime: today saw the death of Hiroshi Yamauchi.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of him; I guarantee that he is responsible for at least one shining memory from your childhood. Yamauchi became president of a moderately-successful playing card manufacturer called Nintendo in 1949, and it was his leadership that pushed the company into the formation of the modern console age.

In short, during his incredible 53 year stint as president, he was responsible for Mario, Zelda, Tetris, Starfox, NES, Game Boy, and many more icons of video gaming. He lived a life of imagination and creation and used his talents to share his dreams with all of us.

*Via [Eurogamer](*