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Infendo Radio Episode 284: RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi

  We have the full Podcast team together for a special show. We get straight to the Nintendo News covering the recent Wii Fit U direct, including Wii Sports Club. Next up we have questions from listeners and finally end on a large feature to celebrate the legendary former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, and how he turn Nintendo from a playing card company to a leader in the gaming indust...

Photo: Mariners hold moment of silence for the late Hiroshi Yamauchi

  On Monday night, the Seattle Mariners held a moment of silence at Safeco Field in honor Hiroshi Yamauchi, who held a majority stake in the Major League Baseball franchise since 1992. Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo from 1949 to 2002, died last week at the age of 85. Yamauchi had transferred his majority stake of the Mariners in 2004 to Nintendo of America, but was still conside...

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...

Nintendo Spotting: Hiroshi Yamauchi

Pretty sure that I just snapped a picture of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the 14th richest man in Japan and Nintendo’s largest shareholder. What was Yamauchi-san doing tonight in LA? Well, looking after his former company of course! After all, he was once president of Nintendo of Japan!

Yamauchi suggested Wii to IGN in early 2004?

I realize Nintendo obviously has been planning Wii for a few years, but I always assumed Iwata to be the father of the console. A find on the GA Forums linking to an IGN article suggests that Yamauchi may have, in fact, conceived the less tech, focus on gameplay strategy. From the thread: “The former NCL president dismissed the quick arrival of a next-generation console. Nintendo has no plan...

Top 3 Retro Casino Games by Nintendo

Over the ages, there have emerged two types of players; those who prefer playing state of the art video slots, which feature 3D graphics and other advanced in-game features, while the other category is for those players who enjoy playing retro slot games, which bring back the memories from the good old days. If you fall under the second category, you’ll be pleased to continue reading this article ...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 9 DS Mania

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! With Nintendo in such a precarious position in the home console space following the success of their first two consoles, many analysts at the time were ready to write Nintendo off. The Nintendo 64 was a failure they would s...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 6 Project Ruh Roh

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! To this point in its history, Nintendo has made almost no poor business decisions, almost to the point of clairvoyance. Aside from an early mishap by a young Hiroshi Yamauchi in the Laser Clay Shooting System, Nintendo has ...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 3 Arcade Madness

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Make sure to check back in everyday for more content! So if you couldn’t believe that Nintendo started off making cards, it may have been even more surprising that they also made plastic toys. By the end of 1977, when...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 2 Electronic Beginnings

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Make sure to check back in everyday for more content! When last we left Nintendo, hanafuda was on it’s way out as toy making was the new profit driver with successes such as The Ultra Hand and the Ultra Machine. Meanw...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 1 Origins

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Make sure to check back in everyday for more content!  By now it’s pretty common knowledge that long before Nintendo was in the video game making business, the company got its start producing handmade hanafuda cards i...

Iwata: “Nintendo is not good at competing so we always have to challenge”

Much like Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata isn’t afraid to admit about failure. While speaking to the B Dash Camp held at Osaka, Japan, Iwata delved into several topics ranging from the recent death of former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi to pushing the Pokemon in the Americas. Iwata later mentioned in the interview about Nintendo’s longevity and how the company ...

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