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    Nintendo’s Hiroshi Yamauchi Dies

    KYOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 23:  (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Nintendo Co President Hiroshi Yamauchi is seen during the Asahi Shimbun interview on April 23, 1997 in Kyoto, Japan. Under Yamauchi, the family-run traditional Japanese card game company developped the video game consoles such as 'Family Computer' or 'Game Boy', he transformed the company into the global game giant.  (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

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    The man who transformed Nintendo from a company that made playing cards to a gaming giant has died in Japan at age 85. Hiroshi Yamauchi was the president of Nintendo from 1949 to 2002 and was celebrated for his bold moves, like hiring Shigeru Miyamoto, a global game-design star who masterminded Super Mario and Donkey Kong. Yamauchi was a college dropout but became one of the richest men in Japan. He also was the first foreign owner of a major-league baseball team, owning the Seattle Mariners until he sold them to Nintendo in 2004.

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