Gunpei Yokoi would have been 71 today

#1squatch22Posted 9/10/2012 11:52:47 AM
http://nintendoeverything.com/98376/gunpei-yokoi-would-have-been-71-today/

Gunpei Yokoi left a huge impact on Nintendo. His efforts led to the creation of the Game Boy, Game & Watch, and plenty of other products. He left Nintendo soon after the Virtual Boy launched.

Yokoi was tragically killed in a car-related accident in 1997. He was born on September 10, 1941 Ė it would have been his 71st birthday today.

Letís all take a moment to remember Yokoi and his many contributions to Nintendo.
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#2MajinKogahazanPosted 9/10/2012 11:56:10 AM
*bows head in silence*
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#3KGTriggerPosted 9/10/2012 11:58:06 AM
Let's also take a moment for everyone else in existence that could have been alive today.
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#4mcnichojPosted 9/10/2012 11:58:39 AM
If I drank I would raise a shot in his name.
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#5SlenderMenPosted 9/10/2012 12:02:45 PM
Nintendo died the day Gunpei did
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#6Tempest717Posted 9/10/2012 12:04:16 PM
KGTrigger posted...
Let's also take a moment for everyone else in existence that could have been alive today.


They aren't as important though.
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#7Nergy15Posted 9/10/2012 12:04:32 PM
I do have a lot to thank that man for. Playing the Game Boy was when I realised video games were going to be a big thing for me. Before that I couldn't imagine playing a game for 100s of hours. Then I went through 100s of AA batteries in a matter of months.

Happy Birthday, you absolute legend.
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#8BoundtotheEarthPosted 9/10/2012 12:04:57 PM
Tempest717 posted...
KGTrigger posted...
Let's also take a moment for everyone else in existence that could have been alive today.


They aren't as important though.


10/10
#9VyersPosted 9/10/2012 12:06:24 PM
SlenderMen posted...
Nintendo died the day Gunpei did


Love the man, but nope. Nintendo had, and still has a ton of strong employees.

(who no one ever heard of because Miyamoto made everything good)
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#10PikachuMittinsPosted 9/10/2012 12:11:24 PM
MajinKogahazan posted...
*bows head in silence*

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