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Podcast: The Life of Hiroshi Yamauchi

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On Thursday, September 19, 2013, we lost a pivotal man in the history of video games: Hiroshi Yamauchi.  Known to many as the “Father of Nintendo” he used pride, stubbornness, and aggression to literally force his products to market.  Responsible for taking a growing playing card and distribution company into the gaming powerhouse that not only flooded into Japanese households, but defied the so-called “gaming crash” of the United States with the NES.  Here is his story complete with family line, birth, and the lifetime of one of the most forward thinking and intimidating men in video games.

Opening Song – Main theme fromTenchu

Closing Song – Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo’s Father Forever by Jonathan Mann

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Written by Fred Rojas

September 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Podcast: It’s-a Me!

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This week we have special guest Eli “Sodoom” (@sodoom) from Knuckleballer Radio on to celebrate Nintendo’s world famous plumber.  Instead of discussions about the actual games we’ve all played, we delve into the snags in development, cultural significance, and multiple games that never saw the light of day.  Mario has a clean release record but plenty of care and scrapping of ideas went into his games.

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Written by Fred Rojas

April 17, 2013 at 11:00 am