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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: Game Club – Ico

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This week Fred is joined by Chip Cella of the B-Team Podcast to discuss our February game club title Ico.  We cover development, Team Ico studio, the campaign, and significance of this artistic early PS2 title.

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Written by Fred Rojas

March 6, 2013 at 11:00 am