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Man Who Made Nintendo Into A Video Game Empire Dies

Sep 19, 2013 (All Things Considered) — Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led Nintendo from a trading card company to the video game giant it is today, died Thursday at the age of 85. Some of Nintendo's most iconic characters -- including Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong and Zelda -- were created under Yamauchi's leadership.

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