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A funny interview with a fake Hiroshi Yamauchi

Discussion in 'General Video Game Discussion' started by Linkachu, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
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    If anyone doesn't know who he is, Yamauchi is the former president of Nintendo (now retired). As Gary said below, this ended but being fake, but it's fun to read :)

    A quote from the article - the exact words in english that he said to the Microsoft representive when they tried to buy out Nintendo:

  2. baratron

    baratron Moderator of Elder Scrolls
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    Assuming it's genuine...


    Going to go and check out Wired in the shops now to see if I can find that article ;).

    I think you're allowed to be outspoken once you've retired. If you say anything too controversial, it won't really affect the company you worked for because you're no longer there and your opinions are no longer the Official Opinions of that company - and if it really is TOO over the top, they can just issue a press statement saying that you've gone senile or something ;).
  3. Doctor Oak

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    Yamauchi was infamous for his outspoken-ness when he was still in charge of Ninty. He once wrote off Sonic as a tiny neuisance from a tiny company.

    He is, however, the main reason we have games consoles today - he took the risk with the Famicom/NES, so he gets given a fair bit of slack in what he says. ^^
  4. that was quite funny to read. :)
  5. Doctor Oak

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    It was sadly fake though. ^^ It caused a bit of a stir online in general and they were moved to prove it was a hoax.

    Yamauchi, did, however, tell Ballmer to suck on his genetalia. ^^

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