Nick Robinson, University of Leeds


Nick Robinson is an Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Leeds. He receives funding from the Swedish Research Council. His articles come from The Conversation, which are licenced under Creative Commons (Attribution/No derivatives).


How Hiroshi Yamauchi and Nintendo changed the world

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The death of Hiroshi Yamauchi marks the end of an extraordinary career that spanned 53 years, during which the Nintendo president not only changed a company but left his mark on the very nature of the videogames industry. Yamauchi joined Nintendo in 1949 as president. Thereafter, a small outfit that produced playing cards became a toy company during the mid-1960s and eventually grew into a global videogame corporation. Yamauchi’s crucial […]