Nintendo of America Co-Founder, Alan Stone, has passed away

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  1. Prans
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    There itself.
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    2017 has taken another gaming veteran from us.

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    The news are in that Alan 'Al' Stone passed away on Friday due to cancer. Known as being one of the co-founders of Nintendo of America in 1981, he was heavily invested in Nintendo's early efforts to distribute its coin-op games in America, like Radar Scope and Donkey Kong.

    He would leave Nintendo in 1994 to join SEGA, where he served as President and CEO of SEGA Enterprises (now Sega Entertainment, the company's arcade division) before leaving for Nanotech Media in 2003.

    There's also a 2013 interview highlighting his role at Nanotech, where he also discusses his career highlights in the game industry:


    Sincere condolences to his relatives and close ones, as the gaming industry mourns the loss of yet another of its founders.

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    Your mom's basement.
    Another great innovator has left us.
     
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    Thanks for posting this @Prans, I saw it on Facebook, and the Temp needed to know about this legend's passing. :sad: :cry:
     
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    Thanks for pointing it out @Jayro!
     
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    Another one?
    How sad :(
     
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    Rest in Piece Alan Stone
    The release of the Switch and Breath of the Wild will be delayed for another 2 months
    in order for Nintendo to mourn his death .... :cry:
    And the fans be like :wtf:
     
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    Dudes, is not even 2 months from the year start, who's gonna be next???
    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    R.I.P
     
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    Sincere Condolences
     
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    </3 Alan Stone what a wise and helpful person to aid Nintendo on their approach with gaming. How unfortunate that he had to go down like that, R.I.P. Alan Stone you will be remembered by us Gamers on a thankful note.
     
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    RIP :(
     
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    First Iwata, now this? RIP :(
     
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    He's just Switch-Ing the world

    Ok I should be serious
    Rest in peace
     
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    rest in peace :(
     
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    Another one.
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    Sympathy to his family. I do not know him at all. Sad, indeed.
     
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    Even if that a tragic post by OP you have been able to make me laughs xD
    Let hope his new world we will be full of H.. and games and maybe something else :)
     
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