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    Namco founder Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91

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    Such sad news.

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    Masaya Nakamura, founder of Pac-Man publisher Namco, has died aged 91.

    Nakamura, who died on 22nd January, founded the Japanese publisher in 1955. Then the company was called Nakamura Manufacturing and focused on making children's rides for department stores. The company was later renamed Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company and shortened to Namco.

    Namco went on to become a video game behemoth after buying the Japanese part of Atari in the 1970s. It published groundbreaking coin-operated arcade games such as Pac-Man, Galaga and Pole Position, helping to popularise video games across the world.

    Namco survived the video game crash of the early 1980s with a number of arcade hits and, in the late 80s, found success on the NES. It later went on to release a number of titles for 16-bit consoles before making a big impact on 32-bit consoles with the likes of Tekken, SoulCalibur and Ridge Racer.

    In 2005 Namco merged with Bandai. The combined Bandai Namco today publishes the likes of Dark Souls, Ace Combat 7, Tales of Berseria and Ni No Kuni 2.


    [Source: Eurogamer]

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    Original Poster Editor

    Nakamura, who died on 22nd January, founded the Japanese publisher in … Nakamura, who died on 22nd January, founded the Japanese publisher in 1955.



    I'm really not sure why it's taken 8 days for all the major news outlets to catch wind of this

    Obviously biased news we get fed, so narrow in focus because they've all been concentrating on sniffing up the backside of the Trump

    Almost read that as Shinsuke Nakamura

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    hass123

    Almost read that as Shinsuke Nakamura



    Still alive and well. Sadly not a surprise entrant

    BuzzDuraband

    Still alive and well. Sadly not a surprise entrant


    Was very unlikely after what happened at NXT Takeover San Antonio, at least Tye came in at #10 to a monster pop but that was the only surprise



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    R.I.P.

    Banned

    Tekken!! What a game...

    RIP

    May he RIP

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    Pole Position - influenced many games that followed right? Probably even the Road Rash series?

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    Edited by: "noahsdad" 30th Jan

    R.I.P.

    R.I.P 7650
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