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 Sep 08, 2008 - 08:25 AM - by Michael
* Nintendo History

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Aussie mag Gameplayer are offering up what they hope will be a "definitive" history of Nintendo - from their playing card days onwards.

Don?t believe us? Well we?re about to take you on a whistle-stop tour through the ins and outs, highs and lows, the laughter and tears of videogames? most prolific forefather. From playing cards to Pok?mon: we'll even show you how Mario can improve your sex life! Here?s the complete history of Nintendo.

1889 - A card game business specialising in stylish Hanafuda (flora) cards is set up by Fusajiro Yamauchi under the name of Nintendo Koppai. The business struggles until the yakuza decide to adopt the cards for their high-stakes gambling. The yakuza would demand a new pack at the start of every game and would look to Yamauchi to supply them.

Trivia - The name Nintendo is said to mean ?leave luck to heaven?.
If you need help with your sex life, this mario might be more help (warning: YTMND link).
 

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