Thursday, September 10, 2009
Happy Birthday Gunpei Yokoi!
Gunpei Yokoi (also spelled Gumpei Yokoi) was born on September 10th, 1941. He was the quiet genius behind several of Nintendo's most successful products and games. He started working with the company designing several popular toys. He is the father of the ground breaking Game & Watch series, a true high water mark for the portable gaming genre. His interest in portable gaming would eventually lead to the creation of the legendary Gameboy franchise, and the rest as they say, is history... Happy Birthday to the Dream Architect.