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As Game Boy Turns 30, It’s Time to Recognize Its Inventor, Nintendo’s Maintenance Man

Everyone knows Mario used to be a plumber, but few realize that Game Boy’s designer used to be Nintendo’s maintenance man.

Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Game Boy’s release. (It was originally launched in Japan in April 1989 before coming to North America later that year.) But few stories celebrating the revolutionary handheld noted its inventor, Japanese video game designer Gunpei Yokoi, who filed for the patent for the Game Boy in 1982.

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ChrisW724d ago

Well to be fair, Yokoi was a member of a department and did not do it all by himself. Sure, he came up with most of the ideas, to which he should get credit for... But not all of the credit.