Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85

Hiroshi yamauchi-obitYamauchi, who transformed Nintendo from a playing card company into a video game powerhouse, has died at the age of 85 from pneumonia.

Yamauchi not only transformed Nintendo, he transformed the entire games industry, rescuing it from the brink of obsolescence in the 1980s. He ran the company for 53 years, overseeing four generations of home consoles — the NES, SNES, N64 and Gamecube — before handing the reins to Satoru Iwata in 2002.

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Oculus Rift co-founder killed by speeding car

Andrew oculus-andrew-reisseScott Reisse, the 33 year-old co-founder of the company that makes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, was struck and killed in a Santa Ana crosswalk Thursday by a car that was attempting to avoid the police.

KABC reports┬áthat a car allegedly driven by 21-year old Victor Sanchez struck two other cars and ran through several red lights — including the crosswalk where Reisse was walking — in a high-speed chase. Sanchez and two other suspects in the car were taking into custody. Police say all are gang members on probation with outstanding warrants. Reisse died at the scene.

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