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The Planet GameCube Louie Awards 2002

Lifetime Achievement

by the NWR Staff - January 16, 2003, 8:37 pm EST

Our second annual Louie Awards are finally done. See what our staff picked for the best and worst of 2002.

Louie Award 2002

Lifetime Achievement

Hiroshi Yamauchi

“He only changed Nintendo from a small card company to the best videogame developer. I’d say that’s one hell of a lifetime achievement, right?” – Mike Suzuki

“Whether he was called a madman or savior in the American media, you couldn’t ignore or deny his vision.” – Mike Hrusecky

“Revitalizing the video game industry (in the late 80s) is reason alone to honor this man.” – Billy Berghammer

"Never one to be kept from speaking his mind, Yamauchi made Nintendo the discriminating gamer's powerhouse that it is today." – Rick Powers

“He's a legend in his own time.” – Mike Sklens

"He's like your friend's cool grandfather. You love listening to him talk because he doesn't care who he offends, but you're just glad you're not directly related, as he scares the ever-living crap out of you." – Mike Orlando

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