Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Now here's an interesting story. Although explained away as an accidental death there was suspicion it was murder. At the time, Yokoi was working for Bandai having been forced to retire from Nintendo in shame. His Wonderswan product was getting respectable sales which greatly disturbed and infuriated Yamauchi. Using his ties with the Yakuza, he was murdered in a manner to make it look like a traffic accident (a standard M.O. for the Yakuza which aroused suspicion in the first place). Using two teams, the Yakuza used one car to rear end the target car. As Yokoi and his driver pulled over and got out to of the vehicle to exchange insurance information, a second car drove right into him resulting in a crushing death (the most excruciatingly painful way to die). In the end, it was demonstrated that no one leaves Nintendo alive, and this fear keeps its employees (not unlike Miyamoto) from ever leaving.
tl;dr I totally teabagged this one dude during a hectic Halo 2 match in 2002.