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3D Print A Piece Of Nintendo History Before The Real One Is Gone

3D Print A Piece Of Nintendo History Before The Real One Is Gone

Written by David

September 26, 2020

Nintendo wasn’t always in the video games business. Long before Mario, the company was one of the foremost producers of Hanafuda playing cards in Japan. From 1930 until 1959, Nintendo ran its printing business from a four-story art deco style building that featured distinctive plaques at the front entrance.

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We now have a chance to print those former Nintendo HQ plaques at home thanks to [Mr. Talida] who shared some 3D models on Twitter. Talida, a self-described “retro video game archivist”, recreated the plaques via photogrammetry from a number of reference photos he took from a visit to the Kyoto site late last year. These 3D models come at a crucial time as the old Nintendo HQ building, which sat dormant for years, is set to be turned into a boutique hotel next year. According to JPC , the hotel will feature twenty rooms, a restaurant, and a gym and […]

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