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Father of 'Pac-Man' dies at 91

Masaya Nakamura built a gaming leader out of a maker of mechanical horses

Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco.

TOKYO -- Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Japanese games company Namco known as the father of "Pac-Man," died on Jan. 22, the company announced Monday. He was 91.

Nakamura was a pioneer of the video game industry and released a variety of hot-selling titles. He was known for his open management style that gave young, highly motivated employees opportunities to excel.

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