publication date: Friday, January 25, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Games

clue: This recently deceased Italian-American man was the landlord to the right people (a video game company) in the right city (Seattle) at the right time (the early 1980s) to get an iconic character named after him.

explanation: Segale inspired the name of the character Mario in Donkey Kong, who went on to become Nintendo's mascot. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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