We have some sad news to report to you tonight. Alan “Al” Stone has passed away at the age of 71 due to cancer. Stone was one of the co-founders of Nintendo America back in 1981. He played a significant role in Nintendo’s early efforts to distribute its coin-op games in America. Among those games were Donkey Kong and Radar Scope. He would leave Nintendo in 1994 to join SEGA, where he served as President and CEO of SEGA Enterprises. SEGA Enterprises is now SEGA Entertainment, the company’s arcade division. Stone left SEGA in 2003, and would later become Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of Nanotech Media.