As Nintendo of America begins to stretch its legs in its swank new offices in Redmond, Washington, the company's old offices - and a piece of gaming history - are now nothing but a pile of rubble.

The building where the company began its assault on the American market with the Nintendo Entertainment System - and where it's also long been believed that Mario got his name, when staffers noticed landlord Mario Segale looked just like Donkey Kong's Jumpman - has been bulldozed, providing a poignant (if also mildly sombre) footnote to this week's Super Mario Bros. 25th anniversary celebrations.


Nintendo's 'birthplace of Mario' bulldozed to ground [CVG]