Published On: Wed, Apr 15th, 2020

Famous Mexican video-game enthusiast Gus Rodríguez passed away

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Gus Rodrigues, a famous Mexican actor, screenwriter, producer, gamer and video game journalist passed away recently due to Lung Cancer. Gus has been fighting with cancer since October of last year. Many fans were devastated by the news, considering that Gus Rodriguez was the face of the entire gaming community in Mexico. He was the first one to introduce the concept of video game journalism in Latin America, bringing the community together, creating a lot of TV shows and different news outlets for those who loved gaming just as much as him.

Gus has been doing this for a long time, founding his biggest project, Club Nintendo almost 30 years ago. Gus Rodgriguez and his friend, Jose Sierra founded one of the most important video game magazines, a concept completely alien to Mexico at the time.

Gaming Pioneer

All the major gaming outlets paid their tributes to the famed gaming enthusiasts, thanking him for elevating the gaming scene in the country with his innovative and engaging ideas that brought so much joy to people over the decades.

Club Nintendo has around 200 issues and it only stopped in 2019, as Mr. Rodgirues started to experience health problems.

He also took great interest in movies and dubbed many movies for Latin audiences. Some of his most famous dubbed roles would be in Wreck-It Ralph, Shrek 2 and Night at the Museum2.

Rodriguez even directed sitcoms later in his career, specifically a Mexican sitcom called Vecinos, which means neighbors. He also helped with script adaptations and was all around invested in the movie scene as well. Despite being a huge gaming fan he also took the Mexican TV and movie scene by storm and was an industry favorite throughout the years.

Being such a multi-talented person he was also dubbed as George Westhouse in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. One of the most popular video games of all time. Being such a multi-talented person he was also dubbed as George Westhouse in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate. One of the most popular video games of all time. This legendary game brought together not only many talented people like Gus Rodrigues, but also served as an inspiration for the creation of films, series, board games and casino slots. The “Assassin’s Creed” film premiered in 2016, directors in Hollywood periodically return to the idea of making a series, the board game “Assassin’s Creed: Arena” breaks all sales records and casino fans froze in anticipation of a casino slot featuring favorite franchise heroes. By the way, online games including online casino slots, are extremely popular in Mexico, and Rodriguez was one of the firsts to introduce the concept of this type of online entertainment.

While being invested in different industries, his true love was always gaming. Later in his career, he produced multiple Tv programs that were dedicated solemnly to video games and e-sports which were just starting to get popular.

Tv shows and sitcoms

Gus Rodgriguez is widely considered to be a video gaming pioneer in Mexico. One of his most popular creations was Nintendomania, a TV show dedicated solemnly to gaming. The TV shows were geared towards kids but were also enjoyed by adults across Latin America. This was the first show of its kind across Mexican Television. While Nintendomania was still focused on gaming, his work on TV wasn’t limited to gaming-related shows. He worked closely with a Mexican comedian, Eugenio Derbez and together they created a lot of iconic tv shows, like Derbez En Cuando, XHDerbez and La Familia Peluche. He was constantly involved in the entertainment industry and managed to excel at everything he touched. He was a gaming fanatic and was a huge influence on the community in Mexico, which is why his death affected so many people around Latin America.

He helped popularize video gaming in Mexico, brought the gaming community together and introduced much memorable high quality shows to make sure that his favorite pastime, gaming, always got the spotlight it deserved. His TV shows that don’t necessarily center around the gaming community or games were also wildly funny and still have a cult following. Gus Rodgriguez was a great example of a multitalented and proactive person that definitely left his mark on many people and his projects, like Nintendomania and Club Nintendo will always be regarded as pioneering gaming entertainment across Mexico, which is a pretty big deal

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