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R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« on: July 13, 2015, 02:07:23 am »
It is with much sadness to inform you all that Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo of Japan, had recently passed away from a bile duct growth.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

Rest in Peace, Iwata-san....
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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 02:22:37 am »
I thought this was a sick joke at first because I saw it on another site, but... Damn. That came out of nowhere. I haven't been keeping up with Nintendo as much but anyone could see his passion for his work. Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata.

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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 02:59:55 am »
Despite the rather questionable decisions from Nintendo, he did what he could do for the best. May he rest in peace...

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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 05:33:40 am »
I though it was some sort of prank, but... damn... D=

RIP Iwata-san.

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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 11:09:07 am »


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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 05:17:49 pm »
I didn't believe it myself when I first saw it either.

Damn, it wasn't a joke.

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Re: R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2015, 07:02:30 pm »
As a Nintendo and Kirby fan, this makes me very sad.

He contributed a lot to several games including the Kirby series, Mario, Zelda, etc.  I remember seeing his name at the credits whenever I beated the Kirby games several times.  Even the early ones when I was a kid.  I wish I could have met him in real life just to thank him for his hard work and for giving me good childhood memories.

He also deserves credit as he was part of the successes of the Wii and DS. 

When the Wii U wasn't selling, he cut his paycheck in half as a response to help support his staff get through the trouble times. 

If he lived to see the NX, I'm sure he would be happy that it will probably help boost Nintendo's status.

Here's a qoute from him during a game conference some time ago.

"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer."
« Last Edit: July 13, 2015, 07:05:09 pm by mariokirby »