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R.I.P. Satoru Iwata

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mr3urious, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    A little old, but I felt it would be appropriate to create a separate thread to honor Nintendo president and CEO of Nintendo of America, who died last weekend at the age of 55 from a bile duct tumor, which explains his absence from E3 this year and also last year.

    http://time.com/3954934/nintendo-satoru-iwata/

    Iwata contributed so much to Nintendo, such as helping develop Kirby, Earthbound, and Smash Bros. He was even responsible for turning the company around with the DS and Wii after the Gamecube managed to perform not so well compared to the competition. I also liked how Iwata would often take personal responsibility for Nintendo's failures, even cutting his salary in half during its financial slump with the Wii U.

    Luck will be left to heaven once again. :cry:
     
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  2. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Wow...that's going to hit Nintendo pretty hard. He'll definitely be missed by gamers everywhere.
     
  3. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Very sad indeed. The gaming world has lost a legend.
     
  4. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    What I'm going to miss the most are his Nintendo Direct videos and intros

    "Coming DIRECT [in that awesome way he'd pronounce it] to you!"
     
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  5. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Nintendo will never be the same without him.
     
  6. backpackmina

    backpackmina Active Member

    I wonder though, with Nintendo saying that they're going to use the puppets for more things, if they're going to continue using the Iwata one. I hope they will, in memory?
     
  7. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I have been a Nintendo fan since I was in 3rd Grade and got a Wii with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is certainly a shame that Mr. Iwata is no longer with us, but he is truly in a better place, :cry:.
     
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