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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passes away at 55
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July 13, 2015, 02:58:10
 
Nintendo's President Has Passed Away - a Kotaku Article


Satoru Iwata said:
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.

Satoru Iwata on Wikipedia
Iwata Asks' Collection
Satoru Iwata's Contributions To Gaming


Cleaned up the post-link and added some more. TriforceBun updated the thread type and thread title. ~ DrFinkelstein

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Posted: 07/13/15, 02:58:10  - Edited by 
 on: 07/13/15, 04:58:30    
 
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@Hinph & @Secret_Tunnel

I threw those into the OP as well.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 04:54:25
I just can't process this.

I really, really can't process this.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 04:55:13
@ploot

I know this happened yesterday (or even Friday night perhaps NA time) but it's just crazy that we hung out today talking about games and enjoying ourselves having been brought together by Nintendo and in part by this man. It is craziness that his passing has happened and… I don't know what else to say. How else to express.

It just is.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:00:03
This is so sad!

I thought he was on the mend... And only 55. Such a horrible, horrible thing this is. I feel so bad for his family and friends. He seemed like such a nice guy. Why do bad things have to happen to good people!

Rest in peace, Mr. Satoru Iwata. If I had a Horn of Life to spare, I would totally use it on you.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:05:35  - Edited by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:21:41
I always liked this video of Iwata on GameCenter CX, chatting with Arino about the start of his career, his continued desire to make games, and the man himself playing a little Balloon Fight. Seems like as good a time as any to enjoy it.



Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:11:04


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:15:55
Very sad news.

Rest in peace, and thank you for everything.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:19:15
I'm surprised there's been radio silence from Nintendo of America on facebook and Twitter so far. I'm sure they have a nice tribute coming though.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:25:27
Wish I wrote a better topic beginning but I was pretty floored.

Where did the Mario saying goodbye picture come from??


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:28:05
@Wellsy529

I pulled it from an Instagram account I follow which focuses on amiibo stuff. Not sure where they got it from.

Hope you don't mind we've filled out the OP a bit.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:48:42
haha I just don't wanna take credit for the better job at it lol


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:51:51
Does anyone feel like they'd like to say a few words (maybe 20 seconds max depending on how many participants might be interested) about Mr. Iwata for the podcast? I am imagining perhaps a segment I might add to the current episode I'm editing. I'm nearly done and perhaps instead of waiting for the next show (though surely we'll discuss this) it might be nice to have a handful of people recording a little message about Mr. Iwata and what he meant to them or something. I dunno… just thoughts here. Let me know if you're interested at all.

Maybe I'll just focus it on the next episode instead. Not sure yet but the man needs to be honored by our humble show.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 05:54:21
@DrFinkelstein

That sounds like a swell idea, pal.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:15:02


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:18:26
I think letting people gather their thoughts, maybe even write out some speeches or something would be good


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:18:28
@TriforceBun Oh jeez. Perfect.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:21:35
So young.

RIP, friend.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:24:13
nate38 said:
@TriforceBun Oh jeez. Perfect.

For real.

@Wellsy529

I have am idea for a more concise option, but i am all for making it work where anyone can say what they want if they want it in the podcast. Please PM me if you're interested. Also, feel free to upload your message now and just send me a link. I'll begin collecting them.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:25:44
I usually don't get too emotional when someone I have never met passes, but this one got me by the feelers. This guy was responsible for a huge amount of my childhood and adulthood entertainment. You will be missed, RIP.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:36:18
Terrible news, and so sudden, too. He seemed like a really cool and genuine guy.

@nate38

I was going to post that video. One of my favourite Iwata moments.


Posted by 
 on: 07/13/15, 06:36:20
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