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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.