RIP Satoru Iwata

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Paladin, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Slingshot

    Slingshot Back In the Game

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    Rest in Peace Mr. Iwata. You helped give us some great video games. :( 
     
  2. Ejector369

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    I feel so darn sorry for the people at Nintendo losing Satoru Iwata, even Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto! Hopefully, someone could do a great job to succeed Iwata!
     
  3. Kujo1597

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    Man, I knew Iwata was having medical troubles but his death still feels really sudden to me. Rest in peace.
     
  4. E. C. R. Former

    E. C. R. Former Is probably insane...

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    This is the end of an era. RIP Mr. Iwata. We will miss you tremendously.
     
  5. strangeguy32000

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    Goodnight, sweet prince
     
  6. Puck Hockey

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    RIP Iwata. Nintendo is so fun and cheery that when reality hits it almost doesn't feel real. You will be missed and remembered.
     
  7. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    R.I.P. good sir. Thank you for the good times.
     
  8. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    RIP Mr. Iwata, you were a true giant and visionary in the gaming world, you were always such a gracious person whenever you greeted fans. You will be missed.
     
  9. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp I am what I am

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    Holy crap. Iwata did a lot of things right for the company, in fact he wast the first president who wasn't related to the Yamauchis. 55, that's really young.

    On the other hand, does that mean the idiot practices will end? Yeah, I said it.
     
  10. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    You'll be sorely missed, Iwata. Rest in peace :(  :rip 
     
  11. ParaChomp

    ParaChomp I am what I am

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    You'll miss him in your SteetPass games.
     
  12. iamste

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    RIP Mr Iwata, thank you for all the fun times :( 

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  13. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative

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    After reading this, it just hit me that I wonder if they used the puppets for this year's E3 because he didn't want people to see his failing health. Keep a strong face for the company, all the way to the end.

    RIP, you have been with all us gamers in some way since almost at the beginning. I will miss you greatly.
     
  14. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    I thought this immediately as well. Fun way to distract from the truth I suppose.

    It's very sad news that also makes me both optimistic and nervous for the future of Nintendo.
     
  15. Starscreamer95

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    ... That's possible but I think it was just Nintendo's fun goofiness and paying homage to the StarFox muppet origins. They said they even wanted to use them in the future.
     
  16. Murasame

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    R.I.P.

    although his english was funny at times, I loved watching him in the Nintendo Direct videos. Caught me by surprise this morning.
     
  17. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    I saw this this afternoon. :( 


    Love watching him online. I love how robotic his movements were. He always put a smile on my face.
     
  18. ByteBack

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    I'll start out by saying that I'm a Nintendo employee. It;s one of the only times I'll say this on here. I never got to meet Mr Iwata face to face (bar the time he accidentally smacked me with a hotel door) but I've been to plenty of internal communication meetings and internal key-notes that were hosted by him.

    I'm stunned. The exact extent of his health issues were kept from many of us for obvious reasons. But having talked to some upper-management people, I'm told it was pretty obvious that he was very ill, despite Iwata-san soldiering on and trying not to show the effects of his illness.

    Nintendo has been very fortunate to have somebody like Iwata-san at the helm of the company. Somebody who isn't just a business person - somebody who is passionate about making games, and trying to think of new ways in which people play games. To have a person with such a deep understanding of what Nintendo does - of what games are - is a rarity. And among all his other qualities such as his humour, his drive for results, his oft demanding nature, his passion for games, his intelligence - we will miss having that sort of wisdom guiding the company.

    He is going to be very hard to replace.
     
  19. Detroa

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    Rest in peace.
     
  20. tikgnat

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    I love all my Ninty hand held systems.

    RiP Mr Iwata.

    :(