Tribute to Satoru Iwata (Passed at age 55)

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  1. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    Let's remember the great man, and how he genuinely cared. How
    when profits were down, he cut his salary. How after people were
    a bit disappointed with e3, he stated "We will work better to meet your expectations."

    A ceo of the people, of the gamers.

    He will be missed.

    -ASSEMbler


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    Such a tragic news.

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

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away yesterday at 55 years of age. The cause of his unfortunate death was a bile duct growth. All i can say right now is our thoughts and prayers are with Iwata's family.

    Rest in peace.

    The president of Nintendo has passed away due to the bile duct growth that has plagued him for the past few years.


    A sad day.

    Seems we both posted this at the same time in different sections.

    It's a sad day for gaming.

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  2. thepokemask

    thepokemask Why have a virtual boy when you can have a potato?

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    rip iwata :(
     
  3. MonkeyBoyJoey

    MonkeyBoyJoey 70's Robot Anime GEPPY-X (PS1) Fanatic

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    Rest in Peace Mr. Iwata. Thank you for giving us great games and a personality to Nintendo. You will be missed greatly.

    Satoru Iwata
    Born: 1959
    Died: 2015
     
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    MisterEnthusiast Robust Member

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    He will never be forgotten for all of the great games...
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    Not only sad, really tragic. We just lost one of the most talented and likeable person in the gaming industry.

    A man that has been working on this industry for as long as i like gaming itself and that probably had a direct effect on keeping it as something that i love to this day.
     
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    For those that don't know, our beloved Nintendo CEO passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth. It's very unfortunate it all happened so suddenly without much warning, but I guess that's life. For many of us, for many generations, Satoru provided our younger selves a whole heap of entertainment with Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Earthbound, Smash, and all of the N64 Pokemon console games(which I still play today), and countless other games with HAL. Players young and old rejoiced in playing his games, and with 32 years at Nintendo his work will forever resonate in us all.

    The announcement from Nintendo can be found here, though you won't get much info from it:
    http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2015/150713e.pdf

    (sorry, I just now saw there's other posts about him in other forums - I thought if it wasn't in here nobody posted it yet. Feel free to view the alt thread and possibly remove this one)
     
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  7. K7Sniper

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    Indeed. I thought his operation that he went through last year fixed it... I guess not :( Bile ducts are very tough to work with, since the body needs to keep that stuff out of the organs until it is absolutely needed.

    A damn shame.
     
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    May he rest in peace.
     
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    Oops, didn't see this before I made a post in the Tributes forum.

    I'm deeply saddened by the news, he was fairly young. He has a profound impact on my life with his games, and for that I'll always be grateful. :(
     
  10. ASSEMblergames_Admin

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    Let's not forget the many contributions. He was responsible for fixing earthbound, solving many problems with Pokemon games (on N64 and getting Pokemon Gold and Silver to actually fit on a cartridge.

    CrMeHGP.jpg

    I am sure this will be greatly felt for a long time.
     
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    Johnny Gran Turismo Freak and Site Supporter 2013,2015

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    Iwata-san, thank you so so much for everything. You were truly a great man and your legacy will last forever. Rest in peace.
     
  13. MachineCode

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    This is a shock to me. I thought he was doing better since his surgery last year and had no idea he was having any recent complications. It truly saddens me to see him go so young. Unlike almost every other captain of the gaming industry, he didn't have that slick douche or cult leader type air about him. He seemed like a genuinely good guy who truly cared. One of the things I respect about Nintendo, even more in recent years than in the past, is that they dared to be different and really couldn't give a flying fuck what everyone else was doing. Iwata-san lead the charge for better or for worse. If it didn't work out, he owned up to it. What other CEO would cut their pay in half because the company wasn't doing well? Sadly, most give themselves bonuses in such a situation. Not Iwata-san. He was truly different and he will be missed. RIP to a good and honorable man. May whomever succeeds him embody these qualities as well.
     
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    Very unexpected. He definitely seemed to care... although some of Nintendo's decisions under his leadership were somewhat questionable. The bile duct growth sounds nasty - I hope he didn't suffer too much.

    Who will replace him and what will they bring?

    RIP Iwata-san. Thanks for some tremendous contributions to gaming.
     
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    Absolutely terrible news. I really hoped it was a joke when I read it earlier. :( My condolences go out to all that were close.
     
  18. BetaGuy64

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    So unexpected. Prayed for his family. This is devastating news to Nintendo and for us.
    No more please understands. No more bananas.
    Rip Iwata-san 1959-2015
    You will be greatly missed by all of us
     
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    jp. Be Attitude For Gains

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    I just hope that whomever fills his role doesn't deviate from what Iwata was trying to achieve.

    He was hated by shareholders, but beloved by gamers as he always tried innovations over quick money grabs (like he didn't dive into phone-games like so many others did for a quick buck)
     

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