Satoru Iwata has passed away

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  1. Chanser

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    Man I just heard, shocked, and only 55.

    Used to love his Nintendo Direct presentations. Will be missed.

    RIP sir
     
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    Very sad to hear.
    Although we knew he was having health issues didn't realise he was this bad.
     
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    So sad, I'm in shock! Like others have said I know he had health problems but didn't know it was this bad, my word!

    Nintendo directs won't be the same, I'm gonna miss him saying his phrase 'directly to you'. RIP sir. :(
     
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    Sad news indeed. I've been having a bit of a nintendo renaissance recently and will continue to do so. For all the Wii U's failures it's still got some superb games
     
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    Blimey, this is sad news and like others have said, I knew he had health issues but didn't realise it was this serious. I echo what Adam said above that despite the Wii U's poor sales record, the console under his reign has arguably some of the best games (across all formats) ever.

    RIP Satoru :(
     
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    Really sad news, I'm feeling pretty shocked this morning. To hear what he's been going through and yet still remained committed to his post has made me respect the guy even more.

    Now we know why he wasn't at E3. I hope reading about the backlash against the E3 presentation in his hospital bed didn't tip him over the edge.
     
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    Just read about his demise, bile duct growth. Game Over! RIP :(

    A quote from the man and Nintendo sure did make fun games.

    GameCenter CX - NC017 - Balloon Fight


    [​IMG]

    @Mark Botwright Special tribute in next weekly or gaming podcast?
     
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    Oh Lord. What terribly sad news! I'm shocked. This came out of nowhere for me. I didn't know it was a life threatening illness.

    Only 55 too :( Terrible.
     
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    Very sad news. RIP.

    Gaming as a whole has a lot to thank this man for.
    He will be truly missed.
     
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    Such tragic news and gaming as a whole will miss him.
     
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    NOA press site put up a recent picture of him.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. He looks so frail in that recent photo but yet very dignified. Still trying to get my head round this tragedy.
     
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    Only just caught this on the news, very sad indeed and a real loss to the gaming World :(
     
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    RIP, great man. Pretty inspirational fella going by some of the stories I've read. I knew he was a nice guy but didn't appreciate just how much so. Gaming world worse off without him.
     
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    Very sad news, one of gaming's greats taken too soon! R.I.P Iwata-san.
     
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    :(
     
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    Nintendo has appointed Tatsumi Kimishima president.

    "Kimishima, 65, most recently managing director and head of human resources, was a banker for nearly three decades before joining the Pokemon company in 2000, the start of his association with Nintendo. He also previously served as head of Nintendo's American operations."
     
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    I don't know enough of him to see if it's a good or bad thing having him in charge.
    Let's hope he modernises a lot of nintendos strange hold backs.
     
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