R.I.P. Satoru Iwata

A sad day for any fan of Nintendo as their CEO, Satoru Iwata passed away over the weekend due to a bile duct growth.

Iwata missed this year’s E3 for health reasons but I’m not sure anyone in the public realized how serious his condition was. His contributions to Nintendo were many and he was known as an expert coder. As goofy as they were I’ll even miss those Nintendo directs that he used to do.

IGN posted a list of tributes by those in the game industry you can read here.


“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

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