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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« on: July 13, 2015, 06:22:53 am »
Satoru Iwata has died at age 55.

In 2014, he was undergoing surgery for a tumor in his bile duct. Complications due to the growth took his life on July 11, 2015.

He first joined Nintendo’s HAL Laboratory in the 1980s, and became a Director of the company in 2000. In 2002 was appointed as only the fourth President of Nintendo.

In his time as President, Iwata oversaw some of the strongest periods in Nintendo’s history as a video game company - under his leadership, the company launched the Wii and DS.

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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 02:50:50 pm »
It's a sad day for Nintendo fans, game developers, and gamers everywhere.

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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 05:55:50 pm »
This was really sad. My favourite Nintendo game was released during his leadership( pokemon emerald).
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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 11:59:49 pm »
That's a shame, the Wii was great and I'm glad he had it released it.
This really sucks, but now I'm wondering who the next president of the company will be.
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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 05:24:49 am »
It's sad...I used to watch his Nintendo Direct things.

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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 05:42:45 am »
It's sad...I used to watch his Nintendo Direct things.
Yeah. Those were usually pretty cool.   Iwata was definitely not your stereotypical stuffy type of CEO; he clearly had fun with his position.

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Re: Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2015, 04:20:46 am »
I remember how shocking this was for me, too.  I typed a letter and sent it to Nintendo (of America) out of respect for Mr. Iwata.  As someone who walks his own path for the sake of a positive change and impact, I can honestly say I felt a sense of kinship toward him.  He and I had our own unique visions, walked our own paths, and followed different means to do so, but in the end, our desire to make a positive impact was the same, as was the common ground called "humanity."

This being said, I chose not to elevate Mr. Iwata for his accomplishments nor condemn him for his mistakes, as doing either would be a show of disrespect for his humanity.  I mentioned this in my letter to Nintendo as well; he was the CEO and President, but before that, he was no more or less human than I or anyone else.  It's on that most fundamental level that I pay my respects to Mr. Iwata.