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Satoru Iwata dies at 55


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#1 Rujio

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

Some seriously sad news today. I don't even know how to react, other than to be shocked and sad.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

I'll copy what I said on another forum...

 

Unfortunately, I think Iwata is part of a dying breed...the CEO who lives with passion, conviction, and took charge himself at all possible opportunities.

Here are some more stories about him:
 - He halved his own salary in the face of decreasing Nintendo sales.  To be fair, this is expected of CEOs in Japan when things turn south...but let's keep this in mind still.
 - To assist the production of Super Smash Brothers Melee (and to meet the Christmas deadline), he stepped in from his position as General Manager (his last position before CEO) and debugged for three weeks.  Keep in mind he was probably half a decade out of practice at this point.

 - He managed to compress the Johto section of Pokemon Gold/Silver to such a degree that they could fit the Kanto side in (keep in mind that GS came out on a 2 MB cartridge)

 - He ported the key parts of Pokemon to the N64 (which would eventually become Pokemon Stadium) without a reference manual

 - And, most incredible of all, he managed to save Earthbound on his own by programming almost all the key elements of it.

 

Iwata is the type of CEO I would always want.  He worked his way up, never lost sight of his past, and got his hands dirty as needed.  A programming genius and dedicated developer until the end.  It's too bad that we have to see him leave so early but I think he left us an unforgettable legacy as is.

I think it's best to leave it with one of his most famous quotes, which encompasses everything about him.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:50 PM

Can't add anymore than what kirant already said. You'll be missed Mr.Iwata.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:08 AM

Yeah, this news came super suddenly to me. At first I was just a tiny bit sad but mostly indifferent—I'm not really a huge fan of him—but the more I thought about it and saw people posting stuff, reacting, sharing quotes and feats of his... the more I felt, haha. Eventually thanks to Itoi I ended up crying just a bit lol

 

[7/13/2015 3:14:44 PM] ballin1337: http://nintendoevery...iwatas-passing/, http://www.nintendo-...o-satoru-iwata/ (different translations)

 

 

it was essentially those words. being one of the many people fond of Earthbound, it just hit me quite a bit. >_>

 

He will be missed indeed. Good luck to his family and friends who probably have it way tougher than us people who never met him. Also, good luck to Nintendo trying to keep up his legacy/do what he did right and perhaps even improving on the things he didn't, since no person or group of people is perfect, but that doesn't mean we can't try to better ourselves over time~


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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:51 PM

https://twitter.com/...891083724079104

 

http://nintendoevery...ns-for-support/

 

Iwataaaaaaa T_T

 

still a little sad lol, hard to totally get over this with all the comments and showing of support and late-comers to cover the news and such ._.

 

alas. it is what it is.

 

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

The gaming industry lost a great man. Rest in peace Iwata.


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Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:10 AM

I went through the Iwata twitter hash tag when I first heard the news. I teared up a lot over all the amazing art. Gaming industry took a huge hit with im passing on, it'll suck. Thank you Iwata for helping create so many games that were important to my childhood, you will be missed.... and I'll try to understand.


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