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Old 2015-07-12, 19:30   Link #1
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Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata, dies at 55

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/...as-passed-away

We've lost a great man today. RIP, Iwata-san
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Old 2015-07-12, 19:32   Link #2
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A big name died today.

We all thank you and may Hylia and Arceus guide you to Heaven.

RIP Iwata-san.
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Old 2015-07-12, 19:39   Link #3
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I still can't believe it. It's so depressing.

RIP, Iwata-san.
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Old 2015-07-12, 19:51   Link #4
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That...wow...

I'm not even sure what to say...

Rest in Peace, Iwata-san.
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Old 2015-07-12, 19:57   Link #5
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Damn, that sucks. :/

RIP.
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Old 2015-07-12, 20:05   Link #6
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Such sad news. : ( May he rest in peace.


What I saw in him...he really seemed like a genuinely good person. Humble and kind and with a good heart. My heart goes out to his friends and family and all those that knew him personally.
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Old 2015-07-12, 20:06   Link #7
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It is incredibly depressing when you consider he was "lucky" enough that his tumor was detected by chance upon a routine check-up last year.

I have no words for this, except that I hope he will rest in peace with Yamauchi and Yokoi. Frankly, not only he was way too young to die, but he contributed so much for Nintendo (hell, there is no way Yamauchi would have chosen him as his successor without any solid reasons).

The Iwata Asks interviews and the following video really speak volume about this great man.

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Old 2015-07-12, 20:07   Link #8
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Old 2015-07-12, 20:18   Link #9
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I was eating Doritos when I came upon this news, but oh god, I froze in place. So young! Not only that, but he has done so much, creating Nintendo Direct as a way to avoid the gossip media sites, leading the way to the DS and Wii, Iwata Asks... It's just... very shocking. I knew he wasn't in the best condition, but I thought at most he would retire, not... die, of all things.

...Oh... Wow. ugh. RIP.
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Old 2015-07-12, 20:41   Link #10
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Yamauchi may have preceded him, Miyamoto is more popular than him, but to me, this man is the face of Nintendo. Now and forever.

Godspeed, Iwata.
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Old 2015-07-12, 21:00   Link #11
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So sad that we lost a very important person in the game industry today. R.I.P.
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Old 2015-07-12, 21:40   Link #12
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Reggie will definitely miss the guy.
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Old 2015-07-12, 22:03   Link #13
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Wow...RIP Iwata-san, and thank you so, so much for your contributions to Nintendo and the gaming community. You will be missed .
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Old 2015-07-12, 22:21   Link #14
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RIP you will surely be missed
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Old 2015-07-12, 22:30   Link #15
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Old 2015-07-12, 22:33   Link #16
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RIP Iwata...
I still cannot really believe it.
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Old 2015-07-12, 22:44   Link #17
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Damn..... this news really hit me out of nowhere. I mean, I know he's had health problems for a while, but for this to be the outcome....


Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata. You will surely be missed.
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Old 2015-07-12, 23:41   Link #18
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Thanks for entertaining us with your products, Iwata-san. I hope the angels will at least entertain you now.
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Old 2015-07-12, 23:56   Link #19
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Dang so depressing. Glad I got to enjoy his reign as Nintendo CEO. He brought me some fantastic times, especially all the years I've spent with the DS. A great guy that will be sorely missed.
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Old 2015-07-13, 01:24   Link #20
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RIP Mr Iwata, gaming community lost a very important man today.
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