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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2015, 06:19:20 PM »
this... I read this and my face went pale. particularly because my father suffers from bile duct issues among other things. that's what forced him into early retirement, was that parts of his liver and a bit of tissue around his bile duct has calcified. he has to essentially take a bunch of steroids for the rest of his life because of it.

Satoru Iwata's contributions to video games as a whole shall not be forgotten. although there's stupidly no credits in the game, I'm pretty sure that Revenge of the Gator Pinball on the Gameboy's physics model and sound effects borrow heavily from Rollerball on NES, which Iwata programmed himself. Revenge of the Gator was my first Game Boy game I ever owned.

Er... produced. producer role. although Iwata had programming prowess, he was a producer on Rollerball. sorry.

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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2015, 06:27:17 PM »
I might as well go full out here, I was considering doing it in another thread.

While he may have sent the company down a certain path that not everyone is fond of, this man's dedication to video games and Nintendo's idea of pure fun am entertainment have always been constant and I respect him a great deal for it. Having him appear on my computer screen every two months or so as talk about games and urge us to look forward to the future was a charming, genuine thing, and I'd be lying if I said I'm not going to miss it. He was an accomplished programmer and president, and I am truly sad to see him go.
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2015, 06:32:03 PM »
RIP Mr. Iwata

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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2015, 06:36:03 PM »
So sudden.... :'(
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2015, 06:38:31 PM »
My 9-year-old daughter and I both have tears in our eyes as I write this. Such a talented, endearing man; such a lovely spirit. We are shocked, and deeply heartbroken. He leaves some very big shoes to fill.

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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2015, 06:44:09 PM »
Vale Satoru Iwata

Very sad and seemingly sudden news.
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2015, 06:49:36 PM »
It's funny.  I felt like I had a connection with Satoru Iwata, because his Nintendo Directs were quirky but self-aware and his Iwata Asks interviews were incredibly charismatic.  It's stunning to think that he's gone.  I hoped that his health issues had improved with treatment.

It was nice to have a videogame programmer and producer run such a large company as Nintendo.  While I hope the new leadership is able to improve Nintendo's position, I also hope they stay true to the idea of gameplay as ultimate.

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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2015, 06:53:51 PM »
Goddammit.

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2015, 06:55:48 PM »
R.I.P Mr. Iwata, you will be missed.

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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2015, 06:58:49 PM »
Wow, this is very, very sad.   Wow.
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2015, 07:24:53 PM »
A very sad day. My prayers go out to his family.

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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2015, 07:41:27 PM »
not the news i was expecting, how crazy, i went for the regular Sunday podcast and i find my self reading this news, very sad indeed.
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« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2015, 07:42:40 PM »
No this can't be real, I thought the surgery was successful last year. :'(

This news already hit hard when I read it but then I went to /v/ and heard Smiles and Tears playing.  The tears just won't stop. :'( :'( :'(

For those that don't know, it's was thanks to Iwata's legendary programming skills that he was able to save Earthbound from being canceled because of its troubled development.  One of the many amazing things he was able to accomplish in his life.


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Re: Satoru Iwata: 1959 - 2015
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2015, 08:17:01 PM »
You know, Nintendo often gets compared to Disney, and with this recent news there are a disturbing number of parallels (including, if I understand this correctly, both Iwata & Disney dying of throat cancer). May Nintendo finds its "shrewd, ruthless businessman who knew how to bank on nostalgia while still steering towards the future" faster than Disney did. Hopefully, Nintendo doesn't get trapped in "what would Iwata have done?" like Disney nearly went bankrupt saying "what would Walt have done?"

One thing's for sure: we're in for some interesting times ahead. Iwata's left Nintendo to his successor in both the best and worst positions to be going forward, with quite a few forward-looking initiatives in play.
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« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2015, 08:44:22 PM »
R.I.P Iwata

Can't believe he's gone. Nintendo Direct will never be the same.

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« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2015, 08:55:26 PM »
Edit: after having done some research on "bile ducts", just waving off that bit I wrote earlier about Disney & Iwata having similar passings. For some reason, I thought those ducts were located somewhere other than where they were.

In any case, just to reitterate: R.I.P. Iwata. I have a lot of issues with you as a company head, but no one could take issue with your passion for gaming & dedication to your work. Very few company heads would even be remembered as you were, let alone missed.
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« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2015, 08:59:40 PM »
Holy ****!
and I was just making fun of him... :o
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« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2015, 09:00:58 PM »
Mr. Iwata's health first became a known issue when he couldn't travel to last year's E3. Despite this, he persisted in running Nintendo's day-to-day operations, including standing for reelection as CEO as recently as this month. Mr. Iwata was not a poor man; he - like much of Nintendo's C-Suite - made good money during the boom times. He could have retired to focus on his health, but he decided to continue running Nintendo. It's unclear if this turn was sudden, his standing for reelection as CEO indicates that it probably was, but his health issues were undoubtedly less so.


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« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2015, 09:08:47 PM »
I killed iwata! :'(
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« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2015, 09:26:28 PM »


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« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2015, 09:37:52 PM »
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« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2015, 09:52:11 PM »
Jesus Christ I'm so sad right now. My stomach dropped when I first read the news. First thing I did was check the date for April Fools or something.


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« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2015, 10:09:53 PM »
I'm tired and I already had a full day of gaming before finding out the news, but I went ahead an changed my nickname and played a little bit of Balloon Fight and a whole heck of Splatoon in his honor. I might play some Kirby before I fall asleep. This is hard, man.
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2015, 10:10:40 PM »
He was a bit of a Master Spy too for managing to keep this under wraps until literally the last moment. He was far more sly than the vast majority of the industry gave him credit for.

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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2015, 10:26:17 PM »
What happens now? Such a shock.

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