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ShinraCorp July 12, 2015 07:43 PM

Satoru Iwata 1959-2015
So I'm sure some of you have read the news by now that Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo has past away yesterday due to a bile duct growth.

Now I know this is a PC centric site but seeing as how mine and possibly other people childhood/teenage years were raised with Nintendo it shocked me, personally to see him past away at such a young age. I guess you can say that the Blue shell finally got him.

FreeKnight July 13, 2015 10:43 AM

I'm a big Nintendo fan, but pretty indifferent to his death, not like I knew the guy, helped him move, etc...

But agreed on how surprising it is considering his age. When I first saw the report it just described it as a bile duct illness which seemed remarkably unlikely to kill someone, especially for a wealthy person with access to Japan's exceptional health system. Later read that it was a bile duct cancer that he'd had which makes more sense. Obviously sucks for his family and friends as well.

On2wheels July 14, 2015 04:25 AM

I never knew who he was or cared much about Nintendo. His quote was powerful: "he's a CEO on a business card, a game dev in his mind, and a gamer by heart". Actually, reading them now underscores how much of an influence he could have been if more devs/ceo's paid attention 8 memorable quotes from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - CNN.com

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