Rip Satoru Iwata. Thanks for keeping Ness and Lucas from canceling. And I love you so much. Everything you did was my childhood. Literally I played all Nintendo consoles. And still play them 24/7. That’s why I’m so dumb. Link is OP. Love you and REST IN PEACE.
We’re still posting about the departed Nintendo president over here, as we watch the internet overflow with anecdotes and tributes. It’s telling that, so far, nobody has come out with a story about how Iwata was actually a terrible person or boss.
If you’re looking for a way to quietly, personally pay tribute to Iwata today, it might be nice to play some of his games. Of course, as president of Nintendo, his name appears in the credits of every game the company published since he got the job. But before that, he was a programmer, and was personally involved in the creation of a lot of classic games. I’ve selected a few games here, but feel free to look through his impressive portfolio yourself.
“In the time period before Wii was called Wii and we still referred to
it as Revolution, no one thought it was going to succeed. But it
produced the results that it did, and it was able to do that on the back
of Wii Sports, on a single software title, which changed the fate of
the system. And so I think the entertainment industry is one where
continually we’ve seen how a single product can determine the future of a
product or company, and that’s where I think us being able to devote
all of our Kyoto craftsmanship to creating our products is where people
can look forward to what’s coming from us in the future.” -Satoru Iwata