After the untimely passing of Satoru Iwata, the future of Nintendo seemed uncertain. The company was finally signaling a move towards mobile and was still struggling with the flagging success of its console offerings. A relatively unknown...Show More Summary
GUEST: I’m not sure that Nintendo’s much heralded free-to-start (F2S) monetization model was worth the wait. It was a year-and-a-half ago that it was first touted, with Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata’s famous statement that indicated Nintendo would not be hunting for whales. The F2S model goes all the way back to when games magazines came with […]
As recently as five years ago, Nintendo’s late president, Satoru Iwata, was adamant that Super Mario would never make the leap to smartphones. “If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo,” he said in an interview with Nikkei, in 2011. Show More Summary
In 2011, a Japanese newspaper asked late president Satoru Iwata when Nintendo would assign the company's internal teams to a mobile game. Iwata did not mince words. "This is absolutely not under consideration," he said. "If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo. Show More Summary
Appreciate the horror at my consistency. Was vocal that Mr. Iwata did a bad job when alive; calling him "not so great" after death horrific — Michael Pachter (@michaelpachter) October 14, 2016 Agreed. I said a pointlessly dickish thing, and apologize for denigrating Mr. Show More Summary
In the most recent episode of Pachter Factor, analyst Michael Pachter mentions Satoru Iwata in passing. During his statement, Pachter says (3:30 mark), "the late and not so great Satoru Iwata." Whether or not Pachter believes Iwata's contributions to the industry were important is one thing. Show More Summary
It's weird to think it's only been a little more than 15 months since Satoru Iwata died. With how quickly news comes and goes in this modern age, it feels like it was years ago. But it wasn't. It was July 11, 2015. I still remember the...Show More Summary
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It is now October, and fans still no little to nothing about the Nintendo NX. On March 17, 2015, the former president of Nintendo Satoru Iwata announced Nintendo’s plans to what at the time seemed to be the successor to the Nintendo Wii U. Show More Summary
Coming from a Yahoo! interview with Shigeru Miyamoto.. On how Nintendo and Apple teamed up for the Super Mario Run reveal “It started when we were working on Miitomo or before that when Mr. [Satoru] Iwata was still with the company.Show More Summary
The loss of Satoru Iwata stings just as much today as it did when he first passed. The man is sorely missed, and sadly it seems Mr. Iwata knew that his time was coming to an end. When Iwata left the hospital, he took some time to write various messages to Nintendo's staff. Show More Summary
Did the first piece of NES code ever programmed by Nintendo's late president Satoru Iwata just get sold on Yahoo Auctions? Seems so. The post Sketchy Auction Turns Out to Be a Rare Nintendo Prototype appeared first on WIRED.
Game historian Frank Cifaldi may have just stumbled upon something truly magnificent, potentially preserving one of the most important parts of Nintendo's history. And no, we're not talking about Mario's first ever mustache comb.
While the release of Pokémon GO has been momentously successful, it’s worth realizing that game originated as an April Fool’s joke on the part of Satoru Iwata. However, the game's impact shows his legacy is still with us.
The video games industry abounds with urban legends. Fight Sheng Long in Street Fighter 2, blow on NES cartridges to absolve them of sin and grime and fingerprints, make a pilgrimage to a certain landfill in Mexico and exhume thousands...Show More Summary
Satoru Iwata died on July 11, 2015—one year ago today. Let’s look back at the former Nintendo president’s storied career and remarkable accomplishments. I bet he would’ve really loved Pokémon Go. Read more...
Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata may have passed on months ago, but his loss is still keenly felt in the gaming community. In that spirit, Nintendo put a touching nod to the man at the end of the Star Fox Zero. A small post-credit...Show More Summary
Nintendo is coming up on a year without Sator...
Satoru Iwata, former president and CEO of Nintendo, passed away last July at age 55. Earlier this month during the Game Developers Choice Awards at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Iwata was given a wonderful tribute in the form of a touching animated short created by Raber Umphenour, Shawne Benson, David Hellman, and […]
As a team, Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata were probably the most charming executives in history -- I doubt they'll ever be topped in my lifetime. Look no further than this latest "Guess the amiibo" campaign, where various higher-ups at Nintendo pose as specific figures. Show More Summary