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
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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
Following the death of Satoru Iwata last July, the former president and CEO of Nintendo is still in the minds of many gamers. As such, he was recently given a lovely tribute at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
During yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards, a tribute for the late Satoru Iwata was shown which we can’t help but feel strongly towards, especially since we considered him to be our Person of the Year in 2015 due to all...Show More Summary
It has been less than a year since former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata passed away. Organizations, media, and fans alike continue to honor the man in a variety of ways. Just this past […]
Grab your tissues, folks. The Developers Choice Awards were held last night, and during the event, a special tribute to Satoru Iwata was shown, who sadly passed away last July. It's three minutes long, and spans some of his accomplishments,...Show More Summary
The annual Game Developers Conference is currently underway in San Francisco, and while the focus there may be on the future, the conference's coordinators also took time to show a stirring video honoring gaming's past. The video was dedicated...Show More Summary
One of the sadder events in recent memory for gamers was the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Aged 55, he played a key role at Nintendo for many years, contributing to the development of games like Balloon Fight, Earthbound, and the Kirby series. Show More Summary
Your work colleagues don’t mind you bawling your eyes out, right? The late, great Satoru Iwata was remembered at the Game Developer’s Choice awards with this lovely tribute. The animated three minute video was drawn by Braid artist David Hellman, and presented a brief, but beautiful look at Satoru Iwata’s contributions to the industry. The […]
It’s been nearly a year since celebrated Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away last July at the age of 55. He made his company a household name with hit game franchises like Mario and iconic handheld devices and consoles. Today, theShow More Summary
The Game Developers Choice Awards paid tribute this evening to the life of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away last year. In a short, but rather wonderful animated video, Iwata's impact on the world of video games is remembered, from Balloon Fight to the Wii console, eventually closing with a line from his now famous speech at GDC 2005. Show More Summary
The video game industry lost one of its most passionate members last year when Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away. He's been honored before, but there really isn't such a thing as paying tribute to him too many times. During tonight's...Show More Summary
There are lots of awards and drinks and congratulations going on at the Game Developers Choice Awards tonight, but proceedings were stopped dead in their tracks for a few minutes during a most touching tribute to late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Read more...
I like Bill Trinen's dad jokes as much as the next guy, but Nintendo of Europe's Satoru Shibata stole the show yesterday in the separate UK Nintendo Direct. In an adorable move reminiscent of the legendary Satoru Iwata, Shibata celebrated...Show More Summary