Nintendo has included some really fantastic Easter eggs with the Switch, and this one certainly takes the cake. A loving tribute to Satoru Iwata. I just wish we could access it easier. I would love to give it a go, but my Switch is far past the initial firmware and I've certainly connected it to the internet. I guess I'll have to wait until July 11th to have my shot.
Earlier this week, a secret game was discovered within the Nintendo Switch - an emulation of 1984's NES Golf, complete with motion control support. Now, that game has been launched on a console, and the requirements to get it up and running suggest its inclusion is in part a tribute to Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's late president who passed away in 2015. Show More Summary
July 11 saw the second anniversary of the passing of one of the industry's most charismatic figureheads: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. Iwata was the head honcho at The Big N during one of its most successful financial periods ever. As president,...Show More Summary
A few days back, we shared a video interview with Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning concerning the Switch. Mr. Lanning discussed a number of topics, including some of the struggles Nintendo faced with the Wii U. In that video feature, Mr. Show More Summary
It's not uncommon for game developers to put tributes to fallen loved ones or even members of the community in their games. According to folks playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it looks like Nintendo may have created just such a tribute to former company president, Satoru...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has an NPC who looks rather familiar. In the video above from YouTube contributor Sean Buckley (Seaniccus), you get a look at Botrick, a watchman who patrols the area around Outskirt Stable in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As Seaniccus points out, he bears […]
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Back in 2015, Satoru Iwata passed away at the age of 55. That was far too soon, and he had still so much to accomplish in the gaming industry. In a recent Time interview, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about how Iwata contributed to Nintendo’s upcoming console. Read more...
Back in March 2015, when the aftershocks from Nintendo's announcement of its partnership with mobile giant DeNA were still being felt, the then president Satoru Iwata soothed the concerns of investors enquiring whether the company would pursue the controversial gacha model for its forthcoming collaborations. Show More Summary
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