Over 4,000 Fans Pay Final Respects for Satoru Iwata

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  1. Ryukouki
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    If there's ever a greater sense of finality at understanding the loss of something, it's seeing people posting photos and tributes of a funeral service. It has been reported that over 4,000 fans attended the two-day funeral services, which took place in Kyoto, Japan, at the Okazaki Betsuin Temple. High ranking Nintendo executives were in attendance, including Bill Trinen, Reggie Fils-Aime, Masahiro Sakurai, and Shigeru Miyamoto. Some touching tributes and eulogies were delivered by said guests, as well, with Nintendo releasing the eulogy given by Genyo Takeda, current acting Representative Director of Nintendo alongside Miyamoto.

    The amazing part is that these four thousand people attended the memorial service in spite of Typhoon Nangka raging near the temple that day. Photos of the service have been released, showing guests being inundated by heavy rains. Despite that, though, they were still able to show their last bits of love for a beloved Nintendo president, with Nintendo expressing gratitude to all of its fans for their care.

    Thanks Mr. Iwata for delivering many fine hours of video gaming entertainment, you'll be sorely missed. Today, I finally understand, even though I don't want to understand.

    Photos from service
     


  2. HaloEffect17

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    This man will surely be missed. Rest in peace, Iwata.
     
  3. nihlathak

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    I expect his wife had no idea he was so beloved by others, even those who do not even know him personally.
     
  4. Anfroid

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    where are the photos?
     
  5. WiiUBricker

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    Another article says there were 3000 people attending the funeral.
     
  6. Ryukouki
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    The majority of sources covering said 2600 day one and 1500 day two.
     
  7. Mushkin

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    i would liked to be there to pay my final respects
     
  8. storm75x

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    Truly a great man of our time.
     
  9. VashTS

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    i feel worse about his death than when some of my family members recently died. crazy how some people affect your lives differently.
     
  10. 3DSXLGamer

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    This, you'd think gbatemps premier e3 reporter would think of things like this. :tpi:
     
  11. Ryukouki
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    Sad part is pictures are almost nil - valued at three photos. Also got caught up with work covering a night shift and forgot to finish the prior obligation with this post. :/ Mistakes happen lol. There's not a ton out there right now, which isn't surprising. What I did find in return though was that Nintendo released one of the eulogies, the one done by Genyo Takeda. Photos have been added to the first post.
     
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    No worries just playin, at least he rolled out with a sweet whip.
    Mentioned that at the last funeral I been to and people weren't very fond of my comment. :sleep:
     
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    You need to re-evaluate your priorities if this is actually true.
     
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    I'm with Vash on this one.
     
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  15. Osmosis

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    He will always be remembered... Especially when having FUN playing with Nintendo.
     
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    I am grateful for these many hours I could spent with games that were pure fun to me.

    Thank you for your great ideas, you changed the world in a good way.
     
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    May Mr. Iwata rest in peace, he helped building Nintendo to what it is today (profitable in handhelds and the last-gen Wii) but now hopefully they'll change for the better. I was hoping it'd happen eventually but not by Mr. Iwata passing away that's just awful.

    Anyway, I wonder who'll do the Nintendo Directs now and if the replacement will be as good as Mr. Iwata. He was downright topnotch for the NDs. :')
     
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    Already miss this guy .. like i read somewhere before someone saying, E3's and the Nintendo direct shows for Nintendo will be weird to watch without this good man , i friggin love his english .

    Iwata, May you rest in peace .. <3 ;___;
     
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    And a quick honour to some of his accomplishment, courtesy of TheJWittz
     
  20. joepassive

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    RIP Iwata, nintendo direct will never be the same without you.