Satoru Iwata: History, Impact, and Legacy

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  1. Ericzander
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    On July 11th, 2015, the president and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, passed away at the age of 55. But what was it that this man accomplished to be known and loved throughout the gaming world? Why should we care that he is gone? The following video explains who Iwata was and what he left behind for us.



    On a separate note, this is my first piece as part of the GBAtemp team so expect to see more news and reviews in video format by me in the future. Thanks for sticking around. :)
     
  2. Pecrow

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    Very nice video, Thank you.
     
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    I like it!
    I'll definitely have to watch some of your videos
     
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    @Pecrow @RevPokemon Thanks! I appreciate the support. :D

    I hope I can live up to the community's expectations.
     
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    Im sure you will. As someone who applied and talked to @Ryukouki, I can say he and the rest of the GBATemp staff truly picked some talented writers for the website.
     
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    This was very well done! I'm glad you chose a video format because it works extremely well. I'll look forward to seeing more of your videos.
     
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    I hope you are open to criticism.

    In your video of two and half minutes (I'm not counting the time you spent thanking everyone like some actor winning an Oscar) you explain "everything" Iwata did. Your "everything" is literally what I read over and over from various posts and news in forums and websites when he died. You didn't say anything new. People knew all this stuff already because they read the posts and articles when Iwata died.

    Also, that Jotho/Kanto map you used isn't from Gold and Silver, it's from the remakes you ditched literally seconds earlier. And yes, I did expect you to put images of the games you mentioned. That's just lazy. Those aren't the only parts of the video that scream "lazy". It's very clear that you are reading a piece of paper and you didn't redo the parts where you didn't read too good. I could've opened Microsoft Sam, pasted Chavosaur's post and obtain the same results.

    IMO, if you are going to make a project like this, make sure it's at least longer than a couple of minutes. I expected something epic from your title. Was disappointed.
     
  8. Ericzander
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    Yup, that's actually because I made this video the day after he died as a way to basically show Thug and the other writers my ability. For a variety of reasons it ended up being delayed this long. Next time the news will be more recent! This is more of a test piece I suppose.

    That said, I really do appreciate the critique, no joke. As I'm sure you understand, it's a bit harder to make a video piece than it is to make a written one so I'm still trying to get into the swing of things and find the sweet spot. I'll try not to disappoint you in the future.
     
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    Hey @Ericzander! Congrats on your 1st GBAtemp video! I was waiting for this! Keep up the good work! :yay:
     
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    Can't help but say that IGN did a far better job at making a tribute for Satoru Iwata than the OP, but then again, IGN's a professional gaming/entertainment company so it's no surprise such thing has happened.


     
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    Very nice, keep up the good work ;)
     
  12. MarkDarkness

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    Eh? Why even bother making that sort of comparison? Media conglomerate x one guy in a niche community. Makes sense.
     
  13. RevPokemon

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    Because he is comparing to people saying the same thing even though it's apples to oranges
     
  14. Herobroski

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    No one cares for your shitty low like opinion, only your criticism
     
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    Considering OP read and accepted it, I'd say go whiteknighting somewhere else :)
     
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    If he's going to keep doing it then he should try to improve immensely to make them more watchable.
     
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    Gr8 video
     
  18. Ryukouki

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    Glad to see that you guys are liking what Ericzander has the potential to do. And don't worry - that was our test run for Eric to show us what he is capable of doing in a time constraint. He created this video very quickly after Iwata's passing, and the only reason you guys are just seeing it a day or so ago is due circumstances beyond control. Rest assured - all of the criticism is being noted and we're working on fine tuning all of this. Its a first for us to be even considering using media, so please be patient as we take those steps in the right direction.
     
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