Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo has just passed away - aged 55

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    In a shocking turn of events, President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, has just passed away. Story and info is currently developing.

    Satoru Iwata initially began as a programmer, having begun at HAL Laboratories, developing titles such as Kirby and Earthbound. After becoming acquainted with then-director of Nintendo, Hiroshi Yamauchi, he was offered a position in 2000 at Nintendo and succeeded Yamauchi as the president of Nintendo.

    Throughout Mr. Iwata's tenure at Nintendo, he spearheaded many different and unique gaming experiences for fans all over the world to reach - mainly, the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii console. Mr. Iwata also garnered much praise for his down-to-earth appearances in the Nintendo Direct announcements and through a series of interviews called Iwata Asks, in which a round table is conducted with developers to talk and look more closely at Nintendo titles.

    Lately, Mr. Iwata has seen his share of struggles with the Nintendo Wii U, but looked forward to a brightening horizon with the Nintendo NX and the DeNA platform. It's truly saddening to think that he won't get to witness this dream coming to fruition. He will, however, be remembered for his contributions and for making gaming accessible to a worldwide audience.

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  2. foolalay

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    May he rest in peace :(
     
  3. Vengenceonu

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    Huh. RIP, Iwata Banana.

    Surprising, too, because there hasn't been any news lately about his health either ._.
     
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    What the hell...

    poor guy. :(

    i though he bounced back.
     
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    Woah holy shit, this is tragic and so completely out of the blue damn.

    RIP man
     
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    Wow wow holy shit! RIP :(
     
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    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    But seriously, Bile Duct Growth? What the fuck is that even? I didn't even know he was sick...

    Also, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE to all our users... NO "Please Understand" Jokes right now.
     
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    Uh..how....what the hell happened? Damn, that sucks. :(
     
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    55 is far too young to go. May he rest in peace.
     
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    rip iwata

    nintendo directs are going to be weird now without him
     
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    May he rest in peace {:'(
     
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    I was not expecting this. May he rest in peace.
     
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    May you rest in peace. This is shocking bad news..
     
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    I AM LITTERLY CRYING
     
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    Rest in peace good timer. :(

    I wonder if this will affect Nintendo's direction from this point.
     
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    well he was missing from E3...

    R.I.P. my Banana Lover.
     
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    What the hell man! This is a sad day... :ohnoes:
     
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    oh sh....

    such sad news.
     
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