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ShadowXUndone
 
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Devin
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Satoru Iwata has passed away yesterday, July 11 2015. We all knew he wasn't well, but this came as a shock to everyone.
For those who do not know, Satoru Iwata was the current President on Nintendo Japan. If it wasn't for him, we may not have had all the great Nintendo games we play today.
May you rest in peace Iwata.
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We saw some of the best times with Mr. Iwata (Wii) and some of the worst (Wii U). Nonetheless, I've always been a huge fan of Nintendo; plus, its was a huge part of my childhood. I'm saddened to hear about this. Rest in peace, Iwata, you're a legend.
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I saw this on twitter and YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW SAD I AM. I will miss him so much
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R.I.P:
Satoru Iwata
December 6, 1959 - July 11, 2015

ACC! Why you block Japanese Letters?!?
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Ever since he missed E3 last year due to his health complications, I'd been concerned that he was on a downward slope, but I didn't expect something like this so soon. 55 is way too young as well, I mean Miyamoto is in his 60s. I'm not ready for this man.
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I never saw this coming at all. A legend never dies. At least he will live on through the heart of Nintendo and all of the fans.
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Hopefully people take the comments seriously in this news video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9YVW3hj5UM
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R.I.P Satoru Iwata.
A charismatic leader as actually almost more today.

Note that it has also worked on Animal Crossing. It's sad. A big loss for Nintendo. The Nintendo Direct without him no longer have the same flavor.
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This is really sad. He was only 55.
Are things going to be the same at Nintendo?
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News of a legend's passing never fails to sadden me, but when my dad told me about Iwata, I just felt hollow. 55 is so young, and a legend like him...

The truth is, Iwata made Nintendo what is is today, and brought us all the way from the Gamecube to the Wii U, almost never faltering in his steps to bring the joy in gaming (and I know many people think the Wii U was a flop, but honestly, it's one of the best things that's happened to my house, and that's saying quite a lot, game wise.) He gave us some of the greatest games, and brought us some of the most joyful memories, some of which have etched themselves into our hearts.

Nintendo will find a way to move on, definitely, but I think Nintendo may have some hollow days ahead without the president we're all used to.

We all miss you, Iwata...
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Mr. Iwata helped make the Animal Crossing series. RIP, you will be sorely missed & never forgotten.
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"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." - Satoru Iwata 2005
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This really came as a shock to me when I heard about this yesterday... He did so much for the company in Japan; he was such a legend. If it wasn't for him, we probably wouldn't even be here on this website talking about AC.

He'll never be forgotten. May him R.I.P.
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Very sad. I couldn't believe it when I heard the news.

I didn't know much about his role as a programmer but some of the things that I've seen people say he did were stunning - he saved Earthbound by rewriting its code and he compressed Pokemon Gold and Silver's data enough so that Game Freak could fit a whole new region into the game.

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^In addition to that, he debugged Melee so quickly that it allowed them to release it in time for Chrirstmas, and he ported the Pokemon battle system to the N64 without any references (this, of course, became Pokemon Stadium). He was a fantastic programmer, and it's really eye-opening when you realize how much we owe to him today.
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It is the first time that affects me the passing of someone who I never met in person, maybe it's because he was there all my childhood...
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He was a technical genius with a passion for both gaming and development. The tributes I've seen from his friends at Nintendo have been very touching.
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I will miss Iwata.
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Never watch Final Bosman, but I feel that this video is needed watching.
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I caught the Bosman video as well.  He does a good job of explaining what made Iwata special and unique as a corporate president.  I'm really going to miss him on the Nintendo Directs.

Here are some more Iwata tributes on YouTube:

SwimmingBird941 using Tomodachi Life

RogersBase using Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Kallum Smart using Tomodachi Life.  Was actually made a year ago but is touching and sad looking back on it now.

Iwata on Game Center CX - Iwata's appearance on the Japanese show Game Center CX

Tomodachi Life Direct - The original Nintendo Direct for Tomodachi Life.  Bill Trinen was the host, but TL's Iwata had lots of fun in this video--including winning the heart of Samus Aran!
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Darn it, the Smash one just had to use Smiles and Tears didn't it?
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Brawl in the Family made a tribute to him, too.
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ShadowXUndone
 
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I am a 24 year old man and I have cried a few times at home because of this news. I have avoided Facebook AND Twitter because I have almost cried at work.
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RIP iwata, he was a great president of Nintendo, thank you for all the beautiful Nintendo games you made for us.
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I am so sad about the news of Satoru Iwata. I first heard the news when I was in a restaurant and I almost cried. I will never ever be able to play a Nintendo game the same way. He was pretty much a huge part of my child hood and I cannot explain how much I will miss him.
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