I never knew Nintendo’s big boss. Not personally at least. What I did know however, was that this was the kind of boss that I wanted to be one day. A hands on man with a humble attitude. A true leader, in every sense of the word. Through the good and the bad, Iwata was there to shepherd Nintendo around.
And you know how much respect I have for that guy? So much, that I haven’t made a single joke about his passing. That’s just how damn much I respected him. And really, that’s all I have to say. RIP Iwata-San.
In Other News: Shenmue 3 hits the webmue, Heroes Reborn in video games, Twitch actually beat Metal Gear and some groovy movie trailers.
Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because today was just too sad.
Shenmue 3 website opens as Kickstarter counts down to final days
Heroes Reborn gets two games, Gemini and Enigma
Satellite Reign gets release date, launch trailer
Nintendo acknowledges the odd Devil’s Third situation with a tweet
Miyamoto tipped as possible Iwata successor
Path of Exile: The Awakening expansion out now
F1 2015 deposes Batman: Arkham Knight in UK charts
GalCiv 3 gets Steam Workshop support, new maps
Twitch actually beat Metal Gear
The murky genius of Fallout: New Vegas
The rise and fall of Ellen Pao – Timeline of a Reddit tantrum
Inside Shanghai’s hardcore gaming heartbeat
LEGO Dimensions SDCC 2015 – Doctor Who trailer
F1 2015 – Launch trailer
What’s on at The Movies
Monday Box Office Report – Despicable Minions
This first trailer for ASH VS EVIL DEAD is one groovy baby
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Comic-Con panel – Watch the leaked trailer! Plus new plot details!
Civilization ends fast in the first trailer for spinoff series FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer breakdown – The red capes are coming!
Comic-Con: New BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer; GREEN LANTERN CORPS movie confirmed!
Comic-Con: Watch cool STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS behind the scenes clip; plus panel recap
Last Updated: July 13, 2015
July 13, 2015 at 16:04
He should have kept a 1-up mushroom near him…. too soon? Mister Iwata-san was a idol to many gamers, he saw our views in gaming since he was a gamer himself and made sure to give what we wanted. A man not touched by the corporate world.
July 13, 2015 at 16:09
The dude was good at what he did. Can’t deny it. I’m sure those who did know him must be devasted. Especially if he was at home the same he was to the public.
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July 13, 2015 at 16:10