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Watch Satoru Iwata's dreams become reality in this beautiful GDC tribute

By Daniel Perez, Mar 17, 2016 12:47pm PDT

Be right back. I think I have something in my eye.

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"Very beautiful. The industry needed his influence, I hope it lives on in other devs"

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 6 comments

2015 Person of the Year: Satoru Iwata

By Steve Watts, Dec 31, 2015 4:00pm PST

The late president and CEO of Nintendo was a champion for our industry and a warm presence who connected with the gaming community in a way few executives can. He is our Person of the Year 2015.

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"Not true. You're going to have to compete with Iwata's Force Ghost "

- UnatcoTelephone see all 9 comments

Opinion: How Nintendo Can Move Forward

By Asif Khan, Jul 27, 2015 11:55pm PDT

After saying its fond farewells to Satoru Iwata, Nintendo must be looking to the future and preparing his successor. In making its choice, it has to find someone with the same reverence and respect for the company's culture.

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"I can't see 3rd parties getting behind the gimmick. I feel like Microsoft tried that with the ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 76 comments

Shack Reels: In Remembrance of Satoru Iwata

By Shack Staff, Jul 13, 2015 3:30pm PDT

Taken before his time, Satoru Iwata contributed immensely to both Nintendo and gaming in general. We give a fond remembrance to a man whose legacy will live on.

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Nintendo of America president Fils-Aime: Iwata's impact will not be fully appreciated for years

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 13, 2015 9:30am PDT

The death of Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata continues to reverberate throughout the video game space. The latest to issue a statement is Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, who notes that Iwata's impact will be felt for years to come.

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"him being against microtransactions and charging for DLC will never be appreciated as much as it ..."

- creep see all 7 comments

Miyamoto 'overcome with sadness' at Iwata's passing

By Steve Watts, Jul 13, 2015 6:36am PDT

One legendary Nintendo game designer remembers another, and promises to do Iwata proud with the company's future efforts.

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"Just the e3s, it will probably continue that way out of tradition. "

- one random winner see all 8 comments

Shacknews remembers Satoru Iwata

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 13, 2015 6:00am PDT

The video game world was devastated to hear of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's untimely passing on Sunday. Today, Shacknews remembers his massive contributions to all that is games.

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"Wow, that tweet with the pic of Mario sitting on the stairs crying in the rain... :-("

- Amlash see all 9 comments

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at age 55

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2015 5:35pm PDT

Nintendo has announced its CEO, Satoru Iwata, has passed away at the age of 55.

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"whoa. didn't realize he was only 55. That's terrible. RIP good sir."

- daggot see all 39 comments

Smartphones not to blame for sluggish 3DS sales, says Iwata

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2011 9:15am PDT

Nintendo head Satoru Iwata claims smartphones aren't hurting the 3DS market, instead attributing the slow sales to a lack of compelling software.

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"And 10 years ago people said the same thing. Now they've apparently hit their peak with this ..."

- K1Bond007 see all 57 comments

Nintendo stocks fall 13%, prompts exec pay cut

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 29, 2011 8:45am PDT

Looking at Nintendo's stock, it appears the tremendous success of the Wii and DS have essentially evaporated overnight. Shares for Nintendo closed down 13%, and were down as high as 20%. What are some of the repercussions?

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"What the hell is wrong with these guys? Aren't they supposed to get huge bonus and pay raise for ..."

- raxtor see all 53 comments

3DS can 'technically' function as Wii U controller

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 07, 2011 5:45pm PDT

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed that the 3DS can act as a controller for the Wii U, but the company is hesitant to use it as such.

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"I'm guessing this is where they're at, they're probably still in discussions with AMD and IBM ..."

- one random winner see all 19 comments

Nintendo considered making mobile phone

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 07, 2011 9:05am PDT

Nintendo has considered, and continues to research, making a gaming phone, its president has admitted.

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"While people seem to give a lot of shit to Nintendo for not doing a lot of things (Opening up ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 10 comments