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

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During yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards, a tribute for the late Satoru Iwata was shown which we can’t help but feel strongly towards, especially since we considered him to be our Person of the Year in 2015 due to all of his accomplishments at Nintendo.

The tribute, which you can watch for yourself below, highlights Iwata’s incredible career. He was the visionary behind a number of iconic games, video game platforms, and more. Even today, his influence can be felt every time you pick up a 3DS or browse through the Wii U eShop. He’s a true visionary in the world of video games and it’s apparent the gaming community is still reeling from his sudden passing.

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    March 17, 2016 12:47 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Watch Satoru Iwata's dreams become reality in this beautiful GDC tribute

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      March 17, 2016 12:53 PM

      Cool, I needed to be crying at work.

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      March 17, 2016 1:11 PM

      This was truly a beautiful tribute. It still hurts to think of Iwata being gone. I think it is because of how suddenly he was taken from us. I saw this live at the show, and the entire press room got very emotional.

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      March 17, 2016 1:34 PM

      Not many people on this earth live their life for the sole purpose of gaming but this dude absolutely did. He was an EE, software dev, business guru and a gamer. I think he pretty much won at life and it was a massive shame to see him go as early as he did. He stlil probably had another 20+ years in him.

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      March 17, 2016 1:48 PM

      Very nice piece. <sniff>

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      March 17, 2016 2:05 PM

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

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