Satoru Iwata passed away 4 years ago

LukasManak22

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Jan 10, 2018
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It's July 11 in Japan which means it's 4 years since Mr. Iwata left this world :( I still can't believe it's that long. Such a shame that he can't see the success Nintendo is with a Switch - last console that he developed.
 

eXistor

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Oct 27, 2017
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So unreal, I don't really feel emotion when celebrities pass away (too much detachment), but this one hurt. It really felt like we lost one of us, someone who really understood.
 

QuinchoOsito

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Oct 10, 2018
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I haven't really been a Nintendo guy in a long time, but it was so obvious that Iwata loved video games and did everything he could to bring joy to this world through those games. RIP to a legend who is still missed.
 

Lumination

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Oct 26, 2017
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I went to the memorial the held in the Nintendo Store. Still sad when I think about it. His work helped me out a lot growing up.
 

Mbolibombo

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Oct 29, 2017
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He passed away the very same day my daughter was born. I didnt know it at the time since it wasnt revealed on the day.. but it was such a weird feeling when I got the news. Still is.

He's one of the best there was.
 

Raijinto

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Oct 28, 2017
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Far, far too young. And too cruel the awful circumstances of having to go through such an illness whilst holding such a public-facing position.
 
Jan 10, 2018
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It was the last night of Comic Con. When I got that notification I just wanted to break down in the restroom I was in and cry.

He was a ball of light and the world is worse off without him in it.
 

kickz

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Nov 3, 2017
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Title almost gave me a heart attack, because the name was familiar and I thought it just happened for a second
 

Bradbury

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Oct 28, 2017
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I watch old E3 stuff sometimes and everytime I see him I still get sad :( He, Reggie and Mya will forever be the face of Nintendo for me
 

Luigi87

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Oct 25, 2017
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No word of a lie I had a dream last night and Iwata was in it.

... The subconscious works in strange ways o_o


He is still very much missed. An incredible figure of the industry.
 

Rion

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Oct 27, 2017
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Heartbreaking that we lost him so young in relative terms and that he never got to see the smiles that Switch has brought to so many faces.

RIP Mr Iwata. You won't be forgotten.
 

eddiemunstr

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Jan 20, 2019
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It still feels kinda odd not having the new president be a public figure like Iwata was, I genuiniely cant even remember the guy's name. Does he need to be a public figure? no not really, but Iwata really brought a lot of fun to the presentations.
 

Ouroboros

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Oct 27, 2017
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Wow - his legacy lives on. I'm wondering if this is why Nintendo waited to announce the Switch Lite? Sort of a "For Iwata" kind of move.
 

Herb Alpert

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Oct 25, 2017
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I cried a little that day.
I never cry for people I don't actually know, but I did for iwata :(

Also I 'm still bitter at how Gaf and Evilore reacted to this.
 

Zlug

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Oct 1, 2018
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And the Switch Lite just got revealed. Definitely not a coincidence.
I can't believe it has been 4 years already. Thanks Iwata for all the memories.
 

NarohDethan

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Oct 27, 2017
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I legit cried when I read the news. I've never cried for someone even remotely famous.

The man is my hero.

Rest in Peace, Iwata san.
 

ASaiyan

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Oct 25, 2017
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A great man who was taken far too soon. I disagreed with some of his business decisions, but truthfully I wish he was still around for me to disagree with. He brought a passion and understanding for the medium that few CEOs seem to have. The loss still feels as raw as it did in 2015.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Iwata.
 

Terraforce

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Oct 27, 2017
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Rest in Peace. His legacy will live on forever. It pains to no end me that he didn't live to see how damn successful the Switch is, but may his spirit live on.
 

Kuma Bear

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Oct 27, 2017
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His last days were spent reading tweets from ungrateful fans about how much they hated the Metroid spinoff and how he should retire.

We had no idea back then why E3 involved puppets rather than live appearances but I imagine it was to mask his appearance.
 

KtotheRoc

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Oct 27, 2017
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He died about a month after the original Splatoon launched. Do you think he knew Nintendo was going to have a turnaround from their then current troubles? That the company he loved so much would be okay?
 

julian

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Oct 27, 2017
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He died about a month after the original Splatoon launched. Do you think he knew Nintendo was going to have a turnaround from their then current troubles? That the company he loved so much would be okay?
I remember that. Splatoon levels were littered with Miiverse posts mourning his death. It was very bittersweet.
 

Madao

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Oct 26, 2017
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are these gonna be yearly or something? there's many other industry legends that die and don't get this much attention.

let the guy rest in peace.
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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a legend and one of the most influential people for video games
the only "celebrity" whose death made me cry
 

Advc

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Nov 3, 2017
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4 years already... I still remember it was yesterday. It was on sunday and I remember I was precisely playing an online match of Splatoon and while waiting for the next match to begin, I casually opened Twitter when I saw Wario64's tweet about it... and I totally lost it. The splatoon match begun and I pretty much turned the power off of the Wii U because I was in shock. The only celebrity decease that truly hurted me. RIP to this awesome human being. Your legacy will live forever.

It's truly amazing how much Nintendo has changed in only 4 years. Changes for the better and it was all thanks to Iwata. Switch was his last thing before departing I even read he was still working from his hospital bed until his very last days... and it was totally worth it because now Nintendo is enjoying a success not seen since the Wii days.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Many including me, wanted some kind of homage for Iwata (replacing the logo, which happend before for other events), but were banned for asking and being disappointed.
Is this for real? Why?

His last days were spent reading tweets from ungrateful fans about how much they hated the Metroid spinoff and how he should retire.

We had no idea back then why E3 involved puppets rather than live appearances but I imagine it was to mask his appearance.
This was ingenious on their side, but it made it even more chilling and sad. I was completely heart broken, the man seemed incredible and he turned around the Nintendo brand in an incredible way.