From Nintendo to Sony, Microsoft and Many More: the Gaming Industry Pays Homage to Satoru Iwata

on July 12, 2015 9:20 PM

I’m still stunned by the news of the passing of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, and I’m not the only one. Many among the gaming industry took to social media to pay homage to the coder who became President that is no more among us but will forever remain in our memories.

Below you can check out a selection of the many tweets posted by video game industry professionals since the announcement, expressing condolences, sadness and very fond memories. We thought there would be no better way to remember him, and pay him homage.

“He has given a great contribution to the development of the gaming industry. I will pray for Iwata’s soul.”

I have no words due to the painful feelings. Thank you for many things, President Iwata. I’ll pray for your soul.

“He was so young… I will pray for your soul.”

“I will play Balloon Fight”

“The President of Nintendo has passed away. He was a man who understood Pokémon, and a great leader. When I visited the other day, he was well. I will pray for his soul from the bottom of my heart.”

“Learning the news immediately after coming home, I had no words. I owe much to Iwata-san. Listening to “Nintendo Direct” or “Iwata Asks” since the beginning of last year, we learned so many valuable stories. I will pray for his soul.”

 

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“Today is not an usual day. Althought our state of mind is not usual. We’re present as usual, we’re dedicated to development as usual. This is also for Iwata-san. This is how it should be done.”

Nintendo itself has chosen a different way to pay homage to its president. Today the flags at the company’s HQ in Kyoto fly at half-mast (pictures courtesy of Twitter user NOCHI).

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Here at DualShockers, we join those memories and condolences, and we would like to send our feelings to Iwata-san’s family, friends and colleagues. He will be missed.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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