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MightyNoX1046d ago

Nooo NO NO!

Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

Abash1046d ago

Wow, horrible news. Rest in peace, my prayers go out to his family

uptownsoul1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Godspeed President Iwata

Kingthrash3601046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Wait. .no way. I thought it was satire...wow I'm super surprised. ...wow. rip. Sad day in gaming.
**----------moment of silence-----------**

Concertoine1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

God damn, out of no where. He's a controversial figure but his success cannot be denied. He headed the Wii and DS which made more money than any other platforms (note: profit, not sold). I feel bad for joking that the Wii U was dragging him down with it not too long ago.

He was also a meme machine with his bananas and direct hands. I'm very sad to hear this, he never even resigned so it must've been a swift death after a seeming remission. Otherwise he chose to head the company to the end, which is noble but i wouldn't wish that on anyone.

Who will even succeed him? I assume someone has been picked out if he has been sick for a while. I hope his successor doesn't push even more for mobile like the shareholders have wanted. Iwata refused to go there for so long because he was a game developer at heart and had too much pride to see Nintendo go there.

4Sh0w1046d ago

Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family.

lociefer1046d ago

wth? this came out of nowhere ! im in shock , rip

Rookie_Monster1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

R.I.P, my friend. My prayer is with his family.

Bigpappy1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Way too young. I am not far behind. He had a nice run. Nothing is guarantied in life, except that we are all going to die. If you keep that perspective then it will help you to be more humble. To care about the little things like breathing clean air, being true to who you are... rather than broader things that you have no control over: What religion or color someone is gay, who uses drugs...

Life is short, make the most of it.

Thank you for the fun moments you have contributed to so many Mr.Iwata. My condolences to his family.

brish1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

There are people who disagreed with Rest in Peace?!

*sigh* What is wrong with people?

Rest in peace Satoru Iwata.

ABizzel11046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

That's really sad to hear, no matter how you feel about him at Nintendo CEO. I assumed something was really wrong with him to have missed so many shows as of late, but I wasn't expecting this.

RIP

Edit:

According to his team he died of Bile Duct Cancer. That's awful, and truly sad to hear, and a horrible way to go. I pray for him and his family, and glad to know he's finally move on from his illness.

Septic1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

RIP. Prayers go out to his family. Shocking news

specialguest1046d ago

Wow... this is tragic. We are shocked from a gamers perspective, but I can't imagine what it's like for his family. RIP.

SilentNegotiator1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Wow, I didn't even realize that he was ill. Only 55 :(

RIP Iwata

FlameBaitGod1046d ago

@bighappy

He had cancer tho, 1 that isn't curable but somewhat controllable from what I read

bouzebbal1046d ago

A very talented exec who took risks and contributed to Nintendo's successes.

BenRage31046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

Even though this is very sad, it is almost comical how there are 1-3 disagrees for every condolence given.

"This is a sad day indeed" (Internet Coward: No it isn't! *Adds disagree vote*)

"Godspeed President Iwata" (Pimply fat troll: No! Go to hell! *Adds disagree vote*)

"Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family." (Supreme loser without a special someone: It is not sad news! I hope he doesn't rest in peace and screw his family!*Adds disagree vote*)

Such is the Internets

He will be missed.

DragonKnight1046d ago

Rest In Peace Iwata-san. You helped bring joy to the world. Something we should all aspire to do.

TheRedButterfly1046d ago

A quote from this man: "Video games are meant to be just one thing. Fun. Fun for everyone"

Yes they are, Iwata. Yes they are. This industry owes you a lot. Probably more than we know. Thank you for what you brought to the world.

gaffyh1046d ago

Wow, I'm genuinely really surprised. I expected this to be a troll story. :(

Outside_ofthe_Box1046d ago

Wow, this is very sad and unfortunate to hear.

Rest in peace Satoru Iwata.

This is shocking news to me as I was unaware that he was ill.

My prayers are out to his family.

Pogmathoin1046d ago

Gone to super mario land..... Have fun up there, condolences to family.

LOL_WUT1046d ago

All differences aside R.I.P Iwata ;(

AngelicIceDiamond1046d ago

Its sad to know he'll never see his next console. RIP Iwata, hes gone way too soon.

UltraNova1046d ago

R.I.P. Iwata-san and thank you for your contribution on making gaming,the great experience it is today.

My condolences to the family and friends.

Rebel_Scum1045d ago

RIP Satoru ;__;

@Ben_Rage_3

I bloody hit disagree by accident because I was thinking about how stupid the agree/disagree system is. Doesn't encourage discussion. Whoopsy daisy. I couldn't agree more with your sentiments though.

mabreu1045d ago

We have lost a true legend in video games. Thank you Iwata, for making millions happy! You will be missed.

Sevir1045d ago

Just horrible! To pass at such a young age, this visionary introduced me to gaming back on NES, it's really sad to see a legend go. I'm so happy to see gamers coming together to pay there condolences to a man that brought so many innovations of fun in our lives...most of our gaming stories started with the games this man 30 years ago.

Rest in peace Iwata-san, to his family and friends and the team at Nintendo, I grieve with you and hold you all in my prayers

Testfire1045d ago

Wow, I'm so shocked right now. Just so sad, RIP Iwata. I came for my daily dose of news and I see this, I can't believe it. I wish his family the best in these trying times.

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magiciandude1046d ago (Edited 1046d ago )

That was unexpected. RIP.

AndrewLB1046d ago

Very unexpected. Just about everyone who dies so young is completely unexpected. Then there are people like Keith Richards who everyone expected to not last past 50.
I didn't read the whole thing, but my guess is a heart attack with stress being a major factor.

fr0sty1046d ago

Damn... I wasn't exactly fond of the direction he was taking the company, but I still respect his contributions to gaming. Some of the best games ever made were made under his watch.

R.I.P.

VINNIEPAZ1046d ago

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

Rest In Peace Iwata-san

A great man in gaming :'(

MEsoJD1046d ago

Wow, this was unexpected. I didn't know his health was that bad.

Tito081046d ago

I kind of knew he was in pretty bad shape after I saw the Direct during E3, he looked way too skinny & not in a positive mood, his health combined with the problems the company was going through probably stressed him out too much, he should of retired a long time ago, R.I.P smh.

Aceman181046d ago

Wow this so sudden and shocking. RIP :(

OCEANGROWNKUSH1046d ago

Rest in paradise Iwata, sad to see you go so soon, and so young.

DevilOgreFish1046d ago

That's so Terrible, my condolences to his family and friends.

3-4-51046d ago

* Was not expecting this. Extremely sad, I feel terrible for his friends and family.

R.I.P. Iwata, Thanks for the happy memories.

Side note....What kind of person disagrees with wishing a recent deceased human peace ?

kenshiro1001046d ago

I was in shock when I heard the news.

Rest in peace Iwata-san.

flyingwombat331046d ago

Indeed... This guys been around for a LONG time. Whether or not you like Nintendo now, pretty much anything you like in videogames was probably influenced by something that this guy had a hand in greenlighting. It's like hearing one of the Beatles died. This is something we haven't experienced tons of in this medium yet since it's so young; this is one of the first deaths of one of the grandfathers of the industry, and even then, he was still very young. Thank you for your contributions to interesting art, Mr. Iwata. The industry will feel your absence.

Spotie1046d ago

Didn't see this coming. Rest in Peace.

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t-hall7851046d ago

RIP Iwata. Damn...too early

wonderfulmonkeyman1046d ago

May he rest in a paradise befitting the wonderous worlds of fantasy he helped to create.
Rest in peace, Iwata. And know that Nintendo will live strong in your honor.

otherZinc1045d ago

Rest in peace:
Bow*

Thanks.

oasdada1045d ago

Damn just came online and saw this.. mayb he rest in peace.. truly a sad day

pcz1045d ago

shocking news

55 is young

Rest in Peace

avengers19781045d ago

The gaming world will miss you.

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Relientk771046d ago

Wow I'm shocked, did not expect to read this

R.I.P. Iwata

FoxyGotGame1046d ago

Untimely, my condolence to the Family /

miyamoto1046d ago

Man this is devastating.

Rest in Peace Mr. Satoru Iwata

Viper71046d ago

Knew nothing about this as well.

Have to give it to the man though, even with ilness like this he still worked hard his remaining days to give fans what they wanted.

While I may not agree what all the stuff Nintendo does, this is a great loss for the industry.

Zombiesfeelpain1046d ago

I knew his health wasn't the best as he had to skip last years E3 but damn, Rest in peace Satoru Iwata, my condolences to your family and friends. <3

PR_FROM_OHIO1046d ago

Wow this is sad!!!!!!! R.I.P

Black0ut1046d ago

Didn't expect this :(
RIP sir