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MightyNoX924d ago

Nooo NO NO!

Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

Abash924d ago

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

uptownsoul924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

Godspeed President Iwata

Kingthrash360924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

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

Concertoine924d ago (Edited 924d 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.

4Sh0w924d ago

Sad news, RIP and best wishes to his family.

lociefer924d ago

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

Rookie_Monster924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

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

Bigpappy924d ago (Edited 924d 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.

brish924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

There are people who disagreed with Rest in Peace?!

*sigh* What is wrong with people?

Rest in peace Satoru Iwata.

ABizzel1924d ago (Edited 924d 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.

Septic924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

RIP. Prayers go out to his family. Shocking news

specialguest924d 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.

SilentNegotiator924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

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

RIP Iwata

FlameBaitGod924d ago

@bighappy

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

bouzebbal924d ago

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

BenRage3924d ago (Edited 924d 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.

DragonKnight924d ago

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

TheRedButterfly924d 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.

gaffyh924d ago

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

Outside_ofthe_Box924d 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.

Pogmathoin924d ago

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

LOL_WUT924d ago

All differences aside R.I.P Iwata ;(

AngelicIceDiamond924d ago

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

UltraNova924d 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_Scum924d 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.

mabreu924d ago

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

Sevir924d 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

Testfire923d 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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magiciandude924d ago (Edited 924d ago )

That was unexpected. RIP.

AndrewLB924d 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.

fr0sty924d 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.

VINNIEPAZ924d ago

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

Rest In Peace Iwata-san

A great man in gaming :'(

MEsoJD924d ago

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

Tito08924d 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.

Aceman18924d ago

Wow this so sudden and shocking. RIP :(

OCEANGROWNKUSH924d ago

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

DevilOgreFish924d ago

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

3-4-5924d 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 ?

kenshiro100924d ago

I was in shock when I heard the news.

Rest in peace Iwata-san.

flyingwombat33924d 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.

Spotie924d ago

Didn't see this coming. Rest in Peace.

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t-hall785924d ago

RIP Iwata. Damn...too early

wonderfulmonkeyman924d 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.

otherZinc924d ago

Rest in peace:
Bow*

Thanks.

oasdada924d ago

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

pcz924d ago

shocking news

55 is young

Rest in Peace

avengers1978924d ago

The gaming world will miss you.

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Relientk77924d ago

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

R.I.P. Iwata

FoxyGotGame924d ago

Untimely, my condolence to the Family /

miyamoto924d ago

Man this is devastating.

Rest in Peace Mr. Satoru Iwata

Viper7924d 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.

Zombiesfeelpain924d 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_OHIO924d ago

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

Black0ut924d ago

Didn't expect this :(
RIP sir