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Game Developers Choice Awards Showed Heart-Warming Satoru Iwata Tribute

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The beloved Nintendo company president Satoru Iwata passed away last July. Since his death, the fan community has continued to pay tribute to his work within the gaming community. The Game Developers Choice Awards showed a heart-warming animated tribute created by Raber Umphenour, Shawne Benson, David Hellman, and Chris Kohler in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Iwata saw the start of his gaming career at HAL Laboratory, developing known classics like Earthbound and the Kirby franchise. As CEO of Nintendo, he pioneered many gaming innovations such as the Nintendo DS and introducing motion control to games with the Nintendo Wii. He often served as the face of Nintendo Direct, which were short online press conferences that showed off upcoming Nintendo titles. Many Nintendo Directs placed Iwata in quirky and humorous situations such as an intense mock battle with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime back at E3 2014.

Source: Shabana Arif at VG 24/7

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