It's great to see a gesture like this from Sony to pay respects to a huge name in the industry
Awesome of them to do this.
Very classy move Sony.
No one should celebrate death. I know it's a competition between the big 3, but that's halted for now. This man is to be respected. It's sad to hear about this. Gamers everywhere should unite today and remember what Iwata did for gaming. Respect!
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Actually it would be rather shamefull if Sony (and Microsoft) did not pay their respect today. No matter your console preference or the company that you work for. All us gamers lost a gaming father today!
Exactly my thoughts, it is their duty to do so and everything else would be a shame in my opinion. Same goes for other industries, in sport and so on...they all should show respect for the big guys who shaped their industry/sport regardless of if it's from their competitor or not.
His contributions will be sorely missed.
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Longer message from Mr. Yoshida:
"I always admired his personal, easy to understand commentary on games in development in his Nintendo Direct. He was an inspiration as a leader of one of the most influential companies in the game industry, who used to make games himself and has always been a gamer. I had a couple of times I had conversations with him at some international industry events, he was always friendly and nice to talk with. I was dreaming someday to have an open exchange of Tweets or to be on a same panel session with him to talk about industry and games we play. I even tweeted when I was leaving for E3 this year with #iwatter as I saw he started tweeting Nintendo E3 news with the hashtag. I have always respected Nintendo's games, how they are super accessible and polished for everyone to play and enjoy, and I understand Iwata-san was one of the key individuals to have kept that high quality standard across all Nintendo titles. I just wish he will rest in peace. Thank you for all your work for the better game industry
Pretty much everyone in the industry (from MS too) is leaving condonlences.
Thanks for sharing this. Today, for at least this day, we unite as gamers of all varieties to celebrate the life of an incredible man who gave us so much joy.
It'll be awhile before I figure out how to do one of these. :P