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PopWrapped | Gaming

The World Bids A Fond Farewell To Nintendo's Satoru Iwata

Shannon Beaty | PopWrapped Author

Shannon Beaty

Updated 07/14/2015 9:52pm
The World Bids A Fond Farewell To Nintendo's Satoru Iwata | Iwata
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I am a Nintendo fangirl, through and through. They had my undivided attention at Super Mario World and then took my heart with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. So to hear that the beloved genius behind many games at the Japanese company left our lives a bit too soon, it's easy to say it's been an emotional day.

Many people today are playing Nintendo games in honor of Satoru Iwata, who was the CEO of Nintendo for 23 years. Iwata passed away July 11th at the young age of 55 from complications from a cancerous mass in his bile duct. Another hero, genius, and overall amazing man was taken before his time.

Over the last 24 hours, the outpouring of love from the gaming community in honor of Iwata has been overwhelming, to say the least. #ThankYouIwata has been a heavily trending topic on Twitter with fans, both corporate and individual, sending out their heartbroken grievances. Whether you play video games now or have in the past, I guarantee the work that Iwata put into Nintendo has helped shape the games you play.

 

We here at PopWrapped are undoubtedly saddened by the news, and I for one will be going back to play through The Legend of Zelda: A  Link To The Past in his honor... once these tears on my face dry up.

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