YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming recently released one of its more sobering episodes with a look back at former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
Clocking in at 19 minutes, this touching tribute serves as a healthy reminder of Iwata’s impact on the gaming industry at large. From his programming days at HAL Laboratory to the revolution brought about by the DS and Wii, the video definitely runs the gamut in terms of the late pioneer’s storied career.
Every time I hear about Iwata’s legacy, I’m particularly struck by his hands-on approach during his tenure as HAL’s president. On top of programming the prototype for the original Super Smash Bros., the guy personally stepped in on and dramatically impacted the development of games such as Earthbound and Pokemon Gold and Silver.
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