The entire gaming industry is in mourning over the death of the legendary Satoru Iwata, including Nintendo of America. In response of the tragedy, the American headquarters for Nintendo has decided to go dark, halting all social media posts for the day. Check out the Facebook and Twitter posts below:
In remembrance of Mr. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo will not be posting on our social media channels today. pic.twitter.com/N2kR0OKEXh
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 13, 2015
Satoru Iwata passed away July 11 due to ongoing medical troubles. He is being fondly remembered across the industry as an innovator, a friend, and a gamer.
UPDATE: Nintendo of Europe has also taken the same steps to mourn the loss:
In remembrance of Mr. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo will not be posting on our social media channels today. pic.twitter.com/nnM1viLSNs
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) July 13, 2015
Don’t blame them. I wouldn’t either…
Mod: [Censored out of poor taste]
Their boss died. Of course they will mourn. I was talking more about if I worked at Nintendo. Also, you’re a bloody insensitive piece of trash.
Mod: [Censored out of poor taste]
I don’t know what in the hell it said but I’m assuming it wasn’t good so I liked your comment.
Not just Nintendo of America… Fix the title please.
Much respect to Mr Iwata & the house he helped create: NINTENDO.
Rest in Peace/ Rest in Peach my friend
P.S. Tell Gunpei Yokoi up in heaven I said “whats up”.
>>>Sickr, give me the power to erase these imbeciles once and for all>>>
Does the cowardly anonymous feel “strong” hiding ?
I’m making an effort to edit all of his posts. I don’t stand for insolence.
Mod Edit: Thanks — I’m a piece of trash!
Mod Edit: I clearly don’t understand that free speech is guaranteed by the government, not by private websites!
No you don’t, but it is okay! Maybe they will teach you when you leave primary school :)
*Slowly bows to you.*
Stop editing all my posts :( I’m just trying to be a jerk to people
>>>Not on this base, now leave>>>
I’m glad he’s editing your posts. Least he’s actually being funny with the edits, unlike whatever the original content is you made in them.
Lmcontaldi, you are making some terrific points!
Well…at least they’re respecting the man :)
RIP IWATA, you will be sorely missed, and rot in hell assnomynous, sony trolls are pathetic.
Goddamn trolls -_-
Glad that someone is moderating some of these posts, I remeber Yamauchi passing away a while ago and some of the comments there were disgraceful.
I don’t have site-wide mod powers, but I can mod my own articles. I feel like I am keeping my modding abilities in line with the website’s audience in mind. Thanks for your input
>>>Sickr, with me and Imcontaldi’s powers if I’m given them, we can erase the nonsense once and for all as he is almost as merciless as I am towards the garbage>>>
No. You’d abuse those powers. You’re not ready to take responsibility yet, I’m afraid. (Nah, I’m kidding. I don’t really care)
>>>Sickr has my loyalty so no>>>
Could you go a day without acting like a robot? You’re an idiot, you keep acting like Nintendo is an empire and you’re part of the empire.
Nintendo doesn’t know who you are, and they don’t care about you.
>>>Nintendo means more to me than it does for most of you so no>>>
Ugh. He’s not hurting anyone. It’s not like he’s some troll celebrating the death of Iwata.
Thankyou for getting rid of these assholes
Man, Iwata transitioning so soon has left a big hole in the community. He even had a cool catchphrase from hi Nintendo Direct. What’s going to happen now..?
Pls Mynintendonews, dont report anything today. Leave rumours by itself and mourn.
I’ll discuss with Sickr.
So….who’s going to replace the man? I wonder how his family is doing…
A legend can never be replaced.
I fear nintendo’s next leader shall transform them into a pure-mobile gaming company! That would be fucked up!
That would never happen. As in ever
Unknown who, but Genyo Takeda & Shigeru Miyamoto are running things until a new president is picked. So that’s a no on going pure mobile.
Reggie now can take the reigns, cant wait for the Pizza Hut themed Mario game that’s launching With the NX.
Damn man where you come up with these awesome jokes? I’m so jealous, link me to the site please.
If Reggie takes over I’m joining Iwata because Metroid would forever be space sports >.> …
They’re taking the moment to mourn him properly and respectfully at least so yeah, this is the right call.
MOD: COMMENT REMOVED FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF IWATA
Now is not the time to make jokes, troll. Mods… remove that rejected comment.
I don’t want to be a dick or anything but wasn’t they’re supposed to be Amiibo news today?
But in all seriousness R.I.P Satoru Iwata
OH I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO REALIZE THAT!
No surprise there. Their company head has just passed away after all.
My condolences to his family and those who loved the man.
Time to move on now and look to the future of nintendo but it may be a while until something big happens or maybe not we have to wait and see
Time to move on now and look to the future of nintendo
Pingback: Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo Of America President, Comments On Iwata’s Death | My Nintendo News
Pingback: Amazon’s Surprise Amiibo Announcement Delayed For Satoru Iwata | My Nintendo News
Pingback: Wish Farewell To Satoru Iwata At Nintendo World Store | My Nintendo News
Just watched the video and you’ve just earned yourself a new follower. Well done good sir.
Well this would explain why the official Nintendo website hasn’t been updated.
A truly sad day for the gaming community.
RIP Mr Iwata
Pingback: Nintendo Breaks Silence, Reaffirms Commitment To Iwata’s Dreams | My Nintendo News
Rest in peace. And while normally I’m all for free speech, I personally believe that there are certain circumstances where this right should be waived, that is, for example, funerals or articles on Websites that are mourning the death of someone. You should just be respectful for the deceased.