The Golden Joystick Awards were held today at the indigO2 at O2 Arena in London. It’s the 33rd annual event which recognises both games and people in the gaming industry.
Nintendo’s former CEO Satoru Iwata – who sadly passed away this year age 55 – has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his huge contribution and impact to both Nintendo, and to gaming as a whole:
“Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo CEO who sadly died in July this year at the age of 55, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revered man of the gaming industry, Satoru was the driving force behind many of Nintendo’s products including the Wii and DS, and is credited for bringing gaming to the masses by making it family entertainment. Starting out as a programmer in the 1980’s for a subsidiary of Nintendo, he became president in 2002, the first outside of the company’s founding family. He was renowned for first and foremost being a gamer and was described as “… having the brain of a game developer and the heart of a gamer”. His contribution and impact on modern gaming is second to none.”
Well deserved. May he rest in peace.
Like Heath Ledger winning Best Supporting Actor.
Congrat’s to Iwata i hope he can see it in heaven ( if it exist )
>>>Hallowed is Lord Iwata for all eternity>>>
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That’s my Big Homie “Dr. I” aka Mr. Iwata.
Rest In Power…..To the honorable Iwata!
And he deserves it. It’s just a shame he wasn’t alive to accept it in person.
Iwata. Much respect.
It sucks that he had to go like that. Way too early. I can’t imagine what stress and depression it must have caused everyone at Nintendo and in his family of course. But it seems they are moving on somehow. Even if it pushed back some plans and announcements. If only he could have accepted the prize personally.
GAH. Quit reminding me! ;_;