Masahiro Sakurai took some time in his weekly Famitsu column to recall the last email he received from Satoru Iwata before his passing on July 11th, 2015. The column was translated by Source Gaming.
Sakurai says that he and Iwata were exchanging emails up until late-June. He shares a small excerpt of the final email he got, where Iwata complimented Sakurai for his ability to “make the final image of what you want in your head ‘move'”. Not only is it a “very special thing”, but Iwata had even said that, in that respect, Sakurai is a “rarity among the entire games community”. Sakurai mentioned that compliments or flattery is something Iwata “rarely offered”. However, Sakurai remembers that Iwata “excelled at conveying the true essence of something to other people in a simple, comprehensible way”.
There was another point where Sakurai mentioned Iwata in this week’s column, in which the main topic was about advice he wished to give to game creators. He would later talk about Iwata’s beliefs about the problems a game programmer had to face, Sakurai recalls that one of the things Iwata used to say was “programmers don’t say ‘I can’t do that.’”
Sakurai had a lot of advice to give, so if you wish, you can check out Source Gaming’s entire translation of the column here.
as a man this got me, not too many things get me but i have respect for iwata, sure he may have made some bad decisions but nevertheless he is a legend
Lets see if nintendo learn with the nx and if not they will continue to eat shit and be the bottom of the barrel
Iwata was probably well alive when the NX was conceived.
I know that but the thing is will it be good thst is my only concern regarding the nx because if not nintendo will continue to be shit
Can you not type “Nintendo is shit” on one article? Least of all on one about its late former president whose passing was less than a year ago?
You’re that brucelee guy all over again.
Can you shut up and talk about the topic of the article instead of worrying about someones comment on the article ya piece of shit
Ah, but I did- I mentioned its former president, Mr. Iwata-san, and is he not a subject of the article?
He doesnt matter anymore its all about the nx and the future of shitendo and whether or not they remain shitty
The trolling is strong in this one, but he’s terrible at it
Nope not trolling thinking about the future you piece of shit and how good or bad nintendo will be
Heheh I like this guy.
Ha ha this guy and you should troll more
This guy is literally just brucelee again.
I was bruce lee ya retarded punk bitch who eats shit and nintendo is shit for being behind but the nx better be good or thry will continue to be the laughing stock of the gaming industry
I will eventually.
It probably IS the BruceLee guy, just with a different name.
*sigh* Looks like we gotta get the BanHammer out again at this rate.
Yup, this forum is just as brain dead as I remember it. Why people Troll like this is beyond me.
It’s probably because everyone replies back to the trolls no matter what article. This site is a magnet for them, though it’s not as bad as it used to be. Then again I haven’t been reading the comments for weeks.
Did that “Um, hello”, guy finally leave?
That guy hasn’t been here since forever, there was a whole issue even peaked Sickr’s interest to the point of banning him way back…then. Its good to know that we don’t have to deal with the
Uhh hello! that “see you there” bully isnt me :/ and im not scared of him because mother could kick his butt.
I gave up on this website a long time ago due to how bad the trolling and spam situation was, im glad to see things have improved, somewhat.
It’s much better now. We can even have actual discussion from time to time. You still have to know who is worth your time and who isn’t, though.
I think this is that one exception where we actually agree with each other.
Calling you out for disrespecting someone’s death like that is not being a drone. But of course knowing you Sony and Microsoft fanboys you most likely have been saying “Good riddance” when he died.
Nobody disrespected his death we all know he died and people mourned ok now on to the future thats like me constantly mourning bruce lee since he is my fitness goal or a family member it is ok to mourn at the time but you have to think about the future unless if you want to be stuck in the past ya dumb shit
Mhm yeah sure
Uh huh shut the fuck up
Not unless you do first. Annoying the shit out of everybody.
Lmao this dude’s trying to say I’m retarded when I’m not the one completely disrespecting Iwata on an unrelated article. The developer Sakurai gets an email of Iwata before he died complimenting him which compliments are rare in general and saying how much he appreciates him which is very sad but then YOU have to come out of nowhere with “LOL LOL SHITENDO SUCKS LOL LOL HA UR ALL RETARDED” Leave.
Nope did i say he eats shit or any slaunder towards him no i didnt i was talking about the company and yes you are retarded by saying something is better without giving facts to back it up and keep being an ignorant drone
I do not give a shit if you’re only taking about Nintendo. This is an article about a dead man yet you’re still trying to start shit on this article. Piss off.
Nope not starti g shit stating my opinion punk bitch
I don’t give a shit if it’s your opinion you’re fucking trashing Nintendo on an article dedicated to Iwata who’s an Nintendo president not some random guy. Selfish shit.
Stop with the trolling already
You call it trolling i call it having to read clearly what i comment ya retarded bitch
Like most of us here, we’ve never met Iwata but we can all agree that he was an incredible person who wanted to make things better for everyone in gaming today from production – to fans alike!
The gaming industry is poorer for his loss, and that’s a fact.
Rest in pace Iwata. I’m so sorry what your audience has turned into.
It’s like he knew he was going to die. qnq
RIP Mr. Iwata