Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata passed away

The crew at The Gaming Outsider are incredibly saddened to inform you all that Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co. Ltd, has passed away today at the age of 55. Iwata was battling cancer caused by a tumor located on his bile duct. Even though he took E3 off in 2014 to focus on recovering from surgery, Iwata returned to work in October to help kick off the holiday season and appeared to be doing great. While we all thought Iwata was doing better, it seems that his battle took a turn for the worst this weekend. Our hearts go out to Iwata’s family and friends. As Nintendo fans, this was definitely disheartening news. Iwata played a huge part in Nintendo’s history and helped deliver excellent games such as Kirby’s Dreamland and Super Smash Bros. before he became president.

You will be missed.

 

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Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.