Satoru Iwata tribute celebrates a Nintendo icon who was a gamer first

Satoru Iwata, the late Nintendo chief executive, died in July 2015, and though many retrospectives and obituaries have been written since then, few are as comprehensive as this reflection on his career by Did You Know Gaming? now emerging as the premier archivist of console video game culture.

Iwata famously ascended to Nintendo's big chair in 2002 more as a games developer than a salesman or business administrator. He succeeded Hiroshi Yamauchi, who had been president of the company...

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