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Thank you, Satoru Iwata by EternaLegend Thank you, Satoru Iwata by EternaLegend
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I have been quite inactive beforehand since I've been struggling with an art block for many weeks, but I had to do something for one of the biggest loses the video games industry has felt in a very long time.

Hearing the news of Satoru Iwata's passing has absolutely devastated me, and I have to be honest that a few tears were shed. He was only 55 years old.
He was working until the very end, only recently looking into ways to expand Nintendo as a company. Fans and gamers alike would have argued with his decisions, but in the end he loved gaming and Nintendo. And I've always respected that.

If I ever had the opportunity to meet him, I would have thanked him from the bottom of my heart for what Nintendo has done to change my life for the better, and how incredible he was to the video games industry.

Mr. Iwata… you were an inspiration, a gift to the gaming community, a great CEO and while you had some rough times as the President for Nintendo, damn did you do your job right. As for all those years telling us to "please understand", I understand now. Thank you, and thank you for sharing your brilliance with the world and for making the millions of Nintendo fans and gamers alike happy for all these years. May your legacy always live on.

Rest in peace. :rose:

"On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." - Satoru Iwata.

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OrionSoul001 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018
i made a custom Magic: the gathering card with your ilustration as a tribute to Mr. Iwata, i hope you like it :D…
NETizpossible Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
I know it's been several months since Iwata's death, but I know that true gamers will always remember him as the man who made it possible.
BowserJrOriginal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
I feel you.....
NearlyEverythingFan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
You know, you don't know how people will affect you in the long run until they are gone. Thanks, Mr. Iwata, for giving us what we always wanted: the true love of video games. 
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
He always put the game and the gamer first instead of trying to make a quick buck...That was the most admirable part about him to me. He didn't care about the profit, he cared if his customers...his FANS...enjoyed the game. He could make a killing off a game and still consider himself a failure because the customers didn't like it. This is what made him so great.

I still can't believe he's dead...
obake-the-sincere Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly a tremendous loss. Gamers everywhere honor you, Mr. Satoru Iwata. Rest in peace, and have fun on your new ventures.
supikagalaxy Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sad...  I never forget that you gave us many fun video games.
Craymozoid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
EN: Thank you, Satoru, you will be forever missed.
BG: Благодарим Ви , Satoru , ще бъде завинаги пропусна .
JP: ありがとう、悟は、あなたは永遠に逃したことになります。
Mineboy-DevianArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hero of gaming will never be forgotten. This artwork is beautiful. It perfectly catches his appearance. Never forget.
Vonhunter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, dood!
Sir Iwata will be well remembered in the gaming community, and your art expresses that!
thesimeonlouissteele Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for drawing this, he is sincerely one of the most creative minds this world had to offer, condolences to all the fans as well from a fellow Nintendo and Videogame fan! 
skele-sans Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats very sad that he died...i cred alot cuz he was the best game maker of all time. he was better than every game developer ever.i wonde who is gonna make more nintendo games :c
rest in piece,saturo iwata.
 (idk why so many popular people die on cancer...thats more sad)
jldelgadoart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
I'm gonna miss him, check out my version of him, this is great dude.
PakoTheHedgeDog Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I miss him so much.... :(
RoseJewel21 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I was shocked when I found out that he died. Poor Mr. Iwata...the tumor he had killed him (Yes, another victim of cancer). His death touched me, too. So this is why I want to pay a tribute to him with a poem I have composed for this man:
I hope you love this poem I have written.
JetMalek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for sharing this piece... I stand by your sentiments.
mqg96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Man, it still hits me hard of how much his presentations and games impacted me throughout my childhood years playing Mario games on the Nintendo. R.I.P. Satoru Iwata! 
CactusPubes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I can't fly. But I know he could. He ran out of greeen mushies
Krystalight97 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
i love this art, rest in peace Satoru Iwata :c
patemvik Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
After he somebody will comes be a new CEO, then all is well.
Blaklyonzero Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
In nomine patres... Until we meet again...
rederik02 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
WOW, very moving!  RIP Mr. Iwata!
Mirria1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dad is the same age, I can't imagine losing him at that age.
Mr. Iwata will be deeply missed by all his fans and workers from Nintendo.
Apprenticehood Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Rest in peace.
Bmanpow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I salute to you!

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Inamson1 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
artistgalaxy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Truly, a great man. You will be remembered and thank you for introducing the world to a great era of gaming. RIP Satoru Iwata.
Fudgycat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tribute to a great man.
Yahab Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
a great man...Kirby Forgive me emoticon 
gatchacaz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 A lovely tribute to a great loss to video gaming.  RIP Satoru Iwata
Vulpes-Exogenesis Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A fantastic and beautiful tribute to an industry titan who really knows what games can bring to the world. He is irreplaceable. He inspired me for life.

R.I.P Mr. Iwata.
TED-MX Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Fantastic work, but when one thinks about what happened... :( (Sad) 
DetraxTheRavenKing Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A great loss indeed.
Catmercompop Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Rip Iwata. Best guy you could ask for.
And great job
Shineegirl03 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
This dude made my favorite game. When my mom told me he died it hurt me
Draeckeeon Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's been two weeks and I'm still depressed by this death. This is the most tragic loss I've ever felt in my life. 

All things considered, this death broke me maybe not on the outside but inside. It's going to be weeks before people move on, maybe even months. This man was an icon. 

Can you imagine Shigeru Miyamoto passing away? Now that will be the day gaming died. 
speedyrang396 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Iwata...No one shall forget him...
Bobby-sama Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
This is incredibly well done.  Judging by the rest of your art, though, I shouldn't be surprised.
DoomsDayFNAF Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please understand, this picture is directy for your heart.
BlackThanator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw man he's dead? I didn't know! :( May you never be forgotten and may all those messages come directly to you.
xelanesque Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Kono tabi wa, makoto ni, goshusosama des...
animefangel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss this guy so much. R.I.P. Iwata-sama.
I really hope the next president continues his legacy.
AboyBboy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I had difficulty believing it when I first read about his death. Thanks for making this image.
ArtistHyuuga Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Iwata-san T T...
SquishyRouge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Requiescat in pace, Satoru. I've always been a Sony guy myself, but you sure contributed a lot to video gaming in past, present, and future. May your legacy live on.
ImiBoyXD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
Heard he died yesterday. He was a great man, who didn't only think about his own money. He made what we now call 'entertainment'. R.I.P. Satoru Iwata, you sir, will never, ever, EVER be forgotten. May all these messages be sent directly to you =')
Tasorius2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I don't call it entertainment.
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