Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Sunday, July 19, 2015, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick pay tribute to the life and legacy of Satoru Iwata.
This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick pay tribute to the late Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s beloved president who passed away suddenly earlier this month, by celebrating his life and legacy. Iwata-san’s passion for gaming helped turn a game development club with friends into HAL Laboratory, and the talented programmer soon found himself involved in projects with Nintendo, as he built a relationship between the two companies. Working his way up to become president of HAL and later Nintendo, he revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the DS and Wii, and all the while fostered a company culture that games should be fun for everyone. The Podcast PIrates provide an oral history of his career and share their memories of him while discussing his legacy within Nintendo and the greater gaming industry at large.
Captain Spike has been playing lots of FFXIV. Slagkick has joined in as well, in addition to starting Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Edition.
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