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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has Died

Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.  The company confirmed his untimely departure today in a brief statement.

“Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth.”

Iwata missed last year’s E3 event due to medical concerns. He later had to undergo surgery to get rid of the growth located in his bile duct.

Satoru Iwata joined Nintendo in 1983 as a programmer, working at the HAL laboratory. Some of the games he helped create while working there, were EarthBound and the Kirby titles. He was promoted to President of HAL in 1993 and eventually went on to becoming Nintendo’s fourth President in 2002. The launches of the GameCube, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U were overseen by Iwata.

Another of Iwata’s roles was as the host of “Iwata Asks”, a series of game developer Q&As that offered fans a deeper look into a company that was known for its secrecy. In 2013 he became CEO of Nintendo of America. One of the first things he did, was announced that Nintendo would no longer hold large press conferences at E3. Instead Iwata would speak directly to millions of gamers via the Nintendo Direct video series, providing fans of all generations with all the latest Nintendo announcements.

Rest in peace Iwata-san, you will be missed.

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RIP: Oscar Winning Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Dies at 63

Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home on Monday. He was 63 years old.

Marin County Coronor’s Office issued a press release stating the cause of death believed to be death by asphyxiation.

Mara Buxbaum, Williams’ publicist issued a statement:

“Robin Williams passed away this morning, He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Williams is survived by his wife Susan Schneider, and three children, Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams, and Zachary Pym Williams. His wife said: “This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend. While the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Williams was a four-time Oscar nominee and won Best supporting actor in 1998 for his role in Good Will Hunting as Dr. Sean Maguire. He has played many iconic roles over the years including Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, Genie in Aladdin and more. His latest film Night at The Museum: Secret of the Tomb releases this December.

The comedian was also an avid gamer, appearing in multiple Nintendo Marketing campaigns to promote The Legend of Zelda series. He even named his daughter Zelda and harbored a great love for Call of Duty.

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R.I.P! Fast and Furious’ Star Paul Walker Dies

 

Actor Paul Walker has died in a car accident earlier today, in Santa Clarita, California. His official Facebook page has confirmed with a statement

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide,” the post reads. “He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences.”

Paul Walker has been in a number of films including Varsity Blues and Pleasantville but his most memorable role was that of Brian O’ Connor from the Fast and the Furious franchise. I thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones, and also to the loved ones of his friend.  Walker leaves behind a 15 year old daughter. R.I.P you will be missed. He was 40.

***Editor’s Note: He was also the star of a new film called “Hours” which will debut in theaters December 13, 2013 as re-confirmed tonight by the film’s official social media account.

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Tom Clancy – Author and Creative Mind Behind Splinter Cell, and More – Has Passed Away

The author of countless military novels as well as the creative mind behind the Rainbow Six universe and more (including Splinter Cell) has passed away last night. Tom Clancy was age 66 at his time of passing. Our condolences and thoughts are out to the family members and friends of this inspiring industry figurehead who will be survived by an incredibly massive library of literature as well as over 15 video games including the upcoming The Division from publisher Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment which wowed gamers and the press when it was revealed recently for Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4. Not much can be said other than we believe and hope that Tom is in a better place.

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Sony Blatantly Rips Off Microsoft Xbox Rewards With No Shame

Sony was famous for being treated like trash last generation as their PlayStation 3 struggled to get any attention at all for the greater half of its existence. PS3 Released originally in 2006 with no games to speak of other than a few cult classics, if you can even call them that, like Warhawk and Resistance: Fall of Man which failed to move a respectable amount of units and confusing the entire game development world with the architecture of the cell processor causing many bad third party ports (or worse no port at all). It wasn’t until games like Uncharted 2 and LittleBigPlanet that the Sony PS3 started gaining momentum as a brand, eventually leading to where it sits today as one of the fan favorites (depending on who you speak to). All this time Sony has been playing the role of the underdog, and it turns out it was an act all along.

As the media suspiciously turns their backs on the Microsoft Xbox brand and now treats them like trash insulting the Xbox ONE before DRM was even announced (just as the PS3 was being bashed before the specs were even announced) now all of a sudden Sony feels king again and has begun to take actions that show their renewed egomania. Today, those actions come in the form of a complete identity theft of the Microsoft Xbox Rewards program by the Sony PlayStation brand.

For the past 7+ years the term “Xbox Ambassador” has been being used as well as “Achievements” pre-dating the PS3 trophy system, and today Sony has shamelessly decided that it would like to have the same benefits for its gamers but not only reward people for recruiting others to spend money on PSN to earn “Achievements” but also promise them the hopes of one day becoming a PlayStation “Ambassador” and “Grand Ambassador” even beyond that.

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