The Golden Joystick Awards aired last night and Nintendo managed to take away two awards thanks to Splatoon. Former president Satoru Iwata was also honored at the show by being given the Lifetime Achievement Award. The presenter had some touching things to say about Nintendo’s former president, which you can find below:
Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo CEO who sadly died in July this year at the age of 55, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revered man of the gaming industry, Satoru was the driving force behind many of Nintendo’s products including the Wii and DS, and is credited for bringing gaming to the masses by making it family entertainment.
Starting out as a programmer in the 1980’s for a subsidiary of Nintendo, he became president in 2002, the first outside of the company’s founding family. He was renowned for first and foremost being a gamer and was described as “… having the brain of a game developer and the heart of a gamer”. His contribution and impact on modern gaming is second to none.
Second to none indeed.
As for the awards Nintendo managed to take from the show, Splatoon won the Best Family Game award, as well as Best Nintendo game in a category sponsored by Gamesmaster Magazine. Congrats to Nintendo for their achievements, as Splatoon is truly an excellent game.
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