ID: 14a6c No.1260
Any word on what did him in? Pretty young.
ID: db03c No.1261
Bile duct growth, a kind of cancer. It's very surprising because he skipped E3 2014 to undergo surgery for it and he came out of it so well. It all seemed business as usual up until these last few days.
Tweets from Sakurai. Bottom to top.
ID: 14a6c No.1265
That's a shitty way to go.
ID: 02967 No.1271
Shigesato Itoi (Earthbound) was particularly poignant.
''When I'm parting with a friend, regardless of the circumstances, I find it best to just say, 'See you later.' We'll meet again. After all, we're friends. That's right - nothing unusual about it. I'll see you later.
You went on a trip far, far away, even though it was planned for many years from now. You wore your best outfit and said 'Sorry for the short notice,' though you didn't say it out loud. You always put yourself last, after you'd finished helping everyone else. You were so generous as a friend that this trip might be your very first selfish act.
[…] So let's meet again. No - I suppose we're already meeting. Right here, right now.''
(Iwata was the senior programmer at HAL and the primary coder on Earthbound; Itoi holds that without Iwata, the game would have never been finished. Many have said that Iwata could save practically any project, even after he was President.)