By Andrew Mathieu / October 30th, 2015
The 33rd Golden Joystick Awards have honored one of the true legends of the gaming industry, Satoru Iwata. The late Nintendo President received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the show, which was held in London. The award cited several of Iwata’s accomplishments, including his rise from game programmer in the 1980s to president in 2002, as well as heralding the success of the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. The Golden Joystick PR stated, “His contribution and impact on modern gaming is second to none.”
Satoru Iwata passed away this past summer due to a bile duct growth. Before his passing, Iwata set into motion several initiatives at Nintendo, including its partnership with DeNA to produce mobile software, expansion of Nintendo IP outside of gaming, and its next gaming hardware codenamed NX.
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