Another sad journal but I need to get this out as I make my tribute.
Sadly on July 11th, Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo at the age of 55 years old had passed away from a bile growth. When I heard this on Sunday, my heart felt cold and my hands shook as I went to read on what happened, I knew that he had some health issues but this was such a shock to me, especially since the day before I randomly went back to play animal crossing after months of not playing it just because I just wanted to play a fun game. He gave so many people so much, whenever I've played the games he's given, I'm always having fun in some way. The fact that I can just look around my room to see what he has left for me to enjoy such as legend of zelda: twilight princess, mario kart, super smash bros, super paper mario, kirby, animal crossing, mother 3/earthbound....and that's just to name a few. This man was definitely a gamer first and a business man second, he even cut his salary in half instead of firing people, he made sure melee got out on time and it's sad to me to know that the last public announcement he made was to apologize about E3 this year: about how people were disappointed by it from them.
Needless to say, seeing all the tributes to him have made me cry. I've cried for three days about Mr. Iwata, but my next drawing that'll be put up will be a tribute to him and I will have it as soon as I can. His games were about fun, which I love because that's how I feel about games: they're fun, if you're having fun playing that game then it doesn't matter what a review said or what someone else said, it's fun and that makes it a good game for you.
Thank you, Mr. Iwata, for everything. You gave so many gamers a lot of creativity to have fun with and to smile at, things to love, and things to treasure. We'll miss you, Satoru Iwata. Now, rest in peace.