The 33rd The Golden Joystick Awards were held today at the indigO2 at O2 Arena in London. This annual event continues to recognize not only video games, but developers, creators, and people in general within the video gaming industry.
During the event, the late and former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award. Here’s more of what was said about the former Nintendo President and his achivements 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.
In addition, Nintendo Wii U platformer Splatoon also won awards at the Golden Joystick Awards. The Wii U title was chosen as the ‘Best Family Game’, and ‘Best Nintendo Game’.
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P.S. Congratulations to Satoru Iwata, and may he rest in peace!