More Reviews
REVIEWS Far Cry 4 Review
The open world of Far Cry 4 is wondrous, but is the beauty of Kyrat only skin-deep?

World of Warcraft: Warlords of D Review
Does Blizzard's latest expansion breathe new life into the 10 year-old franchise, or is this MMO finally starting to show its age?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Silence: The Whispered World II Preview
With its absolutely gorgeous sequel, Daedalic aims to create a mid-range difficulty adventure title that will expand the genre to a larger audiences.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Release date: 11/25/14

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
Release date: 12/02/14

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: 12/16/14

Kalimba
Release date: 12/17/14


LATEST FEATURES With Two Paths to Walk This Fall, I Recommend Assassins Play AC Unity Over AC Rogue
For fans of this series, it'll be a decision based on hardware. For enthusiasts, returning to the brand's roots will prove enticing.

Nintendo Download November 2014 - Updating Each Week
If you've got credit on Nintendo's digital eShop service or expect to receive a gift card this holiday season, start making your list with our weekly updates.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Master_Craig
Welcome Home - PAX AUS 2014
By Master_Craig
Posted on 11/18/14
Last night I returned home from PAX AUS 2014. Long story short, it wasn't perfect, but it was quite possibly the best weekend I've had this year. It was a lot of fun. If you'd like to continue reading, the long story is just below. Buckle up. This is gonna be...

GAMING NEWS

NeoGAF Sends Nintendo CEO Iwata a Get Well Soon Card

Posted on Tuesday, June 24 @ 10:02:37 Eastern by


NeoGAF makes up one of gaming's largest and widest-reaching video game communities on the Internet, with several industry-insiders and tons of hardcore enthusiasts who seem to enjoy watching games develop more than even playing them at times.

Now, the community is putting together a get-well-soon card for Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata who recently underwent surgery to remove a growth from his bile duct. Iwata missed the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this month and will also miss an annual shareholders meeting as a result of his surgery.

NeoGAF user efyu_lemonardo has compiled a ton of different suggestions from other posters in the thread:

It'd suggest picking something from his life in games that would mean something to him, rather than riffing off something from a Nintendo Direct or some other quasi-meme like "Please understand."

He was closely involved with games like Balloon Fight and Kirby, and spent a long time with HAL. I'm sure he's spoken about things like this, and favourite games etc., in Iwata Asks.

Some forum users suggested creating a card based on the Commodore PET computer that Iwata used after leaving university. Others have said that the computer's screen could be filled with individual get-well images from the NeoGAF community.

As silly as sending a card to a video game executive sounds, this provides evidence that Nintendo's attempts to turn its executive team into mascots has absolutely worked and endeared millions (though they may not be represented in a single forum thread) to the company even if Wii U sales remain relatively slow.

I'm not sure other video game publishers and manufacturers could get away with that kind of branding and promotion because so few have stood by gamers and consumers since childhood. Nintendo's role in this industry is invaluable to other companies and other platforms because of the way its turned even those willing to try Wii Sports just once into new and returning fans of entertainment software.
Tags:   Nintendo
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus