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Nintendo's Satoru Iwata: our favorite moments

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While the industry mourns the unexpected death of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, we wanted to take some time to celebrate the joy Iwata brought to our lives. Beyond the games he was involved in creating, Iwata was a remarkably charming and personable presence in games, a rarity for executives of his rank.

In the brief video above, we've gathered together a collection of some of the most memorable moments from Iwata's various appearances at E3, on Nintendo Direct videos and a few other surprise appearances. Whether he was performing a goofy skit, showing off the latest Nintendo hardware or sharing his thoughts on game design, Iwata never failed to make us smile, laugh and marvel at video games.