Beloved Nintendo icon Satoru Iwata passed away over a year ago now, but his presence continues to be felt. Even in recent months we’ve heard new and touching stories about the former Nintendo President, including the fact that he continued working for Nintendo until the very end and that he took the time to write reflective messages to many of his employees in his final year. Since his passing, we’ve seen many retrospectives and tributes recounting the incredible story of his life, and Did You Know Gaming is the latest to highlight some of those key moments.

Their latest video touches on his early days as a computer enthusiast, purchasing the world’s first programmable calculator, the many roles he assumed at HAL Laboratory (including his promotion to President of the company), the numerous games his skilled programming rescued from development hell, and the way he changed the game industry as President of Nintendo. You can view it by clicking above.

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