By some measures, Satoru Iwata was the most successful video game creator to have ever lived: a kid who played Pong; a young man who started a development studio with friends; and eventually at 42, the CEO of the most beloved company in his medium’s history.
He was Batman's sidekick, an Autobot warrior, Scooby-Doo's best friend and the wholesome voice of American radio. Casey Kasem died early this morning at the age of 82.
Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata has some thoughts about Nintendo's next hardware—and what it needs to before it moves on. This is from Iwata's most recent Q&A with shareholders and is in light of Nintendo's struggle to make its Wii U console a hit.
Known for his roles in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Brazil and the infamous Super Mario Bros movie, beloved British actor Bob Hoskins passed away yesterday at the age of 71.
"I look at gaming as a first-class citizen inside this company," the new head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, just told me on the phone on this the day it was announced that he's taking over all things Xbox at Microsoft. "And that's how [Microsoft CEO] Satya [Nadella] has shared it with me."
Sitting at Valve's CES conference in Las Vegas today, one inquisitive audience member couldn't help but ask...is Valve worried about keeping up with Microsoft's momentum, having just announced 3 million units already sold?