The gaming industry lost one of its own in July 2015 when Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata died as a result of complications following the removal of a tumor a year earlier. Droves of people turned out around the globe to pay their respects to one of the most influential figures the industry has ever known.

Iwata was perhaps best known as the fourth president and chief executive officer of Nintendo but his influence in gaming can be traced back decades earlier as the video game trivia and historians from YouTube channel DidYouKnowGaming? highlight in the feature above.

If you’ve got 20 minutes or so to spare, I’d highly recommend checking it out as Iwata is a prime example of how hard work and persistence pays dividends.

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