Former Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata gets posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan

15

2016

Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata deceased in 2015 will be awarded at DICE 2016 posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award. The price has since 1998 awarded only four times previously and it is the second time he goes to Nintendo.

The American Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences organizes the annual DICE Summit, which stands for Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain. The members of the academy to choose the best game of the year. In addition to the overall Game of the Year also be designated in different genres winners. Besides, each year one included in the Hall of Fame. That place is intended for a game developer and the price this year for Hideo Kojima, the man behind many of the Metal Gear games. Kojima was in the past year, much in the news. Not only because Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain appeared on the market, but also because Kojima went to Konami, the publisher who brought all Metal Gear games on the market.

Occasionally reaches the AIAS also a Lifetime Achievement Award, a prize that is intended for people who do not necessarily create games, but still mean a lot or have done for the game industry. On the short list of people who have received such an award is now Satoru Iwata added that from 2002 until his death in 2015 served as director of Nintendo. Under his leadership, Nintendo introduced successes like the DS and the Wii. He died at the age of 55 from cancer. Since the introduction of the prize in 1998, the Lifetime Achievement Award only four times awarded. The first prize was awarded in 2007 for Nintendo; Minoru Arakawa and Howard Lincoln jointly received the award for the establishment of Nintendo of America. Satoru Iwata is the first who gets awarded the prize posthumously.

The Game of the Year is not yet published. The AIAS does have games nominated. The battle is between Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Ori and the Blind Forest Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3. The award will be presented on February 18, during an award show in Las Vegas.

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