This week’s episode is a gaming news explosion from San Diego Comic-Con 2015! The Sparks also discuss 4K PC gaming, Hololens channeling the wisdom of DIY Dads, Playstation powering the Pluto probe and the very first (and possibly last) Lost Spark book corner with new releases from Gary Whitta (Abomination) and Ernest Cline (Armada).
Sadly we lost an industry giant, Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo, died on Saturday at the age of 55. Nintendo said in a brief press release issued on Monday Japan time that Iwata’s death was related to a bile duct growth, a medical condition which has kept him from traveling outside of Japan in recent years.
Iwata began his career in video games at HAL Laboratory as a programmer in the ’80s, later working his way up the ranks at Nintendo and eventually succeeding longtime president Hiroshi Yamauchi in 2002.
“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer” – Satoru Iwata
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