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Nintendo President, Iwata, Plays Balloon Fight On Game Center CX



Following their last Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo featured a Game Center CX special, featuring Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, where he plays Balloon Fight—a game that he programmed in his younger days—with Arino.


In the video, Iwata also shares some insight regarding his start in the industry and how his father wouldn’t speak to him for half a year after he joined Kirby developer, HAL Laboratory, of which he later became the president, prior to moving up into Nintendo.


Diligent fans at the Something Awful forums have subtitled the video into English, and you can watch it above.

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