Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 24, 2019 18:32:49 GMT -5
According to USGamer, the Iwata Asks features are being compiled into a book by Hobonichi, a company founded by Shigesato Itoi.
So far, the book seems only confirmed for Japan, but I don't see why there couldn't be an English version since most of the interviews are already translated. I would just assume they'd only need NoA's permission.
Nonetheless, I'm happy that those interviews are being preserved.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 25, 2019 18:02:46 GMT -5
Yeah, maybe that was a misunderstanding. Here's a video by Kevin Cassidy of GoNintendo describing the contents of the book, and it sounds more like a reflection on Iwata's life. Still sounds pretty good, tho.
It seems the book is out! It looks like you can also get a cute keyring of the president with it if you purchase it from Hobonichi Store or TOBICHI stores in Tokyo, Japan. However, there are a limited stock; and they will become discontinued once they run out.
Regarding overseas releases: "The oveaseas publication of this book is under consideration, in consultation with our agent. We will announce our decision once it is made."
So it's called 岩田さん 岩田聡はこんなことを話していた (Iwata san (Satoru Iwata) wa konna koto o hanashite ita) maybe something like "Satoru Iwata [always? or just generally how he communicated] spoke in this way" ??
1101.com (associated with Hobonichi) have a segment about it.
The subject of this book: A book that summarises the words of Satoru Iwata, the former president of Nintendo.
[This includes] lots of interviews and dialogues, formally published in Hobonichi Itoi newspaper; as well as those published on Nintendo's official website.
There are extracts of important quotes from Shachōgakiku (Japanese version of Iwata Asks?). These are restructured in a first person narrative.
As a prodigic programmer, he created many masterpiece video games. As the president of Nintendo, he would also produce innovative gaming machines; the Nintendo DS and Wii. His creative ideas and approaches to management are collated in this book; including policies, values and philosophy.
I [Shigesato Itoi] know Satoru Iwata a lot deeper than most. In Hobonichi no Shigesato Itoi, we also recorded a special interview with Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo.
I cover this; his relationship between his sworn [two?] friends in my book a lot. [So maybe Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi are best friends]
The cute "Iwata-San" illustration is from 100% Orange-san. Naoko Nakui worked on the book design.
(In particular) I hope that Iwata's theme of the "expansion of the gaming population" [maybe this links in with policies like Touch! Generations], loved by many video game fans and creators worldwide, will reach out to many people in the form of this book.
Some samples of pages in the book that Hobonichi shared with permission:
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2019 6:42:10 GMT -5 by Evie ❤✿
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 8, 2021 9:59:09 GMT -5
The book Ask Iwata will be available in English on April 13. (Source)
Here's the description from the Viz Media product page (which also has links to pre-order it from various retailers):
Satoru Iwata was the former Global President and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known games. He led the production of innovative platforms such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, and laid the groundwork for the development of the wildly successful Pokémon Go game and the Nintendo Switch. Known for his analytical and imaginative mind, but even more for his humility and people-first approach to leadership, Satoru Iwata was beloved by game fans and developers worldwide.
In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the “Iwata Asks” series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.
Nester the Lark: First, The Pokémon Company gets into trouble with that whole Pokémon Masters EX hashtag business, and now this.
Jan 14, 2023 9:55:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's very embarrassing (and also entertaining). But I wonder why would The Pokémon Company post something they probably didn't make themselves?
Jan 14, 2023 17:56:51 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Got to the ending of Xenoblade. I'll do the post-game contents in Casual Mode since they started to feel grindy. I'll also go back to the parts I skipped (mostly quests and Colony 6); there isn't much reason to play NG+, so I'll just complete the 1st run.
Jan 14, 2023 23:39:45 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know when will I be getting it. I'm still interested, but it's no longer the "pre-order, premium version" kind of interested. These days I order games in bulks, so maybe I'll wait.
Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
Jan 23, 2023 13:02:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Welp, that's 0 for 2 on the delivery.
Jan 23, 2023 23:11:36 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
Jan 27, 2023 20:53:05 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
Jan 30, 2023 7:27:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
Jan 30, 2023 12:45:00 GMT -5