To our shareholders
June 24, 2014
President, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Thank you very much for your continued extraordinary support of us. I am Satoru Iwata, President of the company.
Today, there is one thing that I would like to share with you.
Recently, as the result of one of my routine physical examinations, an issue was detected. Following a more detailed examination, a growth was found in my bile duct.
In general, it is said that a bile duct growth can be difficult-to-treat, partly because of the difficulty of detecting it early. In my case, luckily, it was detected very early and I had no symptoms.
I was counseled that removal at an early stage would be the desirable medical option. Therefore I had surgery last week, and I came through it well, as predicted.
I have already resumed my business by email and by other means, but it is anticipated that a little more time is needed for me to return to my regular work schedule.
As a result, I have no choice but to miss the company’s very important activity, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held this month. As the president of the company, I regret that I cannot attend the meeting. However, I understand that I have to prioritize my medical treatment and to recover as soon as possible so that I will again be able to do my best to help the company to grow. I hope that you understand.
This doesn't mean the growth was cancerous, but it certainly could have turned cancerous if left unchecked.
Lucky break. Good to actually hear it from his mouth, rather than it become a mystery and everyone cries out that he's going to die.
>"Therefore I had surgery last week, and I came through it well, as predicted."
>"I have already resumed my business by email and by other means"
>"I regret that I cannot attend the meeting"
>already wants to go back to work
What are you? A robot?
welcome to japanese work ethic
shit is crazy, i met a japanese salaryman playing street fighter online, he was using google translate to send me messages. I asked him when he'd be on for some more matches some other day and he said something along the lines of "work before play, I'll be on next national holiday" Like christ not even a fucking weekend or something
While it's true the Japanese spend a lot of time at work, their productivity isn't any higher than somebody working 40 hours a week. A good chunk of their office time is spent waiting to be the last one to leave so they look dedicated. Its all image rather than content.
Source: Did a short internship in Japan.
I guess nintendo were really talking out of their arse.
Yeah, fucking idiot. Does he not realise he'd be talking out his nose?
I sonybro, but goddam man, a tip of my hat to yeh.
>Ideally we want this to be done in collaboration with 4chan. This is about gamers coming together in unity, not trying to one up each other over a man's health. If the great houses of NeoGAF and 4chan can be united on this, that will send the ultimate message about gamers being united for their love of gaming, rather than being divided by petty tribalism.
Japan's work ethic is just astonishing.
My old japanese professor used to teach english in japan and he told me about a 60 year old woman math teacher that still came to teach the first few classes after breaking her arm. Just so she could clock in for half the day.
Why do people feel the need to try and make something into something that it's not? /v/ is an image board not a fucking Royal House that's not how the internet works you just look like a retard
>If the great houses of NeoGAF and 4chan can be united on this, that will send the ultimate message about gamers being united for their love of gaming
>great houses of NeoGAF and 4chan
I have never cringed this fucking hard. Goddamn, NeoFags are the worst. Can't they just come up with their own shit and not act like retards?
I love how NeoGaf was so jealous that now they feel like they have to make a card too to one up /v/ like this is some kind of war. And then they have to put their usernames next to it so the world can see what good people they are when it gets posted to Twitter. Kudos to those who legitimately want to do something nice for Iwata though.
my grandmother died of a gallbladder cancer, I'm glad he caught it early.... my grandmother.. not so early, it'd already spread to her liver by the time they caught it and she had ignored the pain until it was too much to function. It was horrible to watch the suffering...
Really glad he's on top of his health.
Are you my sister?
I didn't even know cancer could happen to stuff life gallbladders until my grandmother died from it
Now I'm scared of getting it too, shit looked real painful
>great houses of NeoGAF and 4chan
>gamers being united for their love of gaming
>divided by petty tribalism
Jesus fucking christ.
Even if we were some fucking halves of a divided tribe, this wouldn't work. NeoGAF is unlikely to ditch their names and avatars for a project like this, since to them it's more about one-upping another community than the actual well-being of the recipient.
Anonymity allows for a person to communicate his sincere intent, since only the content of the message matters and can be judged. Start slapping signatures all over your collage and it'll communicate one message: "pay attention to me, I only did this because the other guys beat us to something neat the first time around".
no, but I would ask you the same thing cause I have a sister..
she was on 2 grams of morphine an hour on the last day, and still whimpering in pain while she was asleep.
That's a fatal dose of morphine btw, it's a mercy killing at that point and the doctors just deny that they knew it would eventually stop her breathing.
Cancer can technically occur anywhere in the body, largely because cancer is a disease occurring from over-replicating cells, and literally everything that makes up your body is made up of cells. Da more ya know.
>I hope that you understand.
He did that on purpose, didn't he?
more referring to his philosophical pontifications on 4chan
>Anonymity allows for a person to communicate his sincere intent, since only the content of the message matters and can be judged.
that's some euphoric shit right there
I suppose it's the words I used that got him butthurt. English isn't my first or even second language, so I tend to get overly fancy when I shouldn't. I can imagine it sounds a bit euphoric to a native speaker.
I never will.
A lot of good men died for their country that day.
I'm Barack Obama and I approve of this message.
>When NeoGaf does it, it's for attention
>When we do it, it's for fun and because we care.
>WiiU getting banned in the UK and EU by Phillips
>Iwata has cancer
>Miyamoto working on literal shovelware
WE DID IT BROS
Console wars disgust me, but holy shit that was great. 5 fucking stars anon.
>/v/ is the mafia equivalent of video game culture
It's the special needs class of video game culture.
Sorry, what is the difference between a growth and a tumor?
It's amusing, especially when Neogaf users were making fun of Iwata when it was first announced he was sick and couldn't attend E3. Queue two cards from /v/ and suddenly Neogaf wants to send a get well card "out of the goodness of their hearts".
I don't understand your rivalry with those sites. All 3 of you are fucking retarded. Don't kid yourself into thinking one if better than the other. Think of it as 3 different fruits that are rotting
growth is just a benignal tumor, "tumor" is what they call cancer but people dont know the term, but anything that grows it's considered a tumor, probably nothing big happened but still, as any surgery, he needs some time to recover and do an adaptative diet
If he doesnt rest well it could become deadly, so he better drop the bat for a while
>I don't understand your rivalry with those sites.
That's because there's nothing to understand, there are no rivalries. Rivalling someone requires being able to hold a candle to them.
>Don't kid yourself into thinking one if better than the other.
4chan is better than NeoGAF and reddit.
No. Tumors can be benign and thus not cancerous. A growth is basically a tumor. That's what tumors are, an abnormal growth. Iwata decided to use "growth" instead of "tumor" to avoid any panic because when people hear "tumor" they think "OH NO CANCER. IWATA GONNA DIE!" and the it affects their stocks and shit.
>When questioned further about his decision to undergo surgery, Iwata responded "There are already many undesirable growths spewing bile on a daily basis in the video game press, therefore I did not see the need to have another"
Where's your TF2 hat 4chan?
It happens at investment banks to. I'm currently doing internship upon internship, and most of the analysts and corporate finance people spend their time procrastinating and wasting time and doing lots of busywork. If anyone dares finish their work and go home before everyone else does, they're branded as a freeloader, incapable of working hard, and a faggot.
Christ this work culture is awful.
>Neogaf makes fun of Iwata when he's sick
>4chan sends a get well card
>"W-well lets send a card too!"
>"It's totally not to one up 4chan or stroke our egos!"
>"lets just post our miis and pictures of ourselves holding Nintendo games!"
I don't know who they're trying to fool. Can't wait to see their card full of miis and usernames.
What the fuck am I reading?
They really are as faggy as /v/ says.
Reggie kicked Iwata's ass so bad, he actually had to get it checked by a doctor
in another light, this is pretty funny..
They are sucking our cocks really, really hard.
What a bunch of cocksuckers faggots. It's fucking crazy why do people feel the need to copy 4chan every fucking time a board do something? Shit like this remind me that this shithole is way better than those cancerous places.
Oh look they've already hit the news for this new, thoughtful, kind, and of course completely original initiative.
>Neogaf faggots coming here to shitpost and defend their shitty forum
>It's barely in the initial stages of planning.
>ALREADY NEWS ABOUT IT
What the hell is this? Seriously what the flying fuck? This is already startig to feel like Vaporware.
I haven't read all the posts of the thread, do they even have a moneyfag confirmed?
Yup. Lets forget about Neogaf shitting on Iwata before they got a severe case of "me too!"
Their card is still in its planning stages. Maybe they can change it enough or scrap it entirely do their own thing instead. It's good that there are people there who want to send Iwata support, and I hope they can do so. I'm sure that there are legitimate well wishes there. That being said I'd be very surprised if every single one of them wasn't doing it to either ego stroke or "beat 4chan" even if they don't realize it themselves.
Oh look, it seems like they've already forgotten that /v/ sent a get well card.
Guess Neogaf is the only community in the world that cares about Iwata's health.
Well anon why don't you do something meaningful and make a get well card for Iwata?
Going by that thread they wanted to collaborate with us for 1 big card. A very noble and very optimistic idea, one that would work in a far better world. Unfortunately there is just too much bad blood.
Neogaf is truly the worst thing ever.
I have never posted until today, I always have lurked, and I just had to express this and get it out of my chest.
Nothing to do with console wars, they're just disgusting in essence. Fucking bunch of faggots.
>NeoGaf makes a get well card
>Nearly the entire card is just crediting themselves with usernames and Miis
Jusus christ you assholes, do you have any idea why WE do our cards anonymously? It's not about you, it's about them.
Then take your fucking Miis, names, and photographs off the card you thundercunts. A get well card is not about showing off who you are and that you're a great person, it's about well wishes.
Then take your names off of the card.
The message should be the aspect that matters the most, not the person who sent it.
Look, I know you guys want to do something nice, but why didn't you do it when the issue was present instead of bickering about this being a chance for Iwata to resign?
And how are you going to send this?
Are you just going to post it to the twitter?
It's not going to get to Iwata that way, in a personal matter.
1. Usernames, Miis, and pictures of yourself are practically self-fellating. Iwata doesn't know who Xx420BlazeItxX is and I doubt having it on the card will somehow make it more meaningful. It's about the recipient, not the sender.
2. You were probably better off doing something completely different, like a video or whatever you guys had originally planned. Claims of stealing the idea are obviously going to follow if you do almost the exact same thing.
3. Fuck off. "Tribalism" will always exist as long as there are enough users to keep the sweeping generalizations alive. Neogaf and /v/ already have their fair share of those types
like Kinsei and anon#35093204.
Here. Excuse the not-computer.
I understand that a lot of you guys want to do something good, and that's very good. The thing about /v/ and NG though is that there is just way too many preconceived notions about both sites by the users of both sites. There's just so much bad blood it would be extremely difficult to pull off. It's a sad truth but it is the truth, there are just too many people on both boards who would deny life saving surgery if the doctor was from the other board. Also the whole names thing, it's about the recipient not the sender.
>Iwata says he's not well, /v/ has a massive get well card ready in hours, gets it to Bill Trinnen for delivery
>Meanwhile NeoGaf is laughing, saying that he's hiding because he has nothing to show for E3, and demanding that he resign immediately
>Two weeks later, they suddenly want to make their own card, but instead of actually writing anything on it, they just want their usernames and Miis on it to commemorate what excellent people they are for sending a get well card
Scum of the fucking earth holy shit
>mfw the one who sends the neogaf card is from Australia
>/v/ can't make a card like they did for Gabe because I said so
Do this autists ignore the fact the whole industry knows neogaf is Sony's marketing headquarters?
It's widely known as a shithole.
The moment they know the card comes from there they'll discard it inmediately.
Those retards can't do anything right.
All I see is a bunch of retards posting their Miis without even a drawing or writing anything, just hoping to get included on the card with their usernames so they can get noticed by anyone at Nintendo.
Now it's already a news item and they haven't even made a card?
I don't care, I just don't like the whole names thing. Miis are fine because Miis are still practically anonymous. Also they're likely working with /v/ anyway. Let's be real there is an overlap in the userbase.
This. When it was first announced that Iwata was sick Neogaf did nothing but laugh at his predicament. Here comes /v/ with a card and now you want to do something nice?
And even if the people making the card are completely different from those who were shitting on Iwata, where were you?
/v/ no doubt had users shitting on Iwata when he was sick but that didn't stop them from sending out a card.
If you're going to do it then don't make it look like a masturbatory move in an attempt to save face or one up 4chan. Keep usernames and your personal photos off the card. The only names on there should be "Iwata" and "Neogaf".
The idea's not inherently bad, but considering some people basically thought that their own ego was more valuable than the sentiment of a get-well card and that the results from the thread have been shoddy so far (with one good drawing), it all just seems laughable. Granted, the people in the threads might not seem the same, but their output so far is still lacking both quality and actual thoughtfulness.
Because the majority of people in this country have skin more thin than paper and that number is unfortunately growing. We're on 4chan and we've gotten used to it so we don't notice. We are the exception.
Neogaf if you're gonna make a wishcard, please include mine since I missed the last one.
>that a bile duct growth can be difficult-to-treat
Not really we just take the whole thing out gallbladder out, it's much easier that way. 60% of all internalized patients are for bile problems
Cause there aren't too many mainstream news articles about 4chan, and they don't depict this site well.
>sticks and stones may break my bones but words will always rape me
Welcome to the internet hugbox, where people would rather be shot in the face then called a faggot by some anonymous nobody.
The recent anti-loli sentiment that's sweeping across 4chan is really bothering me, not because I'm into the stuff myself, but because of the kind of people it enables and attracts. Normality is damaging to this place, especially when it comes at the expense of an old staple of the site.
They're not gonna do it. I mean, the biggest reason why they wanna do it is because they could get their names out there.
They've had so many threads shitting on Iwata. I specifically remember the threads leading up to E3 where Iwata mentioned in a statement that he wasn't gonna go, and everyone shat on him for not going.
>Sending a card to Iwata is a cool thing to do, but I do think some of GAF were salty that /V/ got recognised.
>GAF were salty that /V/ got recognised.
Have you read the card thread that was linked in this thread? Seven pages of them being beyond-butthurt.
I'm doubtful the card will be made, honestly. Which will be even funnier.
I'm risking just mentioning it, but it's likened to being pedo and regularly derails threads. People seem to be genuinely offended by it, probably because the few who started doing it as a troll opened the floodgates for likeminded people.
It's funny to see that normalfags still consider 4chan the cantina of the internet. I don't mind since I love you fags even if we don't agree on many things.
>A cantina is a type of bar popular in Italy, Mexico and Spain. The word is similar in etymology to "canteen", and is derived from the Italian word for a cellar, winery, or vault. In Italy the cantina may also be used to store meat products such as salami.
I see many of our forum cousins over at www.neogaf.com are paying us a visit.
T'is an awesome thing to see!
May I offer you a glass of fresh water in these turbulent times?
>you will never be Iwata's doctor and save his life from cancer
>he will never reward you by making a new F-Zero game
this is an excuse to bail out on the shareholder meeting
IWATA HAD A DEADLINE UNTIL JULY TO TURN THE WII U AROUND OR RESIGN
it was set back last holiday
he's doing this to buy time
>SJW and retard are synonymous with liberal.
The names and miis are bigger than the fucking message
Folks here made hand drawn pictures and personal messages. From what I see, dudes on Neogaf aren't putting the same degree of effort. It does feel more like "me too; pay attention to me" than /v/'s effort. It's not just the act that matters, it's the motive behind it.
Surgical recovery is a nightmare, an absolute nightmare. I've never had it done but my sister did. It was minor surgery and she was down for 4+ weeks with powerful pain killers. I can't imagine what Iwata is feeling, though I feel I can pretty safely say that it's not fun. That being said he has already returned to running the company in some capacity so he may be past the worst of it.
Holy shit, at least pretend you're not totally ripping the idea off for attention.
You smug little bastard, your not with the Federal Burrow of Investigations.
I don't know. Nips regularly kill themselves working, and Iwata is definitely dedicated to Nintendo. Guy could be putting himself in a lot of unnecessary pain just because his society expects that of him.
neogaf does these avatar bet things. I didn't really get it myself when posts from there get linked here, but I think the loser gets saddled with an embarrassing avatar for about a month. They might've had something even more embarrassing before that, but they're probably not a horse fucker.
Different people recover differently. I had some pretty invasive ear surgery last year and was out of the hospital in a week(shit insurance) and back to work a few days later. I even held back with the painkillers because I didn't want to get addicted again.
I dunno if it'd have been the same if I got my fucking face/throat cut open but still, it's not out of the question.
Aftersurgery infections explains why they didn't want him to go to E3 though.
>4chan gets the news Iwata won't attend E3
>ragtag bunch on anonymous posters make the card, get it printed and sent to fucking japan within 3 days
>makes another card for the treehouse just because
>weeks later gaf wants in on the glory
>spend all day brainstorming with the combined power of over 9000 gaffers
>decide to do the exact same thing, just with added miis and real names for recognition
>news sites start reporting on the amazingly thoughtful neogaf card
>at the end of the day have nothing to show but a list of attention whoring miis and a threads worth of anti 4chan shitposting
Well done NeoGaf,
Wouldn't see why, a worse meeting would have been last year, this year profits are probably pretty solid. Especially since he isn't doing it, there would be no chance of iwata being absent during a meeting of generally bad news. That would destroy confidence.
I can just call work and tell them iam sick and can stay 3 days from work without going to a doctor. Thats how it works in Germany.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.
>meet a /v/irgin
>get offered water
>alright sure why not
>wait I feel funny
>tied to bed naked
>bonds are too strong, can't break out
>suddenly the /v/irgin comes out in a tank top, skirt, and stockings
>starts licking my cock
>it gets hard
>he rapes me with his ass until I cum
>gets me hard again
>this continues for 3 hours
>Using they as a single pronoun
Back to neofag with you
>he can type a paragraph of text but he can't talk into a headset
Filthy fucking kike, don't you have shekels to count?
As someone from gaf who hasn't posted in that thread yet, that's the most likely outcome. I don't doubt some of them actually have good intentions, but I think they're too disorganized to get this off the ground.
Also, I'm laughing at the guy who said that requiring any sort of creative element would alienate anyone. You're not fucking trying to impress your Iwata-senpai. You're trying to get a message across. Who cares if it's a little rough around the edges? It's certainly better than the shit show they've got now. Those people just dumping their miis should be alienated.
The thread is embarrassing; some people are just posting their miis without even fucking adding a message. Just "Heres my mii!" and thats it.
Also, whoever wrote that gamerevolution story about the card being sent already is probably feeling like an idiot.
Let's make neogaf a card and send it to them before they even get their Iwata card out.
If they really want to make this card special, they shouldn't even use miis
We're too hung up with our anonymity, but neaGAF is free of those shackles
I say they'd do great to not only include their real names, but have pictures of their faces as well instead of the miss, that way iwata gets to see there's real people behind this
I think we would all have no problem with this, right?
>/v/ hears Iwata is sick
>Within hours, everyone collaborates to make a huge card anonymously
>Executes its delivery perfectly, even paying for it to be shipped to Japan
>Makes another for the Treehouse
>Neogaf sees the story and tries to do the exact same thing
>Clusterfuck ensues where people just want to send their Miis and usernames to Nintendo so they can feel special
>Will probably end up emailing it to sony
Is anyone surprised? They were rump rustled when the owner of their forum didn't get a free E3 press pass because they are just so gosh darn important and influential despite not being press.
/v/ shows them up by doing something cool that got attention and now they need to prove they are the ones who truly care about gaming because they are just too important.
What a fucking mess
Here is how you do it: Big letters on the top, "To Iwata" or whatever the fuck you want, then get everyone to write a message, no fucking names just a simple line.
Maybe get some artwork done, then put all the messages in, maybe in some kind of fancy way. Text are and the like, making repeated messages bigger comes to mind etc.
Its not fucking hard, and this would be way nice than the shitty miis, if they want names, put them all on the back or a separate paper even.
I always find it funny that they think that things like racism are allowed outside of /b/ when it's been against the rules for the longest time. The mods are just too few in number for it to mean anything.
I don't see your issue here, Iwata pretty much coded all of earthbound and got it out of development hell, and he was one of the founders of HAL and contributors to kirby (which has never been all sakurai, in a speech where Iwata talks about HAL he doesn't even mention sakurai when he gets to kirby, he just says it was an effort of HAL that couldn't have been made with just one person)
Not just that, but they had a thread before E3 that broke out the news that Iwata wasn't going because of health issues.
It devolved to people saying that Nintendo fired him, or that he's resigning, or that he's scared of the reaction of the fans.
A lot of posters there are just cynical assholes.