This month we saw the sudden passing of Satoru Iwata the president & CEO of Nintendo, there isn’t much to be said that hasn’t already been touched on in the media but the Gamespot tribute video linked below did the best job of capturing just what made him special, not only as a human being but also as a game developer and CEO.
The world is defiantly a better place because of his impact and without a doubt a sadder place with his passing.
I haven’t posted much recently as I have slowed down my game collecting efforts while I play with a Raspberry Pi 2 which I have outfitted with Retropie and Recallbox using different micro SD cards. The results from this project have been fantastic so far with solid emulation up to the Playstation One, with the N64 still in need of much work. The only remaining item on my list is to tidy up some roms and to find a solution that might successful convert HDMI to Component when I wish to use the device on a CRT.
The Amiibo front has been quiet as of late with only a handful of releases that were hard to grab due to store exclusives in wave 4 and only 2 Amiibo released in wave 5, that said this is the quite before the storm as a very large wave 6 hits in September with 12 figures if you count both editions of R.O.B.
I did manage to pick up Greninja, Jigglypuff, Lucina and Palutena as shown below from waves 4 & 5.