This past Sunday, Nintendo was the unfortunate bearer of some very disheartening news. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's charismatic and widely-respected CEO, had unexpectedly passed away due to cancer-related complications. You can say what you want about Mr Iwata's particular successes and failures during his thirteen year tenure as President, but all that really matters is that he was a kind, humorous, and visionary leader, who's untimely departure from this world has surely been felt by many. This is a sad time for Nintendo and it is an uncertain time as well. Let us hope that they can find a worthy replacement sometime in the near future. Until then, we will continue to remember Mr Iwata as the great man that he was.In terms of new games this week, there is really only one worth mentioning, so I won't even put it beyond a page break. It is a curious oddity from my youth. A fun and challenging little title that I spent many hours playing at various friend's houses. Blaster Master. You probably won't enjoy it as much if you don't have that same sense of nostalgia, but I would invite you to give it a try anyway. It's one of those games that has a little bit of something for everybody. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go relive some of my youth.
- Blaster Master (NES Virtual Console) (Sunsoft, 1 player, $4.99)
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