What would the world of gaming be like without Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto? That's the kind of horrific Twilight Zone scenario it's best not to think too much about, so instead let's celebrate the fact that we do have Miyamoto, who turns 60 today! Party after the jump!
There are two things you can count on from Shigeru Miyamoto: excellent game design and sly-but-polite digs at the competition. Past the jump, see what Miyamoto has to say about the PS Vita, and how its launch struggles mirror those of the 3DS!
Shigeru Miyamoto is responsible for some of gaming's finest moments, and has influenced countless modern developers with his emphasis on simplicity and innovation. Hit the jump to see his surprising praise for mobile gaming juggernaut Angry Birds!
This week the reader poll in Famitsu asked what game creator you would most like to challenge the task of movie direction. See if any of the results surprise you after the break!
Earlier, a Wired.com interview with Nintendo's legendary Shigeru Miyamoto reported that his role at the company would be changing, and he would be stepping down to work on smaller projects. Turns out this was the result of a misunderstanding, and Miyamoto's role remains. More after the jump.
In an interview with Wired.com on Wednesday, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that he is prepping his staff for the day coming soon where they will have to make the blockbuster titles like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword without him. Not that he will retire from game design, just that he will shift focuses and make room for younger developers to move up. More after the jump!
Nintendo's resident game design genius, Shigeru Miyamoto, turned 59 today! Head past the jump to learn a little more about the creator of Mario, Link, Donkey Kong and more, and see just what makes him such an enduring and important icon in the world if video games.
The actual launch lineups for new Nintendo platforms tend to be pretty weak. After all, is it really time to celebrate before the first official new Mario title graces the system? It's more or less been this way since Gamecube's launch—which featured Luigi's Mansion in place of a more traditional Mario game—and Nintendo's 3DS portable is no exception. Things are clearing up, however, as we now have more detailed information on Super Mario 3DS.