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Nintendo Fandom Downcast At Revelation That Miyamoto Is "Not God"

Posted by Damien McFerran

Iwata urges us to find another deity to worship

Bad news, Nintendo fans. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has dropped a bombshell at the company's recent financial results briefing: Shigeru Miyamoto is NOT God.

During the meeting Iwata was quizzed about some of Nintendo's more questionable choices had ultimately had no option but to break the hearts of millions of Miyamoto-lovers worldwide:

One of the reasons why Miyamoto is highly praised is because of his ability to stop, rethink about, and fix how he can convey the appeal of a software when he finds out during the latter phase of development that the software will not be good enough. However, he is not God and even Miyamoto himself cannot hit the mark every time nor always predict how long it takes to complete development.

Hopefully your world hasn't been rocked too much by this epic news.

[via kotaku.com]

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User Comments (49)

warioswoods

#5

warioswoods said:

Miyamoto may not be God, but he is a Beatles fan, and they're more popular than Jesus, according to the gospel of John.

astarisborn94

#6

astarisborn94 said:

Bad news? How is it bad news? Of course he's not god! I don't see any bad news here, I thought it was unecessary to put it on Nintendo Life. But at least people will realize that Miyamoto is not a god as they act like he is.

Wesbert

#8

Wesbert said:

Yeah, sure... Everyone knows Nintendo loves to deny rumors, even it they turn out to be true. It's just to throw the competition off the scent. ;)

Esposch

#12

Esposch said:

@ Sander
Wait... I thought God was. Now I'm confused. Are you trying to tell me that there are inconsistencies in the Bible?

Knux

#15

Knux said:

This is not bad news, Miyamoto is not God. He is just an ordinary person who develops legendary video games. I'm sure he gets up in the morning and gets ready for work just like everybody else does. Everybody makes mistakes, even Miyamoto.

J_K

#17

J_K said:

Hardly a god. The good and bad of him is the same testament in what he seems to live by in his games...life experiences mixed with some level of imagination. Mario was inspired by dreams as was Zelda + adventuring as a kid too. Pikmin was born of his thrills in gardening. And then the nicely panned Wii Music, again his pet, was pulled from his appreciation of music and his skills doing as such brought oddly to the masses in an easy yet honestly unfulfilling way which is why the scores sucked. The good and bad of him is that yes he can stop and restart or whatever to get things right, but if the premise he starts with is flimsy then you'll get issues no matter how damn good you are. So now the real question I think is, knowing he has some new IP/concept coming, what the hell will it be after seeing WiiMusic, WiiPlay and Sports? He's getting up their in years and his efforts seem more mainstream and about everyday stuff. Wii ProstateExam perhaps? That could get highly errm interactive shall we say.

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#20

Philip_J_Reed said:

MIYAMOTO: You are all individuals!
NINTENDOLIFE: Yes, we are all individuals.
MIYAMOTO: You are all different!
NINTENDOLIFE: Yes, we are all different.
ALEXSAYS: I'm not...
CORBIE: Shhh!

warioswoods

#21

warioswoods said:

@J.K.

"Wii Music, again his pet, was pulled from his appreciation of music and his skills doing as such brought oddly to the masses in an easy yet honestly unfulfilling way which is why the scores sucked."

Thou shalt not speak of that which thou dost not understand. The scores sucked (except for a handful of very favorable reviews, including that of NintendoLife, I might note) due to the gross musical incompetence of most game reviewers.

Stuffgamer1

#24

Stuffgamer1 said:

I never said Miyamoto was a god. I just thought he was a freaking genious. I still think he is, because only a fool thinks that geniouses don't make the occasional mistake.

@Chiken Brutus: :D :D :D

theblackdragonAdmin

#30

theblackdragon said:

I think we should consider the source, though -- Iwata is a pretty popular guy in the forums, so he could just be angling for Miyamoto's official 'god' position. :3

The_Fox

#31

The_Fox said:

@post 21: warioswoods
No, most of the scores reflected that Wii Music sucked because, well, Wii Music does suck.

AVahne

#32

AVahne said:

He's not God,but he at least needs to get an Internet religion just for him

warioswoods

#34

warioswoods said:

@The Fox
You are quite wrong on this one, but I don't suppose we can be on topic and debate Wii Music here. To the forums?

Digiki

#35

Digiki said:

This articles worth is about on par with that terrible Nintendo characters stripping one...

XD375

#37

XD375 said:

"MIYAMOTO: You are all individuals!
NINTENDOLIFE: Yes, we are all individuals.
MIYAMOTO: You are all different!
NINTENDOLIFE: Yes, we are all different.
ALEXSAYS: I'm not...
CORBIE: Shhh!"

YES YES YES

You made my night. :]

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#38

Philip_J_Reed said:

@XD375:
Glad I could be of assistance.

Actually, I kind of want to watch Life of Brian now. Anyone still awake is welcome to join me.

Big_A2

#39

Big_A2 said:

It's very funny you should mention that Chicken Brutus,considering I just watched Life of Brian last night.

calculon

#40

calculon said:

Oh well, just as long as he doesn't mess about with my Juniper bushes - they're all I've bloody got! XD

XD375

#43

XD375 said:

"It's very funny you should mention that Chicken Brutus,considering I just watched Life of Brian last night."

Yeah, I've been in a Monty Python mood lately too. ^^ Me and Drew were quoting Holy Grail on the bus all the way home. XP

cecesigue

#44

cecesigue said:

i didn't know saying wii music is a bad game, was taboo.
it is bad, and thas why there is a note up there.

warioswoods

#45

warioswoods said:

@comefrutas

Hardly taboo -- mocking Wii Music is about as ubiquitous on gaming blogs as the phrase "epic win." That doesn't change the fact that the vast majority of those attacking it are fundamentally misinformed about its basic features and capabilities. You should also be aware of the fact that the site you're now reading gave it a very favorable 8/10.

I don't know what note you're going on about.

Terra

#47

Terra said:

Well, that's my world forever shattered. Back to Buddhism/Christianity/Judaism/Islam/Sikhism/Hinduism/Some other minor group/cult pretending to be a religion to steal my money and soul/athiest lifestyle for me then.

SwerdMurd

#48

SwerdMurd said:

didn't know if anyone was aware, but I'm actually Jesus. I can levitate, breathe fire, eat metal, and I've been known to turn various substances into various mind-altering substances....I'm like a one-man rave.

lockelocke

#49

lockelocke said:

damn, so all that praying has been a waste...
a mere man, yes, but homeboy is a visionary, I still root for him

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