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News: Today Was Shigeru Miyamoto's 63rd Birthday

Today Was Shigeru Miyamoto's 63rd Birthday

Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll!

Shigeru Miyamoto is a developer who could certainly be referred to as the "Walt Disney of Gaming". The man is responsible for the likes of franchises such as Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, and he holds considerable influence over the development of countless...

News: Miyamoto and Tezuka Discuss the Difficulties of Balancing Games for Players of All Skill Levels

Miyamoto and Tezuka Discuss the Difficulties of Balancing Games for Players of All Skill Levels

"The difficulty balance is always something that I hear frustrations about"

Arguably, one of the greatest features of modern Nintendo games is how the difficulty almost always manages to cater to both advanced players and beginners. For those who need it, there's usually a power-up or handout that will make a challenge significantly easier to...

News: Decade-Old Japanese Shigeru Miyamoto Interview Shows How Super Mario Bros. Helped Save the NES

Decade-Old Japanese Shigeru Miyamoto Interview Shows How Super Mario Bros. Helped Save the NES

Miyamoto-san also shared his love of Bluegrass music

In the past month a lot of focus has been on the 30th Anniversary for Super Mario, a major landmark joined by the release of Super Mario Maker on Wii U. There have been plenty of interviews and events, but it can be interesting to look back at previous anniversaries to see what was different or,...

Weirdness: The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s Mother, According to Shigeru Miyamoto

The Bizarre Truth of Bowser Jr.'s Mother, According to Shigeru Miyamoto

Erm...

Earlier this week Nintendo of Europe teased a Mario myth-busting video in which Shigeru Miyamoto would tackle some of the tales and questions that revolve around the mascot. We expected some light-hearted confirmations and some nudging / winking, and that's what we got. The video was initially shared by NoE on Twitter, and though some...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka Tackle Michel Ancel's PAC-Mario Stage in Super Mario Maker

Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka Tackle Michel Ancel's PAC-Mario Stage in Super Mario Maker

Of course Miyamoto-san is rather good

There's been a fair bit of Super Mario Maker-related news and content to kick off the week, so here's something a little light-hearted to keep that going. Uploaded by Nintendo UK on YouTube, the two most important founders of Super Mario tackle a stage by the man behind Rayman, Michel Ancel; that's a star lineup...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Produce Another Super Mario Galaxy, But is Waiting for the Right Opportunity

Shigeru Miyamoto Wants to Produce Another Super Mario Galaxy, But is Waiting for the Right Opportunity

Still "thinking of ways to surprise the audience" with various franchises

Super Mario Galaxy is regarded by some - including this writer - as not just one of the best Mario games, but one of the greatest video games period. Following the rapid arrival of sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 in 2010, however, all has been silent on a third entry, with only...

News: Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though Miyamoto Defends Near-Term Rather Than "Dream-Like Demonstrations"

Miyamoto-san doesn't approve

Courtesy of the internet and its never-ending ability to make a lot of noise, Nintendo's senior management will know only too well that some of the company's most vocal fans were rather disappointed with the company's E3 showing. Its focus on near-term releases meant there were plenty of previously announced titles,...

Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

Like a kid in a candy store

Some of the most memorable parts of this year’s Nintendo Digital Event were the segments featuring the strangely familiar puppet recreations of the Japanese company's most famous figures. Shortly after the presentation, it was revealed the Jim Henson Company – the team behind The Muppets – was responsible for the...

News: Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

Work in Progress Video Fires Up Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo E3 Rumours

But...

E3 is about a month away, which means rumours will arrive with great regularity. Another is now doing the rounds about a potential E3 show; while potentially exciting, it's important to break it down and realise that, actually, it may not be entirely accurate. The source of this buzz is a presentation from NAB 2015, a major convention run by...

News: Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

Nintendo to Lead Design and Development of Smart Device Games, But Shigeru Miyamoto's Priority Remains the Wii U

"We are forming a joint development structure with DeNA"

Following this week's dramatic announcement of Nintendo's partnership with DeNA to greatly expand its move into smart device gaming and services, utilising core IP in the process, there have been plenty of questions around how the partnership will work and how, in practical terms, it'll affect...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox for E3, a Future for F-Zero and More

Another major YouTube appearance

During December last year Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen filmed with some hugely popular YouTube channels, in turn reaching millions of subscribers. The most followed of those was Smosh Games, with over 5.5 million subscribers; Nintendo of America tweeted the appearance on 19th December. The video has now been...

News: Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Unique" Dual-Screen Control Mechanics

"The story might not be too different from past Star Fox games"

Star Fox will be blasting its way to the Wii U next year, offering fans of the series another chance to hop into the iconic Arwing and perform barrel rolls aplenty. However, those expecting the game to feature a radically different storyline to what has gone before may be a little...

Video: Learn How to Make Mario Kart 8 Koopa Shell Cake Pops, and See Shigeru Miyamoto Make Someone's Day

Learn How to Make Mario Kart 8 Koopa Shell Cake Pops, and See Shigeru Miyamoto Make Someone's Day

YouTube celeb Rosanna Pansino is understandably starstruck

If you're a YouTube fan that enjoys rather friendly and accessible baking videos, there's a pretty good chance that you know about Rosanna Pansino — she has nearly three million subscribers and we previously covered a Cooking Mama 5 video of hers. Pansino has now posted a Nintendo-themed...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Production of the Pikmin Short Movies in a Miiverse Interview

A new HOME theme for the 3DS also revealed

The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, has dabbled in many new and exciting experiences this year, including the production of animated shorts – he even had the opportunity to show his recently released Pikmin movies at the Toyko International Film Festival. Now, in an interview with Nintendo’s...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philosophies, Not "Boring" Alternatives

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philosophies, Not "Boring" Alternatives

"Think of ideas for games that could have never happened before"

There are few plaudits that haven't been directed at Shigeru Miyamoto, the key development figurehead at Nintendo throughout its history in the video game industry. From providing a breakthrough hit with the original Donkey Kong arcade to overseeing and directing multiple projects as...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed

Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make Début at Tokyo International Film Festival

Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make Début at Tokyo International Film Festival

Have been coming to fruition for over a year

Last year we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was overseeing a series of animated Pikmin short films, with the legendary game designer explaining that his origins in four-panel comics and passion for the franchise had brought the project to reality. They were initially planned to arrive in some form...