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News: Miyamoto: Mobile Competition Actually Helps Wii U

Miyamoto: Mobile Competition Actually Helps Wii U

Says the console will be "very much improved" once updates are complete

The performance of the Wii U operating system has been a major talking point ever since its release. A few system updates have arrived since the console launched that have smoothed things out a bit, but the major updates are yet to be implemented. In an interview with TIME,...

Video: Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Another classic Nintendo Direct moment

Since the broadcasts began in late 2011, Nintendo Direct has produced a number of memorable moments, even prompting us to name ten of our favourites last year. It seems that Japanese viewers were treated to another example in the most recent broadcast on Valentines Day, which has now been posted by Nintendo UK...

Feature: Shigeru Miyamoto - The Father of Modern Video Games

Shigeru Miyamoto - The Father of Modern Video Games

An era unlike any other

Today is Shigeru Miyamoto's 60th birthday, a key personal landmark but also one that should be celebrated in broader terms by the gaming industry. Miyamoto's well-known description as the "father of modern video games" isn't just casually applied praise, it's a title that's deserved and has genuine significance. Nintendo's...

News: Happy 60th Birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto

Happy 60th Birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto

Father of Mario and Zelda reaches another milestone

Exactly 60 years to the day in the Japanese town of Sonobe, one of video gaming's greatest visionaries was born: Shigeru Miyamoto. Since joining Nintendo at the late '70s, Miyamoto has arguably revolutionised the medium of interactive entertainment more than any other individual, producing a...

News: Miyamoto Working to Encourage More Wii U Third-Party Developers

Miyamoto Working to Encourage More Wii U Third-Party Developers

"I am trying to meet with the game developers individually"

One of the big challenges facing Nintendo and its Wii U system is to encourage more third-party developers to commit to major projects on the system. While Wii had a diverse library — perhaps more so than many think — it arguably lacked a lot of big-hitting titles from third-parties...

News: Miyamoto's Ideas for Metroid can be Found in Nintendo Land

Miyamoto's Ideas for Metroid can be Found in Nintendo Land

Not a bad starting point

As you no doubt saw over the weekend, Shigeru Miyamoto recently conducted an interview with Gamekult.com, during which he shared some views on Wii U and Nintendo's most iconic characters. Some additional translated comments now provide Miyamoto's views on the Metroid franchise, and he's suggested that Wii U launch title...

News: Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A New F-Zero

Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A New F-Zero

"I thought people had grown weary of it"

If you ask any self-respecting Nintendo fan which series they'd like to see come out of hibernation, many will say F-Zero. Aside from the themed mini-game in the forthcoming Wii U launch title Nintendo Land, we haven't seen an F-Zero title since 2004's F-Zero: Climax on the Game Boy Advance - which never...

News: Miyamoto: Nintendo Focused on Fun, Not Competition

Miyamoto: Nintendo Focused on Fun, Not Competition

Worried about reliance on guns in gaming

Shigeru Miyamoto's reputation and prominence in the gaming industry means that his opinion is sought on a large number of issues, not always those specific to Nintendo itself. As the recognisable face for Mario and the company, he often reflects the opinions and ideology shared by his colleagues, so it's not...

News: Zelda Remakes Still Part of Nintendo's Quest

Zelda Remakes Still Part of Nintendo's Quest

Miyamoto weighing up two distinct options

Ever since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D arrived on 3DS, fans of the series have been eager to see what's next. Our team had hopes, before they were cruelly dashed, that an all-new Zelda entry would be teased for 3DS at E3. Judging on comments made by Shigeru Miyamoto to IGN, however, it seems that...

News: Miyamoto Talks Down Idea of 3DS Redesign

Miyamoto Talks Down Idea of 3DS Redesign

Thinking about 'future generation of handheld'

On the cusp of E3 we reported a rumour, from Japanese newspaper Nikkei, that Nintendo was planning to announce a bigger 3DS, which was subsequently denied by Nintendo. It wasn't the first time that talk of a 3DS redesign had surfaced, with previous rumours of an amended system that would include a...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

For communications and humanities

Shigeru Miyamoto has won a few major awards over the years as recognition for his exemplary contribution to the gaming industry. He's been awarded a BAFTA fellowship and was the first inductee into the Spike VGA Video Game Hall of Fame, to name just two honours. He's now been confirmed as the recipient of this...

News: Bathe in the Glory of Miyamoto's Development Wisdom

Bathe in the Glory of Miyamoto's Development Wisdom

Quotes from the master

Shigeru Miyamoto knows a thing or two about making games. As general manager of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis Division he's worked with staff including Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takeshi Tezuka and many more. One of his protégés is Koichi Hayashida, director of Super Mario 3D Land, who took to the stage at GDC 2012 yesterday and...

News: Miyamoto Focused on New Franchises

Miyamoto Focused on New Franchises

Handing over the Master Sword

In December last year rumours swirled around the internet that Shigeru Miyamoto was planning to retire from his role, reports of which were swiftly denied. Although it transpired as a misinterpreted comment in an interview, it still led to a number of questions about the future of Nintendo and its major franchises. According to comments in the latest investor's..

News: How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

Origin tails

The Tanooki tail is back in a big way this year, but it's time to take a look back at when and how it entered the Mario canon way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Chris Covell's website has a translation of The Stars of Famicom Games, a 1989 book taking a sneaky peek at how Mario's greatest 8-bit adventure was created, from ideas to manufacturing. Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Takashi..

News: Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

Baby-raising and family struggles

Shigeru Miyamoto's ideas come from all angles. Pikmin came from gardening; Wii Fit from his wife bringing home a new set of bathroom scales. We're almost afraid to ask about the inspiration of an idea revealed in a recently translated discussion all the way from 1989 (thanks to Siliconera.) The discussion in question takes place between Miyamoto and Dragon Quest..

News: Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

Read all about it

Last night's Spike Video Game Awards might have been more of a glossy advert reel than a bona fide awards show, but that doesn't take the sheen off Nintendo's four awards on the night. The biggest gong saw The Legend of Zelda receive the first-ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award, picked up by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, who...