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News: Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Not looking to move to smartphones any time soon, then

Abandoning hardware and becoming a software-only company would rob Nintendo of many "strong environmental advantanges", according to the company's most famous staff member. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Shigeru Miyamoto has refuted claims that making software for other hardware would...

News: Creator of The Sims, Will Wright, Shares His Admiration for Shigeru Miyamoto

Creator of The Sims, Will Wright, Shares His Admiration for Shigeru Miyamoto

Next project will aim to "intersect your reality"

Will Wright is a well known and highly respected figure in the video game industry, credited as the creator of The Sims, while many will also be familiar with his work on the early SimCity games; he also co-founded that series' development studio, Maxis. Appearing at the Game Horizon conference in...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient With Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient With Wii U

Consumers need to become more familiar with the GamePad

Sales of Wii U systems in 2013 have been less than desirable. Uptake has been slow and retailers such as GameStop have called on Nintendo to educate consumers more on the advantages of the new home console. However, Shigeru Miyamoto has called for patience claiming the Wii U GamePad, with it's...

News: Miyamoto Teases the Possibility of a Real "Nintendo Land" in the Future

Miyamoto Teases the Possibility of a Real "Nintendo Land" in the Future

Step right up for the Spirit Tracks runaway train...

While on his press trip around North America in recent weeks, Shigeru Miyamoto has been busy speaking to a variety of outlets about his development philosophies and his most recent projects. It's in an interview with ABC News, however, where Miyamoto has been asked about the prospects of a...

News: Iwata Asks Shines A Light On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Iwata Asks Shines A Light On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Shigeru Miyamoto joins Nintendo's President in the latest interview

It's been 12 years since Luigi's Mansion was released on the GameCube, and the long arduous wait for its sequel Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is close to being over. Next Level Games is the developer behind the title, and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata caught up with the studio in...

News: Next Level Games on Working With Nintendo to Create Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Next Level Games on Working With Nintendo to Create Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Miyamoto demanded a multiplayer experience to rival Mario Kart

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is being released on the 3DS at the end of this month. It's been developed by the Canadian studio Next Level Games, the team behind a host of Nintendo games such as Punch-Out!!, Mario Smash Football and Mario Strikers Charged. There's no doubt that landing the...

News: Miyamoto: "Entertainment is an Unpredictable Industry"

Miyamoto: "Entertainment is an Unpredictable Industry"

Not at a point of concern for Wii U as yet

Shigeru Miyamoto, as you've no doubt noticed, has been on a press tour around the U.S., and the most recent port of call seems to have been the New York Times. A number of topics were covered, and in terms of the ever-present question of Wii U momentum the Nintendo executive admitted that he'd naturally...

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...