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News: Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Miyamoto Keeps Check On The Opposition

Nintendo's number one gets up close and personal with the PSP Go at E3

No matter how proud you are of your own achievements, there's nothing wrong with checking out what the competition has to offer. That's clearly the thinking of Nintendo game design guru Shigeru Miyamoto as he was recently spotted getting intimate with Sony's shiny new PSP Go handheld. The new device is basically a redesigned PSP..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii Only Multiplayer At Home

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Only Multiplayer At Home

No online play for Miyamoto's finally realised multiplayer Mario.

Considering all Shigeru Miyamoto's talk over the past few years of how long he's wanted to create a multiplayer Mario game, you'd think he'd be eager to harness the Wii's WiFi Connection service for the recently announced New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Sadly, you'd be wrong, as he...

News: Miyamoto: Why Pikmin 3 Was Absent From E3 This Year

Miyamoto: Why Pikmin 3 Was Absent From E3 This Year

We're still working on it: honest guvnor!

With all the excitement at E3 this year surrounding the new Super Mario games and Team Ninja’s take on Metroid it would be easy to forget about Shigsy’s plans for Pikmin 3. Could it be that the project has been forgotten about? Thankfully the good fellows over at Kotaku were able to get a bit of one on one time with the famed producer yesterday at E3 to..

News: Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 Is All-New, Baby

Miyamoto: Mario Galaxy 2 Is All-New, Baby

Famed developer promises some cool new features in freshly-announced sequel

Speaking behind closed doors at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is based on "about 90 percent" new content. Speaking about the development of the original title, Miyamoto said: There was so much more gameplay we weren't able to use, and we were a little disappointed. So we thought what..

News: New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Feature Gamer Assistance?

New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Feature Gamer Assistance?

Miyamoto lets it slip in E3 interview

Last year, it was reported that Nintendo had filed a patent for an in-game system that would make its titles easier for less-experienced players. As time passed the patent was largely forgotten about - until now. The intention of this concept is to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy Nintendo's games. This basically means that both younger and older..

News: Miyamoto's Unused Touch Screen RPG

Miyamoto's Unused Touch Screen RPG

Interesting new game design patent appears

The Nintendo DS certainly has had its share of unique RPGs, but Miyamoto's take on the genre is certainly one of the best. In another Miyamoto patent that popped up recently, we see another game idea that Nintendo has to use. An RPG idea for the DS in which enemies appear on the touch screen, and players have to tap them to beat them. The enemies move..

News: Next DS to Have Mobile Phone Capabilities?

Next DS to Have Mobile Phone Capabilities?

Miyamoto drops a hint

Although Nintendo has gone to great lengths to insist that the DS and iPhone aren’t in direct competition, a recent comment from golden boy Shigeru Miyamoto has led to speculation that the company's next portable will have some kind of wireless connectivity that will allow users to access data when they’re out and about – and not just when in close proximity to a Wi-Fi..

News: DSi Has a Strong Opening Weekend

DSi Has a Strong Opening Weekend

Just how many units did the DSi move its opening weekend?

It was announced earlier today by Nintendo's President and CEO Satoru Iwata and Senior Managing Director Shigeru Miyamoto , the DSi had a successful opening weekend overseas and moved over 600,000 units between North America and Europe combined. 300,000 units per territory is a pretty impressive number, especially for only two days of..

News: StarFox Developer Not Interested in Wii Sequel

StarFox Developer Not Interested in Wii Sequel

Dylan Cuthbert was there when it all started - but he's ruled himself out of McCloud's future adventures

If you asked any hardcore Nintendo fan which key first-party franchise they’d like to see appear next on Wii, you can be pretty sure that amongst F-Zero, Donkey Kong and Kid Icarus the name ‘StarFox’ would crop up. The first game kick-started the 3D revolution as far as Nintendo was..

News: Miyamoto: GameCube Made Me Sad

Miyamoto: GameCube Made Me Sad

You’re not the only one, Shigsy

He may have created some of the most influential videogames of all time, but even Shigeru Miyamoto gets down in the dumps sometimes. Speaking to Famitsu magazine the legendary developer revealed that during the GameCube era he was at a pretty low ebb: This is a job where you have a plan and you polish it endlessly while getting help from others. If Nintendo's..

News: Nintendo’s Storage Solution: Better Than HDD, Expected Soon

Nintendo’s Storage Solution: Better Than HDD, Expected Soon

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that the company is looking into the age-old Wii memory storage issue and has even gone as far as to say the solution they’ve come up with is ‘better’ than a hard drive.

What this could mean is anyone’s guess but as we’ve said in the past it’s doubtful that Nintendo will just allow you to plug any old hard drive in via the USB..

E3 2008: Miyamoto Discusses Limited Storage Space On Wii

Miyamoto Discusses Limited Storage Space On Wii

We haven’t exactly been bombarded with WiiWare news at E3 2008 yet. Well in fact, no news to speak of yet! So you can forgive us for raising the sticky wicket of the lack of a storage solution on the Wii yet again.

Hopefully there will be a breakthrough on the horizon soon. IGN caught up with Miyamoto about this ever increasing problem and here’s what he had to say: There isn't anything that..

News: Miyamoto Gives His Thoughts On WiiWare

Miyamoto Gives His Thoughts On WiiWare

Shigeru Miyamoto did an interesting Q&A session with Wired recently. As ever he is his usual charming self and discusses a variety of topics including Wii Fit, swimming and hamburgers!

Of course what we are most interested to hear about are his thoughts on the WiiWare service so far. It is interesting that Miyamoto acknowledged that the American games released so far on WiiWare have been much..