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Miyamoto: I wish I’d designed Angry Birds

Rovio’s smash hit Angry Birds series has received perhaps the very highest praise available in the world of games development. Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary designer of Nintendo classics such as Mario Bros and Zelda, has admitted that he wished he had come up with the idea for Angry Birds himself. …

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Miyamoto: Nintendo needs new big hit

Development legend and current Nintendo senior MD Shigeru Miyamoto has said that finding a new, big-hitting IP is the solution” to Nintendo’s current financial troubles. Earlier this month Nintendo scrapped its profit forecasts, saying it now expected to post a loss for the current financial year. So perhaps it’s no …

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OPINION: Why Miyamoto SHOULD retire

Last Thursday was the perfect storm in a teacup for games websites. For a few moments, mere minutes really, Shigeru Miyamoto – creative genius behind almost everything that Nintendo is known for in the modern world – was calling time on an enviable career. Wired declared he was ‘stepping down’ …

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Miyamoto dismisses retirement claims

Legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto has assured fans that he will not, as a recent interview implied, be retiring from Nintendo in the near future. The gaming world lit up yesterday when an interview with Wired appeared to quote Miyamoto as saying he was retiring from triple-A games development to …

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Nintendo denies Miyamoto retirement reports

It’s a ‘misunderstanding’, Nintendo has claimed, as the company’s share price fell two per cent on news that Shigeru Miyamoto is to retire from his chief development role. The claim came directly from Miyamoto himself in an interview with Wired. "Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s role at Nintendo is not …

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Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto ‘retires’

One of the most acclaimed developers of all time has announced his intention to ‘retire’ from his current role. Shigeru Miyamoto, the head of Nintendo development and the creator of famous IPs such as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, is stepping down from his role. But the world’s …

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Miyamoto resisted Mario Kart 7 changes

It takes a strong willed fellow to stand up to the mighty Shigeru Miyamoto, but that’s exactly what happened in the development of 3DS racer Mario Kart 7. "The way the gliders fly isn’t particularly faithful to real life, but I think it feels pretty good in action," he told …

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Miyamoto wants old Zelda games in 3D

With Zelda’s next epic chapter due in shops next Friday (November 18th), the producer of Skyward Sword has hinted at an exciting new 3D future for the series. And furthermore, none other than Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto is fronting the project. Mr. Miyamoto himself has been talking recently …

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Miyamoto downplays Wii U tech hopes

Nintendo is not building its next generation console with the most expensive high-end tech, the company’s development boss Shigeru Miyamoto has said. Nintendo is an entertainment company,” he told Gamespot. "We’re very sensitive to pricing because people have generally only a certain amount of their spending that they’ll devote to …

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