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Shigeru Miyamoto Time's Most Influential Man of the Year

KEEBS1984
05-01-2008, 01:03 PM
That's right, in a race to the top via public opinion voting, Shigeru Miyamoto (famed Nintendo designer) made the top spot beating out the likes of Rain (some Korean pop star) and Stephen Colbert.

In addition other noteworthy people like Jon Stewart, Brad Pitt, and even Obama didn't make the top 10.

I guess this is the power of the Wii eh? Miyamoto wasn't even on the list back in the GC days.

:lol:

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1725112_1726934_1726935,00.html

Seriously though... Miyamoto makes some fun ass games. He deserves it.

kamspy
05-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Did Twilight or Galaxy even have his name in the credits:confused:

Ntruder
05-01-2008, 02:55 PM
Maybe he'll be attributed with making kids fatter and lazier because all they want to do anymore is stand in front of their TV and swing their right arm.

GLOW
05-01-2008, 03:17 PM
beating out the likes of Rain (some Korean pop star) and Stephen Colbert

Uhhhhh.... 'nuff said? :lol:

Kidding, he's a genius and deserves this award.

KEEBS1984
05-02-2008, 11:18 AM
Did Twilight or Galaxy even have his name in the credits:confused:

Ya he is in the credit of all us iconic games. Usually as producer though... with so many projects to work on he basically takes more of a "consultant" role in each of the games. Wii Fit I believe he actually designed though...

kamspy
05-02-2008, 01:57 PM
Ya he is in the credit of all us iconic games. Usually as producer though... with so many projects to work on he basically takes more of a "consultant" role in each of the games. Wii Fit I believe he actually designed though...

That's what I though... I heard he was doing Wii Fit and it was one of the reasons why I sold my Wii (no offense). I wish Miyamoto would go back to making games for gamers....but money talks, I understand. If I were in his position, I'd quickly follow Wii Fit up with Wii Yoga (mat included.)

One can only hope the he does another hardcore game, but with the Wii selling like it is and the demographic that is buying it up, I think we're forever stuck with a gimped Miyamoto. Thanks for the memories, one of the greatest devs ever.

jwebb1970
05-05-2008, 11:06 AM
That's what I though... I heard he was doing Wii Fit and it was one of the reasons why I sold my Wii (no offense). I wish Miyamoto would go back to making games for gamers....but money talks, I understand. If I were in his position, I'd quickly follow Wii Fit up with Wii Yoga (mat included.)

One can only hope the he does another hardcore game, but with the Wii selling like it is and the demographic that is buying it up, I think we're forever stuck with a gimped Miyamoto. Thanks for the memories, one of the greatest devs ever.

Just because Wii appeals to a wider market than, say a PS3/360, does not mean that "hardcore" games are not in Wii's future. What it means is there will be more than just that sort of thing available for it.

Nintendo wanted to open gaming up to a market made up of folks from 5 to 95. They've succeeded w/ Wii.