[FAKE] Miyamoto stepping down from big projects

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  1. Snailface
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    Legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto just gave an interview with Wired in which he revealed he is stepping away from from his role of supervising major projects such as Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword to working on smaller projects within the company, even ones where he works alone.


    It's almost like he wants to be a homebrew dev. :P
    Pretty shocking news -- thoughts, people?

    EDIT: Please read the article people. He's not retiring or being demoted. Gosh. :ha:

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  2. 8BitWalugi

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    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT.

    This reminds me of a similar move Kojima pulled...
     
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    inb4 people don't read past "stepping down"
    inb4 people say "it's a faux he's going to fully step down soon enough"
    also inb4 responses to the above two stating "well he's old"

    Anyways does anybody have any sort of guesses what he'll be working on now? Maybe a new IP?
     
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    maybe a new grahpis system for the wii that makes it look better then the new ghraips engine by sony and microsoft
     
  5. syko5150

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    Hmm, although it's a little disappointing that he won't be working on games like Zelda I am looking forward to some new intellectual properties that he will create. Just about every franchise he has ever created has been successful so this might be a good thing.
     
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    Well, we have a quality dev here. He's pretty old, but that's not stopping him. :D I really don't mind if it's a small project, as long as it come from this guy.
     
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    As you age, you lose your sense of what is "cool" at the moment, but not for recognizing true,timeless beauty. So, you've got Miyamoto trying to steer games in certain directions, and he's surrounded by a bunch of young go-getters who increasingly are seeing him less as the great genius, and more as an old man who doesn't understand what 'today's gamers" really want. Eventually, he gets tired of the whispers behind his back, of being outvoted behind his back, and of being held up as a token of the company's greatness without actually having a hand in it anymore .... and he says, "fuck it, I'll go make my own shit, and it either makes it or it doesn't".

    I'm just guessing, but since I'm 44 it's a more educated guess than the rest of you can make. Maybe he just wants more time to go to strip clubs?
     
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    Hell.
    You'd need a whole new console for that.
     
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    R.I.P. Nintendo

    Then again, they were nearly dead to begin with. This is just pulling the plug.
     
  10. dgwillia

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    Maybe this will be a good thing? Sometimes it felt like he was holding back some of the games, i mean, he DOES make masterpieces. But at the same time, times have changed many things.

    Not saying i dont like him or anything (Before someone takes this the wrong way and goes apeshit on me). I remember the golden days of Nintendo, and it seems like they need some major revitaliation lately
     
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    He's so god damn old it makes me sick
     
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    What?
     
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    He probably has minimal impact on the current games anyway. Long gone are the days where video games can be made by just one or two people, but he probably wants to do just that again.
     
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    Awwww man. I dunno exactly what impact this will have... all I know though... things won't be the same without him. ;O;
     
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    Did not see that coming.
     
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    This...is...SAD...:(
     
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    Cave Story, Terraria, Minecraft?

    Though of course after those got really popular the dev teams increased in size...

    And then there's all the games you can find on steam and other such services, VVVVVV comes to mind.



    If you're talking about retail console shit then yeah, I'd agree, even if an indie or small team game gets to that point, it needs more devs to pull that section off.
     
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    Sucks, but I'd rather play any game he makes over the "hip, cool awesome!" games of today.
     
  19. Hyro-Sama

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    He seems capable enough. Taking smaller projects will allow more time, which allows more creativity, which makes better games. Moreover, he's not getting any younger so stepping down but continuing to work is very smart. It shows Miyamoto's love for video game developing in general. I salute you, Miyamoto.
     
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    Sad news, but there are a lot of brilliant people out there.On the other hand, I grew playing value videogames Nintendo offered, which most of them were designed/lead by Miyamoto.

    What else can I say... I'll miss you man u_u
     
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