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Submitted by Gran Canaria 1169d ago | news

Miyamoto worried about reliance on games with guns

espite showing an interest in making a first-person shooter, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has expressed his concern about the sheer amount of games with guns that are released these days. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

OneAboveAll  +   1169d ago
People are afraid to try new things. That's why Crap of Doody is still up there. Same reason Counter-Strike kids go ape shit when VALVe change ONE thing in their game.
ozzywazzy  +   1169d ago
Same reason mario is once again 2d, with a 2d 3ds spin off also on the way.. yeah man, people obviously are afraid to try new things.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1169d ago
Miyamoto is Right people!
we need games with more mushroom intake and body stomping.
corrus  +   1168d ago
Only Nintendo afraid to try new things
ShinMaster  +   1168d ago
Is that why they haven't made a good Metroid game in a while?
It's been 20 years. It's time for new IPs, Nintendo.

/burn
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mewhy32  +   1168d ago
I like to see Mr.Miyamoto develop for Microsoft or Sony. He's bound to be constrained by the, most always, low powered hardware that Nintendo keeps releasing to the market.
gintoki777  +   1168d ago
God of war has violence without guns =D
Hufandpuf  +   1169d ago
And none of them are coming from Japan...
TekoIie  +   1168d ago
Resident Evil 6?

Simple fact about shooters is that when you think about how would you make your own. Ok you need guns maybe a ADS option and an enemy with a gun. The setting could be in the middle-east because its super easy to make up a reason why the US army is there. Not much effort right?

Now try a platformer. You gotta put quite a few weeks maybe months into what the enviroment is like and do you want the environment to be interact-able. You need to know what could make and break your games mechanics (like POP reboots claw which ruined the platforming). Also look at Mirrors edge; Controls must have taken a month alone to make a confortable layout for that sort of gameplay. Then you need to make areas which are hard to platform and require like 30 secs worth of non stop moving where 1 wrong move will result in death or having to start over.

Now this is a simple reason for why there are more shooters than any other genre of game. Plus if you wanna be down with the kids you gotta play 'em :3
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Dark_Overlord  +   1169d ago
But they're usually the most popular type of game, and companies will always go where there's money to be made.
meganick  +   1169d ago
That's unfortunately true.
camel_toad  +   1169d ago
As opposed to the ultra violence of stomping on innocent turtles? Burning creatures alive with fireballs? Miyamoto is so hypocritical.
Moby-Royale  +   1169d ago
I believe that you missed his point.

Quite sure, in fact.
camel_toad  +   1169d ago
I believe you missed the extremely obvious sarcasm.
Moby-Royale  +   1169d ago
Mine was totally meant to be sarcastic too.

*rolls eyes*

See how easy it is to say?
Bathyj  +   1169d ago
Mario Galaxy had a gun.

It shot water, but still...
LordMe  +   1169d ago
Was that not Mario Sunshine? OR did it return in Galaxy?
Bathyj  +   1169d ago
Oh yeah.
Sorry, my bad.
rambler  +   1169d ago
Flash Liquidizer Ultra Dousing Device. not a gun.
Bathyj  +   1169d ago
You can call it the 'Zero point energy field manipulator' if you really want to.

I call it a Gravity Gun.
rambler  +   1169d ago
You can call it a gun if you want. I call it a hose.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1169d ago
He needs to play Demon's Souls and Dark Souls and acknowledge greatness. His statement is pretty accurate though, despite shooting in games being a fairly fun activity. It does get rather tired after a while though, which is why variety is always good.
Lucretia  +   1169d ago
im afraid miyamoto is relying to much on a fat little plumber and an elf.

still rather have that than shooters though
Psychotica  +   1168d ago
They should have a cave man game where you whip rocks at each other..
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jamesensor  +   1168d ago
Even when Miyamoto farts it's news @ n4g lol he is "worried" = news lol
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InTheLab  +   1168d ago
No shooters on the Wii U confirmed...lol
omarzy  +   1168d ago
The truth can really piss people off i guess. Every damn conference had shooters, and mass murder in them. Nothing wrong with that, but when you NEED to be told which trailer belongs to your favorite(key word) franchise because every other one looks the same, then it is too much. Miyamato is not the only one in the industry who thinks like this, far from it, and consumers should e aware of it also. Violent games can be fun, but when 10 year olds at Gamestop only know which murder game they want to play, then the industry needs to change. Frankly, i would love to see what people would say if this statement came from anybody besides Miyamato. Not a single person here is looking at this issue in a rational way.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1168d ago
^ “Intelligent” I add:

Violent games are fine. But if every game is like that, it limits the growth of the Gaming Industry.

Think about the movie industry, people like R-rated films but they limit the amount of audience that is imitable to the film.
Whether you hate the Wii or not, or if you hate Casual games, or so-called gimmicks; this industry, like any other industry, needs great content for ALL audiences.

The films with the easiest chance for high money are films that can suit the whole family and have great content.
Before you say “Happy Feet” or “Happy Feet 2”-
I interject, that the “Avengers” was a PG-13 film, not R-Rated. I also add that most Disney Pixar films are great no matter your age.

The problem is that most True “Gamers” know this but the “Core” is all about over-specialization and die.

>!>!>!>!Organisms (industries) with more genetic (customer/audience) diversity have the highest chance of surviving adversity.
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