The legendary games designer behind the likes of Mario and Zelda has discussed his concerns about third and first person shooter games. Shigeru Miyamoto worries about how these games will affect children.
It's the parents job to control the content their kids are watching/playing/reading...The rating system on products are there for a reason...
The rating system just isn't respected by parents at all. Every time I go to a midnight launch there are parents buying M rated games for small children. Makes no sense.
And whose fault is that?
i worked at game crazy and explained to a parent that u can snipe people in the head, run them over, etc etc in grand theft auto aswell as hire prostitutes, she simple asked "can you see the sex?" i said no and she said "oh thats fine then" riiiiiight. tits are bad, but killing is good. stupid America, as much as i love being american this country is just too prude
i saw a father buying GoW3 for his 10 yr son when the game released. i turned to my friend and said i cant believe he's actually buying one of the most violent games on the market for an under aged kid. shocked the sh*t out of me.
... adult gamers all over the Internet comparing more sales figures of Mario Bros & Pokemon to that of God of War III... and super elated & proud of it. This is the most insane behavior of gamers I have witnessed in on the Internet. You can't get more shell shocked than that!
@axel you are 200% correct in your statement this generation has been by far the worst gaming gen ever. grown a$$ people arguing over plastic boxes with wires, plastic discs sales, and being proud of it like their getting any of the profits is beyond retarded. i owned all 3. consoles this generation but traded in 2 because they did fill my needs in the games i liked and wanted. there was nothing fanboyish in my decision to do that just disappointment that the 2 i traded in didn't give me a reason to keep them.
Just last week, Miyamoto said that he was interested in making a FPS! http://kotaku.com/5918095/t... IMO Miyamoto's point was that parents and developers just need to be more responsible/cautious.
Miyamoto would really like to renovate the genre and make it more Nintendo! But I can't imagine we'll be seeing a Zelda FPS some time soon!
whatever, there are people shooting each other everywhere. its in school books, movies, and unfortunately for many real life.
I think he means the fight against a popular market that he knows Nintendo does not have a leg to stand on in. "Here, you need play more Mario!"
i love this man! I also think there are too many shooters these days and i'm really wondering what innovation will next gen consoles bring because it's all about shooters Nintendo is the only company innovating and the others are only copying the principe
Innovative, right the same ips repeated gen after gen. A seemingly refusal to invest in significant new franchises. Really is a poor mans tablet, that is innovative, apple(expensive as hell) says hi from what 5 or 6 yrs ago. I would rather see more rpgs than shooters. "Nintendo is the only company innovating and the others are only copying the principe" Lord another one of you mindless zealots, that believes everything nintendo does or makes is original. I love idiot gamers going on and on about innovation. Nintendo is barely catching up to this generations consoles. It might have some of the best rated games(according to metacritic), but give up with the innovative bs.
Why should I give up with innovation bs? it's not because you dont approve what i'm saying that i should shut my mouth, i'm free to think what i want as long as i'm giving arguments. There is nothing creative and special about making a COD every year, the game is the same you go forward you kill there is no depth in these games and because they need to make one more for next year the campaign is always 5 hours long as a max. FPSs are polluting the game world these days, and games are really lacking something that would make them special. New machines allow better and better photorealistic graphics, but creativity is not included in the package and very few are creative these days.
Really though, it's ultimately up to the parents to decide what they would let their kids play. One of the first console games I've played was a shooter. And I was 5 at the time! Yet I've never displayed any unnatural or violent behavior for a kid my age. I'm not saying that it's alright for parents to just blindly let their kids play M rated games, but if their children are old enough to properly distinguish between fantasy and reality,then I don't see how it's any less harmful to let them play shooters than letting them join a paintball game.
The guy seemed to have no problem with games like GoldenEye 007, The Conduit and XIII on his consoles. Even games like No More Heroes, Red Steel and MadWorld are pretty violent. Just carry on making games we want to play and stop worrying about the kids.
It's really their parents to blame. Not the actual games.
I agree. I think it's much more health for kids to watch cute Pikmin being eaten alive by some big monster thing. O_O
Well to be fair i dont think he would make a typical fps (if he ever did). Metroid Prime (while not from him) was an example of a nintendo fps. Kid Icarus Uprising is an example of a nintendo tps (with killer melee combat also). The KIU MP is one of the most robust and fun MP games ive ever played (crammed into a tiny cart lol).
I for one would love to see Miyamoto try to create a shooter. It would def be fun and creative. We can have shooters which are kid friendly and fun at the same time. The parents should know to buy mario/rayman/metroid instead of gta and cod. Its called parenting.
I bet Miyamoto wishes Portal was a Nintendo game. IMO the BEST example of an original or "unique" FPS.
Except it's not a FPS, it's a FPA
yeah, you're right about that. but still, its a first person perspective with something that looks like a futuristic gun that also shoots stuff out. so i guess with THAT technicality, one could say its an FPS. but overall, an FPA
@Lucretia THANK YOU seriously the whole sex is worse then murder makes NO sense. If i ever become a parent i'll take the "viloence>sex>nudit y>langue" approach as it should be.
Makes no sense ro me either lol why is sex considered worse than violence?
Probably because of potential behavioral problems, or even worse. You have seen or heard about people(usually teens/young teens) committing violent acts because of video games. I once read an article in the paper about a boy who shot his mom because she took away his xbox, or other articles about children actually shooting or hurting people in other ways because they played GTA. You never hear( at least i have not) about children raping women/men because of sex in video games, or epidemics of any sexual conduct in the majority demographic of video game players. Violence is a much bigger issue, and it much more damaging then sexual content.
Metroid needs more violence!!!
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.