Submitted by CGMagazine 1108d ago | opinion piece

What Happens When Miyamoto Dies?

The fact is that we, as older gamers (and by that, I mean anyone that actually remembers getting an Atari 2600 back in the 70s) have been privileged to see our hobby grow up with us. But this also means that those people who have taken gaming from its infancy to its more mature state today aren’t getting any younger. They’re getting older. And some day they’re going to retire, or simply die of old age (Culture, Industry, Mario, Retro, The Legend of Zelda, Wii, Wii U)

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Stuart5756  +   1108d ago | Well said
The same as while he's alive, Jobs died and apple continued on. The legacy he's created has influenced so many people that they'll work like him if not better than him in the future, I'm sure he's taught many people who will carry the torch after him.

Wait a minute, what a stupid article!
Hatsune-Miku  +   1108d ago
Life will go on. His body of work isn't impressive because he's been doing the same game for over 30years with the same formula.

Every game he touches turns to gold? Wii music was golden.

Listen, miyamoto deserves recognition for certain things he's done years ago but he hasn't done anything worth praising since I've been born. He's done a few games where he rinsed and repeated the same formula for years. Playing the new Mario titles and Zelda titles now are like playing dlc for games from the 90s. People love to flame devs for repetitiveness but this matey is the king of repetitiveness
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Neonridr  +   1108d ago
are you an idiot? No person in the game industry has sold more video games than Miyamoto. Every game he touches turns to gold and are all million unit sellers. I'm sorry Mario Galaxy was exactly the same as the first Super Mario Brothers? Do explain...

NOBODY has a resume as impressive as him. Fact.
ronin4life  +   1108d ago
Kind of like your comment history on this site.


Having an actual conversation with hatsune using truth and logic is next to impossible.

I wonder if he/she is just a satirical account sometimes...
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krazykombatant  +   1108d ago
Oh man you're in for a world of hurt, next time just don't comment kid. Please save us the the pain of dealing with your stupidity
dark-hollow  +   1108d ago | Well said
Play mario bros. On nes.
Then super mario world on snes.
Then mario 64 on n64.
Then mario sunshine on gamecube.
Then mario galaxy on wii.

Then I DARE YOU to say they are just rehashes.
"bu bu but itz teh same formulah!!!"

Well duh! Because its a sequel! Look at god of war series, same formula. the mgs series, same formula. So on and so forth.
eagle21  +   1108d ago
Sometimes Miku, learn just to STFU. Not only does Miyamoto involve himself with most of the productions at Nintendo, he is very influential on the design of the hardware and it's innovations. You can call rehash till you die, Miyamoto is a living legend! Oh and any game developer would tell you how much they think of his work when designing their games. You and your agrees are simply out of your collective minds.
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wishingW3L  +   1108d ago
you guys sound like a bunch of fanboys but what Miku said holds some true. Right now Miyamoto is just a producer and in the past 10-15 years he has only directed or designed maybe two games or less.

Miyamoto hasn't been deeply involved in the development of any game since the days of the Nes with Mario Bros 3.
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linkratos  +   1108d ago
Honestly you are so fucking stupid

And I don't care if this is my last comment on this hell hole of a site

Enjoy your trolling

P.S. We're you born after Mario 64 came out? You would have to because that was among the most mindblowing games ever. Ocarina of Time? Majora's Mask?
It all makes sense now. Your comments match those of a 14 year old.
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gaffyh  +   1108d ago
While I do think that Miku needs to STFU, some of you guys are really living in the past. Saying something like, "dude made Mario 64" is not a good argument, because he could be making complete and utter shite right now. Perfect example is Rare, and nobody says Rare is awesome, they say Rare WAS awesome because of games like Perfect Dark and Banjo.
Rockoman16  +   1108d ago
He's been doing more than you so shut up!!, you tasteless troll, go back to your lame bridge!!
neogeo  +   1108d ago
I have been on this site starting in 2006 and I honestly must hand it to you. Haysune's just won Dumbest troll comment of the decade. I'm sad because I simply can't imagine anyone on earth able to top the diarrhea that just spewed out your pie hole. It's not worthy of a reply by anyone.
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RustedMan  +   1108d ago

you forgot to add the "/sarcasm" tag.
Pillsbury1  +   1108d ago
Troll bait
darthv72  +   1108d ago
would someone come up with such an article? Are there hidden signs we are missing here?

'quick call to nintendo -
"Hey double up the security around Miyamoto-san"
"no i'm not plotting anything"
"I read on a gaming site about what would happen if he died:

"yeah it was N4g"
pixelsword  +   1108d ago
They will probably have some sort of memorial or something.

cpayne93  +   1108d ago
Since you've been born? How old are you? Ever heard of pikmin? Two of the best games I've ever played, and if you're old enough, you better believe mario 64 and oot are deserving of praise.
omarzy  +   1108d ago
Awards and recognition

The name of the main character of the PC game Daikatana, Hiro Miyamoto, is a homage to Miyamoto.[89] The character Gary Oak from the Pokémon anime series is named Shigeru in Japan and is the rival of Ash Ketchum (called Satoshi in Japan). Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri was mentored by Miyamoto.

In 1998, Miyamoto was honored as the first person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.[90] In 2006, Miyamoto was made a Chevalier (knight) of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres.

On November 28, 2006, Miyamoto was featured in TIME Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes," alongside Hayao Miyazaki, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Bruce Lee and the Dalai Lama.[92] He was later chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of the Year in both 2007[93] and also in 2008, in which he topped the list with a total vote of 1,766,424.

At the Game Developers Choice Awards, on March 7, 2007, Miyamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award "for a career that spans the creation of Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda to the company's recent revolutionary systems, Nintendo DS and Wii."[95]

Both GameTrailers and IGN placed Miyamoto first on their lists for the "Top Ten Game Creators" and the "Top 100 Game Creators of All Time" respectively.

In a survey of game developers by industry publication Develop, 30% of the developers chose Miyamoto as their "Ultimate Development Hero".[98] Miyamoto has been interviewed by companies and organizations such as CNN's Talk Asia.[99] He was made a Fellow of BAFTA at the British Academy Video Games Awards on March 19, 2010.

In 2012, Miyamoto was also the first interactive creator to be awarded the highest recognition in the Spanish-speaking world, the Prince of Asturias Award, in the category of Communications and Humanities.

What other game developers have achieved this?
Honky Kong  +   1108d ago
your nuts
AWBrawler  +   1108d ago
What the firx is up with Miku's hatred against all things nintendo. Do I have to post my long list of Miyamoto games again? The man is a Legend plain and simple! If you can't respect that, you're a bigger disgrace to gaming than Leisure Suit Larry
Leviathan  +   1108d ago
You all deserve kidMario on your idiotphones. I hope I offended all of you. You're all bunch of n4g 7th grade trolls who never even had an N.E.S.
kane_1371  +   1108d ago
you guys really should chillax, Hatsune has the right to express her/his opinion.

People say N4G is a Sony Defense Frontline feast, they should come and check you guys out!

Don't you have a shame, to bash a person like this, because he or she expressed her opinion about a person that you guys fap to the dream of meeting him?


Miyamoto is without a doubt a key factor in the world of video games, he was one of the guys that saved the gaming, He created some great games in their time.

But even I was having this argument yesterday, that many of this games that he released under the name of Kirby and Mario could have been new ips.
maybe then people would feel less like everything is just Mario in the Nintendo, which is true, many feel so.
But that doesn't mean that Mario is a bad game, or Miyamoto is anything less than an important man in the business.

Fact is, he is afraid to give out new ips, that's cool, we know it.
And to say he is using the same formula cuz they are sequels is the height of stupidness, a Developer MUST, and I mean MUST change his style, and unfortunately for Hatsune that is exactly what he did.

he is just as i pointed out afraid of new ips, he keeps creating new games and ideas inside the old shell of Mario and other guys.
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fr0sty  +   1107d ago
I'm not sure which is worse, the post accusing shiggy of not putting anything good out lately or the fanboys foaming at the mouth over it. Some of the criticism is deserved, as shiggy is not only the king of sequels, but also king of genre whoring. I think a porn game is about the only genre Mario has not appeared in. That aside, Miyamoto is responsible for a good chunk of the good memories I have from childhood, and while I don't play his games anymore, I still appreciate him for that. Shiggy isn't a god, he isn't perfect, but he's damn close. Funny how a dude that doesn't even play video games anymore has sold more games than anyone else on the planet.
Shepherd 214  +   1107d ago
Hatsune miku

I don't know, super Mario 64 and super Mario galaxy didn't feel like dlc from super Mario bros and super Mario world to me...
nerdkiller  +   1108d ago
this is stupid why ask it like this.why not ask,what happens to nintendo after his gone
gamingGod123   1108d ago | Spam
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1108d ago
He has unlimited life
JaggedCarpet  +   1108d ago
He has a secret stash of 1-UP mushrooms in his closet.
pixelsword  +   1108d ago
@ jagged:

We just call them 'shrooms' man.

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ronin4life  +   1108d ago

Miyamoto playtests all games in is franchises and relays important information, criticism and advice to the teams involved. What he says goes, regardless of who is in charge of the project. He also plays a pretty heavy role in hardware.

He was, is and always will have a heavy hand and influence in the industry. No one who thinks themselves knowledgeable of this industry or its history could dispute this.
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kane_1371  +   1108d ago
He has a heavy hand and influence in the Nintendo side, not the whole industry.
You don't expect microsoft and Sony do as he says or EA and I don't know, Activision?
Kran  +   1108d ago
though some do say that after Jobs died, things just went downhill for Apple... but in a sense, Apple was always the same.
Knight_Crawler  +   1108d ago
Jobs dies and Apple is sh!t

Have you tried those Apple Maps and the new iPhone 5 is very underwhelming compares to the Nokia 920 and GS3.

If jobs was here those maps would have never seen the day of light until they were completed and the iPhone 5 would have had way more features.
MostJadedGamer  +   1108d ago
1 of 2 things will happen when he dies. If he knows Jesus as his Lord, and Savior he will go to heaven, and have joy, and happiness forever, and ever. If he does not know Jesus as his Lord, and Savior then he will suffer eternal torment, and burn in hell forever and ever
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AWBrawler  +   1108d ago
DON'T......EVEN...... GO THERE!
krautgamer  +   1108d ago
you are fucking retarded...
princejb134  +   1108d ago
Legends will never die
Sarcasm  +   1108d ago
Yeah it's a bit ridiculous to talk about a man's death just to theorize on the state of a company.

Why couldn't the article just be "What will happen to Nintendo if Miyamoto retires from the gaming industry." or something.
fr0sty  +   1107d ago
What will happen when he dies? A little jingle will play and we'll be returned to the start screen.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1107d ago
Isn't this guy a little young to be talking about his death?
Theyellowflash30  +   1108d ago
It will be a sad day for sure but Nintendo will continue to make the games they make. Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, and other great franchises will be passed on to the next generation of game designers
fourtwenty2009  +   1108d ago | Funny
Not to worry. He'll still have two more lives left. Also he has a bottle with a fairy in it.

Wishing him long life and good health and many more Zelda's.
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fourtwenty2009  +   1108d ago
Ganon clicked disagree.
neogeo  +   1108d ago
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ChickeyCantor  +   1108d ago
Should Miyamoto die? I mean he didnt even come up with Call of Duty.
Wizziokid  +   1108d ago
A bit of a sad topic to discuses but someone will replace him. it's how the business world works. Let's hope it's not for a good few years yet though.
Samus HD  +   1108d ago
yeah.. I think he's looking to work on something new (IP), let's hope he will deliver us yet another great game :).
Allsystemgamer  +   1108d ago
I will cry
AJBACK2FRAG  +   1108d ago
Yeah. I don't like even like thinking about it. Master visionary. Incredible person. Just a cool guy!
He's my personal hero! When you play a Nintendo game and you feel happy and see beautiful colors instead of black, grey and brown and you think this is the funnest game I've played in a while well there's Miyamato! When that day comes, and it will for us all, I'll probably cry like a baby.
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AdaptAndOvercome  +   1108d ago
Everyone departs one day.
Neonridr  +   1108d ago
A piece of Nintendo's heart will die with him.
josephayal  +   1108d ago
he's sick or something? WELL
When you die, they can bury you and someone take Your Job
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ChickeyCantor  +   1108d ago
You're a damn fool. It's japan we are talking about.

Iwata just grabs his clone-O-4000 and ceates a new Miyamoto. But as Japanese drama writing goes, Iwata would probably fuse himself to create the ultimate Nintendo president that goes by the name of Iwatamoto. And the world will end in an unexpected, illogical way.
ronin4life  +   1108d ago
But then he teams up with kutaragi and defeats the evil EActavision Man, enabling them to resurrect the ancient Atari using the pacballs... and peace is restored.

Sorry, couldn't help myself...
Damn I'm bored...-.-;;
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Krimmson  +   1108d ago
Miyamoto's death will be somewhat similar to the death of Walt Disney.
BitbyDeath  +   1108d ago
ThatArtGuy  +   1108d ago
Disney was cremated,not frozen.

BitbyDeath  +   1108d ago
Interesting, thanks ArtGuy
Honky Kong  +   1108d ago
Unlimax  +   1108d ago
At this moment Reggie will say : MY BODY ISN'T READY D: !
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kamakaz3md  +   1108d ago
do your job mods, what kind of stupid game news post is this? the site is called NEWS 4 GAMERS!!!! Not what happens if, or when... this site is getting ridiculous, come on...
kane_1371  +   1108d ago
this place isn't only about news, it is about articles and opinion pieces too, are you a contributer?
I guess not, cuz you would know this if you were
Rauland  +   1108d ago
A legend never dies.
vortis  +   1108d ago
Heroes live on forever.
TongkatAli  +   1108d ago
It will be a really sad day when that happens.
Lord_Sloth  +   1108d ago
He's already left his mark on the world. It's a HUUUUGE mark, too.
TekoIie  +   1108d ago
DivineAssault  +   1108d ago
This here is a great man.. His puzzles & level design are genius & unrivaled.. It would be a sad day for nintendo cuz w/o him, everything would be too easy
BigBoss1964  +   1108d ago
Nintendo will clone him
abzdine  +   1108d ago
He will be buried.. what a pointless article!
stuntman_mike  +   1108d ago
it will be a sad day and will be missed, but hopefully the team that takes over will have been helped by him and influnced. but to be honest he is one of a kind.
gamingGod123   1108d ago | Spam
amaguli  +   1108d ago
It would be the saddest day in the gaming industry. Miyamoto has done so much for the industry, so even though he would be gone, his legacy would never be forgotten.
Hicken  +   1108d ago
It would certainly be a blow for gaming. I imagine it may be tougher now, but there are still very few people coming up in the industry with the vision Miyamoto has.

... and why are we talking about this?
fourtwenty2009  +   1108d ago
Two words: Nintendo Coffin(tm).
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Afterlife  +   1108d ago
Don't say that. Why must you bring this up? to get dat site traffic going?
wastedcells  +   1108d ago
He lives forever. All great artists do!
Dr_Salvitor  +   1108d ago
People from all gaming companies including Sony and Microsoft will attend his funeral.
jc48573  +   1108d ago
why even think about such things? People die.
Sketchy_Galore  +   1108d ago
All of his friends and family gather to pay tribute along with anyone who's anyone in the gaming world. He has a beautiful service and as the coffin is lowered into the ground a lone bagpiper plays this haunting refrain http://youtube.com/watch?v=...
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