During a GameCenter CX and Iwata Asks crossover, Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata revealed that he joined the gaming world based on his faith in computers.
"I told them, ‘I think I could program Famicom games, so please let me program for the Famicom,'" Iwata said. Wow. What a different time period. Nearly impossible to get such a job that way now unless you know someone important.
"Nearly impossible to get such a job that way now unless you know someone important." Nearly impossible? You need a P.H.D just to apply for a job at Starbucks these days. Man, if only asking someone for a job was all it took.
"Nearly impossible? You need a P.H.D just to apply for a job at Starbucks these days." LMAO, quoted for truth!
saying "I think" on a job interview is the same as saying "I don't want the job". On top of the studies you need to lie and sell yourself as the best at what you do even if it's not true and later on with experience you'll learn what you still don't know. And the best way to become a game-developer is by creating your own company. Form a small team, make small games and the rest is just pure luck.
Well, his saying 'I think I can' was probably a Japanese way of being humble about his abilities. But yeah, even in Japan now you can't do that. You're right. You have to sell yourself as having no holes in your ability. No training needed. Day 1 winner. Or you can forget it regarding pretty much any job that you can actually live off of the salary/pay.
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