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Nintendo Legend Shigeru Miyamoto Believes in the Wii U | Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog talked to Miyamoto (in person, via translator) about the Wii U, Star Fox, what he thinks about contemporary video games, and what it was like drawing the original maps of Super Mario Bros 3 on sketch paper.

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Geobros1588d ago

Really Interesting interview. We had months to hear news from Miyamoto and he returned more ready than ever! I can't wait to play his new games....

pcz1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

I think nintendo are trying too hard to reinvent gaming. they are trying to create niches for themselves so they can control a part of the market.

that approach worked with wii because the market needed that breath of fresh air. but the novelty wore off quick.

people just see it as a gimmick now, and wiiu is no different. nintendo are beating a dead horse with all these gimmicky games. people dont like it, people dont want it- the sales figures speak for themselves. that robot game looks rubbish, im afraid.

and the thought of them ruining starfox by adding unnecessary gimmicks fills me with dread for how it will turn out.

if it aint broke- dont fix it!

nintendo need to go back to making traditional, high quality games. not gimmick-fests.

marloc_x1588d ago

Traditional is often chastised "the same old". Giant robot was hardly a finished game pcz. It's a shame that what fleshes out a console is getting washed away with low end PC clones, subscription models, and centralized servers where the games/tv are streamed onto any device..what will a video game console be in a decade? Probably a niche machine that offers a completely different experience..

randomass1711587d ago

@pcz There's a lot Wii U got wrong at launch. Good thing that was two years ago. Can we move on to new topics please?

3-4-51587d ago

@pcz- Somebody has to man up and take one for the team and take gaming in a new direction.

The reason they fail often is because they are one of the only people CONSTANTLY tinkering and trying new things.

With that comes failures which then lead to new better ideas.

Nobody else has the balls to fail publicly like Nintendo does.

You need to have confidence and know what your doing is going to pan out in the long run.

I think what they are doing now is really vital for their NEXT console. They are experimenting to see what works and what doesn't.

At least they try.

^ Most people think they just re-hash everything but to be honest even the "same old" games gives you new things to do or are done in ways that weren't before.

I just appreciate them for what they are.

They aren't going to be Microsoft or Sony and that is ok.

Concertoine1588d ago

I love the guy but those tech demos were really underwhelming. I'm confused because all this time we thought he was working on a new IP.

thehobbyist1588d ago

He is and he showed the new IP. Project STEAM, look it up on Youtube.

Concertoine1588d ago

Oh, didnt realize he had anything to do with that. Thanks for info.

KonsoruMasuta1588d ago

S.T.E.A.M is not a Miyamoto IP.

marloc_x1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

I thought being able to control individual limbs on those mechs was quite cool..it is growing/testing game mechanics. Those who took these too literally and balked at the graphics, well... I really do appreciate the insight Nintendo gives us into their work:)

BlackWolf1588d ago (Edited 1588d ago )

Aren't Project Defense and Project Giant Robot his projects? If we go by that, he's working on two (possible) new IPs, instead of one.

Concertoine1588d ago

But how do either of those flesh out into full-on 60 dollar games? They both look fun for about 5 minutes or something we would expect to see in Nintendoland 2.

ChickeyCantor1588d ago

The Guard game was boring to look at. But I think the robot game looked so silly I have to try it out myself.

live2play1588d ago

he has STRONGLY hinted multiple times already that those two projects can be part of a bigger game.

he has stated that starfox can control many different mechs.

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SG1_dapunisherX1588d ago

I just wish metroid prime come soon

modesign1588d ago

a game is only as good as the console its on,

KonsoruMasuta1588d ago

That is false.

I didn't like the Wii, but that didn't change the fact that games like Super Mario Galaxy, Xenoblade, and The Last Story were great games.

MysticStrummer1588d ago

I believe in it also. I'm positive it exists and no one can convince me otherwise.

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