The Mercury News Interview: Shigeru Miyamoto, head of game development, Nintendo

In the world of video games, Shigeru Miyamoto is a rock star.

As head of game development at Nintendo and a longtime employee of the video game company, he has created some of the industry's most iconic games and characters: "Donkey Kong," the "Mario Bros." series and the "Legend of Zelda" games. More recently, he has spearheaded development of Nintendo's popular Wii console, working on games such as "Wii Sports," "Wii Fit" and "Super Mario Galaxy" that have helped showcase the system's capabilities.

Mercury News recently spoke with Miyamoto about these trends and how they are affecting game development. Here is an edited version of that interview.

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