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    Default Miyamoto: Games should belong to the entire family

    In an interview with Business Week, legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto discusses a variety of topics, from the changing face of games to the rationale behind the Revolution's controller. Much of the article will sound familiar to those who have closely followed Miyamoto's career, but the article provides some lesser-known facts, as well as a cross section of popular topics past and present.

    Perhaps most interesting was the designer's vision for the future of games.

    "It's convenient to make games that are played on TVs," Miyamoto is quoted as saying. "But I always wanted to have a custom-sized screen that wasn't the typical four-cornered cathode-ray-tube TV. I've always thought that games would eventually break free of the confines of a TV screen to fill an entire room. But I would rather not say anything more about that."

    Addressing a future far less distant, Miyamoto discussed the thinking behind the Nintendo Revolution's controller.

    "Most people think video games are all about a child staring at a TV with a joystick in his hands," Miyamoto said. "I don't. They should belong to the entire family. I want families to play video games together. That was the concept behind the Revolution. I also redesigned the Revolution's controller to look more like a regular TV remote, so anyone who saw it would know instantly how to use it, and so they wouldn't think they had to always stash it away."

    As for his current favorite game, Miyamoto doesn't have one. As a matter of fact, he says he doesn't even play games anymore.

    "The only time I play is maybe the 20 minutes I spend testing rivals' new machines," Miyamoto is quoted as saying. "I don't play video games in my free time. On the weekends, I fix things around the house, garden, or play the guitar. Or I'll exercise, go swimming, take the dog for a walk, or go for a hike."

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    In the beginning, Miyamoto broke some molds in gameplay and design.
    He pretty much made Nintendo what it was.
    Now he's beating it into the ground. I mean, how can you let someone who openly admits he doesn't even play video games anymore to run a video game company and direct what types of consoles and games that company should make?
    Sony and Microsoft let the market dictate what should be made.
    Nintendo lets Miyamoto dictate what should be made.

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    The hero gets old.. sad news.

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    miyamoto has always said that he rarely plays games, even in an old issue of edge discussing the snes he said he prefers other hobbies. I can understand this as no one likes to bring their work home with them..for example I am a head chef at an award winning restaurant yet I will not even pick up a knife at home and certain freinds of mine are programmers for a local software company yet there is no chance of seeing them behind a computer come the weekend.
    Maybe this is why he has always created the most original games and implemented all new ideas into his craft, since he is not subject to outside influences.

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