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Shigeru Miyamoto Nominated in Time Magazine 28

Posted by Zonk
from the don't-call-him-shiggy dept.
Splitt3r wrote with a link to the Kotaku site on Shigeru Miyamoto's Nomination as one of this year's 100 most influential people at the Time Magazine site. "PRO: Most successful game designer, creator of Super Mario, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, whose new platform, the Wii, is currently the top-selling game console. CON: His perfectionist tendencies often result in games being significantly delayed and, despite the Wii's gameplay innovation, its graphics are far behind the competition." Voting is currently ongoing at the site, if you're interested in swaying the vote.
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Shigeru Miyamoto Nominated in Time Magazine

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  • Re:Who is RAIN?? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by El Gigante de Justic (994299) on Monday April 30, 2007 @12:33PM (#18928725)
    I always thought he was an obscure Mortal Kombat character, but according to his profile, he's a Korean R&B and Pop star. He has done some live shows in the US (2 sold out shows at Madison Square Garden) but has yet to hit it big in the US. My guess is that his ballot box is being stuffed by otaku fan girls.
  • by Volante3192 (953645) on Monday April 30, 2007 @12:34PM (#18928741)
    They must really have been stretching for something to put in the CON field. Heck, I'd consider everything they listed as a PRO aspect. Gameplay > graphics, and I'd rather a game delayed 3 months or more to make sure it works rather than release something halfassed that needs patches later on.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 30, 2007 @01:38PM (#18929787)
    Sheesh, another "gameplay > graphics" fool. Your little argument sounds legit until you grasp the concept that the two are NOT mutually exclusive. You can and do see many games that have great graphics AND great gameplay. What a concept! There's no reason to deliberately cripple your system with last-gen graphics while at the same time charging 3x the amount of a last-gen system and top-dollar for games. Unless you're looking to milk a shitload of profit out of it..
  • by MMaestro (585010) on Monday April 30, 2007 @02:10PM (#18930367)
    Some of the people on that list simply aren't that influencial and others are clearly listed simply for name recognition. Rain, a Korean musician? Unless he's the Korean version of the Beatles, I'll pass. Osama Bin Laden? Last time I checked, hes been hiding in a cave fighting his own organization for leadership. George W. Bush at #98?! I hate his policies, but in terms of world influence, hes pretty damned important.
  • by trdrstv (986999) on Monday April 30, 2007 @02:36PM (#18930881)

    the two are NOT mutually exclusive. You can and do see many games that have great graphics AND great gameplay. What a concept! There's no reason to deliberately cripple your system with last-gen graphics

    You have a decision with this generation whether you want to deal with "last-gen quality" graphics or "last-gen quality" control. The same argument can be made that both Microsoft and Sony "Crippled" their system by adopting a control scheme that's 10 years old, and makes certain games (like WiiSports) impossible in their current form.

  • by Volante3192 (953645) on Monday April 30, 2007 @03:56PM (#18932193)
    Even more worrying, the Wii worlds possibly are also going to be smaller.

    Twilight Princess.

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