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12:00 PM on 11.16.2012

Ol' Grunkle Miyamoto turns 60 today

And he doesn't look a a day over 50! How does he manage to stay so young? There are many notable game developers who have influenced the course of the industry, but arguably none are more well-known and beloved than Shigeru M...

Tony Ponce

10:30 AM on 07.10.2012

Miyamoto wants a Wii U Metroid and Star Fox most of all

IGN had a moment with Miyamoto himself, and quizzed him on potential franchises he would like to see on the Wii U. Out of all of the great series and IPs that Nintendo has to offer, Miyamoto focused on just two: Metroid and S...

Chris Carter



The 'geek' question: hobbyist vs. intellectual photo
The 'geek' question: hobbyist vs. intellectual
by Ryan Perez

The one thing that has always bugged me the most about sports is the use of the word "we." As in, "We won!" No, you didn't win, John Sofaturd from Nothingsville, Ohio. You didn't do anything except sit on your ass and obtain a contact high from the fruitful efforts of someone else who worked their ass off for their success.

To my disappointment, gamers can sometimes have this same habit. Not too long ago, a friend of mine posted an image on Facebook associating the reclusive and unorthodox lifestyle of Nikola Tesla with that of a gamer/comic lover/D&D player, so on and so forth. This was all accomplished via the generalization of the term "geek." Sports fans, meet gamers, the DeVito to your Schwarzenegger.

This made me realize that the debate should not be regarding the differences between "geek" and "nerd"; the two terms virtually mean the same thing, these days. What the debate should be, though, is what different types of geeks/nerds exist. I was led to wonder just why my geek friends enjoy associating themselves with scientific geniuses, when they know practically nothing about science, themselves, as well as how to distinguish the two.

I then proceeded to try that good old-fashioned sociological method. I asked a variety of attendees at E3 two questions: one pertaining to general "hobbyist geek" knowledge and one of general "intellectual geek" knowledge. I wanted to see if we gamers are indeed the same as brainiacs, or if we're simply holding up a "We're #1!" foam finger of our own.

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10:15 AM on 06.12.2012

No online multiplayer in Pikmin 3

Those looking forward to herding dead-eyed plant monsters with friends around the world are in for a disappointment. Nintendo has no intention of exploiting the Wii U's increased online focus with Pikmin 3, as the game shall ...

Jim Sterling

7:30 PM on 06.09.2012

Non-Specific Action Figure has the last word of E3

Seriously, with all the nothing going on in terms of announcements, Non-Specific Action Figure really did do the best job.   Also, I love how this entire segment looks and sounds like a WWE backstage promo.

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 05.26.2012

Official Kirby doodles from way back in the day

Back in 1993, a strategy guide for the recently released Kirby's Adventure appeared in Japan. Inside, three of the big men responsible for the new game decided to sketch the little pink puffball. There's contributions by Masa...

Tony Ponce

9:00 AM on 05.04.2012

Miyamoto: PS Vita isn't a very strong product

Shigeru Miyamoto isn't against slagging off the competition in the friendliest way possible, with the Nintendo loyalist criticizing Sony's PlayStation Vita efforts. The Mario creator believes the Vita isn't a strong product, ...

Jim Sterling

12:35 PM on 04.12.2012

Miyamoto muses on some new juicy first-party prospects

Shigeru Miyamoto recently had a conversation with Edge, and I think most of you Nintendo fans are going to want to hear what he had to say. Sometime last year, it was revealed that Miyamoto would love to remake the original A...

Chris Carter





10:00 AM on 04.12.2012

Miyamoto loves Angry Birds, wishes he'd made it

Love it or hate it, Angry Birds is still a massive deal, as evidenced by the ludicrous amount of merchandise surrounding it. While it's become cool to despise, legendary videogame developer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken its side...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 01.06.2012

Miyamoto is heading up an 'undisclosed original title'

Nintendo EAD manager Shigeru Miyamoto has a few projects in the pipeline, one of which has yet to be revealed. In an interview with the Associated Press, the designer reiterates that Pikmin 3 and Luigi's Mansion 2 are still c...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 12.10.2011

Miyamoto in a life-sized Mario Kart makes my day

Shigeru Miyamoto was already in California to attend tonight's Spike Video Game Awards, so he took some time out from his trip to...go to the mall? The legendary game maker is shown in the photo above behind the wheel of a IR...

Dale North

7:57 PM on 12.10.2011

Miyamoto accepts Hall of Fame award for Legend of Zelda

At tonight's Spike VGA awards, Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage to accept an award for the induction of The Legend of Zelda into the hall of fame. He took the stage like a champ, coming out of the floor and fog to accept the a...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 12.10.2011

Miyamoto responds to retirement talk

We had a bit of excitement earlier this week with word coming from Wired that Nintendo superstar Shigeru Miyamoto would be taking his leave of the company. In the time since shareholders have wavered, Nintendo has been quick ...

Liam Fisher

9:00 PM on 12.09.2011

The DTOID Show: Miyamoto's Retirement, Amalur's Lore

Hey guys! If you missed the live show today, Tara's out of town antique shopping or something, so we had New Challenger host and dear, beloved homeboy Anthony Carboni come hang out.  Today's topics include: 1. Is S...

Max Scoville

8:00 AM on 12.08.2011

Miyamoto NOT retiring, role at Nintendo isn't changing

It turns out that Shigeru Miyamoto's "retirement" yesterday was the result of a misunderstanding at Wired. The legendary Nintendo designer is not stepping down from his current position, although he will be training a new bre...

Jim Sterling

8:45 PM on 12.07.2011

Miyamoto to 'retire' from current position at Nintendo

[Update: There was a bit of a misunderstanding on Wired's part, because Miyamoto will still be around for a good while.] Speaking with Wired.com, Nintendo's iconic game designer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed he will be retiring f...

Jordan Devore