Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Some guys get all the breaks

I have to say, sometimes I feel a bit miffed that outlets like MTV are able to scoop the dedicated gaming press. MTV is hardly hardcore when it comes to gaming, yet now and then they score exclusive interviews with the industry's movers and shakers. Oh, well--c'est la vie, right?

So, MTV scored a bit of a coup when they were granted an interview with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto during last week's GDC. Not only that, but the media monster formerly known for playing music video 24/7 got the man who created Mario to spill a few before-unseen beans, if you know what I mean.

For example, the astute interview got Miyamoto to share that, in their free time, the development team that worked on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess played with the idea of integrating Miis into the Zelda universe. I'd like to see what that looked like!

Also, Miyamoto discusses the possibility of playing a Mario game with just one hand and much, much more. Thumbs up to the writer for asking "outside the box" questions--and being rewarded with some previously-unheard-of answers!

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