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Date: 01/13/09 03:24 PM

51 Responses to Game Designing Kid Genius

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    triplej Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Link: Game Designing Kid Genius - Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has set the gold standard for gaming.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Pac Land FTW!
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    slugs Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    Miyamoto was 25 when he first got a job with video games. He wasn`t a kid genius, just a good game designer.
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    deeplick Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    Mario 64. Wow I remember playing that game, and it blew my mind to play a 3D game that good.
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Entertaining link, good one IAB.
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    WeeToddDid Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Did you see the female pundit? Blink and you`ll miss her! Hehe.

    But yeah, Miyamoto is one of the big players, but not sure he should get all the credit they`re giving him.

    PS Ocarina of time IS the greatest game of all time.

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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    That was a long clip I actually didn`t mind watching. It was good.
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    MaruDashi Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    We discussed him in my game development classes a LOT. Several of my teachers worshiped the man like a God. A god? Maybe not, but the guy is freaking amazing, thats for sure
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    Ocarina of Time as greatest game ever? You have to be kidding me. Great game, sure. But play it again sometime this week and I think you`ll change your mind.
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    catsthewagon Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    Actually I am currently playing Ocarina of Time and I still think it is the greatest game of all time, followed/tied with A Link to the Past.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Miyamoto is one of my role models. Mainly because of his imagination and creative energy.
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    darthrex111 Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Ocarina of time is still great i think its better than most games today. good link IAB
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    WeeToddDid Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    @Victory7,

    I`ve just finished completing it again for a billionth time, and if you compare it to most (non-Zelda) RPGs from before it was made there`s a stark contrast. 10 years on it still holds up better than most. Z-targeting, immersive 3D storytelling and balanced real-time rpg combat, it invented them all and did it right first time.

    Miyamoto is NOT solely responsible for the game though, that`s partially why the vid annoys me, he didn`t create a lot of the things about many of the games listed that helped make them so great.

    Either way it`s just my opinion, why do you disagree? :)

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    littleb Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Ocarina of Time is my favorite game out of anything, ever.

    "Ocarina of Time as greatest game ever? You have to be kidding me. Great game, sure. But play it again sometime this week and I think you`ll change your mind."

    This is what people who care more about graphics then gameplay or story say.

    Ocarina of Time has the depth and storyline that most modern games can`t even touch.

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    mikeeegeee Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Ocarina of Time really is the best game of all time. I played through it again a few weeks ago, and no game has stuck with me in such a way that it did.

    There are many many great games. But Ocarina of Time is timeless, and I`m not sure any game will ever surpass the indescribable magic it possesses.

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    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Having worshiped Sir Miyamoto from the tender age of 13, I do appreciate such acknowledgment of his genius.

    I wish he were still closely involved with Zelda, but I have great confidence in Aonuma. :D

    And after Wii Music, maybe it`s best he, uh... took a break to recharge his, uhm... creative juices. :|

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    bergeracman Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    @Victory7 - u must have been like 5 years old when ocarina of time first came out therefore u most probably didn`t play it upon release.
    It`s all about the initial impact it has on the player at the time of release. Ocarina of time is a masterpiece and EASILY the best game of all time.
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    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    Yes, everyone orgasm to the awesomeness of Miyamoto.

    I did wish they said more about other stuff like Sega though. Miyamoto is great but, I wanted to hear about his competition as well =/

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    WakeToWood Male 30-39
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    January 13, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Why do we watch kids tell us what we already know, Miyamoto was inspired? Kids who were not even born when Mario was famous.
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    Mjustin Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    I just came.

    Ocarina of Time: soooooo awesome. My first Zelda game and the one that got me hooked. Definitely the best game ever made.

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    Jezuzfreak40 Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    Dude, is that how u say mario? I say (MAR E O)
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    Armanith Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    *bows down to Shigeru Miyamoto" all hail the mighty game god... without him, there would be no Zelda. I <3 link
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Though I typically prefer the more open-ended and god-controlling kind of games, and have never owned a gaming console, this was really interesting.
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    kamietsu Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    I definitly side with littleb. I love good graphics just as much as the next person. But if the game doesn`t have a good story or gameplay, regardless how good the graphics are, i wouldn`t play it for very long.

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    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    OMG! He`s from the FUTURE!?!?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    The guy is not a genius. You clearly don`t know what genius is.

    I`ve seen `documentaries` like this before, all they do is make you realize that video games had to start somewhere.

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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    lmao Nintendo fired Shigeru Miyamoto for releasing company secrets a while back lol
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Well, he didn`t work on StarCraft, so he sucks. >:P
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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
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    January 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    Am I surprised that he`s Asian? Why NO I am not surprised...
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    January 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    id never wood have guessed all these games came from one guy
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Shigeru took video games in directions no one had thought of before and actually made them fun for everyone.
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    Hahaha! Wow, I sure did get a lot of feedback/flame for that last comment I made. I`ll try to answer them all:
    The game is fun, but what I felt that there is really no replay value, many people will say it was the greatest simply because they were young at the time and remember it being one of the few good N64 games that came out in it`s early years (don`t make me start on Halo for the Xbox, ugh). Sure, it introduced new concepts to the gaming world, but games after it did it so much better that Ocarina eventually became eclipsed by them. Ocarina`s story is mediocre at best (evil dude kidnaps princess (holy poo, Mario anyone??) and guy goes on a thrice replictaed quest to save her). The plot for Ocarina is the same for every Zelda game before it, just in 3D. Look, Ocarina isn`t a bad game, it`s a great game, but not the best. I have to laugh at the comment by "littleb" though, because Ocarina of Time was lauded as having the best graphics of the year. What do you say t
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    to that?
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    shivinski Male 18-29
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    January 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Well, FlameOfUdun didn`t work on StarCraft, so he sucks. >:P
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 4:47 am
    "gold standard"? More like standard of crap.
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    Poreka Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2009 at 6:00 am
    I thought most people would know who the heck he is. Well most gamers anyway.
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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 6:39 am
    ednesday, January 14, 2009 6:36:01 AM
    They didn`t even mention Pikmin! It wasn`t the "bestest" seller, but, it was huge!

    Augh. And, Ocarina of Time was pretty damn awesome, but, I must say I enjoyed Majora`s mask more at the time. The characters had a lot more life to them, they were better designed and more realistic.

    LoZ: Twilight Princess schools them all, however.

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    WeeToddDid Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 8:12 am
    @Victory7,

    I think the flames you got were because your original answer was a bit acerbic, even if it wasn`t intended so!
    I`d reject the claim that I was young at the time it came out, I`d been playing games for a while, but I still remember the effect Ocarina had on me. I would agree the story is a bit cliché, but it`s the storytelling that is the most compelling aspect the game for me. The plot twists, the sweeping cut-scenes and endless subquests were delivered perfectly, and the fact that these were new innovations in gaming only intensified the magic I felt when I played.

    Other games may have emulated this, but an update in graphics or lengthening the story or adding "immersion" does`t make a game "better" in my humble opinion.
    For me, Ocarina is timeless. It`s like films, or books. Star Wars is my favourite film, despite it`s age and graphics.

    Which game is your favourite then?

    PS I loved Majora`s Mask`s darker tones, but it was too subtley

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    syke22 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 8:38 am
    Meh, i like shooters
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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 8:56 am
    Syke, its ok to like shooters. I think its just proper to respect this man`s legacy and revival of video games. S`why I stick with nintendo through and through.
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2009 at 10:37 am
    good for him
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    shinu Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    actually, my favorite zelda is wind waker.
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    habbazoot
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    January 14, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    my favorite zelda is a link to the past and a link to the future (theyre the same game, but different name/cartridge artwork)
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    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    @WeeToddDid
    Thanks for at least not flaming me, I respect that. I`ve never been too enthusiastic about the story in my games, it has to be seamlessly blended into the game, otherwise I feel like I`m playing a game and being forced to watch a five minute movie every time I do something. But my personal favorite, now that`s a tough one. If I had to choose one (single player) videogame to store in a vault while the Earth was nuked to preserve humanity, I`d probably go with the Half-Life 2. I swear, I`ve played through that game at least a dozen times, and every time I do, I see something I didn`t see previously. There were no cutscenes, no levels, no interruptions, just one massive adventure with so many events to see that I would be happy playing 10 years from now. The only problem with "the greatest game ever" question is that I have plenty of games in different genres that would deserve the title, so I`m really not content with just saying Half-life is the best.
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    WeeToddDid Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    Victory7, I believe that we can reach a favourable middle ground at Half Life 2. And maybe Portal? If you haven`t played it, I would recommend it with every fibre of my being.
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Jesus Christ, that fat guy annoyed the hell outta me. The nasaly voice was textbook geek, and his pvercompensation type styling wasn`t helping either.
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    d_katman Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    mario series died after sunshine
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    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:49 am
    what about will wright?
    WILL WRIGHT?

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    mikeyberman Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 3:26 am
    Yeah, Will Wright is definitely a genius, but has he influenced the gaming world as much as Miyamoto?

    Although Wright`s games are absolutely coolarific, and he`s definitely had huge influence, I think pioneering the platform game puts Miyamoto ahead.

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    shwm19 Male 18-29
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    January 17, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    Portasl rocks weetoddid lol name but well any how i knew miyamoto was from the future, al inventers are. Loljk
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    onlocash Male 30-39
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    January 18, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    The legend of Kage!! Finally found it
    I didn`t know what that was called but played it when I was like 10

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