Shigeru Miyamoto

Ask video-game producers which individual has had the most creative impact on this burgeoning art form, and the name you will hear over and over again is Shigeru Miyamoto. Chief game designer for Nintendo, Miyamoto has been called the Walt Disney of electronic gaming. Nintendo grew to become one of the major players in the gaming industry primarily because of a multitude of designs born in the mind of Miyamoto-san. Starting with his first hit, Donkey Kong, and continuing through his megafranchises Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda, Miyamoto, 53, has repeatedly proved himself a master of his craft. Along...

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