Thought of the Day 11.16.12 Shigeru Miyamoto


“Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock-n-roll.”
–Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto was born on this day in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan in 1952. He is 60 years old.

[OK raise your hand if you know who Shigeru Miyamoto is.  For the three of you who know who he is … pat yourself on the back — you are a game playing hipster, and I appreciate you taking time away from your Wii to read this blog. For the rest of us… raise your hand if you’ve heard of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda or played Nintendo. Shingeru Miyamota is Mario’s father if you will.]

The Miyamoto grew up in a small town in the Kyoto region of Japan. Only a few of the homes in the area had Televisions, and Miyamoto’s wasn’t one of them.

Instead, he found entertainment in a steady stream of comic…

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