See Mario's Creator Act Like a Goofball On Stage at E3

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The highlight of today's E3, for me at least, was seeing Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto take the stage at the company's press conference and finally take the wraps off Pikmin 3.

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The reveal itself was welcome, but what I really liked about it was seeing the dude go crazy with it. For many people, his sword-swinging antics for Twilight Princess are a lifetime highlight of the event, and this is as close as he's come to that since.

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I don't know why exactly it resonates with people, but it's probably got something to do with the fact 99% of other developers and executives look like actors on a forced death march during E3. Seeing a man with genuine passions and excitement in his products is both a rare and wonderful thing.

(Photos by Kevork Djansezian | Getty)


Illustration for article titled See Marios Creator Act Like a Goofball On Stage at E3
Illustration for article titled See Marios Creator Act Like a Goofball On Stage at E3
Illustration for article titled See Marios Creator Act Like a Goofball On Stage at E3
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The guy is brilliant. He has a genuine passion for games and actually looks like he is truly enjoying life.

Though I have no idea what Nintendo is doing, their conference was atrocious. And I kinda got the vibe from Miyamoto that even he's not convinced about Wii U...

I went from a day 1 purchase for Wii U as a loyal Nintendo fan today to questioning whether I even want the console at all. The only thing I really do want to play is Pikmin 3, everything else? Meh.

If anyone else acted like that on stage however, you'd wonder if they were drunk or stoned. With Miyamoto, that's just a the way he is and when he leaves Nintendo, they'll be in even more trouble than they seem to be now.