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Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

The revered video game designer on Nintendo's history, the next wave of gaming and the 'Year of Luigi'
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The Age of Wii

Miyamoto helped oversee the creation of 2006's Nintendo Wii, a simple, motion-controlled device that appealed to everyone from hardcore gamers to senior citizens. He worked on landmark products for the new system, including Wii Sports, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Paper Mario and Super Mario Galaxy. Last year, the company revamped the product with the Wii U, which also uses a GamePad touchscreen controller. "The system itself is technically a very powerful system," says Miyamoto. "It can draw very, very detailed beautiful and HD graphics. We really wanted to take what had been already a world that was depicted with a sense of realism  in the original games – and create that world in HD, leveraging the power of that system to do it."

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