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Developer: Miyamoto is like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs

Shigeru Miyamoto is like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs, according to developer Q-Games, who worked on Star Fox 3DS.

Vintage Miyamoto
Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who passed away last year was known for being very demanding and tough on his employees. He’s also known for being a genius who foresaw the personal computer, and made Apple one of the biggest companies in the world. According to Q-Games founder/developer Dylan Cuthbert, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto shares a lot of similarities with Steve Jobs.

“Shigeru Miyamoto is like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs but just as cutting. His private face is different to his public face.” Cuthbert said in an interview with Eurogamer. He added that Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, Zelda, Pikmin and many other Nintendo franchises, has a a style of “cutting through bullshit” and get to the point. He compared Miyamoto with Steve jobs, saying he’s “slightly more friendly, but just as cutting”. Cuthbert briefly spoke about a possible Star Fox Wii U game, saying that he has a number of ideas for the console and the Wii U GamePad, but that it will be up to Nintendo to determine what they like. Q-Games developed the recent Star Fox 64 3D for the Nintendo 3DS.

Every time we see Miyamoto in public, he’s the kind old man who makes fun games and does interesting keynotes for Nintendo at E3. But we can picture him being a bit more strict, especially since video game development is a tough business with so many people working on a single game. In those cases, we can imagine Miyamoto quickly cutting through the bullshit, as Cuthbert puts it.

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  • mac

    i agree he does seem like the late steve jobs in a way

    • PACMAN

      I can’t really tell because I don’t speak japanese. A lot of how people are is the tone of their voice when talking.

  • LilPDolla

    Atta’ boy, Miyamoto! Skip the bullshit!

  • Wii Uoops!

    Now I feel like Miyamoto is so evil… I guess I’m too sensitive.

  • trainerblk

    BE HOLD the triforce of wisdom incarnate

    • trainerblk

      miyamoto body is allways ready

  • Nintendofreak

    Im the first…….well one could imagine he is like dat if he was nice like on e3 with the designers they would poke their assses all day

  • Mrpaquito_95

    I’ve noticed this when he talks. When presenting Pikmin he went straight to the game, but then Reggie started to talk and he would just repeat stuff over and over.

    • PACMAN

      Maybe that’s just reggie. He kind of bugs me.

  • Ryudo

    I have a friend who works at R* and when China Wars was under development and Iwata and Shiggy were taking a tour. Well my buddy had been working long hours all week and so he fell asleep. Well his boss as he is taking them to introduce them to my friend shiggy see’s he is asleep and screams at him. Woke him up and Iwata was trying to calm shiggy down. To this day he is scared shitless of Shiggy.

    • King of Red Lions

      Yikes!

    • sirroman

      This just destroyed my image of Myamoto o.o

      I mean, he is great but. Wow!

    • Pokemon Master#1

      are you serious?

    • Envy

      I don’t believe this story.

    • Ahmed360

      Cool story bro…

  • Skozo

    Just because he is nice doesn’t mean he is a Dumbass.

  • Man

    He is a lefty but smokes with his right hand HOW BA CAN U GET? HE SCREEMS I DONT TAKE BULL when you see the pic.

  • Isaac_Triplex

    the man knows best!

  • Ravyu

    It’s impossible for Japanese to be laid-back like westerners. That’s why some of them can’t handle too much work, so they may find Shiggy too harsh on them. I’m from an Asian country and you get shout at for not writing down notes even if there isn’t anything to learn.

  • Anonymous

    Miyamoto smokes.

    • Unicornia_Ocarina

      What do you mean by that. Do you mean he smokes like a cigarette or he smokes like he’s awesome.

  • Unicornia_Ocarina

    I love The Legend Of Zelda games they are so fun.

    • SteampunkJedi

      Random but totally true.

  • NiNtEnDoLoVeR

    surely a VERY old photo of Shiggy…come on he’s like twenty or thirty in it. Now he’s in his fifty decade

  • Nintendo is da best

    seems like reggie makes things funny but then its all serious mode whereas miyamoto likes to laugh and play around for a while but then he gets down to business

  • Aaron

    I believe this story… but I also believe Miyamoto wants his games made right.

  • Canyarion

    I think I read somewhere he quit smoking.

  • Jonny

    I always knew Miyamoto gets all his ideas from drugs :p