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Iwata Asks

Posted by John Hoare on 16:36, 4/3/2007 | ,
 
Apologies to those of you who have seen it before, but I have to mention Iwata Asks - a series of interviews conducted by Satoru Iwata, the President of Nintendo, with the various Wii development teams. And it's not just the usual corporate bullshit - it's incredibly in-depth, and mentions a lot of the difficulties encountered along the way. Well worth a read.
 
Mind you, what I find fascinating about the Wii is that the corporate line - "fun for gamers and non-gamers alike!!!!!1111" - is actually true. The last time my girlfriend played a computer game was back in the early 90s - but now we play together on the Wii practically every day. Which is fantastic.
 
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  Phlamethrower (16:48 4/3/2007)
  monkeyson2 (17:19 4/3/2007)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #99468, posted by Phlamethrower at 16:48, 4/3/2007
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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but now we play together on the Wii practically every day. Which is fantastic.
Ah, the genious of chosing a name that sounds like a synonym for urine.
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Phil Mellor Message #99472, posted by monkeyson2 at 17:19, 4/3/2007, in reply to message #99468
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Iwata: "Yes, it seems you got me to go to that presentation just because you wanted to see me squatting! (laughs) All the staff seemed to really enjoy seeing that!"

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Phil Mellor Message #104889, posted by monkeyson2 at 11:41, 20/10/2007, in reply to message #99472
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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There's a new set of interviews out, this time about Mario Galaxy: http://uk.wii.com/software/18/
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