A history of Shigeru Miyamoto - Episode 14 of Play Value





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Published on Sep 3, 2010

The smiling man with the plan. The father of modern day gaming. The Walt Disney of games. A God among his fans and developers alike: Shigeru Miyamoto.

In 1998, Miyamoto was honored as the first person inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.
In 2006, he was knighted in the French "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres.
In 2006, on November 28, Miyamoto was featured in TIME Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes," alongside other Asian legends such as Hayao Miyazaki, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Bruce Lee, the Dalai Lama among others.
In the following year, he was featured in TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2007.
At the Game Developers Choice Awards, on March 7, 2007, Miyamoto received the Lifetime Achievement Award "for a career that spans the creation of Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda to the company's recent revolutionary systems, Nintendo DS and Wii."
In 2008, he is once again featured in TIME magazine's 100 most of influential people of 2008 and topped the list.
In 2009, in a survey of game developers by industry publication Develop, 30% (9000 voters being the total) of the developers chose Miyamoto as their "Ultimate Development Hero".
On March 19, 2010, he was made a Fellow of BAFTA at the British Academy Video Games Awards.
Once again, in 2010, Miyamoto is the first interactive creator nominated for the highest recognition in the Spanish-speaking world, the Prince of Asturias Award.

As you can see, he is an absolute idol, and there is no corner of world where his genius does not reach. No words can convey my respect and admiration for him.

In this video, you'll be seeing a quick rundown of his most notable achievements. Quite frankly, 8 minutes is not nearly enough, but it's a good attempt nonetheless.

*Note: there are a few mistakes in the video that some gamers'll notice, but they don't really detract from or relate to Miyamoto's success.


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