See Mario's Creator Act Like A Goofball On Stage At E3

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.

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 at E3 in 2006 are a lifetime highlight of the event, and this is as close as he's come to that since.

I don't know why exactly it resonates with people, but it's probably got something to do with the fact 99 per cent 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.

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    That's the Shiggy We know and love

    The first image is SO my new profile picture on Facebook.

    the shiggy squint

    Japanese Dwight Shrute

    What's controversial about Rovio's bnsuiess model? They make ad-powered games (and sell ad-less ones), like every other company in the iTunes and Android stores (and on Facebook). And I'm not surprised that Angry Birds was Miyamoto's favorite game of 2011, the only other one I could see beating it would be Portal 2. 2011 was a pretty shitty year for games.

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