Miyamoto: Excessive violence in games isn’t necessary

If any other person than Mr. Miyagi of videogames would say that developers don’t need to resort to excessive violence to grab gamers’ attentions, no one would care. But when Shigeru Miyamoto speaks, we bow gracefully and listen. Speaking to Channel 4, Miyamoto said he is “concerned many developers focus on excessive violence in order to stimulate people’s minds.”

Violence in large portions is entertaining, but I guarantee there’s a plethora of developers out there who are scratching their heads and wondering why they can’t come up with a winning concept at the same level as mushroom-eating plumbers and exercise boards for the Wii.