A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.
Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll.
Nintendo's philosophy is never to go the easy path; it's always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new.
The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences.
There are some ghost stories in Japan where - when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the Japanese toilet - a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath. It's a very scary story.
To create a new standard, you have to be up for that challenge and really enjoy it.
This is the entertainment industry, so game designers have to have a creative mind and also have to be able to stand up against the marketing people at their company - otherwise they cannot be creative. There are not that many people who fit that description.
Today, there are many, many ways to entertain people in one single videogame. And the Internet has made it so easy for people to ask for clues.
Up until now, the biggest question in society about video games has been what to do about violent games. But it's almost like society in general considers video games to be something of a nuisance, that they want to toss into the garbage can.
There are big lines between those who play video games and those who do not. For those who don't, video games are irrelevant. They think all video games must be too difficult.
Players are artists who create their own reality within the game.
I think that inside every adult is the heart of a child. We just gradually convince ourselves that we have to act more like adults.
I made some games, but I'm pretending like I didn't because they all turned out weird.
Japanese people have a funny habit of abbreviating names.
What comes next? Super Mario 128? Actually, that's what I want to do.
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