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Tatsumi Kimishima Named as Nintendo’s New President

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Nintendo announced today that their new president will be Tatsumi Kimishima. In the same press conference, they also announced a “large-scale revision of the organizational structure.” As part of this, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are getting new job titles.

In July, Nintendo’s last president, Satoru Iwata, passed away from cancer at the age of 55. Iwata was one of the most beloved figures in the video game industry, so Nintendo was wise to take its time with this decision. Kimishima has big shoes to fill.

But who is Kimishima? And what does this restructuring mean? Read More

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Who Is in Charge at Nintendo?

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Last weekend, the gaming world was profoundly changed when Nintendo announced the loss of its beloved president and CEO Satoru Iwata. While we are still heartbroken at his passing, we are also curious to see what happens next with the $22 billion company.

While Nintendo has yet to announce its new president, we do know who’s in charge in the interim: Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda. But who are they? Read More

Will There Ever Be Strong Women in the Nintendo Canon?

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Ever noticed how often Princess Peach needs rescuing?

When Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of the massively popular Super Mario Bros. franchise) designed the 1981 classic game Donkey Kong, he designed it for a male audience. After Donkey Kong took off and Miyamoto’s reputation and career skyrocketed, his game philosophy became more and more influential, not only for Nintendo (where he still works) but for all of the gaming industry. Read More