Post by nocturnal YL on Apr 27, 2017 13:51:00 GMT -5
That's a bit alarming. Miyamoto may leave after a few years in the same fashion, and I can already see that attracting negative press and people would start irrationally doubting whatever the Switch's successor is because of that.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 28, 2017 11:11:15 GMT -5
I could see Miyamoto getting a "soft" retirement. They could say he's stepping back into a supervisory role and technically remaining with the company, when in reality he wouldn't really be doing much.
Seems a little strange to hear him retire, didn't he only got promoted to that "creative fellow" role just a few months ago? You think Nintendo would be reluctant to let their old staff retire considering the sheer amount of knowledge they would have.
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 29, 2017 10:23:59 GMT -5
I don't think anyone can really "replace" Shigeru Miyamoto. You can fill his position, but not his shoes.
But we've definitely been seeing more of Nintendo's extended staff appear in the spotlight recently. Especially Yoshiaka Koizumi. And I get the feeling that Hidemaro Fujibayashi is being primed to inherit the Zelda series whenever Aonuma retires (although Aonuma is only in his 50s, so it could be a while).
So, yeah, I think Nintendo knows they're entering a transitional era, and they're getting prepared for it.
I wonder if Iwata's sudden passing was partly responsible for them waking up to it.
EDIT: Ah-ha. Despite retiring, Genyo Takeda is now said to be continuing at Nintendo as a "special adviser." (Source)
Takeda expressed interest in retiring and passing the torch when his term of office expires this period. Takeda’s guidance has fostered many technicians over the years, particularly in the technical development departments. Ko Shiota, who we have mentioned as a candidate for the new director, was one of those Takeda mentored while developing our business. Even after his retirement, we hope to continue seeking advice from Takeda as Special Corporate Adviser such as in terms of how we should look into new technology and play. Takeda’s knowledge, experience and personal connections cannot be easily transferred. We plan to take over those over time in consulting with him. We hope to progress to the next stage by combining Takeda’s advice and support (as Special Corporate Adviser) with the new skills of our young employees.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 31, 2018 22:05:52 GMT -5
Genyo Takeda is being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. He'll be the seventh person to receive the award. Previous recipients include Doug Lowenstein, Howard Lincoln, Minoru Arakawa, Ken Kutaragi, Bing Gordon and Satoru Iwata. (Source)
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5