When I'm making video games today, I want people to be entertained. I am always thinking, How are people going to enjoy playing the games we are making today? And as long as I can enjoy something other people can enjoy it, too.
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.
The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences.
Game music has a purpose and it does incorporate sound effects.
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.
A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.
Nintendo's philosophy is never to go the easy path; it's always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new.
Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll.
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.
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