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Join the Spielberg of the videogames industry - Shigeru Miyamoto

More details of Friday's online chinwag.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Chat date: Friday 17th March 2006
Chat time: 7pm*

Now is your chance to put your questions to Nintendo's legendary video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto.

Mr. Miyamoto will be giving fans the chance to ask him the questions they really want to, including ones relating to Nintendo¹s most recent handheld console, the Nintendo DS, as well as the new types of game that Nintendo has created like Nintendogs, Animal Crossing: Wild World and Dr Kawashima¹s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain. Fans will also get to quiz Mr. Miyamoto on the eagerly anticipated New Super Mario Bros. DS.

Nintendo fans will be able to use this site in the run-up to the event to submit all of their questions to Mr. Miyamoto using the simple form below.

Shigeru Miyamoto joins us online at on 17th March from 7pm to 7.30pm to discuss his work.

Mr Miyamoto's biography

Mr Miyamoto is Senior Managing Director and General Manager of the Entertainment Analysis and Development Division, Nintendo Co., Ltd, Japan

Considered by his peers to be the greatest video game designer in the world and called "The Spielberg of Video Games" by Time magazine (May 1996), Shigeru Miyamoto serves as the creative force behind the world's most popular and enduring video games for Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES), Game Boy, and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Miyamoto has worked on more than 80 different Nintendo video game titles and Mr Miyamoto is responsible for the creation of some of Nintendo's most popular characters and franchises including Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda. Miyamoto's most recent video game projects include Nintendogs, PictoChat and Pikmin 2.

Click here to submit questions before the chat. Deadline for submitting your questions is midday, Wednesday 15th March.

For more information visit

*Chat will be available to view in German, Italian, French & Dutch from 8pm (GMT) on Friday 17th March

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