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Quotes (104)

  • Jake Steele: Shigeru Miyamoto has proved to be a man of ethics and innovation. But, more importantly, he refuses to grow up.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto: Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to create things that would shock or surprise or bring enjoyment to people.

  • Chris Carle: Obviously, he's created a lot of iconic characters. I mean you could almost equate him to Walt Disney in the world of video games.

  • Beth Lleweln: He's a creator. He wants to be able to have the freedom to do that. And Nintendo has been able to grant him that freedom.

  • John Smedley: It's just one of this big ball of energy that sucks people in.

  • Chuck Osborn: In a way it's like our world, except it's in a fantasy setting. It has an economy, it has a social structure, it's just not our world.

  • Jake Steele: Regardless of where Atari is today, people around the world will always remember it for what it was, and what it began.

  • Leonard Herman: You see the Atari logo, it means something. The younger people today who might buy an Atari game, it's just a name on a box. They have no idea what it means.

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Notes (32)

  • This episode tells of a man who actually beat the original game of Pac-Man.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto is the mind behind the creation of three of the most popular and well known video gaming characters ever created: Donkey Kong, Mario and Link.

  • Episode was edited/updated in 2005. Everquest 2 is mentioned and it wasn't released until November 8, 2004. The original air date of episode is July 7, 2002.

  • Alternative Title: Madden NFL

  • Episode was edited/updated in 2005. Episode now includes footage of the 2004, 2005, and 2006 of Madden. Also, the copyright has been changed to '2005.'

  • Mario's award from the annual G4 game awards is mentioned in this episode. That award show aired about two weeks before this episode did.

  • This episode has a diffrent narrator, or at least a different voice.

  • A few months after this episode was first aired, Jason Rubin, one of the two founding members of Naughty Dog, left the company.

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Trivia (23)

  • Donkey Kong came from the idea of Shigeru Miyamoto originally calling the title Kong. And since it was a game about a gorilla that was donkey stubborn, Donkey Kong was born.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto is the first recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.

  • Denise Harris-Kester is the model for Everquest's central character High Elven Paladin Firiona Vie, who is featured predominately on the box art.

  • Yuji Naka was originally going to make Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Rabbit.

  • Footage from this episode was also used in a future Icons episode, Fighting Games

  • Peter's Lionhead Studios was named after Mark Webley's pet hampster Lionhead, which soon died after the name was accepted.

  • Donkey Kong came from the idea of Shigeru Miyamoto originally calling the title Kong after the popular King Kong. And since it was a game about a gorilla that was donkey stubborn, Donkey Kong was born.

  • This episode was included as a special feature on the Doom 3: Limited Collector's Edition game for the Xbox.

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Allusions (1)

  • Movie Reference: Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom While Ian and Bobby are backstage at G-Phoria, they are in a cart replaying a "scene" from The Temple of Doom.