Violence in games “concerns” Miyamoto

By Patrick Garratt
21 October 2008 18:31 GMT

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Nintendo dev boss Shigeru Miyamoto thinks there are better ways of entertaining people than allowing them to shoot people in the face.

“I don’t want to curb freedom of expression but I am concerned that many developers focus just on excessive violence in order to stimulate people’s mind,” he told Channel 4.

“I believe that there are more ways of grabbing players’ attention than violence alone.”

And why’s he concerned? Because entertainment should come second place only to eating, apparently.

“We need to eat in order to live – that’s our first priority but entertainment and the enrichment of our souls must come in second place,” he added.

More through there.

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