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The 42 best, funniest and weirdest photos of Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto being brilliantly odd

I bloody love Shigeru Miyamoto. I really bloody love him. It's not just that he's created some of the finest-crafted, wittily-designed, overall wonderful games in history. It's not just that his eight and sixteen-bit Mario games absolutely shaped my early gaming years. It's also the fact the he's been responsible for some of the most downright brilliantly batshit photos in the history of the whole of the games industry.

Miyamoto, you see, has two amazing personal traits that no-one else in gaming matches. He has a lunatic willingness to get publicly involved in any nonsensical situation whatsoever, and he has one of those effortlessly expressive faces that drops bombs of comedy gold all day every day whether he's intending to or not. So I've trawled the internet and grabbed every amazing Miyamoto photo I could find. There are a lot of them. 42 to be precise. They're all amazing. Enjoy.

Above: 'LET'S GET A PARTY GOING, LET'S GET A PARTY GOING, NOW IT'S TIME TO PARTY AND WE'LL PARTY HARD"

Above: "Word"

Above: "Hah! Now I am a bird! Or maybe a plane. I am yet undecided"

Above: "ARRRRRGGH! Now I am a giant and a tiny lady is taking photos of me"

Above: "Now I am still a giant and I am laughing at this other tiny lady and this bald man. I can see the top of his bald head really well from up here"

Above: "Now I am normal sized, and I am pretending to tickle an invisible giant's balls"

Above: Miyamoto cares not for Assassin's Creed

Above: He cares not for Kinect either


Above: He really does not care for it at all

Above: But he f*ckin' loves the banjo

31 comments

  • GameManiac - February 3, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    "Because that's what happens when you disrespect Shigsy's guns" I LOL'd for a good while there. And the ones where he didn't care for Assasin's Creed and Xbox's Kinect.
  • GaryTheGuidoHunter - February 2, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    The banjo picture had me in hysterics. I love this guy
  • Craza - February 2, 2012 6:13 p.m.

    Gotta love that charisma.
  • fitter89 - February 2, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Every time I need to have a little giggle, I now just have to look at the photo of giant Shiggy.
  • rxb - February 2, 2012 12:55 p.m.

    If more companies were ran by guys like this the industry [and the world] would be a better place. Legend
  • bilstar - February 2, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Hehe, great stuff. Gawd bless 'im.
  • LBD_Nytetrayn - February 2, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    Getting to see Miyamoto at E3 was one of the coolest experiences of my life. Seeing him AGAIN was all the cooler. Maybe next time, I'll get to actually say something to him! Also, I've been wanting that Mario plush that's in the picture of him with the banjo since forever. I think I remember that pic from a Time magazine or something-- it was from an interview in a magazine at my then-barber, that much I know.
  • marioman50 - February 2, 2012 10:51 a.m.

    on second page Miyamoto: That a wii-mote in your pocket?
  • FVDub - February 2, 2012 9:53 a.m.

    I had those exact expressions on my face as I played through Assassin's Creed 1 and saw Kinect for the first time! Because they both were/are terrible.
  • CameronPoe - February 2, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    That was pretty lulzy. Haven't laughed at caption pics in a while, though that's probably more of my problem.
  • PistonTwister - February 2, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    Whos the guy with Matt Cundy at the end there?
  • comaqi - February 2, 2012 8:21 a.m.

    <3 the last one :3
  • Imgema - February 2, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    Lets see... He doesn't care about Assassins Creed and Kinect... but he cares about Banjo. He is my man.
  • ncurry2 - February 2, 2012 7:32 a.m.

    Seriously, there is not a better editor/journalist on the entirety of the interwebz. Brilliant!
  • sirdilznik - February 2, 2012 7:23 a.m.

    The captions were great. Shiggy is just the f'n man, you can't help but love the guy.
  • LOZ4EVAH - February 2, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    Wow. Number 2 on bucket list is to meet Shiggy and shake his hand and pat him on the back....and ask for a free WiiU since I'm a loyal customer.
  • shawksta - February 2, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    David your such a brilliant man with those captions. CUNDY YOU LUCKY GUY! Miyamoto is just a fun loving guy with his various expressions ^_^ I cant wait to see his new IP, what fresh new concept will he pull from his crazy Childhood days once more!?
  • MsSmith - February 2, 2012 6:32 a.m.

    This was a great way to start my day!
  • winner2 - February 2, 2012 6:02 a.m.

    Lol at the "what is this bullshit?" one
  • Robx - February 2, 2012 6:02 a.m.

    I'm entirely honest when I say I envy you, Cundy. Or at least this time.

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