Nintendo Designer Shigeru Miyamoto Plays Video Games Ten Hours A Day
Liable to upend one of several tea tables any second.
One of the biggest misconceptions about video game journalism is that we play games 24/7. Granted, we need to play for an unspecified number of hours each week, but much of the work day involves reading, writing, editing and chasing after PR folks for review copies. Nighttime is when the real fun begins, providing we don't pass out.
Then we have Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, genius behind the Mario and Zelda franchises. According to "Shiggy", he invests at least ten hours playing games each day. At least that's what he said in an interview with Japanese website Weekly Play News.
In fact, the guy normally plays several games at once, and spends much of his time on three per year.
How he manages to stretch himself so thin, yet still contribute to such incredible games, is anyone's guess. Then again, this is why Miyamoto is arguably the best game creator of all time.