Economist jumps on bandwagon, gives Miyamoto award
I Love the economist, I really do. Given a choice between Time, Newsweek, and The EconomistI’d pick the Economist in a heartbeat for their objectivity and relative lack of bias. Since they’re based in the UK, I’m also assured I don’t get the imperialist US spin on world events like you know, you’re really in Iraq to spread peace, love, and democracy, and to stop the proliferation of nuk-yu-ler weppins.
Which is why I am ashamed to announce that The Economist has jumped onto the Nintendo bandwagon and given Shigeru Miyamoto the “The Innovation Award for Consumer Goods”. Coupled with Reggie’s King Marketer award and the ad age award given to Perrin Kaplan and crew, this marks a trifecta of sorts in Nintendo’s “perfect” year.
Look, I got nothing against Shiggy or Reggie or even Kaplan. Hell, the first two are characters in and of themselves in the game industry and the last one…well the last one I’m at least sure fulfills someone’s nighttime wanking session. It just feels like it’s the fashionable thing these days to give Nintendo awards, without even really taking the time to do the proper research. How do I know they haven’t done the right research? A statement from the Economist:
“He is the inventor of Nintendo and has been one of the key architects in the electronic gaming industry.”
Commence eye rolling now.