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The Father of Mario is Hooked on Pokemon Go

Pokemon GO is without any doubt, the most popular and most developed AR game on the market at the moment. There are more than 100 million active users that visit the game on an hourly basis.

As you all know, once per year, there is an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at Nintendo, and this year they marked their 81st Annual General Meeting. Many were asked what their favorite game was nowadays, and surprisingly, Shigeru Miyamoto, known as the creator of Mario, said that his favorite game was Pokemon GO.

He said that by playing the game, his whole family can engage, even his neighbors.

Here is his statement (translated in English):

“I basically tend to play the games I created myself, so I haven’t been influenced much by the games of other companies. That said, the first game that influenced me when I started the job of game development was Pac-Man, and from a design perspective, I think Tetris is wonderful. I’m currently hooked on Pokémon GO. This game, which I’m playing with my wife, is a dream come true of playing a game with my whole family. I’ve been enjoying Pokémon GO with my wife and neighborhood friends for some two years now. The average person playing Pokémon GO in Japan is probably around 60 years old.”

We cannot help but get flashbacks of our childhood days and how we played Super Mario Bros., a game that is President Shuntaro Furukawa’s favorite. Others mentioned several games, among which is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

Which was your favorite childhood game? What about now?

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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