Ed Vaizey has appeared at the Develop conference in Brighton to confirm that not only does he play console games, but he confirms that Miyamoto’s designs are suitable for casual incompetents. “I play Super Mario Wii,” said the UK Culture Minister, “That’s all I’m capable of”. We tried to reach Nintendo for comment, but failed, because we didn’t try very hard. He also faced stiff questioning from TIGA on the issue of tax-breaks for games development, but argued that the general breaks for business were competitive adding that he didn’t rule out the possibility that the situation could change if the Games Industry managed to rally more convincing argument and “his door was open”. But I wasn’t really paying very much attention.
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