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Miyamoto, Ancel, Raynal Honored by French 14

Gamasutra has a piece looking at the background behind the awarding of medals by the French government to Shigeru Miyamoto, Frédérick Raynal, and Michel Ancel. From the article: "'They deserve it don't you think? You know their work, their talent.' Of course, but still, how come? 'Well, you know, we're always talking with the Ministry of Culture, and it's our job to explain our industry to the political body.' So the idea just 'emerged' during casual conversations between some minister and some video game representative. And when two French game designers were picked, it suddenly seemed obvious that it couldn't be a serious initiative without including Japanese legend Shigeru Miyamoto."
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 16, 2006 @05:26AM (#14931349)
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  • by Dusabre ( 176445 ) on Thursday March 16, 2006 @06:01AM (#14931431) Homepage
    Some other names that spring to mind but will never receive a French prize for certain reasons:
    Sid Meier
    Richard Garriott
    Joe Romero
    Ian Bell
    &
    Derek Smart (jokey jokey)
  • If I see any of you jerks start waxing romantically about the "deep, involving, multifaceted, tension-filled, surprise-packed, complex" storyline of Ancel's Beyond Good and Evil, I'm going to send you an envelope full of shit for you to eat. Just a warning.

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