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Nintendo's Miyamoto praises Angry Birds

I'll be the first to admit that I do not get the whole Angry Birds thing. As an old-school NES fan, I even bristled at the comparisons to Mario. But when gaming godfather Shigeru Miyamoto himself throws Rovio's hit a few compliments, it's hard not to take notice. When those compliments include wishing he had thought of it himself, it's harder still. "Angry Birds is a very simple idea but it's one of those games that I immediately appreciated when I first started playing, before wishing that I had been the one to come up with the idea first," Miyamoto told Hookshot Inc.
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