E308: Miyamoto 'flattered' by Microsoft Avatars

Shigeru Miyamoto played the role of diplomat to perfection when IGN asked for his views on Microsoft's (plainly Mii-influenced) Avatars. The Nintendo guru claims he found the nabbing of his personalized, blobby creations to be "quite flattering," and then went on to suggest that "the basic ideas behind those two different systems are different, and because of that I think they will probably develop in different ways."

Way to stay on the fence, Shiggy. We like to think he was privately fuming inside.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.