Shigeru Miyamoto, 65, japanese video game designer and the man behind the hit video game ‘Super Mario’ says in a recent interview with the New York Times that he will not be hiring gamers, and that it can harm your chances of being considered.
Miyamoto says he wants people who are more likely to create new kinds of play, rather than merely aim to perfect current ones, says the NYT.
“I always look for designers who aren’t super-passionate game fans,” Miyamoto said. “I make it a point to ensure they’re not just a gamer, but that they have a lot of different interests and skill sets.”
Read the full New York Times interview here.