The Big Bang Theory has Done More for Video Games than Shigeru Miyamoto

If Shigeru Miyamoto is considered the “father of video gaming,” then The Big Bang Theory is the mother who stayed while the father ran off with another woman. I know that this is a controversial opinion, but it’s true.morepeopleknowwhothisisthanmiyamotoThe only reason video games are alive today is because they are kept in the public eye by shows like The Big Bang Theory. Who would know what a Mario is without Sheldon referencing Super Mario 64? The PlayStation 3 would have died without The Big Bang Theory namedropping the console. Face it, gamers need The Big Bang Theory more than they need Shigeru Miyamoto.

Don’t get me wrong, Miyamoto made some great games and stuff, but The Big Bang Theory made them popular. Without the show, he would be unemployed. Gamers should be more appreciative of the guys who make the program (and watch the program) because they are the sole reason people are still playing new games today. Every time you hear a person shout “Bazinga!” you know there’s another gamer being created and you should be smiling.

People keep getting this idea that video games are just for nerds. That is completely untrue and The Big Bang Theory is helping disprove that stereotype. The characters on the show are normal people that others can relate to. They just find themselves in comedic situations that people laugh at. When people look at this show, they want to play video games because they want to become just like Sheldon.

Most importantly, video games in this show are portrayed accurately unlike some other popular programs like Breaking Bad (by the way, a way less wholesome show than The Big Bang Theory). The writers know exactly what they’re doing because I’m pretty sure they are gamers themselves. I’ve never played World of Warcraft, but this video is proof that either the writers have played the game or the actors are gamers themselves.

Any real gamer not watching this show is doing the industry a disservice. We need more shows like The Big Bang Theory to take gaming into the next decade. Can you imagine a game created by a fan of The Big Bang Theory? That could happen in the next few years and that guy will be the new Shigeru Miyamoto.

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67 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. nesigpleupp says:

    Bazinga game when?

  3. Anthony says:

    I love The Big Bang Theory because it has a way of telling me when I should be laughing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a joke right…?

  5. Anonymous says:

    No one can be this low in mentality. No, really, no one is this dumb to believe it.

  6. Covarr says:

    This show taught me that Age of Conan is the best game ever.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh my… so much bullshit… x’D

  8. Super Engine says:

    Where did you get this idea? Gaming has been going strong and grabbed a strong, dedicated fanbase decades before The Big Bang Theory even existed. Heck, Nintendo’s change of direction towards casual gamers did more for gaming than TBBT ever did. This is so ignorant, I can’t decide if it’s funny, embarrassing, or painful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The Big Bang Theory is the Citizen Kane of television.

  10. Anonymous says:


  11. Ally says:

    Your so full of shit

  12. Ace says:

    I agree with this article wholeheartedly. In terms of video game promotion, the ratings would be something like:

    1. Big Bang Theory
    2. Snooki
    3. Breaking Bad

    74. Simon Cowell
    75. Shigeru Miyamoto

  13. Anonymous says:

    get off my internet, go back to writing articles about crap your actually know something about. this isn’t your cup of tea. you fuck

  14. HASJ says:

    Jack finally Bazinga’d everyone in the comments.

    • Anonymous says:

      You can tell the folks writing for kotaku are more talented than jack because they bazinga everyone in the comments everyday, a clear display of superior skills in sarcasm and deadpan comedy.

  15. Nemephosis says:

    They say opinions can’t be wrong.

    This is direct proof that they can be.

  16. Anonymous says:

    like, hell no…. done.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Super Mario Bros made video games popular it is the best game ever made it has good mechanics.

  18. Anonymous says:


  19. Anonymous says:

    HI. I came here from an outside source and can’t be arsed to read the rest of the website so I’m going to make a conclusion based solely off this one article.

    I HATEZ YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Zimbabwe says:


  21. Skayj says:

    Yeah if it wasn’t for Sheldon I would never even have heard of a vidya game. Miyamoto who? Is all I can say.


    • Edumacated Gentelmen says:

      well mR skayj my good sir i can tell u as a expiriunced and hardcoar gamer that miyamune is a chinese man who runs some unimpotent gaming compeny called nintendra. i lerned that from big bang feory. same place i lerned my edumacation from!


  22. Bob Askins says:

    as always, the people commenting here are the ones that take the full cake.

    well done, sir!

  23. Transfat Pansexual Christian-to-Atheist Ponylover says:

    BBT’s laugh noises, which indicate when the viewer should laugh, have had a major influence on games. More and more games these days have indicators telling players what they should do and how to play the game. It shows a lot of people in the gaming industry are big BBT fans.

    Sadly, not many games match up to its humor. The only one that comes close is Borderlands 2. Bazooka!

  24. Sheldon T. Specklespook says:



  26. Fiddlebunkers says:


  27. Throwaway1 says:

    Is this a site where any registered users can create stories?

    If not, you should feel bad for being a member of a site that would publish something like this

  28. derp. says:

    “The Big Bang Theory has Done More for Video Games than Shigeru Miyamoto?” That’s like saying, “Sheldon Cooper Has Done More for Autism Awareness than Temple Grandin.”

  29. Redpilljunkie says:

    You’re such an IDIOT! But a hilarious one :D The only thing you prove with this note is that you don’t know the topics you write about. I wonder if you knew that Shigeru Miyamoto is still working at Nintendo.

  30. pls says:

    I think what is really worrying is that there are some idiots seriously mad as fuck about this.

  31. Wat says:

    So this is like The Onion, but for videogames?

  32. Monkey Man says:

    Whoa there. I think Anita Sarkeesian has done more for video game awareness than the patriarchal Big Bang Theory and Miyamoto combined.

    It’s from her that I learned how to properly analyze video games. Have you ever noticed how you can rearrange the letters in “goomba” and “koopa” to form a racist phrase?

    It becomes “Po’ Gook Obama” where “Po'” is a contraction of “Poor” common among the Southern United States dialect. We see the classist and racist attitude common among whites that Obama isn’t truly black due to his South East Asian upbringing.

  33. BRODEWD420X69 says:

    I watch TBBT (The Big Bang Theory shortened as letters fo you non nerds) with my bros all the time.
    Everytime they mention any video games witch is alot, we always high five each other while fistpumping. It’s pretty rad because it’s like a workout since they mention it alot. It’s cool to see a show about nerds like me and can relate to Sheldon because he plays video games.

    Hope they make a game based on my man Sheldon with his thuderbolt Bazinga shirt.


  34. sky999999 says:

    Shigeru miyamoto is irrelevant to begin with, he just made a bunch of mediocre games that can’t be played on mobile phones. The Big bang theory has done far more than what he could ever accomplish. ZIMBABWE

  35. jim says:

    absolute bull@#$%, that show is crap

  36. Chris says:

    Man I love Shanghai from the Bingo Bango Theorem.


  37. hiromu656 says:


  38. Anonymous says:


  39. kuma03 says:

    oilo el pendejo

  40. Anonymous says:

    gr8 b8 m8 i r8 it 8/8

  41. Anonymous says:

    P4R gaming please. I have done more for video game industry then both miyamoto and the big bang theory put together and all i do is Let’s Plays and Gameplay videos. this website is just a stupid clone of Ign and Gamespot and guess what. Both of them site are full of bull shit and biased nonsense.

  42. ebib!!! says:

    eipn!!!! xDDDD le bazoople face

  43. Anonymous says:

    Opinions like this make me wish Hitler had won WWII.

  44. p4ranger says:

    What’s a miyamoto?


  45. Anonymous says:

    Are you 10 years old?

    This is a terrible article.