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  • Steve Jobs Honored as The Most Influential Person in the Video Game Industry


    Late Apple chief Steve Jobs has been honored with many well-deserved titles during his illustrious career. But the latest top honor may come as somewhat of a surprise to many.

    A recently conducted survey among video game industry professionals shows that Steve Jobs is widely considered to be the "most influential person" in the video game industry today. Besting a who's who of industry veterans - including Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto - the survey of 1,000 industry insiders gave the top spot to Jobs, who "won" the poll by plurality with 26 percent of the vote. Jobs also nabbed 46 percent of the top five winners’ vote.

    According to the London Games Conference, which sponsored the survey, here are the big winners:
    1. Steve Jobs 26%
    2. Gabe Newell 16%
    3. Shigeru Miyamoto 7%
    4. Tim Berners-Lee 4%
    5. Mark Zuckerberg 3%
    Correspondingly, here's what the survey respondents listed for the top five products to have shaped the contemporary video game landscape:
    1. Apple’s iPhone 17%
    2. Nintendo Wii console 7%
    3. Xbox Live 3%
    4. The original PlayStation console 3%
    5. Steam 2%
    “In just over three years the iPhone and the App Store have transformed what consumers expect of games, and how the industry makes and sells them – today, download games have come to the fore. Steve Jobs, the iPhone’s driving force, was the ultimate independent developer – uncompromising in his vision, with unquestionable influence, and hugely artistic and commercial results,” says Michael French, editor in chief, MCV, the leading trade magazine of the video games industry.

    Source: Bastion
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Honored as The Most Influential Person in the Video Game Industry started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Kinkme93's Avatar
      Kinkme93 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ImNix View Post
      Ya. TYPICAL. Maybe he tickles pickles..?
      Exactly! TIPICKLE
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      A moron huh..... where did you go to college? Were you editor of the Harvard Law Review? Have you ever joined the senate? Have you ever been the president?

      So who is the moron?
      I am not at all sure where you are going or trying to go with this. Are you implying that a person must be one of the above to not be considered a moron? I am not sure, which is why I am asking...
    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      i respect wt steve's done and everything but this is just absurd why is zuckerberg even on the list im just stumped.
    1. tha1youshouldfear's Avatar
      tha1youshouldfear -
      This is definetly a load of crap. No disrespect to Steve Jobs at all. He created some of the greatest electronics and software in the world, but to even say he belongs even in the top 10 of the the video game industry is just not right. He doesn't even come close to Shigeru Miyamoto, or Hideo Kojima. By this so called "list" logic, Bill Gates should be on this list as well then.
    1. rkswat's Avatar
      rkswat -
      Quote Originally Posted by czarcasm View Post
      ^^ your reasoning is so illogical, just because one is not president, does not mean one cannot believe a president is a moron
      Sure he can think it but reality tells a different story.

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      I am not at all sure where you are going or trying to go with this. Are you implying that a person must be one of the above to not be considered a moron? I am not sure, which is why I am asking...
      Not at all, I was simply using facts to rebut what the person said. I don't think a moron could accomplish those things. I'm not a bush fan but I don't think he is a moron. I think his policies were moronic, but that's the man's actions not the man.
    1. blondelefty's Avatar
      blondelefty -
      Quote Originally Posted by rkswat View Post
      I bet you wish you were 1/4 the joke he is. Hate much?
      no
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      If you asked this kid I'm sure it would have been whoever invented the Nintendo 64.. Nintendo Sixty-FOOOOOOOOOOUR - YouTubelolz
    1. pichito's Avatar
      pichito -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      Why is steve. I didn't know he made video games?
      actually he did... i think back in 79 he co-wrote breakout (pong/arkinoid type game) for atari