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#51 Posted by redbliss (648 posts) -

Maybe they were thinking about how he helped Pixar, and how Pixar probably wouldnt be the company it is without him. Pixar certainly helped further animation, which is important in video games. Include with that his influence on computers and you could make an argument. However, when you put him up against Miyamoto and Gabe he really doesnt stand a chance.

#52 Posted by ultimatepunchrod (336 posts) -

@Danteveli said:

Dude is dead there was a lot of fuss about hime being brilliant in media so people believe in stuff like that. If Michael Jackson was an option he would easily won.

Well at least Michael Jackson had a good game and contributed music to Sonic 3. I'd say he was more influential.

#53 Posted by Sammo21 (3706 posts) -

Hipster answer for a hipster audience.

#54 Posted by Krummey (202 posts) -

@stinky said:

he did work at Atari.


#55 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Who the heck was their survey audience?

This what I am curious about.

@deathstriker666 said:

It's understandable. Steve Jobs was way more of a public figure than Gabe or Miyamoto would ever be in their entire lives. That's pretty much all this survey proves.

Well, also, Steve Jobs dealt more with the hardware and interface-type stuff. The others were more on the actuality of videogames, dealing with world-design and characters. It's pretty much apples to oranges. Ken Levine should totally be on there. System Shock 2 FTW.

#56 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

Did the iPhone have a huge impact on portable gaming? Yeah, totally. Is Steve Jobs the most important man in video games? Hell no.

#57 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

Thats mad man.

#58 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

Bullshit. He may have done many things in his life, shaping video games was not one of them.

#59 Posted by fini_fly (767 posts) -
@Sammo21 said:

Hipster answer for a hipster audience.

They would have voted him the most important person for everything.
#60 Posted by JoeyRavn (4996 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Hailinel said:

Who the heck was their survey audience?

This what I am curious about.

Again, the attendees of the London Games Conference.

#61 Posted by masterpaperlink (1881 posts) -

Its cuz he just died...

#62 Posted by MikkaQ (10346 posts) -

It's a fair claim though I think the problem is that people are using Steve Jobs instead of Apple. The iPhone as a gaming platform has barely begun and still stands to change the face of the industry even more dramatically. But I wouldn't chalk it all up to the one man, his work wasn't over, and people will pick it up.

#63 Posted by me3639 (1869 posts) -

Uh, he's not even in the discussion.

#64 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Well his company is changing the culture of handheld gaming but I would still say Miyamoto is still the most important man in gaming history.

#65 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (780 posts) -

You can't be serious?

#66 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -
Steve Jobs: Most import man to hold back gaming in history should be more like it.
#67 Posted by MentalDisruption (1677 posts) -

Miyamoto only 7%? Wow.

#68 Posted by PenguinDust (12664 posts) -

Sure, because the most important events in video game history occurred in the last 5 years. Everyone knows that, right?

#69 Posted by JoeyRavn (4996 posts) -

@Verb4tim said:

You can't be serious?

Well, these people who voted seem to have been totally Siri. Am I right?

#70 Posted by SleepyDoughnut (1243 posts) -

That's sad. No one knows about Shigeru Minamoto.

#71 Edited by SoldierG654342 (1826 posts) -

So how long until someone proposes burning Steve Job's face onto the surface of the moon? I mean, he was obviously the most important human ever...

#72 Posted by nick_verissimo (1406 posts) -

Sure, because when I think of what I want out of a gaming platform, I want to make sure it includes my phone, mp3 player, web browser, calendar, sms and most importantly NO PHYSICAL INPUTS TO PLAY THE GAME WITH!!!

#73 Edited by agentboolen (1862 posts) -

@JoeyRavn: Just shows that most of the Apple "i" product fans don't really know why Steve Jobs meant so much to that company and will give him credit for everything ever invented. The guy had his hand involved in a lot of things from Pixar - computers - media distribution, but he didn't really do anything for game development IMO.

#74 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -

Really? No Tomohiro Nishikado love? I'm fairly certain that "invented the iPhone" can't beat "invented the concept of a difficulty curve".

#75 Posted by AlexW00d (6491 posts) -

All he did for videogames was kill the fucking portable market. And what would he even have to do with fucking videogames on the iPhone anyway? Did he contribute lines of code to Fruit Ninja? Did he draw art work for angry birds? No, he was the CEO of the company who made the device the games were programmed on. People are dumb.

#76 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

 He popularized the mouse, changed the face of handheld gaming, and thats about it.

#77 Posted by Iamsterdam (21 posts) -

we all know its shigzy, delete this silly thread :)

#78 Posted by Arker101 (1472 posts) -

I just don't get how all those people came to that conclusion, especially when they were at a video game specific event. They should know more if they're attending such things.

#79 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@LiquidPrince said:

@Jimbo said:

Steve Jobs for President.

Too soon... or too late?

#80 Posted by Winternet (8080 posts) -

If those people that voted on him were thinking that by doing so they were honoring him or something, they're wrong. They're actually disrespecting him, by showing how little they know about him.

#81 Posted by AnimalFather (800 posts) -

Its a wellknown fact that steve jobs invented the world and could walk on water.

#82 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

I don't know about you guys but I can play dead space, Rage, some nifty small games like tiny wings, scribblnoughts, game dev story on my phone!

Before the iphone, all we had was texas hold'em, snake and solitaire.

#83 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -


But didn't he ban the ability from further use after people started jailbreaking water so they could do it, too?