Who is the greatest game developer of all time???

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#1  Edited By giyanks22

Who, in your opinion, is the greatest game developer of all time?

I say Valve or Blizzard. Valve because Half Life and Half Life 2 are arguably the two best games ever, and the source engine's graphics were so increible in 2004, and they are now the standard for graphics today.
Blizzard, because every game they make turns to gold. If you made a list of the top 10 greatest pc games ever half the list would be blizzard games.

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#2  Edited By gamer_152  Moderator

I think my brain's going to explode, I'm gonna go with Bungie though. They've made some great games, they have so much character and they really seem in touch with their fans. Of course I could reel off a very long list of other developers I love too.

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#3  Edited By giyanks22

Bungie is good, but they have only had really great success with Halo, but Valve and Blizzard are all over the place.

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#4  Edited By Emilio

Nintendo for me, only because they have a massive amount of good IPs.
Valve and Blizzard are good too, but I don't see that much diversity from them.
All Bungie has is Halo, and as much as I liked the first one and still play 3, 2 & 3 were the same game with better graphics.

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#5  Edited By giyanks22

How do Valve and Blizzard not have much diversity.
Blizzard has made ground breaking RTS's and MMORPGS
Valve made a game engine that was four years ahead of the time. They also have made multiplayer shooters, puzzle shooters, and single player shooters.

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#6  Edited By Robocop111

I will say Interplay because they made my game Robocop vs The Terminator, remember that game? that was a great game, you should buy my game.

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#7  Edited By giyanks22

I'll look into it...

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#8  Edited By TheFreeMan

Nintendo for me. They're, in my opinion, masters of the craft, and have given me too many hours of entertainment to count.

I would also say Capcom's up there, since I have a lot of respect for them (I like just about all the the series' from them that I've played, massive milking and all).

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#9  Edited By giyanks22

Capcom is a good choice...I still say Valve and Blizzard.

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#10  Edited By thomas10soa
giyanks22 said:
"Bungie is good, but they have only had really great success with Halo, but Valve and Blizzard are all over the place."

lol are you kidding me, first off marathon was awesome for the time, just not that popular, similar to starcraft, and other than wow, blizzard is unknown i mean please tell me a popular game other than wow blizzard has made, yeah theres diablo, but thats 3 game series i mean come on how can that be the best developer, obviously you are a pc troll who plays wow like crazy
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#11  Edited By thomas10soa

oh and yeah the best developer of all time is rare, simply becouse they have so many great game franchises, and they create new ones has well that all have so much variety, i would say nintendo second has they do realy well with there key franchises, however nowadays there only creating sequels rather than new series, which i understand rare is doing now with banjo 3 and vp2 but if you think how many other key franchises rare has, even back from the days of the nes they still have tones of memorible characters

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#12  Edited By Emilio
giyanks22 said:
"How do Valve and Blizzard not have much diversity.
Blizzard has made ground breaking RTS's and MMORPGS
Valve made a game engine that was four years ahead of the time. They also have made multiplayer shooters, puzzle shooters, and single player shooters."
Blizzard: Starcraft, Warcraft, WoW. Blizzard has done way more games than this, but no one seems to notice.

Valve: Half-Life, Team Fortress, Counter Strike, Day of Defeat, Portal. So FPS, FPS, FPS, FPS, Puzzle FPS. But hey, I really do love Valve, I'd just like to see something besides an FPS.

Nintendo: Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Star Fox, Kirby, F-Zero, Pikmin, Pilot Wings, Kid Icarus, Mother, Animal Crossing, Wii Series, PunchOut, Startropics, Excite Series, Game & Watch, Advanced Wars, and Pokemon.
Not even adding the spin off titles.
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#13  Edited By TheFreeMan
giyanks22 said:
"Capcom is a good choice...I still say Valve and Blizzard."

Valve (despite their being limited to practically one genre) is also a good choice.
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#14  Edited By Evilross

My vote goes to Black Isle.

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#15  Edited By Black_Rose

Intelligent Systems or Nintendo (specifically the Zelda team)

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#16  Edited By Snail

Valve, Nintendo, Crytek, Infinity Ward is also pretty good.

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#17  Edited By AuthenticM

Blizzard, definitely.

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#18  Edited By tokyochicken

I really love atlus. Everytime a game has an Atlus label I usually end up buying the game.

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#19  Edited By Player1

Bungie is kinda a one trick pony. But that one trick is pretty damn good. 

Blizzard is very good. 

Nintendo is very good. 

Hard decisions. 
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#20  Edited By Black_Rose
tokyochicken said:
"I really love atlus. Everytime a game has an Atlus label I usually end up buying the game."

*reminds Tokyochicken of Baroque*
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#21  Edited By tokyochicken
Black_Rose said:
"tokyochicken said:
"I really love atlus. Everytime a game has an Atlus label I usually end up buying the game."

*reminds Tokyochicken of Baroque*"
oooohhh right...i thought i blocked that one out of my mind.
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#22  Edited By Black_Rose

Nah but i agree, Atlus is an excelent RPG developer and the Trauma Center games are fantastic. The concept behind Baroque was cool, but the difficulty, gamplay and camera made it  unplayable

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#23  Edited By tokyochicken
Black_Rose said:
"Nah but i agree, Atlus is an excelent RPG developer and the Trauma Center games are fantastic. The concept behind Baroque was cool, but the difficulty, gampley and camera made it game unplayable"
gotta love the shin megami tensei games, so awesome
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#24  Edited By Magnum

Lucas Arts for there early adventure games.

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#25  Edited By megalowho

Bioware, Capcom and Blizzard woud be my top three. Squaresoft, Sega, Nintendo, LucasArts not far behind.

edit: I forgot Q Entertainment! They can do no wrong.
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#26  Edited By SpecTackle
Responsible for such works as Monopoly... and Clue.
Responsible for such works as Monopoly... and Clue.
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#27  Edited By Gunner

Bioware, they have made some of the best RPGs known to man.

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#28  Edited By chronicsmoke

sega,capcom, or atlus

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#29  Edited By Discorsi

Nintendo my friendo

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#30  Edited By Manks

Valve.

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#31  Edited By atejas

Blizzard, or Valve.

Team ICO comes a close second.
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#32  Edited By calf_exercises

insomniac and bethesda are awesome

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#33  Edited By Ma7moud
1-Rare
2- Valve
3-Nintendo
4-Bungie
5-Epic
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#35  Edited By Shadow2K6

Capcom.

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#36  Edited By AaronBelfast

Blizzard. Everything they touch turns to gold.

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#37  Edited By Schizoid

Raven Software. (Jedi Outcast anyone?)

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#38  Edited By Demyx

For me, I really like Insomniac, Valve, and Square Enix.

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#39  Edited By Pibo47

VALVe for the win.

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#40  Edited By weltal

Black Isle. -- R.I.P.

As for currently existing developers I'll have to go with one of the more popular answers and say Valve.

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#41  Edited By stargamerx

They may not be the greatest, but Insomniac Games is definitely in the competition.  They have developed Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, and now Resistance.  They have made one game a year since 2002, I believe. Also, they have been voted in the Top Ten Best Companies to Work For list 3 times, for a list not exclusive to video game companies!  Overall, Insomniac has a fantastic track record.

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#43  Edited By Vlademir

Person: Will Wright
Company: Valve/Blizzard

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#44  Edited By swamplord666

the one i respect the most for me is team ICO. they just add so much to a game with little effort and make it into a masterpiece.

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#45  Edited By swamplord666
StargamerX said:
"They may not be the greatest, but Insomniac Games is definitely in the competition.  They have developed Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, and now Resistance.  They have made one game a year since 2002, I believe. Also, they have been voted in the Top Ten Best Companies to Work For list 3 times, for a list not exclusive to video game companies!  Overall, Insomniac has a fantastic track record."
have you seen the song they made for a tour of their office? their office is epic!
edit: here you go!
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#46  Edited By jakob187

That honor goes to Matsuno-san.  Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics, AND Vagrant Story?  Pinch me, because that's a list of perfection.

If you are talking about an actual studio or anything, Valve is definitely high on the list, as well as Clover Studios...as long as you exclude God Hand.
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#47  Edited By Willy105

Most likely Nintendo EAD.

But my favorite will always be Rare.

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#48  Edited By SilentMike485
Epic Games: Their engine is everywhere!
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#49  Edited By HazBazz
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#50  Edited By mracoon

I'm also going to go with Valve. They've never made a bad game, they've made some mediocre ones but never anything bad.