Fuck everything about this

stevegatesSome gaming industry “professionals” claim that Steve Jobs and the iPhone had a bigger impact on videogames than Steam, Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony combined.

According to a survey distributed to 1,000 videogame industry professionals, the iPhone has shaped videogames more than any other device or console, and Steve Jobs has shaped videogames more than any other human. The questionnaire was sent out to industry attendees of the London Games Conference, and asked participants to make a top five list of various professionals and hardware. Based on the answers received, the LGS ranked them according to the number of mentions.

The iPhone took top honors in the "products" category, earning an impressive 53% of voters claiming it belongs in the top five of all time, and 17% as number one. The full results were as follows:

  • iPhone: 17%
  • Wii: 7%
  • Xbox Live: 3%
  • PlayStation One: 3%
  • Steam: 2%

As for people, Apple also took the throne, with Steve Jobs being mentioned in the top five list of 46% of survey takers, and as number one by 26%. Here’s how he stacked up against other industry giants:

  • Steve Jobs 26%
  • Gabe Newell 16%
  • Shigeru Miyamoto 7%
  • Tim Berners-Lee 4%
  • Mark Zuckerberg 3%

Fuck everything about this.

Source: The Escapist






6 responses to “Fuck everything about this”

  1. IHateConsoles Avatar

    Please, don’t think that every iOS game is a POS like most Android (and many iOS) Apps. There are great iOS games, and more keep coming every week.

    Consoles killed PC gaming. They even paid traitors to butcher games lile Tomb Raider Underworld, so we will never play the complete game. They made games as expensive as profitability permits. Now, almost all “PC games” are just shitty console ports.

    iOS pricing is killing the console industry, and the “sell consoles at a loss, make money with overpriced games” strategy. There will be no PlayStation 4. That is a good thing, and iOS has been the executioner.

  2. Kissaki Avatar

    Well, that misconception and misconceptions like that is why we get more and more shitty games.

  3. ryuga81 Avatar

    Steve Jobs? Games? Lol.

    Funny it’s coming from a platform (Mac) that is well known for the absolute lack of games and (until recently) hardware totally unsuitable for hardcore gaming…

    Unless we consider facebook-ish time sinks as games. Well, if we do, i don’t want to be a “gamer” anymore.

  4. popovich Avatar

    Steve Jobs and iPhone have as much with gaming in a classical sense as I have with Angelina Jolie – nothing.
    Playing applet games on iPhone while waiting for your turn at a dentist is not gaming LOL
    And why the hell are Steve Jobs and iPhone even mentioned in a survey about gaming industry?
    I tell ya, when death of some rich mobile phone magnate trumps reality, you know you’re living in a fucked up world.

  5. comscier Avatar

    Steve Jobs has shaped videogames more than any other human….

    iphone and android doesn’t matter… games on these platforms are crappy, lack of content, cheap to develop.
    No wonders why both platforms has game related products releasing everyday if not hours…

    I bought a few games on Android market… I don’t even play them… just to stuff something on to my phone… just in case I will need them for killing time on the go.

    I would assume the same goes for iphone ipad whatever, people don’t buy them for gaming…

  6. Faark Avatar

    Survey? Cmon, thats no surprise. He recently died so everybody was reminded and (more important) talks good about him.

    But he definitively earns one of the first positions.

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