Steve Jobs Ranks Before Gabe Newell (Valve) and Shigeru Miyamoto (Nintendo) as Most Influential Person in Gaming

Posted by | November 8, 2011

To be fair, the poll was taken at an Apple-heavy conference, just after Steve Jobs died. The real truth is, it’s all about the iPhone. Smartphone games are big business, and while the quick, simplistic games appeal mostly to casual gamers, there are a lot of casual gamers out there. Also, consider that smartphones and their ilk are growing more powerful all the time. In five years, desktop machines and physical consoles might be obsolete. If you want a vision of the future, gamers, imagine an Angry Bird stamping on a human face, forever. Forbes has the story.

1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    November 8, 2011 7:06 am

    I don’t know if helping to market a device that can, among its functions, play games counts as being incredibly influential in gaming. I do know the iPhone and friends represent those “wearable computers” futurist types have been going on about. Imagine the juice in your phone if its horsepower were doubled. That’s coming in two years. Does it match the Xbox? The PS3? Think about what that means for gaming.

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