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I'm sure he was very influential...

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You guys do realize that 'gaming' is a lot bigger than us. We're an extremely small minority in a pool of users that's nearly as large as the entire user base of digital devices. While we may feel like this title is reserved for the Carmacks and Newells of the industry, think of the throngs of users that can now play Solitare easily on their computers because of the Mac App store, or all of the games that are sold in the iOS app store. That's all attributed to Steve Jobs, and as much as we have tunnel vision, it actually carries a lot more weight for 'gaming' as a whole than whether or not we ever see Half Life 3.
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These people cant be that sheltered...can they?
People really are this dumb
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Wow, I don't know what else to say about this...
 
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post #125 of 176
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You mean to tell me that Steve Jobs is the most influential man in video games because other developers found success through Apple's content distribution platforms?

That trumps over thirty years of others pioneering an industry and creating the very content that Apple's platforms offer?
post #126 of 176
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You guys do realize that 'gaming' is a lot bigger than us. We're an extremely small minority in a pool of users that's nearly as large as the entire user base of digital devices. While we may feel like this title is reserved for the Carmacks and Newells of the industry, think of the throngs of users that can now play Solitare easily on their computers because of the Mac App store, or all of the games that are sold in the iOS app store. That's all attributed to Steve Jobs, and as much as we have tunnel vision, it actually carries a lot more weight for 'gaming' as a whole than whether or not we ever see Half Life 3.
Did you even read my post? This highlights my points exactly. Putting solitaire and Half Life in the same category is stupid. You don't put your local kiddie go-karts and enthusiast level auto racing in the same category.
    
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Wait what? I guess all the hipsters are saying that he made games before they where cool.
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post #128 of 176
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Originally Posted by un1b4ll View Post
You guys do realize that 'gaming' is a lot bigger than us. We're an extremely small minority in a pool of users that's nearly as large as the entire user base of digital devices. While we may feel like this title is reserved for the Carmacks and Newells of the industry, think of the throngs of users that can now play Solitare easily on their computers because of the Mac App store, or all of the games that are sold in the iOS app store. That's all attributed to Steve Jobs, and as much as we have tunnel vision, it actually carries a lot more weight for 'gaming' as a whole than whether or not we ever see Half Life 3.
Solitaire has been available to the "throngs of users" ever since Windows 3.0 (1990). Steve Jobs had nothing to do with it.

And no, it's no harder to type the name of a game into Google's search box than the App Store's search box. There's nothing revolutionary about it.
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post #129 of 176
Steve Jobs, video games?

Nope.
    
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Seriously? People suck. He wasn't influential in the least bit. Actually, wasn't he AGAINST 3rd party applications on the iPhone?
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