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Originally Posted by refeek;15580167 
Marketing genius is a stretch. Perhaps exploitative genius, but certainly not a marketing genius.

Definitely not a thing to do with video games, though.

But marketing and exploiting are the same thing.
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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
But marketing and exploiting are the same thing.
You forgot politics

I think the one opinion that many people are missing is this
"Steve Jobs shaped the video game industry by running Apple which in turn was named Apple, which in turn had nothing to do with the video game industry, which in turn made people want to make video games, thus making him the most influential person in video game history, aside from the janitor at your local high school."
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertco...ly-overstated/

Couldn't agree more with every word said.

I'm sorry, but iPhone existed for only last 3 years in any substantive form. During which, the best games for the platform are just mildly entertaining time wasters like Angry Birds...of which Apple and Jobs HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH creating.

Sometimes, I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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Biased poll is biased
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
In my opinion Steve Job's did do a lot for video games (not hardcore games) but think about it for a moment. I easily play a few hours a week of games on my ipad and my iphone when i had it. Now i also play games on my android but the mobile gameing scene was not what it was untill apple released their sdk and people started making tons of games for the platform. I am loving FF Tactics on my ipad. Lets give credit where credit is due.

Do I think he is the most influential, not at all....I would have to say for me it would be valve with steam but for the industry as a whole i have no idea.
lol exactly what i meant, apple sheep.
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I am loving FF Tactics on my ipad. Lets give credit where credit is due.
Dude are you aware FF tactics is over 10 years old and was created by Square Enix not apple or steve jobs, why are you thanking steve jobs for this? In fact this down right spits on the face of all the developers as it makes it seem that steve jobs created all these games; while in reality steve jobs and apple did nothing for these games. Do I label Bill Gates the leader of PC gaming just because most people play pc games on his platform? As another user said this sheep behavior is responsible for this disgraceful nomination.
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I wanna leave this planet...





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what games.
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what games.
umm, uhh hold on i got this i got some in mind, oh i was kidding. Sorry Steve, but YOU AINT LEGIT.
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