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Euh, wait a minute, the article wasn't very clear about it, but did the vote take place in a video game conference? Or did I interpret things badly?

Because if it's random people in the street, I can understand such results (people giving their opinion on things they don't know about, a bit like if you'd ask me who was the best basketball player of all times). But if it was in a video game conference... Then it can't be possible, it must be a mistake, my imagination, I must be schizophrenic of something.

And I don't mean to bash Apple or Steve Jobs.
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Kind of like how Obama got the Nobel Peace prize a couple years ago, right after his massive and successful election campaign. 'OBAMA', and 'CHANGE' and so on were the buzzwords of the day, and that influenced the Nobel Committee's nominations.

Agreed.
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wow.... steve jobs was a joke... the end.


*my opinion and mine alone*
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These same gamers that were polled are the same ones who have "Farmville" as their fave game listed
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Why would he be chosen? He actively discouraged games on the Mac platform in the early days. The whole mobile gaming craze on smart phones didn't happen because of Steve Jobs, it happened despite Steve Jobs.

But in the end who cares? It is a meaningless survey of some industry types. It surely is going to reflect where they think they are going, not where they have been. It is always like that, people focus on the hot new thing.
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What!!?!

That is all.

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I love Apple products but I have to say, no he did not shape anything in gaming industries. It's just animations and technology.
 
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Well, he did work at Atari and, on Pong in particular... And John Carmack developed Doom on NeXT computer. Now, iOS is the gaming platform that is killing the handheld market (in terms of sales and profit, not really the depth and quality of games).

So I would not say he has 0 influence on the video game industry. But he hardly had gaming in mind when he was developing his products, and I really wouldn't consider him at all if you ask me.
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lol i fined this news amusing at the ignorance of people.
    
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People are dumb, what else is new?
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