“Make no mistake about it, when we look back 10 years from now, Steve Jobs will be seen as a pioneer in helping to turn the video game industry into a mainstream form of entertainment,” John Gaudiosi reports for Forbes.
“According to 1,000 game industry professionals who filled out a survey for the upcoming London Games Conference, Jobs is already being honored for his work,” Gaudiosi reports. “A whopping 46% of survey participants placed Jobs in the top five. Twenty-six percent of attendees named Jobs the “most influential person” in games, which put him ahead of well-recognized pioneers like Gabe Newell (16%), Shigeru Miyamoto (7%), Tim Berners-Lee (4%) and Mark Zuckerberg (3%).”
Gaudiosi reports, “Anyone who’s paid close attention to the gaming industry today – and not those who just play the top-tier console and PC games — can see that the future of games is migrating away from the console and to mobile devices. Apple’s iPhone ushered in a revolution in smartphones, which in turn changed the dynamic of games.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]