The Greatest Game Developers Ever (Part Two)

Nowgamer takes a new approach to discovering who the best game developers are based on titles made, sales, and other factors. Please note this, is list is strictly linked to NowGamer's review scores and shouldn't be taken as a definitive list. Please read their rules before getting angry at what you read.

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ElementX3079d ago (Edited 3079d ago )

No Gabe Newell = Epic Fail
The Half Life series plus Team Fortress are some of the best games ever! Millions of PC gamers still play them! Plus the Steam network is amazing

fastrez3079d ago

He didn't have a big role in development of Half-Life, or Half-Life 2, or the Episodes, or Portal, or Left 4 Dead, or Left 4 Dead 2.


ElementX3079d ago (Edited 3079d ago )

From Wikipedia:

"Long-time Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington founded Valve on August 24, 1996.[6][7] After securing a license to the Quake engine (through the help of friend Michael Abrash of id Software) in late 1996, they began working on Half-Life"

"Newell and another Microsoft employee, Mike Harrington, left Microsoft to found Valve in 1996.[2] He and Harrington used their money to fund Valve through the development of Half-Life."

Half Life is one of the most influential games of all time!

This article mentions "developers" however the people listed aren't the only people responsible for the games they're credited for. Game development takes a lot of people, however only the designer is credited in this list. It's pretty sad because the entire development team should be credited.

PLUS! Gabe Newell is Director of Game Development so he has a say in everything

pustulio3079d ago (Edited 3079d ago )

Gabe Newell FTW.

Fuck mario. :D

fastrez3079d ago

Ah I see, this is my bad, I was actually agreeing with you and trying to be sarcastic. Apologies if it didn't translate buddy :)

XxRoosterxX3079d ago

try to use "I was being sarcastic", as a phrase to mask their idiocy.

If your being sarcastic and it's not evident in your post, you should probably stop trying to be sarcastic.

Nike3079d ago (Edited 3079d ago )

Agreed. Gabe Newell and Valve are definitely one of the more influential developers in gaming business today. If not for him and the team at Valve, it probably would have taken much much longer before any one even conceived of giving a story to their first person shooter (or any of the dozens of other innovations Half Life brought about).

[email protected]: Truth be told, I didn't even read this list, because Now Gamer has this misconception that cranking out so many of them automatically means they're an authority of some sort. But seriously, no Jaffe? If it weren't for him, there'd be no God of War.

No Yu Suzuki? That's like leaving out Miyamoto. Yu Suzuki has always been the best thing about Sega, through good times and bad. Maybe they have another part of this list (*groan*) that they want to put out which'll have those names but yeah, "Now Gamer" plus "lists" always equals "Lame".

yewles13079d ago

No Gabe is only ONE problem with this list. Kazunori did Omega Boost and Motor Toon GP, and Produced Tourist Trophy, and his games have passed the 50 Million mark a long time ago. Cory Barlog over David Jaffe? Did somebody forget about Twisted Metal 1, 2, Black and Calling All Cars? WHERE IS YU SUZUKI??? I slept through reading about Amy Hennig, so can anyone tell me if they mentioned the Soul Reaver's? Way too many things wrong with this list, and their math fails.

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Vince Zampella/Jason West are better than Hideo Kojima?

fastrez3078d ago

In terms of sales, which is the basis of the list...yes. MW2 = fastest selling media launch in history. Metal gear = Sony exclusive high sellers sure but are you honestly trying to say MGS has outsold the CoD series?

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telekineticmantis3079d ago

First I agree that gabe needs to be there. second Kojima needs to be higher. third Where's Evan wells or someone from naughty dog. Fourth wheres David Jaffe. Lastly I'm not sure about shigeru miyamoto. His influence should be 5 but he hasn't had a new IP in a long time. Then again I can't think of anybody I would put over him.

yewles13079d ago

They put Amy Hennig and Bruce Strahley together in the list.

ChronoJoe3079d ago

Vince Zampella/Jason West, make crappy low budget games. Nothing special, marketed well, but they're far from masterpieces. Same goes for Halo.

If David Jaffe didn't make the list, and Cliff did, the list sucks.

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