Msxbox-world takes a look at some of the more well known developers of our times.
Notice how there's no Playstation developers.....*msxbox-world.c om* Weak.
playstation developer? what does that even mean? if you mean sony 1st party devs then no there really are none they single out individuals who as the tittle implies are "Top 5 most successful and inspirational Developers" there is no single individual from sonys first party devs that would make that top 5 list but if your talking about devs who do games on the playstation then you should know kojima is obviously on the list and who besides him would you consider to be in the "Top 5 most successful and inspirational Developers" keep in consideration the 5 guys on this list have been in the business for a long long time and have been very successful and inspirational whether you like em or not (molyneux)
To the guys who disagree with CrazyForGames: If you disagree, could you at least state who you believe should be on the list? Sony does have great guys like Ueda and Jaffe, but I don't think that any of them could stack up to guys like Miyamoto or Wright in terms of influence.
bubbles up scott well said doesn't matter if you like sonys first party devs compared to the people on this list its a no contest the story was "Top 5 most successful and inspirational Developers" like it or not no sony first party dev would make it on this list because they have very few successful and inspirational single INDIVIDUALS key words here "TOP 5 most SUCCESSFUL and INSPIRATIONAL Developers" people on this list have gone on to make many many games so many of them huge successes not to mention the inspiration they have caused the industry as well as the influence they hold
I disagree. I'd say many Sony 1st party developers have been just as influential as many of those. Obviously, Miyamoto is the most influential, but still. Uncharted has influenced many games since its release. God of War has influenced many games since its release. Twisted Metal has influenced many games since its release. Crash Bandicoot. Jak & Daxter. SOCOM. inb4 "not 1st party"
Tetsuya Nomura hasn't done anything that great yet, he's only started creating games as the producer with Kingdom hearts, other than that he's just a character designer. Wait for Versus and see if he can bring back the light to J-rpg's
I agree with this list as a list of individuals. These guys are all fantastic designers with a lot of creativity and their games are all interesting and fun and unique. I do have to question the use of the word "developers" though. None of these guys are really developers. Maybe some of them once were (I don't know their full history & beginnings), but these guys are designers now. The people that work for them are the developers. There's a difference. Examples of individual developers who could deserve a spot on a list like this, maybe John Blow (Braid), Terry Cavanaugh (VVVVVV), Jason Rohrer (Sleep Is Death), etc.? Those guys are *developers* as well as designers, and to me they are inspiring in their one-man-band kind of approach to game making and the impressive and creative results they always finish with.
@LeonS uncharted was inspired actually...by way too many games and movies than u can imagine :D
The article is talking about a single developer. Not a group. Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, etc. are great developers, but there isn't a single one person in their studios that stands up to these people. I mean... do you honestly know anyone within the studios mentioned that are remotely comparable to Shigeru Miyamoto or Hideo Kojima? And yes, believe it or not folks, Peter Molyneux is a fantastic developer, and has some of the most fantastic ideas, even if a lot of them never see the light of day. The man was developing video games before a lot of you were even born. Myself included.
"Uncharted has influenced many games since its release." Gears of War, Killswitch says hello! "God of War has influenced many games since its release." God of War was inspired by Devil May Cry. "Twisted Metal has influenced many games since its release." Eh, I'll give you that one. Though, you don't see many of those games on the market. "Crash Bandicoot. Jak & Daxter." Mario anyone? "SOCOM." Not at all. Anyways, this list individuals, not the group.
what crazyforgames is saying is pretty much true there are no single individuals at any of sonys 1st or 2nd parties that would make it on a list like this besides most of the games leon listed got inspiration from another game before it
man stfu. There's freaking Kojima in there.
Because there's not any individuals who have been innovative on Playstation that aren't called Kojima, truth hurts don't it?
I love Miyamoto's work, but how the F*** can you compare a genius that made significant work in relativity, thermodynamics and many more things. I freaking hate idiots that see game developers as gods. Learn some Physics and than give a more educated opinion I really hope you are joking
Hideo Kojima doesn't develop PS3 games now does he? Oh wait, yes he does. The story image is even Hideo Kojima. You did not read the article because you're likely to be 13 years old and reading is too much for you. Think before you type otherwise don't type at all.
to have a ps3 game exclusive at the tokyo game show next week please dont disagree we should wait and see its an big annoucment
He debunked that rumour a long time ago I'm afraid. And according to Konami's TGS site, they have no plans to announce anything new at TGS. (And you know Konami will make a big deal about anything that they do have.)
Kojima FTW!!! X-D
Kojima FTW!!!! I want to have his babies!!!!
Kojima should be replaced by John Carmack An P.M. should be replaced by Gabe Newell. Like it or not shooters are the predominant genre in the videogame industry and these two guys have, to a great degree, driven development in the genre. Newell isn't very inspirational though...
Your wither kidding about Kojima or insane. The man made storytelling in games popular. Ask some one to name you developers they know and your going to get Myamoto and Kojima first.
I would snaffle a place for the great Fumito Ueda as i think he is an inspirational developer.
but he talks ALOT
Miyamoto and Kojima FTW!
I'm kind of surprised Sakaguchi isn't there? I dunno, maybe that's just me, I'm not familiar with what his other work than FF was like so maybe that's why.
Sakaguchi is not a successful developer for a decade now.
Edit: Ah my mistake, misinterpreted the article title
I like this list but would substitute Moleyneux for either John Carmack, Gabe Newell, Randy Pitchford or ... KAZ YAMAUCHI!
Warren Spector, John or Gabe. All better IMO
I was going to put Warren in too, and also... Ken Levine.
This is a joke. Molyneux?!?!? Black & White is a great series, but let's not get carried away. How can he be on there when Mikami, Kamiya, and Nomura are not? That's Devil May Cry, Okami, Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts, all the GOOD Final Fantasies, and various other franchises. These guys BUILT the gaming industry...and you're going to throw old Pete up there? That's not an opinion. That's just ridiculous. Miyamoto is an innovator and a legend. Kojima = Nuff said Will Wright is a freaking GENIUS! Sid Meier is amazing also...even though I'm not an RTS guy. Molyneux is just...empty promises.
What? Oh yeah. I forgot. It's PS3 fanboys from 1 pm to 11 pm. Then, it's 360 fanboys from 11 pm to 1 pm. *sigh* I should have waited to post. (All times listed are Central.)
Lmao to funny +bubs but I would say it's 3pm to 8pm for the 360 fanboys being they would be getting off schools and have to bed by 8:30 with there sippie cups but there is no set time on weekends excepted not before Saturday cartoons
Molyneux has been involved in more influentual games than Black and White. Bullfrog was responsible for a lot of great games that had a huge effect on the industry. Sure he may come out with some shit but you have to give credit where credit is due.
Peter Molyneux made his first game when Nomura was only 14. His first game was made 6 years before Shinji Mikami was even part of Capcom (his first company). Kamiya was only 15 at the time, and was made 12 years before his first title was even developed. You realize the first console made was NOT the Playstation, right?
Good list except maybe for molyneux #2!? His recent activities should have bumped him down IMO. :| Hopefully in a few years we'll see david cage in a article like this.
Too many developers out there to fit the top 5 spots. All those developers mentioned have the right in some form or another to be there, however there are many developers NOT mentioned that should be there as well. I think the list should be expanded to be like top 10 at least. The only developer there that I think is weaker than other developers who weren't mentioned such as Gabe, Spector, Kaz is Molyneux.
team Ico? david jaffe? the sims....seriously??!
Kojima, Miyamoto FTW~
I'd personally include Amy Hennig in this type of a list. Games she's worked on include the Legacy of Kain/ Soul Reaver series, Jak III, and Uncharted 1 and 2. It's blatantly obvious that she's the keystone in the Uncharted architecture even though she tries to avoid taking individual credit for anything, deferring to a team effort. I don't know how any female developer could find a greater source of inspiration than Amy given she's now among the very best game directors in the business in a heavily male dominated industry. Just look at the number of awards Uncharted 2 won last year. She's sensational at what she does.
I can still remember playing at least one game from everyone on the list, back in 1990-1995. Civilization and Dungeon Keeper on PC, Sim City, Zelda and Mario on SNES and Metal Gear on NES, and every one of them rocked! Maybe this thread is for the old developers and that's why the more recent ones couldn't fit in. Anyway, I personally would've replaced Will Wright by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the man responsible for the Final Fantasy series.
Where is Tetsuya Nomura. Hes a G. Makes the best games.
Cliffy b EPIC GAMES.. unreal 3 engine is on the more games than any other engine and it still looks great, gears of war 3 screens are a prime example of this
The one thing I would add to this article is that if you look at the successful games that these guys produce they are all either the same games over and over like Metal Gear, Mario, or the Sim. I'm not sure how repetition is inspirational.I would have to include Jaffe on this list simply because the diversity of his success. From the early days with Twisted Metal and then the God of War series. There is actual diversity in these games not just repetition. And after all whats more inspirational than tearing the limbs of mythological creators. http://havethumbs.blogspot....
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