2018's Gaming Hall Of Fame Recipient Is Halo, Xbox Boss Bonnie Ross

Ross will become the first woman inducted in the AIAS Hall of Fame.

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lxeasy1010d ago

Congratulations Bonnie Ross on making history and being the First Woman inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame! Keep up the great work and look forward to Halo Infinite!

WombBat1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

Bonnie Ross is clearly an accomplished woman and who has achieved a lot.

That being said, there are much more deserving people than her: Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Satoru Iwata, Masahiro Sakurai, Shinji Mikami, Eiji Aonuma, Jason Jones, Hideki Kamiya, Jason Jones, Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, Warren Spector, Jason West, Vince Zampella, Jade Raymond.

And that's just off the top of my head. Looking at the list of winners for the award, it has little credibility.

Atom6661009d ago

A couple of those are past winners.

Atom6661009d ago


The sub heading even mentions Miyamoto and if you read the list, Muzyka won in 2011.

rainslacker1009d ago

Not to detract from Bonnie Ross' achievements, but surely there are much more deserving women in the industry that should have been the first. I'm curious who the other contenders were, and more curious why it would take this long for them to induct a woman into the Gaming Hall of fame considering there are many accomplished women in the industry going all the way back to the commodore 64.

Godmars2901010d ago

I'll say it: So someone's receiving an award for a well known series currently considered to be in trouble? Not at its best.


spicelicka1010d ago

She's been working on Halo for over 20 years, even when it was in its prime.

StrengthInNumbers1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

Most long running series have at least one or two "poor" entries and that's judged based on the series' standards. This does not erase the legacy of the franchise. Redemption is one great game away. It could be Halo infinity then you would be back under your bridge.
"considered to be in trouble" - perhaps, in your head alone.

Godmars2901010d ago

""considered to be in trouble" - perhaps, in your head alone."

Not talking about one or two titles doing poorly within a "long running series" but the specific entries since a new studio took over. How fans of the series have complained about story and gameplay. How the next direct entry in the main series may be a reboot because the last was received so poorly.

Bruh1010d ago

I can never understand N4G. An 84 Halo 5 and 87 Halo 4 are considered "poor" titles and have the risked the entire series. But a 73 Meta Killzone Shadow Fall is not in anyway a poor mark on the series is considered to be a gem in the FPS genre on this site lmao. What y'all got next?

chiefJohn1171010d ago

Halo is considered to be in trouble? Roflmao 😂 do y'all pull this stuff out the place the sun don't shine or what?

gangsta_red1010d ago (Edited 1010d ago )

Why is Halo in trouble?

Your opinions and concerns about Halo has nothing to do with this person who has worked hard on Halo for 20 years and counting.

That's not the point of this award.

Kribwalker1010d ago

currently in trouble? Halo 5 had some of the best MP in the series history, and sold over 5 million copies in the first 3 months including $400 million worth of sales in the first week and Halo Infinite is currently in development.

Id hate to see what you consider to be not in trouble

jordan22290ps1010d ago

You're the only one saying it. You answered your own question when you said "well known series", why do you think it's well known? Its certainly not infamous so that leaves only one other conclusion

rainslacker1009d ago

She is quite accomplished. I wouldn't say she doesn't deserve an induction, I just think that there are others who have been more influential in making games what they are today. She's more of someone who has impact on modern gaming....the past 20 years or so, but before that, she wasn't even in the gaming industry.

I think being the first woman inducted should be something that should be given to someone who went mostly unnoticed by had a substantial impact on bringing video games to the point where Ross came into the industry.

Carol Shaw: Credited as the first female designer in the industry

Roberta Williams: Co-Founder of Sierra games, probably one of the most powerful people in gaming back in the 80's, and through Kings Quest, redefined the adventure game genre into what it still is to this day.

Amy Henning: A career that goes back to the NES, and probably the most influential woman in the industry. Despite some recent set backs, there isn't a single developer that doesn't know her place in the industry. She quite literally has written the book on how the game industry should conduct its business, and many publishers try to follow her guiding principals for how to run a game production. There isn't a gamer alive that probably isn't at least aware of her work, and her name is more recognized than Bonnie Ross among the community, and with good reason.

Brenda Laurel: Now mostly an advocate who works behind the scenes, she was one of the early pioneers of VR gaming, and designed many of the things which are seen in VR today in some form.

Those are just a few off the top of my head. If one were to ask me which woman I'd consider....Bonnie Ross wouldn't have even been a first thought. Not that I don't know her, or recognize her accomplishments, just that I think there are much more deserving candidates.

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DaniMacYo1010d ago

Congratulations, also she kinda cute 😉