Nintendo is the greatest game company of all time

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

Over two weeks of voting following a week long preliminary nomination period, and System Wars has declared which company it believes to be the best. With half the total number of the 400+ votes mustered, this one company that System Wars believes is the greatest game company of all time is:

NINTENDO

Nintendo managed to beat out other finalists Valve (runners up), Sony, Rockstar, and Blizzard. The final standings, as well as the final poll results, are all supplied below.

Poll

So, how many of you agree? Is Nintendo the greatest game company of all time?

It all comes to this: the final round of the competition that began a week ago.

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In that period, hundreds of points' worth of votes were collected, and five companies emerged as finalists, handily trouncing every other company in the running:

  1. Nintendo, with 3075 points
  2. Sony, with 1875 points
  3. Valve, with 1860 points
  4. Rockstar, with 885 points
  5. Blizzard, with 810 points

In this final round, you vote for the one single company that you think is the greatest game company ever created! It's a no holds barred competition, that will last for the next fourteen days!

So, who will emerge victorious?

VOTE!Original Post

#2 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Squaresoft
#3 Posted by PAL360 (26833 posts) -

Out of those, Valve and Rockstar. I would add Bethesda.

#4 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
or CD Projekt
#5 Posted by svenus97 (2289 posts) -

Does Sony = all of their first party devs?

#6 Posted by todd2r (2615 posts) -
Nintendo. Sorry cows but it's true
#7 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

Out of those, Valve and Rockstar. I would add Bethesda.

PAL360
Check the link, these were the top five as voted by all of System Wars. While Bethesda ended up in the top 10, it didn't make the cut as a top 5 finalist.

Does Sony = all of their first party devs?

svenus97
Yeah. Any company=the entire company as a whole, including its management, all its systems, all its games, and all of its development studios.
#8 Posted by MLBknights58 (5015 posts) -

or CD Projektkuraimen

2 games. No.

I guess out of that list I'd have to pick Nintendo, but it's a shame none of my absolute favs made it into the final 5.

#9 Posted by PannicAtack (21021 posts) -
Nintendo or Valve, can't pick...
#10 Posted by svenus97 (2289 posts) -
[QUOTE="PAL360"]

Out of those, Valve and Rockstar. I would add Bethesda.

charizard1605
Check the link, these were the top five as voted by all of System Wars. While Bethesda ended up in the top 10, it didn't make the cut as a top 5 finalist.

Does Sony = all of their first party devs?

svenus97
Yeah. Any company=the entire company as a whole, including its management, all its systems, all its games, and all of its development studios.

Well, it's an easy choice then.
#11 Posted by finalstar2007 (25094 posts) -

Sony

#12 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16722 posts) -

Where the hell is Atlus on there? Not saying they are the best but they at least deserve to be mentioned.

#13 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

[QUOTE="kuraimen"]or CD ProjektMLBknights58

2 games. No.

I guess out of that list I'd have to pick Nintendo, but it's a shame none of my absolute favs made it into the final 5.

Not really because of the games but because of their stance as a game developer in this day and age of nickle and diming everything at the expense of the industry. We need more devs like CD Projekt if we want the industry to keep on being good.
#14 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

Where the hell is Atlus on there? Not saying they are the best but they at least deserve to be mentioned.

turtlethetaffer
True
#15 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

Where the hell is Atlus on there? Not saying they are the best but they at least deserve to be mentioned.

turtlethetaffer
Check the link in the OP (or in my sig). Atlus got a few nominations, and ended up with ~150 points, but it wasn't even in the Top 15, IIRC.
#16 Posted by crippled_ram (1581 posts) -
It's gotta be Sony without a doubt.
#17 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16722 posts) -

[QUOTE="turtlethetaffer"]

Where the hell is Atlus on there? Not saying they are the best but they at least deserve to be mentioned.

charizard1605

Check the link in the OP (or in my sig). Atlus got a few nominations, and ended up with ~150 points, but it wasn't even in the Top 15, IIRC.

Damn that sucks... they're a great company.

#18 Posted by RulerofGondor (390 posts) -
Nintendo is the greatest thing to have happened to video games. Anybody who understands and respects video games history, regardless of his or her video game alliances or allegiances, has got to understand and respect that fact.
#19 Posted by sukraj (22608 posts) -

Rockstar

#20 Posted by 3Guilty_4Spark3 (132 posts) -

Origin Systems. Ultima is the father of RPG's(along with Wizardry) and they still haven't been topped.

#21 Posted by parkurtommo (26776 posts) -

Dammit, should've voted Rockstar to win over Nintendo, Valve is a lost cause now :x

#22 Posted by StatusShuffle (1747 posts) -
I looked this up in the search and this one done before 4 times and Valve won. But I just got here so i don't know if the same circumstances apply, they have not really put out anything in the last 2-3 years other than Portal 2.
#23 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -
I guess I'll vote for Valve; iconic in representing PC gaming with their DD service, and further bringing a multitude of classic and superb games from a very talented staff.
#24 Posted by BrunoBRS (73260 posts) -
if rockstar wins, i'll give up on SW. there is just no hope left for them.
#25 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16722 posts) -

Rockstar

sukraj

TBH I don't get why Rockstar is so popular. Sure they can generate an atmosphere but the games I've played by them have been meh.

#26 Posted by PAL360 (26833 posts) -

Valve for me.

#27 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -
if rockstar wins, i'll give up on SW. there is just no hope left for them.BrunoBRS
Well, Rockstar did make the Grand theft Auto series, which is among the greatest game series ever. They also helped gaming break into the mainstream, break away from its kiddy, focused, linear image, and basically popularized free roaming gameplay. Over the last few years, they have worked at building a stable of some great IPs. Definitely not a mark on everything that Nintendo has ever accomplished or contributed, but at least there is a case to be made for them.
#28 Posted by inb4uall (5469 posts) -

I just want to point out that microsoft is the only one not really represented up there. PC gamers are represented by vavle and if not valve then deffinately by blizzard. Ninty and SOny are both up there. THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.

#29 Posted by parkurtommo (26776 posts) -
[QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]if rockstar wins, i'll give up on SW. there is just no hope left for them.charizard1605
Well, Rockstar did make the Grand theft Auto series, which is among the greatest game series ever. They also helped gaming break into the mainstream, break away from its kiddy, focused, linear image, and basically popularized free roaming gameplay. Over the last few years, they have worked at building a stable of some great IPs. Definitely not a mark on everything that Nintendo has ever accomplished or contributed, but at least there is a case to be made for them.

All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :P
#30 Posted by Slashless (10092 posts) -

Nintendo>Rockstar>Sony>Valve>Blizzard.

#31 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="BrunoBRS"]if rockstar wins, i'll give up on SW. there is just no hope left for them.parkurtommo
Well, Rockstar did make the Grand theft Auto series, which is among the greatest game series ever. They also helped gaming break into the mainstream, break away from its kiddy, focused, linear image, and basically popularized free roaming gameplay. Over the last few years, they have worked at building a stable of some great IPs. Definitely not a mark on everything that Nintendo has ever accomplished or contributed, but at least there is a case to be made for them.

All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :P

Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful.

Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.

Not to mention Manhunt 2, which was bad.

#32 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -
THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.inb4uall
Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.
#33 Posted by Badosh (12733 posts) -
Blizzard for me.
#34 Posted by parkurtommo (26776 posts) -

[QUOTE="parkurtommo"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] Well, Rockstar did make the Grand theft Auto series, which is among the greatest game series ever. They also helped gaming break into the mainstream, break away from its kiddy, focused, linear image, and basically popularized free roaming gameplay. Over the last few years, they have worked at building a stable of some great IPs. Definitely not a mark on everything that Nintendo has ever accomplished or contributed, but at least there is a case to be made for them.charizard1605
All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :P

Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.

What? I don't know about Max Payne 3 (seems like people love it) but LA Noire is pretty damn good!

#35 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -
[QUOTE="inb4uall"]THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.Stevo_the_gamer
Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.

Well, Microsoft closed Ensemble so long ago. They're hardly relevant anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love them (heck, I voted for them in the prelims), but can you blame anyone?
#36 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

out of that list rockstar...

2 valve.

3 ... bla idk but blizzard. not fan but better then next 2

4/5: nint/sony they are publishers. they don't make games. give creat where it due. They only pay the bills for others

If i had to pick a dev anywhere. i gonnasay bungie. not because of halo... it's their involvement with the community is outstanding and even above most of the mmo devs out there that

#37 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="parkurtommo"] All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :Pparkurtommo

Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.

What? I don't know about Max Payne 3 (seems like people love it) but LA Noire is pretty damn good!

Max Payne 3 is nine hours of underwhelming repetition. LA Noire works on building an atmosphere of tension based on one gimmick, that falls apart by the end, and the entire game collapses.
#38 Posted by inb4uall (5469 posts) -

[QUOTE="inb4uall"]THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.Stevo_the_gamer
Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.

Forgive my ignorance ensamble what did they make again?

#39 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="parkurtommo"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] Well, Rockstar did make the Grand theft Auto series, which is among the greatest game series ever. They also helped gaming break into the mainstream, break away from its kiddy, focused, linear image, and basically popularized free roaming gameplay. Over the last few years, they have worked at building a stable of some great IPs. Definitely not a mark on everything that Nintendo has ever accomplished or contributed, but at least there is a case to be made for them.

All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :P

Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.

Rockstar worked with the studios that created MP3, and LA Noire--they weren't behind it themselves. This is an issue when you have a company that has branches all over the world, like Ubisoft for example. GTAIV was disappointing, but EFLC was quite fantastic.
#40 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

4/5: nint/sony they are publishers. they don't make games. give creat where it due. They only pay the bills for others

k2theswiss
Really, we're gonna have this discussion again? NINTENDO MAKES ITS OWN GAMES. IT HAS ITS OWN IN HOUSE STUDIOS, THAT DEVELOP GAMES.
#41 Posted by BigDaddyPOLO (2251 posts) -

Tie between Valve and Rockstar for me, nothing but gold from them.

#42 Posted by inb4uall (5469 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="parkurtommo"] All I know is that all of their games are fantastic. :PStevo_the_gamer
Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.

Rockstar worked with the studios that created MP3, and LA Noire--they weren't behind it themselves. This is an issue when you have a company that has branches all over the world, like Ubisoft for example. GTAIV was disappointing, but EFLC was quite fantastic.

why all the GTA IV hate on SW? it was a great game... a huge jump forward from gta III which was technically the last Main GTA game

#43 Posted by parkurtommo (26776 posts) -
[QUOTE="parkurtommo"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.charizard1605

What? I don't know about Max Payne 3 (seems like people love it) but LA Noire is pretty damn good!

Max Payne 3 is nine hours of underwhelming repetition. LA Noire works on building an atmosphere of tension based on one gimmick, that falls apart by the end, and the entire game collapses.

Issues like those are easy to ignore, i think just the simple amount of detail put into their games is enough to enjoy them.
#44 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"][QUOTE="inb4uall"]THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.inb4uall

Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.

Forgive my ignorance ensamble what did they make again?

Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, and Halo Wars. Aside from Halo Wars which was loved and hated, Age of Empires and Age of Mythology remain two of the greatest strategy franchises to ever grace PC gaming.
#45 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

Forgive my ignorance ensamble what did they make again?

inb4uall
One of the greatest game series of all time: Age of Empires Ensemble made Age of Empires, Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome, Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors, Age of Empires III, Age of Mythology, Age of Mythology: The Titans, and Halo Wars. Every single one of those games except for the last one was genre defining.
Rockstar worked with the studios that created MP3, and LA Noire--they weren't behind it themselves. This is an issue when you have a company that has branches all over the world, like Ubisoft for example. GTAIV was disappointing, but EFLC was quite fantastic.Stevo_the_gamer
That's true I guess. And yeah, EFLC was great, as was Chinatown Wars.
#46 Posted by inb4uall (5469 posts) -

[QUOTE="inb4uall"]

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"]Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.Stevo_the_gamer

Forgive my ignorance ensamble what did they make again?

Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, and Halo Wars. Aside from Halo Wars which was loved and hated, Age of Empires and Age of Mythology remain two of the greatest strategy franchises to ever grace PC gaming.

that would be why I have never heard of them. AoE never was my thing lol

#47 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -
why all the GTA IV hate on SW? it was a great game... a huge jump forward from gta III which was technically the last Main GTA game inb4uall
I thoroughly enjoyed GTAIV, but I couldn't help but feel disappointed by the lack of things to do compared to San Andreas.
#48 Posted by charizard1605 (56954 posts) -

[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] Except for LA Noire and Max Payne 3, both of which were awful. Also, Grand Theft Auto IV was underwhelming.inb4uall

Rockstar worked with the studios that created MP3, and LA Noire--they weren't behind it themselves. This is an issue when you have a company that has branches all over the world, like Ubisoft for example. GTAIV was disappointing, but EFLC was quite fantastic.

why all the GTA IV hate on SW? it was a great game... a huge jump forward from gta III which was technically the last Main GTA game

It feels incredibly compromised and scaled back after GTA: San Andreas.
#49 Posted by Heil68 (43996 posts) -
Nintendo. Sorry cows but it's truetodd2r
sorry Flopza4 flopped..OT Sony out of those...
#50 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42718 posts) -
[QUOTE="Stevo_the_gamer"][QUOTE="inb4uall"]THere isn't a single MIcrosoft studio nor microsoft itself up there.charizard1605
Not much love for Ensemble, sadly. Consolites strike again.

Well, Microsoft closed Ensemble so long ago. They're hardly relevant anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love them (heck, I voted for them in the prelims), but can you blame anyone?

Yes, I can blame them. Just like I blame consolites for not knowing what Westwood Studios is. :P