Game Biz Types Fare Poorly in Vanity Fair 100

Famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto (#73) and Activision Blizzard Chairman Bobby Kotick (#72) are the only two video game luminaries to make the Vanity Fair 100, writes Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal:

[Miyamoto & Kotick’s] respective rankings…sandwiched between architect William McDonough and the aforementioned cybergossip Matt Drudge–are a full 40 spots below where [former CEO Larry] Probst and Electronic Arts placed just a few years ago. (For what it’s worth, EA CEO John Riccitiello did not make the list, which may provide more incentive to close that deal with Take-Two.)


And this despite the videogame industry tracking to record revenues for the year. We’re not sure what the solution is–it’s difficult to picture Vanity Fair’s silver-haired editor Graydon Carter raiding in WoW, rocking out with Guitar Hero or working out to Wii Fit–but videogame’s top talents can’t outrank on-their-last-legs performers like Robert De Niro (#59) and Mick Jagger (#61), something’s rotten at [deal-making restaurant] Michael’s.

GP: On the other hand, Sony’s Howard Stringer (#39) and Bono (#36), who owns a piece of Pandemic (Mercenaries 2) are also on the list. True, games may not be their primary focus, but still…

At #2 is Rupert Murdoch who owns the game-hatin’ Fox News.

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  1. desperad0 says:

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    Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

    Wait… I think that sounds like a good idea.

    But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God’s Sake… least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.


  2. oto kirlama says:

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  4. KayleL says:

    If there wasn’t Shigeru Miyamoto, then there wouldn’t be a multi-billion dollar business and the biggest new form of entertainment since the television.

  5. lordlundar says:

    Meh. Vanity Fair is simply the entertainment form of the Times: old, out of touch and afraid it’s going the way of the dinosaurs. Has anyone even looked at the bios? Almost all of the columnists and editors are at the point of retirement and see media that hasn’t grown old with them as borderline evil. It’s no surprise that new forms of entertainment are not being treated well by them.

    Not even worth being concerned about.

  6. mogbert says:

    I’m with a few others here. Why do we care what Vanity Fair says? I’ve never seen the magazine. It isn’t a blip on the radar. Time magazine, I know. I’ve seen. I’ve picked up. I know other people who know it. One of their polls put Miyamoto somewhere around… Number One I believe.

    In short, just because a game hating magazine (look at their "reviews") has something bad to say about games, let’s not give them air time they don’t deserve. I rank them right up with JockJack137 on YouTube spouting how only nerds play games (made up name, just giving an example).

    This is just a case of not justifying it with a response.

  7. Austin_Lewis says:

    How does Bono keep getting on these lists?  He’s an idiot and an asshole, and the only thing he’s done lately is grandstand in a live performance of the Ballad of Ronnie Drew, which was actually written more by SHANE MACGOWAN than by Bono.

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