Shigeru Miyamoto

"Besides the retail reality, Miyamoto and Nintendo played a large part in the success of their most recent console. Although it hardly pushes the graphical limits set by Sony or Microsoft, the Wii features gameplay simple enough that it ushers in the much-sought after casual gamer. Yes, sports fans, girlfriends, even Moms and Dads have jumped aboard Miyamoto’s machine."

It's great to see the mainstream media recognising Miyamoto's efforts with Wii, but on a personal level the guy has done so much for games than create Wii, to me he is the one and only Godfather of all modern video games.

If you head over to the Time website you can actually show your support and vote for Miyamoto.