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Thinking that valve has had more influence than either Blizzard or id is pathetic and just wrong. Of course, there are other developers that have had great influence as well. But from that list, valve is dead last.
Anyone who thinks Valve is more influential than id is a dummy. id invented an entire genre. Even Half-Life's engine is just a modified version of the Quake engine. Source in its current form probably still has 15+ year old id code in it.
"During the course of Quake development, a friend of mine at Microsoft moved to id to work with John [Carmack] on Quake - he was one of Carmack's programming heroes. So he'd gone from Microsoft to id and the two of them said to myself and Mike Harrington, another Microsoft employee, 'Hey, you guys should stop working at Microsoft and start a games company'.
We went down there, must have been the summer of 1996, and bounced around some ideas with John and he said 'Great, here's the source code to Quake, go build a game'.
Mike and I looked and each other and said, 'Well I guess we're going to start a games company now'. That's how we got started." - Gabe Newell