Archive - Steve Peterson

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Steve Peterson has been in the game business for 30 years now as a designer (co-designer of the Champions RPG among others), a marketer (for various software companies) and a lecturer. Follow him on Twitter @20thLevel.

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11 Spector aims to build "Navy SEALs of game development training"

9 days ago Industry veteran hoping to fill a critical void in the games business; he wants to cultivate the next round of leaders

15 Reality check: VR's road to relevance

Opinion 12 days ago Is virtual reality really going to be "a bigger than phenomenon than smartphones"? Not hardly, says Steve Peterson

3 MMORPGs: Time to level up

Opinion A month ago Steve Peterson looks at the current MMORPG landscape, the marketing challenges, and what lies ahead

14 Amazon's console dreams

Opinion A month ago Here's why it makes sense for Amazon to create a console


19 The Irrational decision

Opinion 2 months ago Does the shutdown of Irrational Games make sense? [UPDATE: Take-Two has finally issued a statement]

8 Bridging the console/tablet gap

2 months ago Ubisoft's VP of digital Chris Early analyzes how consoles and tablets are working together


1 Zynga feeling the Euphoria

2 months ago Clive Downie on why NaturalMotion isn't another OMGPop, and how the Euphoria tech will act as a "catalyst" for creativity and emotion in its games


CEO Rod Humble leaves Linden Labs

2 months ago A brief Facebook message shares the news with the world

22 2014: Year of the Indie?

Opinion 3 months ago Being a successful indie developer is getting both easier and tougher

36 Letting Off Steam

Opinion 3 months ago The pressure is on Valve to show why Steam Machines and SteamOS will be a viable game market

46 Pachter: "I don't know why Iwata is still employed"

4 months ago The analyst scolds Nintendo for not taking advantage of mobile, states that PS4 will top XB1, and makes some bold predictions

21 Fun Is Not A Metric

Opinion 4 months ago Developers and publishers can't tweak their way to entertainment, but need to focus on fun

15 The Massive Nintendo Paradigm Shift

Opinion 5 months ago Nintendo hasn't changed much, but the industry has changed massively - so we need to change our views on Nintendo


22 Next-gen consoles don't offer "anything that new" - Kixeye CEO

5 months ago Will Harbin talks about Kixeye going mobile, and what new platforms mean to him

28 How Sony Can Win the Next-Gen War

Opinion 5 months ago The [a]list daily looks at winning strategies for Sony in its multi-front battle to be number one in gaming


Zynga hires Clive Downie as COO

5 months ago The veteran of EA and mobile giant DeNA brings deep experience in mobile and international to Zynga

9 Making Xbox One Number One

Opinion 6 months ago Microsoft can win the next-gen console war, and here are some strategies it might use

3 EA taps "war chest" for mobile strategy

6 months ago EA hoping to leverage Dungeon Keeper and Dragon Age IP in the mobile space

34 Daring Options for Nintendo

Opinion 6 months ago Should Nintendo consider selling a Wii U package for cheap without the Gamepad tablet controller?

2 Upstart tablet aims high

6 months ago The unu is an Android tablet, a smart TV and a gaming console at a competitive price, but is that enough to succeed?

9 Can Steam Machines succeed?

Opinion 6 months ago It's important to realize that Valve won't be measuring success the same way that Sony or Microsoft or Nintendo will

EA's Wilson on games as services: "Don't force anything"

7 months ago Before he was appointed CEO, Andrew Wilson already played an instrumental part in evolving EA's games as services strategy

3 GTA V creator: "It's not just about shooting anymore"

7 months ago Rockstar's Dan Houser talks about the blockbuster GTA series and how his studio has catered to a wider audience

Gaming Insiders announce GI 30

7 months ago The coming year's most influential people in the gaming industry are named

7 Ouya: Marketing, PR execs sound off on controversial ad

7 months ago Insiders discuss whether the situation is all that bad, and what Ouya should do next