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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27 Warren Spector on E3: VR is a fad

15 days ago The veteran designer shares his thoughts on what's right and what's wrong with the industry

2 Playing The App Store Blues

Opinion 2 months ago Developers have many complaints about Apple's App Store, but success is possible despite these issues

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Will eSports thrive on mobile?

2 months ago Spacetime Studios enrolls expert help to create "the future of competitive gaming" on mobile

12 Fixing free-to-play's image problem

Opinion 3 months ago Free-to-play games, especially on mobile, are scorned by many gamers - but their image can be fixed

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How NaturalMotion is leading Zynga's quest to be #1 on mobile

4 months ago Torsten Reil discusses his newest game Dawn of Titans, and the improvements in live ops his studio has learned from Zynga

5 Hot Trends in Indie Gaming That AAA Game Studios Need to Learn

Opinion 5 months ago AAA publishers and developers should seek to add some indie genes to their own DNA

1 Evolving Business Models For The Top Game Brands

Opinion 5 months ago How Activision and other publishers are changing the nature of games business one piece at a time

Marketing Black Friday

Opinion 7 months ago The biggest sales day of the year is also the biggest marketing event of the year

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22 Solving The AAA Crisis

Opinion 7 months ago More AAA console game releases are either being delayed or arriving with severe bugs - but there are ways to fix it

8 Why Licensed Games Are Finally Hot

Opinion 8 months ago Licensed titles are no longer synonymous with poor quality and they can be quite lucrative

Jobs

Robin Hunicke joins UC Santa Cruz faculty

8 months ago Thatgamecompany veteran joins university as Associate Professor of Art & Game Design

22 The Death of Reviews

Opinion 8 months ago The increasing irrelevance of game reviews is a huge change in the industry, and ultimately it's for the best

1 GameStop's Secret Weapon: Kongregate CEO Emily Greer

9 months ago As more and more players flock to digital, Kongregate has shown big growth for parent company GameStop

29 "End of the console era as we know it"

9 months ago Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter explains why the future of gaming is in the cloud, says free-to-play "should go away"

Kabam playing the transmedia game

10 months ago Executive producer John Young talks about the company's book-and-game project Kings of the Realm

Gamer loyalty plays into profits

Opinion 10 months ago Focusing on customer retention, not acquisition, is the key to success

5 Hunting Whales and Golden Swans

Opinion 10 months ago If you want to build a sustainable game business, don't hunt whales and golden swans - diversify, experiment, and depend on proven brands

2 Streaming games success is elusive

Opinion 11 months ago The streaming games scene is maturing but it's yet to make a major impact on the market - will that change?

6 PC Games: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Opinion A year ago PC games aren't dying, they are bigger than ever, but the $60 PC game is rapidly vanishing

5 Fixing PlayStation Now

Opinion A year ago Sony's service is in beta, but it's encountering significant issues with its business model; here are some suggestions

11 Time to reinvent E3

Opinion A year ago The nature of E3 has changed, and it's time to reinvent the show: A modest proposal

5 Super Evil Megacorp reveals plan for tablet domination

A year ago "The next really big growth wave in computer gaming is likely to come from gamers shifting to tablets," says Kristian Segerstrale

10 E3 2014: Nintendo's Opportunity

Opinion A year ago Nintendo has set expectations low, but the company could take advantage of the situation with a good showing at E3

7 Why free-to-play won't eliminate paid games

Opinion A year ago The reality is that many game designs don't lend themselves to free-to-play monetization

5 E3 2014: Sony's Challenges

Opinion A year ago The PS4 is the best-selling console, but can Sony keep it that way?