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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3 E3 2014: Microsoft's Big Choices

Opinion A year ago How E3 will show us Microsoft's product and marketing strategy for 2014 and beyond

Education

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

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

14 Amazon's console dreams

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

8 Bridging the console/tablet gap

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

Exclusive

1 Zynga feeling the Euphoria

A year 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

Jobs

CEO Rod Humble leaves Linden Labs

A year ago A brief Facebook message shares the news with the world

22 2014: Year of the Indie?

Opinion A year ago Being a successful indie developer is getting both easier and tougher

36 Letting Off Steam

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

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

A year 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 A year ago Developers and publishers can't tweak their way to entertainment, but need to focus on fun

14 The Massive Nintendo Paradigm Shift

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

Exclusive

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

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

27 How Sony Can Win the Next-Gen War

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

Jobs

Zynga hires Clive Downie as COO

A year 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 A year 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

A year ago EA hoping to leverage Dungeon Keeper and Dragon Age IP in the mobile space

26 Daring Options for Nintendo

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

2 Upstart tablet aims high

A year 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 A year 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"

A year 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"

A year 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

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

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

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