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Steve Peterson, Contributor/[a]list daily senior editor

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.

Recent articles by Steve Peterson

E3 2014: Sony's Challenges

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

By Steve Peterson

E3 2014: Microsoft's Big Choices

How E3 will show us Microsoft's product and marketing strategy for 2014 and beyond

By Steve Peterson

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

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

By Steve Peterson

Reality check: VR's road to relevance

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

By Steve Peterson

MMORPGs: Time to level up

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

By Steve Peterson

Amazon's console dreams

Here's why it makes sense for Amazon to create a console

By Steve Peterson

Bridging the console/tablet gap

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

By Steve Peterson

Zynga feeling the Euphoria

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

By Steve Peterson

CEO Rod Humble leaves Linden Labs

A brief Facebook message shares the news with the world

By Steve Peterson

2014: Year of the Indie?

Being a successful indie developer is getting both easier and tougher

By Steve Peterson

Letting Off Steam

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

By Steve Peterson

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

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

By Steve Peterson

Fun Is Not A Metric

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

By Steve Peterson

The Massive Nintendo Paradigm Shift

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

By Steve Peterson

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

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

By Steve Peterson

How Sony Can Win the Next-Gen War

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

By Steve Peterson

Zynga hires Clive Downie as COO

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

By Steve Peterson

Making Xbox One Number One

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

By Steve Peterson

EA taps "war chest" for mobile strategy

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

By Steve Peterson

Daring Options for Nintendo

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

By Steve Peterson

Upstart tablet aims high

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

By Steve Peterson

Can Steam Machines succeed?

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

By Steve Peterson

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

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

By Steve Peterson

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

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

By Steve Peterson

Gaming Insiders announce GI 30

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

By Steve Peterson

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