Archive - Steve Peterson
West Coast 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.
10 months ago Stock climbs in after-hours trading; Gamefly, Redbox weigh in
10 months ago Guillemot says Ubi has made no policy yet on used games for Xbox One; he also sees next-gen dev costs rising quickly two years from now
10 months ago Following the earnings call, we analyze the year ahead for GameStop as controversy over Xbox One and used games heats up
11 months ago The successful Kickstarter-backed game's mobile versions will be distributed worldwide; Molyneux also tells us he fears consoles are "becoming a hobby"
11 months ago "Effectively, Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U and make sure the audience understands what it is"
11 months ago [Updated] Sources say around 30 staff laid off
11 months ago Activision's super confident in its console-centric approach, so why are the execs warning of dangers ahead? We analyze the company's position
11 months ago [UPDATED] EA stock jumps over 14% on forecast. We examine EA's strategy for the next year as it looks to ramp up efforts for the next-gen consoles
11 months ago The veteran designer believes the industry is far from realizing games' potential; he also says EA's Sim City server problems were "inexcusable"
11 months ago What are the search giant's plans for the game industry?
11 months ago We talk to one of the leading makers of game items about how they're made, the impact on sales, and why fans get crazy about game swag
11 months ago Zuckerberg says Zynga's growth hasn't been as awesome as everyone had hoped
11 months ago Shifting mobile game market to hit $9 billion in 2016, says Juniper; tablets helping to drive in-app purchases
11 months ago The V for Vendetta director says there has to be a "master of the ship" on a game at some point so that designers don't get bogged down in minutiae
11 months ago Riot is taking a very scientific and psychological approach to player behavior, and it's only helping to increase League of Legends' popularity
A year ago Analytics firm now supplying data for Amazon as it expands to nearly 200 countries
A year ago Profitable, but smaller, Zynga is aiming to turn its business around with new games, midcore, mobile, and real-money gaming
A year ago The head of InXile talks about the big advantages of crowdfunding, eliminating gatekeepers, cooperating with Obsidian and more
A year ago The company also sold 19.5 million iPads in the quarter, but gross margins fell
A year ago The veteran developer talks about Star Citizen's development process, the problems with big publishers and whether the PS4 may see his game
A year ago Robert Nashak, BBC's EVP for digital, explains how the company deals with its vast array of IP and why BBC is so excited for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox
A year ago Sessions on the growth of eSports, The Walking Dead's marketing, and the wild wild west of Google Play reveal how some are reaching new audiences
Opinion A year ago There was barely a hint of a new console in Microsoft's earnings call, but Xbox unit sales continue to decline
A year ago Veteran exec laments the treatment of dev teams, talks about Riccitiello's struggle, and predicts Activision's business ending in "catastrophe"
A year ago Veteran dev says he "doesn't understand" Junction Point's closure, triple-A is "soul crushing" and expresses interest in mobile and episodic