Next week marks the debut of the year's biggest PC and video game industry event - E3 Media & Business Summit 2008. Gaming is expected to be a $57 billion market in 2009, and, despite the state of the current economy, with three strong consoles (the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360) on the scene, over half of consumers state they won't be cutting back on game purchases, helping to fuel the sector's meteoric growth.
With the business booming, and new channels (casual games, massively multiplayer titles, social networks, etc.) opening every day, we would like to offer Scott Steinberg, host of celebrated PC/videogame show Players Only and author of Get Rich Playing Games, as a videogame industry spokesperson to provide expert commentary on the sector and where the medium's headed.
Critically-acclaimed video game expert Scott Steinberg is the host of technology supersite DigitalTrends.com's series Players Only, which has taken over 1 million viewers behind the scenes of the interactive entertainment sector. A popular radio/TV personality, he regularly appears on networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN and has covered gaming/technology for 300+ outlets from The New York Times to Playboy, Rolling Stone and TV Guide. His most recent books include Get Rich Playing Games, Videogame Marketing and PR and The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual, the first volume to definitively categorize the gaming business from A-Z.
If you would be interested in speaking to Scott, please let me know. I'd be happy to set up an interview.