PORTLAND, OR (April 18, 2008) – Technology supersite Digital Trends ( www.digitaltrends.com) today announced the availability of episode three of Internet video show “Players Only with Scott Steinberg,” which gives viewers an inside peek behind the workings of the PC/video game biz, the world’s fastest-growing entertainment industry.
Produced and created by Digital Trends and available for free download and viewing at http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly, the latest installment in the 10-episode PC and video game series explains how hit games come together, the way publishers decide which titles to produce and reveals how anyone can break into the field. Also explored are tips for aspiring game designers, details on where the hottest job opportunities are and what the average day is like for a modern game developer.
Covering topics ranging from the art of video games to professional gaming, women’s increasing interest in the field and next-generation consoles such as PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, new episodes of “Players Only” will debut online at http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly every Friday from April 4-June 6, 2008. Hosted by Get Rich Playing Games author and noted industry expert Scott Steinberg, the show’s initial season will also feature appearances by icons such as Sid Meier, Ken Levine, Denis Dyack, Warren Spector, Lorne Lanning and Peter Molyneux. All episodes will additionally be free to download and embed on websites, video networks and other forms of electronic distribution.
“An $18.85 billion market, the interactive entertainment field is as much a serious business as it is about fun and games,” said Ian Bell, Chairman and CEO, Digital Trends. “Our latest episode not only shows viewers what life’s like for the thousands of talented professionals across the globe who work within it, but also how they can get involved.”
For more information, please visit http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly
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With 40 million monthly readers, DigitalTrends.com is the first stop for mainstream readers and gadget enthusiasts looking to make sense of how consumer electronics, video games, home theater components and other tech-related products fit into their everyday lives. Since debuting in 2001, the site’s become an indispensable resource for those looking to shop for groundbreaking new gadgets and technological innovations, with content syndication handled through partnerships with leading providers such as Yahoo!, Google, MSN, WorldNow, WindowsMedia.com and more.
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