There are a lot of sites discussing the state of the video game industry today, but many just skim the surface. Well-respected video game industry analyst Scott Steinberg is hoping to change that with Game Theory, a new site launching today that will offer designers,
executives and journalists the opportunity to discuss and debate the day’s top
issues, while giving fans a deeper look at the inner workings of the game
The site is a mix of written columns (disclaimer: I’m
contributing regular opinion pieces to the project) and video documentaries. The
first video (embedded above) polls developers and executives about the dramatic changes the
industry is facing these days.
“After 30 years of allowing others to tell our story, it’s
time that the video game industry had a public outlet to speak directly to
fans, as well as analyze and interpret today’s top headlines in a more
intelligent and informed manner,” says Steinberg. “Our hope is that by
shining the spotlight on those who deserve it most … we can cut through much of
the hype and misinformation that permeates coverage and opinions of today’s
rapidly evolving industry.
Regular contributors to Game Theory will include hi5
president Alex St. John, futurist Jane McGonigal, ECA president Hal Halpin and
journalists Daniel Sieberg and Marc Saltzman.