Gaming’s Dirty Little Secret

Gaming’s Dirty Little Secret

We’ve gone on record with the media many times explaining what’s happening to the video games industry, and how it’s being utterly transformed by the advent of online game downloads, social gaming, iPhone/iPad apps, free-to-play titles and other new forms of interactive entertainment. But our recent column for The Daily Beast, dubbed simply The New Revolution in Video Games summarizes the situation quite nicely, if you’re looking for a short recap on why retail sales continue to plummet while interest in motion controls, 3D TV-ready games, virtual worlds and other areas is booming. Not to mention, of course, a recap of the worst-kept secret in gaming: That it’s being pushed and pulled in so many directions that the field is hardly recognizable anymore.

Providing a solid overview of the state of the gaming nation, as well as where digital distribution services (e.g. Steam, Xbox Live, WiiWare, etc.), smartphones, cloud computing solutions and platforms like Facebook sit in the grand scheme of things, it’s worth checking out if you’ve got 10 minutes. For more on any of these topics, be sure to check out our video and article archives, all of which contain a wealth of material on how these new developments are being utilized by game publishers and developers, as well as the ways in which they promise to further change the gaming business, and to what extent.As always, we welcome your own thoughts as to where the most exciting new developments are happening – write in via the comments section below and let us know.

About Scott Steinberg
Scott Steinberg is CEO of strategic consulting and product testing firm TechSavvy Global, and a noted keynote speaker and business expert. Hailed as a top tech expert and parenting guru by critics from USA Today to NPR, he’s also an on-air analyst for ABC, CBS and CNN.

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