Posts by Scott Steinberg

The Secret to Game Industry Success

The Secret to Game Industry Success

The funny part about being a video game consultant and analyst is being repeatedly asked which industry trends are valid and of lasting concern. The irony being, of course, that from social to mobile, free to play to cloud computing, the answer is essentially all – just look at how they’re reshaping the industry with each passing day. Sales of physical games may be down 9 per cent to $5.06 billion as of 2010 according to the NPD Group. But as...

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Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Best Music Games: Gaming’s Top Hits – Pt 1

Activision’s Guitar Hero video game franchise is dead. But music gaming’s legacy, a part of interactive entertainment’s history since the very beginning, lives on. A special preview of yours truly’s upcoming free digitally downloadable book, Music Games Rock: Gaming’s 100 Greatest Hits of All-Time (Power Play, 2011), we’re proud to present a look back over the field’s 30-year history. In the first of a special three-part series, we give you some of ...

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How Video Games Make You Smarter

How Video Games Make You Smarter

Critics often accuse video games of making players lazy, inept and socially awkward. Contrary to popular belief, though, many build, not burn brain cells by requiring extensive problem solving, teamwork and dynamic decision-making skills. Also capable of building players’ confidence and helping them see the world from multiple viewpoints, games can be powerful learning tools. At minimum, they readily encourage fans to fall on their face then pick...

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Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?

In the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg, entitled “Video Game Developers vs. Publishers: Who Wins?” we take a closer look at the state of the modern games industry. Exploring the shifting balance of power following in the wake of new business models, gaming devices and online technologies, the new documentary film also examines whether there’s a place for independent developers in today’s increasingly cutthroat business world. In...

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Interactive Fiction: Video Game Storytelling

Interactive Fiction: Video Game Storytelling

Interactive fiction and adventure gaming fans should be sure to check out the latest episode of Game Theory with Scott Steinberg. Our new documentary film “Interactive Fiction: The Art of Video Game Storytelling” (seen here) reveals what’s next for virtual narrative. The movie, featuring today’s top writers and game designers, provides an in-depth look at the past, present and future of video game storytelling. In the film, the field’s...

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Top Video Games Expert Scott Steinberg

Top Video Games Expert Scott Steinberg

Among today’s top PC and video games experts, game expert witnesses and consultants, over a billion people have tapped gaming analyst Scott Steinberg for insight into today’s hottest computer, console, online, mobile, social and downloadable games. The head of game consulting firm TechSavvy Global and a veteran publisher of video game software, he’s a frequent on-air analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. A consultant to gaming’s top developers...

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New Video Games: Expert Analyst’s Picks

New Video Games: Expert Analyst’s Picks

Choosing the best video games isn’t easy, even for top game consultants and industry experts, with so many new releases for a range of gaming systems from PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 to the iPhone, Nintendo 3DS, Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Next Generation Portable (NGP) to pick from. Between free games, social games, massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, digital download games, casual games and more, it’s enough to make...

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Technology Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

Technology Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

One of today’s top technology expert witnesses, high-tech experts and consultants, over a billion people have tapped high-tech analyst Scott Steinberg for insight into today’s hottest consumer electronics products, computers, software apps, IT and online services. A veteran expert witness, software publisher and the head of technology consulting firm TechSavvy Global, he’s a frequent on-air analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. A consultant to the...

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Gaming Consultants Speak: Game Consultant Scott Steinberg

Gaming Consultants Speak: Game Consultant Scott Steinberg

One of today’s top gaming consultants and expert witnesses, game consultant Scott Steinberg has counseled today’s top video game publishers, developers and casinos, and provided over a billion people with insight into today’s hottest computer, console, online, mobile, social and downloadable gaming trends. A veteran expert witness, publisher of video game software and the head of consulting firm TechSavvy Global, he’s a frequent on-air...

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Video Games Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

Video Games Expert Witness Scott Steinberg

Today’s top PC and video games expert, game expert witness and consultant, over a billion people have tapped gaming analyst Scott Steinberg for insight into today’s hottest computer, console, online, mobile, social and downloadable games. A veteran expert witness, publisher of video game software and the head of consulting firm TechSavvy Global, he’s a frequent on-air analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN. A consultant to gaming’s top developers...

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