Monday, August 10, 2009

"Players Only" videogame show returns for new season

Digital Trends has announced the debut of season two of its popular PC and video game show "Players Only with Scott Steinberg."

New episodes of the documentary series, which offers viewers an inside look at the $22 billion interactive entertainment business, will be available starting today and every Monday from August 17th-September 28th at the company's website.

The action kicks off immediately with a special two-part season opener, as the biggest names in gaming cast aside the industry's "recession-proof" image and reveal whether or not video games are ultimately destined for extinction.

In addition to regular episodes, which are free to distribute via all electronic forms, Players Only with Scott Steinberg's 2009 run will also feature the premiere of multiple extended Director's Cut editions, available exclusively at Topics covered this season will range from the changing face of game design and journalism to the rise of indie games, social networks and devices like the iPhone and Microsoft's motion-sensing Project Natal control system, which are quickly reshaping the future of play. Hosted by noted PC and video game expert Scott Steinberg (, the show will also feature guest appearances by game industry stars such as David Perry, Cliff Bleszinski, Chris Taylor, Ted Price, Ian Livingstone, John Romero, Lorne Lanning and Brad Wardell.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.

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