“Players Only with Scott Steinberg” Explores the Newest Chapter in Video Game Journalism

PORTLAND, OR (September 28, 2009)– Technology lifestyle site Digital Trends ( http://www.digitaltrends.com) today announced that it is concluding the second season of critically-acclaimed PC and video game show“Players Only with Scott Steinberg” by exploring the changing face of game journalism. Available immediately at http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly, the celebrated documentary series, which has been featured in CNN, USA Today, the LA Times and other major outlets, investigates how today’s media is adapting to the modern publishing era.

Topics covered in latest episode“Rewriting Game Journalism” include the field’s evolution, ongoing struggle to gain widespread acceptance and emergence as one of the most dynamic high-tech beats today. Beyond examining the media’s supposed death through in-depth conversations with the industry’s most respected pundits, this exciting episode further investigates how the lines between reporters and readers are increasingly blurring. Also scrutinized are the rise of citizen journalists and user-friendly tools for information sharing, methods editors are adopting to keep pace, and the sudden surge in gaming interest amongst mainstream publications.

Hosted by Scott Steinberg, publisher of DigitalTrends.com and noted PC and video game expert, the show concludes a successful eight-episode run featuring guest appearances by game industry stars including David Perry, Cliff Bleszinski and Chris Taylor. Past topics highlighted this season include the future of game design and rise of indie games, social networks and new ways to play like Microsoft’s Project Natal.

“Critics and fans alike agree that Players Only with Scott Steinberg continues to push all the right buttons,” said Ian Bell, CEO of Digital Trends.“Offering viewers a smarter look at the gaming business, it’s just another welcome extension of our top-rated technology coverage.”

For more information, please visit http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly

About Digital Trends

With 40 million monthly visitors, 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 shopping for groundbreaking new gadgets and technological innovations, with content syndication handled via partnerships with leading providers including Yahoo!, Google, MSN, WorldNow, WindowsMedia.com and more.

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