PORTLAND, OR - April 25, 2008 - Technology supersite Digital Trends ( www.digitaltrends.com) today announced the availability of episode four of Internet video show "Players Only with Scott Steinberg," which explores the now tens of millions-strong realm of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and social networks.
Produced and created by Digital Trends and available for free download and viewing at http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly, the latest installment in the 10-episode PC and video game discovers why persistent, online-only universes like EverQuest II, The Lord of the Rings Online and World of Warcraft are exploding in popularity. Also explored are online gaming culture, ways games can help build personal relationships and just what it takes to create the Internet's most popular 3D worlds. Featured as well is asneak peek at what's next for social networking, one of the fastest-growing and most highly-anticipated growth platforms for the interactive entertainment business.
Covering topics ranging from the art of video games to professional gaming, women's increasing interest in the field and next-generation consoles such as PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, new episodes of "Players Only" will debut online at http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly every Friday from April 4-June 6, 2008. Hosted by Get Rich Playing Games author and noted industry expert Scott Steinberg, the show's initial season will also feature appearances by icons such as Sid Meier, Ken Levine, Denis Dyack, Warren Spector, Lorne Lanning and Peter Molyneux. All episodes will additionally be free to download and embed on Web sites, video networks and other forms of electronic distribution.
For more information, please visit http://www.digitaltrends.com/playersonly
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