“Players Only with Scott Steinberg” Blows the Lid off Casual Games

Technology supersite Digital Trends today announced the availability of episode two of Internet video show “Players Only with Scott Steinberg,” which offers an in-depth look at 2008’s most successful gaming phenomenon: casual games. 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 series also explores the changing face of gaming’s audience, mobile/cell phone entertainment, global gaming communities and how the medium is bringing friends and families closer together.

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 websites, video networks and other forms of electronic distribution.

“Casual gaming has extended the hobby’s appeal further than anyone could ever dream,” said Ian Bell, Chairman and CEO, Digital Trends. “We’re thrilled to welcome new gamers to the fold, and premiere a new program that celebrates the fact that every member of the family is now putting in time behind the keyboard or controller.”

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

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