Journalist Scott Steinberg is set to speak at the upcoming Festival of Games April 28 & 29, 2011 in the Netherlands. He will be talking about how piracy may be a good thing for the video game industry and how new platforms such as Facebook and online distribution may naturally stamp out game copying.
"Instead of selling a €50 console game, the free-to-play model, where gamers play for free and pay as they go for virtual goods such as better weapons, may actually make more money in the end, while also helping stamp out game copying – and competition," says Steinberg."
Scott Steinberg is the CEO of video game consulting firm TechSavvy Global, and founder of GameExec magazine and Game Industry TV.
The Festival of Games takes place on April 28-29, 2011, at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht (the Netherlands). The 2010 event attracted over 2000 visitors, with 180 companies from 25 countries.
For more information, check out www.festivalofgames.org.