N’Gai Croal, Newsweek Technical Columnist, recently reported that gaming was going to get its very own “Crossfire”-type program. This program will be hosted by Geoff Keighley of Entertainment Weekly and Business 2.0 fame, and will feature a panel of guests who discuss topics related to the playing, making and business of video games.
“In 2007, Keighley and the folks at GameTrailers plan to produce new episodes on a monthly schedule, with a wider variety of guests and a broader set of topics, including micropayments (such as the purchase of a 99-cent song from iTunes) and emerging trends in game design.”
As stated by Mr. Croal in his column, it was only a matter of time before gaming received its own debate show. The media coverage of gaming is finally going beyond being mentioned in tandem with school shootings and is creeping into the mainstream. Check out the first two episodes of Bonus Round on the Game Trailers website.