I'm Jason Schreier, journalist and author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels as well as the upcoming Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. Ask me anything!
Hi Reddit! I'm Jason Schreier, a journalist covering the video game business for Bloomberg and the bestselling author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, a book about how video games are made. My next book, Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry, comes out May 11.
It's a book about volatility in the video game industry and what happens to people when their game studios shut down. It's full of wild, fascinating stories about a brutal industry, covering studios such as Irrational, Visceral, and 38 Studios, the company that former baseball player Curt Schilling started in order to make a World of Warcraft killer. The book is full of colorful characters and interesting anecdotes. It ends with some calls to action and assurances that things can change. It's a bleak but hopeful book that I think will resonate with a lot of people.
You can preorder the book right here. I promise it won't be broken on launch. No day-one patches here.
Ask me anything about the book, video games, reporting, or whatever else you'd like.
UPDATE (1pm) - There are a lot of questions here (thank you all for your interest). I'll try to get to as many as I can over the next day!
UPDATE (2:47pm) - Looks like my AMA broke Reddit!! (At least I assume that's what it was.) I'll be hanging out here answering questions for the next day or two to make up for it.