GamaSutra (the game development community site; free registration may be required) has several articles summing up panels from the recent E3 expo. For those who don’t know, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) is the game industry show, where the latest games and platforms are shown off to try to drive business. It’s an enormous spectacle (the game industry now is bigger than movies) with giant vehicles and creatures, hosts of ‘booth babes’, everything to attract the typical (read young male) gamer audience.
However, there are also thoughtful panels, and GamaSutra has some nice summations, including at least four on game design from a variety of perspectives. Check out the overview page which lists all the subarticles.