The State of Gaming — Video Games Continue March to World Domination

Posted by | August 6, 2012

Despite a downturn thanks to a slow economy, video games continue their relentless march to dominate all human culture. The industry, now worth 67-billion human dollars and growing, has made inroads into every facet of modern life. On the legal front, the United States Supreme Court has declared video games worthy of First Amendment protections. On the business side, states are offering incentives to game studios, like they might to a car factory. Socially, most gamers are adults, and the vast majority of homes in the United States have game systems. VentureBeat has the story.

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  1. Nelson Williams
    August 6, 2012 10:27 am

    That’s not to mention the video games being used to train people in their jobs, like soldiers and cops training in simulators, or game technology being used as a tool to help design complex machines.

    Video games are also making their way into the classroom, as learning tools and a means to guide and record a student’s education.

    Then there’s virtual reality, which might be taking off for real in the next few years. Imagine your horrible Skyrim mods in a full-sensory VR experience.

    The march continues.

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