Video Games And The Video Game Industry

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Video Games and the Video Game Industry The video game Pong was introduced in 1972 and can be considered the beginning of the video gaming industry. Unlike the game Pong, the controversies surrounding video games today are not quite as simple. Certain media outlets often portray video games to be bad for individual’s health and behaviour. There are still some people in the world that believe video games are contributing to the decline of today’s generation. However, video games and their industry are much more beneficial than they are perceived to be. Today the video gaming industry employs thousands of people worldwide. The video gaming industry has grown to support other industries. In the 21st century, the video game industry produces…show more content…
Stories, visual art forms and music are contained in video games to help provide entertainment. There are few other mediums that utilize all of the art forms used in video games. Video games have been accepted as its own art form in modern society. Inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum there is a video game exhibit that showcases the progression of video games. More artists can thrive in today’s world now that a new art form exists. Video games have positively influenced our culture, for it allows artists to express themselves and inspire creativity in others. The video game industry has become a large contributor to the global economy. The creation of a video game requires collaboration from artists, musicians, authors and programmers. The effect of video games is not just local, but global as different companies from across the globe are involved in producing and distributing video games. Profits surrounding the video game industry are substantial in Canada and other countries. The video game industry adds 2.3 billion dollars to Canada’s GDP every year (Entertainment Software Association of Canada, 2014, p. 4). The result of this growing industry is more employment to develop and produce video games. The video gaming industry also employs those who play video games competitively. The competitive gaming environment is known as esports or electronic sports. There are several video games that are played and watched in a competitive
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