If The Gaming Industry Is Changing Then So Must The Gamers

July 27, 2019

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There is a sea change happening in the gaming industry. Like all the changes that have come before and that will come again it has negatives and it has positives. Gaming is the most popular entertainment medium on the planet. It’s bigger than the movie and music industry combined. There is no other medium like it. There is also no other medium under such a massive pressure to grow and adapt to consumer demands. Gamers are always demanding better. Better graphics, better gameplay, better immersion. But what is the cost of these demands on gaming companies, on those they serve and on the world we exist in together?

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