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Smooth Gaming: Time For MSM To Respect Video Gaming Industry

January 06, 2019 / Janko Roettgers

‘Smooth Gaming‘ is a new column to ValueWalk which will discuss various aspects of the video game industry. From AAA titles, business aspects, and independent developers who often go under-reported. ‘Smooth Gaming’ will take a multi-pronged look at the world of gaming. This week we discuss the need for mainstream media to respect the video gaming industry.“Gaming is now the world’s favorite form of entertainment, as the gaming industry generated more revenue last year than TV, movies, and music did,” Reuters reported in June of this year.They highlighted the major entertainment categories revenue as of May 2018: Digital Music ($17 billion), Film Box Office ($41 billion), Television ($105 billion), and Gaming ($116 billion). With video game industry being such an integral part of the culture, why does the media treat the industry and ‘gamers’ as if they are second-class citizens?