The Economist: Video Games (Penguin Specials)

All the World's a Game

Author: The Economist

  • Penguin
  • Format: ePub eBook
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Series: Penguin Shorts/Specials
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The Penguin Economist Special reports delve into the most pressing economic issues of the day: from national and global economies, to the impact of trade, industry and jobs. Written to be read on a long commute or in your lunch hour - be better informed in under an hour.

In the US, the average age of a gamer is 37 and 42% are female. Last year the industry earned $56billion worldwide.

Tim Cross analyses the proliferation of the video games in this Economist special report, and how its successes are set to grow.

Sections in the report include:

All the world's a game

As you like it

The business of gaming: Thinking out of the box

Paying for pixels

E-sports: Gentlemen, start your computers

Violence and addiction: No killer app

Alternative uses: The play's the thing

The importance of fun: Homo ludens

Product details

  • Format: ePub eBook
  • ISBN: 9780241963111
  • Pages: 50
  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin
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