Video Games: Expanding The Industry

About the Author: Sgt. M (Marcus Ramsey) is a student at Northern Illinois. Marcus is looking to obtain a degree in Computer Science and pursue a career in the gaming industry.

Its easy to notice that video games have become a big deal. Video games have become very profitable over the years. With many people deciding to buy LoL skins from one of the biggest online games at the moment League of Legends. Riot Games, the publishing company for LoL has published big numbers for their sales. This is outside of the accessories they offer for their gamers. There a now even a whole range of gaming accessories designed to enhance the gameplay experience. If you are thinking of purchasing some new gaming accessories, check out some of the latest gaming technology reviews over on the gear surfer website for some inspiration. Whether you are looking for a new wireless headset or a gaming laptop, you are sure to find something that interests you.

Furthermore Even gamers can make a profit from playing video games as there are a few ways to make money playing games. An article that I read recently stated that video games are not just a leisure activity anymore, but that it has become a serious business. If you take a look at the numbers, you will see what the fuss is all about.

In recent years: The Call of Duty series has sold an incredibly large amount of units with the most recent release Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 selling more than 2 million copies in 2012. The entire Halo series has sold more than 50 million. It is certain that these games also have big budgets, millions of dollars spent in production, but with popular blockbusters like Call of Duty and Halo, the revenue is a huge payoff. Gaming peripherals also sell in large quantities to individuals looking to maximize their experience and improve their skill. You can find such products, like gaming mice, over at

Games have also stepped into the art world, such much so that they are now being seen as a form of art.

An example of a game I have played is Prince of Persia (2008). With the game being a complete cake walk and not having anyway for the player to actually lose, the sole purpose was to create a game that was visually stunning. It fulfilled its purpose, as critics complimented the game on its outstanding visual design. Other games such as Journey has also been made with artistic design incremented into the game. Games like these are good alternatives for gamers who do not necessarily play for a challenge, but simply for enjoyment.

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As well as there being various types of games, there are also various types of art, such as Japanese art. Games like Okami and Street Fighter IV , which originated in japan, uses the ink wash style art. Both games are beloved and have sold successfully.

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Video games are becoming an important industry because they are growing in other categories other than just leisure entertainment.

About the Author: Sgt. M (Marcus Ramsey) is a student at the Northern Illinois. Marcus is looking to obtain a degree in Computer Science and pursue a career in the gaming industry.

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