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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Computer Games Slated to Top Entertainment Growth

Interactivity is the name of the game.

Digital technologies have changed our expectations. Unlike television, radio and books, the Web forces people to actively engage in what they are doing -- reading, linking, thinking and searching pulled together with the social aspect of friends. It's truly transformed the way we "live" our lives.

So it comes as little surprise that a new study predicts that the computer game industry will continue to outpace other traditional forms of entertainment, growing a clip just above 10 percent per year.

And by 2012, computer games will be a $62 billion market.

Not surprisingly, the continued growth has caused a worker problem for the industry. There aren't enough programmers to keep up with the demand. The increasingly advanced hardware and software means the days of hackers slogging the programs is long gone.

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