There’s a lot of money to be made in the video game industry. Mobile gaming is constantly on the rise while we become more dependent on our smartphones and tablets. The PlayStation 4 has completely open market system for indie developers to flourish. And as consumers we have several gaming options, not limiting us to the big three anymore (or big four if you include PC). Hell, even Wal-Mart is joining the trend of milking the industry by allowing the exchange of used games for in-store credit.
With all that possible revenue, there is a still a lingering darkness that haunts the gaming world. PBS’s digital YouTube channel Off Book recently aired a segment on the “raise of video game economics.” It interestingly showcases the capitalistic ranges of the gaming economy, both pleasant and grim. It definitely shines light on the possibilities with the route video games are going.