January 9, 2011
The Game of Life
Ours is the age of the video game. In the United States alone, 183 million people devote an average of 13 hours a week to video games. Americans are not alone: China boasts—if that's the right word—200 million gamers; there are 105 million gamers in India; 100 million in Europe; and even 10 million in Vietnam. Collectively, according to one estimate, the planet spends more than three billion hours a week playing games.
This Exodus to the Virtual World—the
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