Business Policy Industry Module: The Computer and Video Game Industry

This is an overview of the video game industry to be completed in conjunction with my Business Policy class.

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    Atari: From 'High Score' to 'Game Over'

    Video gamers' lives were forever changed after Atari created the first in-home console. This video provides an excellent "you are there" quality to the early history of the video game industry.

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    Level Up Documentary (2011) - A story about gamers and the games they play

    Technology has changed the way that people can play games, from casual gamers who play a few times a week or month on their phone, to those who play every day and make a living playing professionally. This documentary takes the audience on a journey through all the levels of gamers providing testimonials and background information from each group.

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    Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy

    Michael Acton Smith grew his company from an online store, to a perplexing online game, to a monster multimedia franchise by trusting his creative vision. This video demonstrates the new paradigms emerging in the gaming industry.

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    Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

    Microsoft and Sony's new gaming consoles offer similar features and graphics but differ in exclusive games and price.

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    Playstation v. Xbox

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    US video game retail sales fall 25 percent in May

    NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. retail sales of video games, hardware and accessories declined 25 percent in May as demand for aging game consoles continued to fade and fewer new games launched compared with last year, according to market researcher NPD Group.

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    Video Game Charts Industry Site

    Vgchartz is one of the top industry website providing all sorts of data. Most all industries will have their own "trade" sites that compile industry information. For purposes of this module you only need to review the landing page of the site.

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    Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry 2013

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    The Entertainment Software Association

    The Entertainment Software Association The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet.

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    State of the Video Game Industry

    This is from a site called slideshare that has thousands of decks that persons put together.

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    Quiz - Computer and Video Game Industry

    You must answer all questions correctly. You may take the quiz as many times as you wish. You may review the materials while taking the quiz.

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    This Is War (for a Game Industry's Soul)

    This is great article about how industry players are trying to adapt to new trends emerging in the gaming industry. How do you create the next level combat PC based game?

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    Video Game Industry


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    Nintendo plans comeback with Wii U

    CNN's Kristie Lu Stout talks with Nintendo of America Inc.'s President and COO about his hopes for its new console.

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    Profit falls, Wii U sales far below expectations

    CNN's Vladimir Duthiers reports on Nintendo's earning woes and what investors hope for the future.

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    Playstation 4, Xbox One Battle for Hearts, Mind

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