For decades video games have been a cornerstone of pop culture, community, and creativity. Yet, over the last few years, we’ve seen expansions in gaming and gamer communities in ways we could barely imagine during the days of shopping mall arcades, Pac Man, and Space Invaders.
Now, fueled by streaming platforms like Twitch and Mixer, gaming has evolved into a new, hybrid form of media and entertainment. Not only do we game together, but now we also watch others game, in real time, around the world.
Game studios spend hundreds of millions of dollars building and developing blockbuster titles that earn more on their opening weekends than even the biggest Hollywood films.