special report on video games – The Economist

Video games will be the fastest-growing and most exciting form of mass media over the coming decade, says Tim Cross

All the world’s a game


Consoles are no longer the only game in town

Thinking out of the box: The business of gaming


Virtual goods are worth real money—and cause real dilemmas

Paying for pixels


Sport by other means

Gentlemen, start your computers: E-sports


The moral panic about video games is subsiding

No killer app: Violence and addiction


What video-game technology can do in the real world

The play’s the thing: Alternative uses


Why video games will be an enduring success

Homo ludens: The importance of fun