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Video Games Grow Up

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Video Games Grow Up

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Video Games Grow Up

Video Games Grow Up

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Video or electronic games have long stopped being just for kids. The average age of game players today is 29 according to the Entertainment Software Association. Another sign of the industry's coming of age is the amount of money it generates. The electronic game industry made $10 billion last year, compared to Hollywood's $9.5 billion.

Guests:

Chris Anderson, the editor-in-chief of Wired

John Singleton, director of the film Boyz n the Hood

Sherry Turkel, professor of social studies of Science and Technology at MIT. Has been studying computer culture and games for 20 years. Author Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet.

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