Why gaming is banishing the blues

Independent: "During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Hollywood thrived because it offered people a way to escape from austere times. Today, the video-game industry is providing exactly the same service. Meltdown might only be a heartbeat away for many industries, but business is booming for a number of games corporations. As 2008 drew to a close, global sales of console hardware and games software hit a record $49.9bn, according to UK consulting firm Screen Digest."

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