Recession, it's almost like a buzzword these days. Its tendrils have encroached into every industry and the very lives of people all over the world. As far as the gaming industry is concerned on the global plane, opinion has been mixed. The optimists are of the belief that when people start getting cautious about the money they spend, video games are a perfect low cost entertainment avenue. The pessimists on the other hand believe that no industry is immune to the effects of recession and video games are one of the many things consumers will buy in smaller numbers.