GamesRadar writes: "There's never been a better time to get into the industry. While it's true that once upon a time an aspiring bedroom coder could be flown to California for his talents, it was a different kind of glory from that which games enjoy now.
We all know the industry is growing, but you might not realise the scale. Here come the stats: In 2002 the global value of the games industry was a little over $20 billion. By 2008 it was $50 billion. Market analysts believe the total value of the industry by 2012 will hit $70 billion. Last year 27% of every US entertainment dollar was spent on videogames, and those games were played by 58% of the US population aged 13 and over."