In Hollywood, there aren't any small players that can act independently from the rest. "There are hundreds of independent filmmakers," the studios would say. But who must those filmmakers work with to ensure that us, the viewing public, are aware their films exist? "The Internet is changing everything," is another gimmick you hear. In truth, Hollywood has sunk their teeth into that as well.
But the video game world is different. It's not corrupt by dispersion and multiple core competencies. Game developers (and some of the billion-dollar publishers) actually care about the quality of the entertainment they produce. The list of must-play games released each year far exceeds the number of must-watch movies or TV series.