The video game industry is growing in size, technological sophistication and social reach. More people are playing, more are playing in groups and the demographics of the business are changing, belying the old image of the typical gamer as a male teenager and often a loner. The industry is spreading beyond entertainment to play a role in employee training, education and health care. The widespread use of mobile phones has increased the reach of gaming, and the development of innovations such as virtual reality and augmented reality create opportunities for expansion.read full report
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The 2017 world championship final of the League of Legends was played in the same Beijing stadium that hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)