How much gaming is a good idea?

Story posted November 11, 2011 in News, CommRadio by Equille Williams

Video games are a large part of today's media. It's one of the fastest growing industries, according to the Huffington Post business analyst Harry Bradford. Many gamers play daily, with many options to choose from, including PlayStation 3, X-Box 360, Wii, and various PC games. The industry has built a broad clientele by offering genres ranging from fantasy to first-person shooter, sports, puzzle, and strategy games.

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About the author

Equille Williams plays video games every day. Some of his personal favorites include Madden 12, the Call of Duty series, Dead Island, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the Guitar Hero line of games. For handheld games, he "absolutely loves" the original Pokemon games (Red, Blue, Gold, Silver). He has been playing video games since he was in kindergarten. His first game system was the Sega Genesis. Since then, he has owned the Sega Dreamcast, Sony PlayStation (1, 2, &3), X-Box 360, and Wii. He also has a Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advanced SP.