US Schools Take Notice of Growing Video Game Industry

Barry Newhouse Washington, DC
Home video games have been around since the late 1970s but are enjoying unprecedented growth right now. Economists expect the video game industry to add thousands of jobs in the coming years. VOA's Barry Newhouse reports that schools also have taken notice of the industry's rapid growth and are helping game players to become game creators.

The video game industry's regular trade shows are opportunities to show off the latest software that totaled some $8.2 billion in sales in 2004.

These glitzy games have humble beginnings in dimly lit offices like the ones at Bethesda Softworks. Alex Tran and other game testers work to find flaws, called bugs, in new games.

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