Four out five households in the US own a video game console. With the halcyon days of the arcade far behind us, video games have entered the mainstream and the industry now surpasses Hollywood in terms of revenue. Mobile games have changed the gaming landscape again, with virtual reality (VR) also set to become big business in coming years. What's next?

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