Videogames Are A Luxury

Jim Sterling | 14 May 2012 12:00
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A common argument used to defend the videogame industry from accusation of anti-consumerism are that games are a luxury, therefore nobody is entitled to them. A fair enough suggestion, but one that misconstrues a number of reasons why the game industry is criticized in the first place, and the real reason why anti-consumerism is a problem. This week, the Jimquisition explains the folly of the "games as a luxury" argument.

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