What’s the last video game purchase you made? I don’t mean a game itself necessarily; it could’ve been a season pass, micro transaction, or DLC even. Was it a physical copy of a game? Did you download a digital copy through humble bundle or Steam? What about a combination of both through a service like IndieBox?
There’s a lot going on in today’s video game economy, but the entire culture of video games grew from more humble origins, where taking part in the video game economy was as simple as picking a single title off the store shelf.
Today we’re talking about how the video game economy has evolved from its simpler times in the 70s and 80s to the modern age when the options available to gamers are more plentiful than they’ve ever been. We give a brief glimpse into the history of video games’ various mediums as consoles (and PC) have evolved over the years, as well as an interview with Muzz of Level 1 Games here in Columbus. Muzz gives some insight into not only how the video game economy has changed as he’s owned a store for nearly 20 years, but some of the more personal experiences he’s had with customers, other retailers, and enthusiasts during that time.
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