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It’s an interesting place that gaming finds itself in these days. The entertainment industry at large respects gaming to a certain extent. That extent is in dollars and impact. Not overall perception. Really doesn’t matter if everyone and their mother is a gamer on some level. If you have a mobile phone, or tablet. Chances are you playing something. Â At the same time the sub-culture of gaming has embraced the fact that they are not of the ilk that other entertainment medium audiences are. So why try to fit in. Except that’s not totally true. It’s this disconnect that even with the success that gaming has had, for every step it takes it seems five more must be made. Well the sales of Modern Warfare 3, it’s domination in execution, and player participation have solidified that gaming’s reach is bigger than perception.
In 17 days James Cameroon’s “Avatar” movie made a billion dollars in box ofÂ receipts. Pushing the boundaries of movie making, and technology at a time when it’s business model along with other entertainment vehicles were/are in flux. The movie gave a shot to an industry that has a pedigree, and lineage you would die for. Modern Warfare 3 by Activision/Sledge Hammer/ ultimately created by Infinity Ward. It took 16 days to do the same thing for gaming. In five days it made $775 million dollars. With gamer’s logging in over 7 million man hours of play online. Mind you this is not the first major game to do wonders on a level like this in fact. In 2011 alone there are other gaming properties that are pushing our industry forward while other entertainment industry areas are in a state of flux that threatens their very existence. Gaming is soaring. The undercurrent ofÂ snickeringÂ may happen, but those who are, know that gaming is a beast. Â In fact every entity possible is trying to align themselves with gaming in any fashion they can. You see some of the ridiculousness in these marketplaces, and shelves. Don’t sweat it though, games like Modern Warfare 3 are the cream that makes gaming rise. It’ll be sites like this one that will put a face on gaming that will only nurture what our industry stands for. Salute MW3 you are the crown jewel of gaming today.