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Podcast: Georgia's Next Growth Industry and It's Bigger than Movies

June 24, 2013 6:09am (EDT)
Creating Video Games is Becoming a Major Growth Industry in Georgia
Creating Video Games is Becoming a Major Growth Industry in Georgia

The U.S. video game industry took in an estimated $15 billion in 2012, significantly outpacing the $11 billion earned by the U.S. film industry.

The most commercially successful video game of all-time, World of Warcraft, has grossed on over $10 billion. Compare that to the highest grossing movie of all-time, Avatar, which earned almost $2.8 billion worldwide.

It is no secret that Georgia has become the “Hollywood of the South” with the filming of hundreds of movies and television shows. But did you know that the same tax credit law which created Georgia’s film industry boom is also making Georgia a major hub for the video game industry?

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