The esports Malaysia games business has become a bigger grossing industry than the movie business. In 2007 more money was spent in the UK on console games and PC, and the consoles themselves and also the associated peripherals than on DVDs and cinema tickets. Yet until recently the media attention lavished on the movie and music industry, movie stars, special effects and plots far outshone that given to the games industry, with games journalism lagging behind movie and music reviews and comments in the vast majority of mainstream titles.
So too does the wider public view the movie industry more seriously, handing it the opportunity to deal with issues that are important and make comments that are important. By contrast the games industry is seen with a degree of a lack and both suspicion of seriousness, still seen by many as an immature pursuit of adults and kids that have to grow up. Big releases as Halo three, Grand Theft and wii Fit Auto four have all received comparatively high media attention, although not necessarily for strictly good reasons or even in a good light. Generally games only enter the general public’s eye when they break records or perhaps through press that is bad.
In that last couple of years though games and games journalism has grown to draw a place in most large papers, sites and news and TV programs. Alongside movie and music reviews game reviews often appear and with big name title releases their press grabbing launches are able to grab news time on TV also as. Other press attention is gained in a much less positive light with games like Grand Theft Auto or perhaps Manhunt two making the media due to the debatable content of theirs. And therefore as the games industry grows and matures so too does it gain wider exposure from the mainstream press.